October 11, 2010


It was a blackout, and I was sitting with my 4 year old daughter in the candlelit living room. It was getting stuffy so I offered to take her out

Me: “Let’s go to the mall.”

Regine: “No I don’t want to.”

She wanted to stay at home playing with a board game.

Me: “But it’s so hot in here!”

Regine: “I can always bathe maa.”

Me: “Your mommy wants you to bathe with only warm water, and the heater is not working right now (blackout). So you can’t bathe.”

She then cogitated for a short while, turned to look at me and said this,

Regine: “I have an idea.”

Me: “What is it?”

Regine: “Just boil some water with a kettle, and mix it with cold water, then you’d get warm water.”

I was of course, totally dumbfucked. She was right! I can’t help but think, here I am, a guy who is able to troubleshoot an electronic failure and stuff, but couldn’t think of a way to make water warm without electricity. I was totally pwned by a 4 year old!

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20 Comments to “pwned”

  1. Tan Yee Hou says:

    Regine is bright!

    At 4 I was learning how to spell shit.

  2. Tan Yee Hou says:

    Oh wait, spell shit not as in, the word shit wtf.

  3. littleComma says:

    *clap*clap* clever regine!

  4. Yamhead says:

    Regine’s like me! :D

    I used to tell my ah ma that when we have no electricity and I need to bathe

  5. Fiona K says:

    aaawwww…. she sounds totally adorable!! ><

  6. Ee Lin says:

    So, when you say boil, you meant boiling using the gas stove right?

  7. einsamsoldat says:

    I blame DHA enriched/fortified baby formula!!!!

  8. michaelooi says:

    Ee Lin – Yaler, what else… takkan boil using the ‘qi gong’ from my palms meh?

  9. mott says:

    wahahahahahah at ur response at Ee Lin!

    She’s one clever chick… fools will suffer. Opps.. not dad, I hope. :D

  10. A says:

    What did you feed her?Do you breastfeed her when she was a baby?

  11. michaelooi says:

    Expensive milk formula with probiotics and lots of fish. The breastfeeding is for me.

  12. xes says:

    pwed!! I couldn’t think of the answer until I read what Regina said!

  13. Ee Lin says:

    well, you could boil water using a kettle (which requires electricity) or hot plate on the stove (which also requires electricity).

  14. michaelooi says:

    Ee Lin – We’re having a blackout so, it’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?

  15. Plunny says:

    Clicks *Like this post*

    p/s: My 4 year old niece once asked me how to ‘log out’ from facebook and then softly scolded her uncle for not saying sorry after accidentally knocking over her feet -.-

  16. mott says:

    WAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH @Ee lin… stop, please STOP!

  17. Chris says:

    Her cogitated suggestion shows that she will most likely make very good decisions in her future.

  18. Ee Lin says:

    Not everyone has a gas stove like you guys do. *shrugs* Just asking.

  19. michaelooi says:

    Ee Lin – If my daughter suggested to use an electric kettle during a blackout, I would have laughed at her ass instead…

  20. Chris says:

    @Ee lin – I agree with mott. Please, just stop.

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