Thursday, May 25, 2006

TENGOK KAKI LAH!!!


As some of you would have known, we have a new niece added to the already long-list of our 'jinbeng'. Amira Sofia that's her name, befitting a cherub cute being. Pang5 has been on cloud nine since day one and has been giddily informing everyone of the new arrival. We noticed that his elation this time has been rather, hmm, what's the word, overboard, yes, overboard is the word, hehe. You see, we do understand his excessive excitement this time (eventhough this is his third offspring already and not the first!). It's because we assume he had this unspoken phobia of not getting any daughters. 'What if it's still a boy?' This question must have played in his worried mind oft-repeatedly. I can still recall a rather close friend of mine who was pregnant for the fourth time ( all her first three children were boys) and when she gave birth to another boy, her husband gave a loud sigh, "Masyallah!" the minute he saw the baby's sex, hehe.

Ironically, I can still remember Pang5's statement when his wife was pregnant with their first son. "Scan dah? Anak apa?" people asked him. And his standard smug reply would be, "Tengok kaki laa!" slapping his right thigh and putting on a gleeful smile. It's an attitude among Malay man, I think, to be proud of getting a boy as their first-born and acting as though they are the sole factor involved! So when their second child was also a boy, it was a rather quiet occasion. And no more thigh-slapping gesture this time, hehe.

Funnily though, prior to Amira Sofia's birth, we asked him again the same old question: Anak apa?, and his reply was exactly the same: "Tengok kaki laa". Hmm, so this smug phrase can be used either way, I see. I guess what Pang5 was trying to impress upon us was that he has this 'phenomenol' capability of choosing his impending baby's sex*. How's that? I'll leave that to Pang5 to clarify (if he has the time in between washing napkins and feeding Amira, that is!)

Oh,one more thing. I was made to understand that he has chosen the name Sofia in honor of Safiyah, my second daughter. Is that true Pang5? You must then have a soft spot for Sofi eh?

This is to congratulate Pang5 for a long awaited baby girl (with or without the help of his 'kaki' that is!). Welcome aboard Amira. May you have a meaningful life, filled with success and most importantly to be 'anak yang soleh'.

*Do you know that there's a popular theory on how to be successful in getting either a baby girl or boy? And this is being determined by several factors which includes the fact that male sperms are fast swimmers but are short-lived. The opposite is true of female sperms. :) No, I won't go into the details.

Hey guys! See who is here and leaving some words too! Thanks Pang5 for the kind response!


Pang5 (the 'Kaki' guy) wrote:

Thank you all. thank you for the kind prayers and wishes to amira sofia and her parents. i shall need more of those when she reaches her teen years.

"tengok kaki". i thought i'd try to explain that phrase, but i guess the writer's and readers' imaginations has more or less covers the meaning. but frankly, my xyl (that's wife in ham language) and i did some research on how to favor (to say determine is a bit strong, i think) the baby's gender. some are scientifically explained - parenting and medical publications, as well as traditional advise from chinese and indian friends. and yes, for some unexplained reason, we were quite sure it was going to be a girl BEFORE the fifth month ultrasound scan.

being said that, i believe that girl or boy, its rezeki being blessed upon me. plus, that's one of the special requests both of us made to the Boss at Multazam. who else can precisely determine the gender but Him, right? so, to achieve that, the effort (usaha) we put to favor the gender is by adhering to some of the tips we researched, and... the kaki. i trust dith and ikelah will be able to better explain the theories and practices. ahahaha

dith, as in the case of our first two dragons, both intan and i chose part of the name. first one intan chose danial, and i, muhammad. second, intan - muhammad, and i, mikhail. and this third one, intan chose amira and i chose sofia (after the ten or so other names were vetoed by intan). but whether i have a soft spot for sofi or not, i shall not answer that for concern of being taken advantage of by sofi and her other siblings. :D

btw o-k, on some notebook computers, the pointing device that looks like a button located between the alphabets G,H and B is called a nipple.

i read this phrase in a book that goes, "a daughter is God's punishment to the father for being a man". however, looking at ikelah and dith beautiful daughters, i know mine is a blessing!!! Alhamdulillah, insyaAllah.

21 comments:

pycnogenol said...

Oh come on DrRoza, you cannot leave us all here with a cliffhanger just like that....

(Honestly, I'm hoping and praying that I will not regret ever asking our good doctor for the details.....or better still, ikelah, you can always SMS me with the details ;))

As for you P5, you've done well mate!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Mynn said...

i hope by tengok "kaki" is not an analogy for something else.

The Malay language can be very subtle in communicating these subjects ...

kenakelayan said...

*makes mental notes to have private heart-to-heart sessions with DITH in near future*

Pycnogenol

Wahh I am dying to know as well!!! But no not from iKelah...

Mynn

With that comment I begin to realise why you and O-K get along so famously... hehehe...

dr in the house said...

Pycno- Are you having insomnia or are you busy making last minute preparation for an Island trip? :p. The details are better understood if told in person as I usually draw a time-line to make the couple see the 'trick', hehe. No there is nothing x-rated. Everything is purely academic applying scientific theory. Telling via SMS might lead to error in comprehending it!

Mynn- The analogy is purely implying that one is an 'expert' in determining the sex of the baby. I dont know if Pang5 meant something else as I am a straightforward person whose mind is free from negative innuendos, :p!

KKL- This theory looks easy on paper but practically it's a feat almost impossible to execute! Each time my patients are left with a 50-50 face, hehe

mynn said...

