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A Chat With Cahaya

My friend Karen and her five-year daughter, *Cahaya Rain (CR) always have these interesting conversations between them. Some of the conversations intrigue me. 


Karen : What would you like to be when you grow up?


CR : Haven't I told you before ??? A teacher !


Karen : Ok. Ok. You can carry on the family tradition ! Daddy's mum and both grandmas were teachers and headmistresses. And my mum was a teacher. Where would you like to work ? You could work anywhere in the world as a teacher. 


CR : Garden School, of course ! (pensive for a while) I've changed my mind, I don't want to grow up. 


Karen : Why ?? 


CR : Because if I grow up, you'll die. 


Karen : What do you mean ?


CR : You were grown up when your mum died, so I don't want to grow up !


Karen : Hey, she didn't die because I grew up, she died because she had an accident. 


CR : So where is she now ? 


Karen : Oh. She's up in the sky in Heaven. It's a great place. 


CR : If it's so great, let's go now ! Wait - I've changed my mind. If it's up in the sky, it means it's in space, that means there'll be aliens and zombies and vampires. I think I'll just stay down here for a while Mum. 


Karen : Good idea, Sweetie. 


* Cahaya means light in the Malay language. Her father has wanted 
 something local to remember Malaysia by if the family ever moved. 
"Light and rain make a rainbow," added Karen. 



Comments

  1. Cahaya sounds and seems like such a cute little girl, I love how she wanted to go to heaven immediately then realised against it and the same for how she thought her mum would die if she got old, cute stuff indeed Jaya.

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    1. i know, right ? i love the way she changes her mind from an extreme to another.
      :)

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  2. Hah, how cute! But isn't she too young to know about zombies and vampires? Those creatures would terrify most 5-year-old kiddies.

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    1. she knows quite a bit of things. you should her drawings from school. there was one of some dark being - Picasso material. i liked it a lot.
      ;)

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  3. She looks and sounds adorable. I love these epic conversations that will be remembered for years to come (much to her embarrassment) ;)

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    1. yeah, Cahaya is.
      my mom takes care of this other kid, who is just so adorable, and she speaks like a pro. a small person, 2++. i'm currently having epic conversations with her.
      :)

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  4. Wow children put things in perspective sometimes. "Aliens, zombies and Vampires... IN SPACEEEE" Sounds like a bad movie title.

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    1. i know, right ?? i like her idea of heaven . my late grandma's was like a Jehovah Witnesses' booklet cover. No, she wasn't one of them though.

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  5. That's one smart kid! And funny, too. Let's go to heaven... hahaha. I remember telling my folks the same thing. I didn't think it through, though. I mean with the aliens and vampires and all... :))

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    1. kids these days are smart, RC. my mom has a 2.5 year old with her, who knows how to play with my i-Phone :p

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  6. so cute - you've got to adore kids logic about the world...it's always entertaining

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    1. yeah, G. it's entertaining and sometimes, even eye-opening.

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  7. What a cute kid. I love the perspective kids have on the world - they just see things differently.

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  8. they make you stop and look at life differently too.
    :)

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  9. Cahaya is one sweet lil kid, Jaya :)

    Adorable!! :)

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    1. Adorable !
      Hope you're well :)

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  10. I like eloquent kids, and she sure sounds like one. And she's funny and cute too which is a bonus.

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  11. Ah, the delightful and fascinating minds & utterances of children…

    Re: the photo – CR is a beauty!

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    1. CR is an exotic mix - indian, chinese and caucasian.
      :)

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  12. Lol, kids are hilarious.I wonder what her philosophy of life is, she should have a book ' if you are a good person you can go to heaven and meet E.T'.Wait...if vampires are up there, then their de-fanged right? I mean they would make good tin openers, but i don't want them take a snack on me.

    She sounds adorable , i have two neices and a nephew and they are always funny.Except when i sneak them chocolate an they go insane on a sugar high.

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  13. I think we can all learn a lot from kids!
    she is beautiful!

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