One fine day, as usual, HQ was at school and QQ was at home with her Popo. Popo was minding her chores and QQ was watching her CD on tv.
Upon hearing a loud clanging sound and exclaimation from her Popo ("AIYO!!!"), QQ ran in to keypo (being a busybody). She uttered her trademark question "What happened, Popo?"
Popo was reaching for some hard to reach tupperwares on the open shelf and accidently dropped one, which landed on the floor in between the kitchen counter and the washing machine. Both Popo and QQ squated down and tried to retrieve the tupperware, but they could not reach the object.
Suddenly QQ exclaimed:
QQ : Ah! I got an idea! (She often hear this phrase from her koko, and now she's using it).
QQ : Popo, let's go and take tongket!
Popo: Tongket? What is tongket?
And she ran to the front of the house where shoes, hats, and umbrellas were kept. Popo went after her, and when arrived, QQ was already tugging at one of the umbrellas.
QQ: Popo, help me take the umbrella!
Popo: Why do you need the umbrella?
QQ: Come, Popo, come go take the container!
Popo followed QQ, whom at this point was already very excited. When arrived at the kitchen, QQ turned the umbrella around, and tried to insert the hook into the slot between the kitchen counter and washing machine. Popo quickly caught her drift and helped to "pull" the tupperware out using the hook of the umbrella.
Only then Popo realised, when QQ said "tongket", she had really meant "tongkat" (Malay: walking stick).
Being at 2 years and 7 months old, QQ was extremely pleased that her "idea" had work :-D.
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