KKL
hahaha, dulu2 memang i was at the same level as O-K, but nowadays terasa ketinggalan (sorry O-K!) don't worry once we meet up again ill re-synchronise.

DITH
LOL, sorry about the above statement. but seriously, not as bad as your statement "vomiting from ... both passages, literally" [edited] :D

dr in the house said...

Mynn- It's ok. As KKL said that you think just like O-K, so it's ok with me coz I am ok with O-K's ways too. (berapa banyak OK dah!) But seriously, are you really disturbed by that 'rectal' phrase? Coz it made iKelah reread that part and he went like :" Haah, betul kata Mynn. You should scrap that part out!" So Mynn, should I? But I guess being a medical person, I didnt find it terribly 'yuckky' in the first place.

pycnogenol said...

DITH - If you scrap that part out, does that mean that I have to also scrap the very same phrase I've borrowed from you, to post my comments at Hiyoshi's blogspot??

So, tak payah kot....we have all accepted that it's a medical phrase.

easylady said...

Tahniah dapat anak sedara baru.. Sofiatu nampak besar..berapa kilotu. Agaknya 3.6kg?

mama sarah said...

why you doctors always speak in doctors language? Why can't you all speak in normal language so that I could understand easily without going into trouble googling the meaning all the time?

tahniah P5!

So DITH, the next entry pasal "theory on how to be successful in getting either a baby girl or boy" ke?

Scientific proven ke ni?

(in simplified terms ok?)

Mynn said...

dith
no of course it's not disturbing to me
i was joking. i've heard wayyyyyyy more disgusting things over lunch :D even then i could still hold my appetite, hahaha. but i do think the sentence was funny (funny in terms of causing laughter, not in terms of weird. mm on second thought, funny in terms of both. oh and don't remove it, it's okay)

OK said...

Hmmm so all this is OK loh..

Tgk Kaki lah... yeaps, the first time I read that I thought it was referring to err.. kaki... you all know which one...

As to the levels.. well i guess it's because langauge can be interpreted in any way leading to double and triple meanings..

The eyes... so like the father....

Oh by the way, so that people know engineers do have a sense of humour, the place where one injects lubrication for a rotating machine is called a greasing nipple...

Regards

hiyoshi said...

"Jinbeng" seems to be the in-word at the moment, doesn't it? ;)

Trust doctors to talk about yucky stuff and laugh about it. I guess when I go deeper into the medical field, I'll have to anticipate similar jokes too. Not to say that there aren't any now. I was learning about the abdomen, pelvis and perineum last semester and, well...no further elaboration is needed there.

Anyway, congratulations to Pang5 on the birth of his new daughter. Special credit goes to the kaki.

p.s. greasing nipple? Whatever next?

dinma nuking said...

tahniah pada yang dapat anak kecil.

nampak menarik tapi saya tak faham sangat bahasa doktor dan jurutera dan ahli sain kerana saya kuli biasa saja nak reti semua. boleh ingeris sikit setakat membaca. pasal cerita bayi saya faham lah. kalau simpulan bahasa kaki, kaki botol, kaki judi, kaki bangku, kaki ayam, kaki perempuan, kaki makan saya tahu tu.
nak menulis dalam inggeris tak pandai, maaf ye.

tahniah dan semoga dapat barakah.

anggerik merah said...

Amira Sofia is so cute. Congratulation to P5!

neemo said...

Congratulations!

2wenty3hree said...

congratulation on the newborn sofiya.

P5 said...

Thank you all. thank you for the kind prayers and wishes to amira sofia and her parents. i shall need more of those when she reaches her teen years.

"tengok kaki". i thought i'd try to explain that phrase, but i guess the writer's and readers' imaginations has more or less covers the meaning. but frankly, my xyl (that's wife in ham language) and i did some research on how to favor (to say determine is a bit strong, i think) the baby's gender. some are scientifically explained - parenting and medical publications, as well as traditional advise from chinese and indian friends. and yes, for some unexplained reason, we were quite sure it was going to be a girl BEFORE the fifth month ultrasound scan.

being said that, i believe that girl or boy, its rezeki being blessed upon me. plus, that's one of the special requests both of us made to the Boss at Multazam. who else can precisely determine the gender but Him, right? so, to achieve that, the effort (usaha) we put to favor the gender is by adhering to some of the tips we researched, and... the kaki. i trust dith and ikelah will be able to better explain the theories and practices. ahahaha

dith, as in the case of our first two dragons, both intan and i chose part of the name. first one intan chose danial, and i, muhammad. second, intan - muhammad, and i, mikhail. and this third one, intan chose amira and i chose sofia (after the ten or so other names were vetoed by intan). but whether i have a soft spot for sofi or not, i shall not answer that for concern of being taken advantage of by sofi and her other siblings. :D

btw o-k, on some notebook computers, the pointing device that looks like a button located between the alphabets G,H and B is called a nipple.

i read this phrase in a book that goes, "a daughter is God's punishment to the father for being a man". however, looking at ikelah and dith beautiful daughters, i know mine is a blessing!!! Alhamdulillah, insyaAllah.

simah said...

tahniah..to u for being an auntie for the xxx times..and to ur cousin too..


seronok la nanti mak dia beli baju budak pompuan repol sana sini...it is so nice to dress up girls!! (that is until they become teeneagers n have weird definitions of what is in fashion):0)

peacehaslina said...

what a cutie,... n the redang island sure is tempting

ayumi_of_mirkwood said...

Salaam..
My mom had 4 daughters before she surprisingly had Saiful (as the last one.. she said :)) I wondered how my dad must've felt being outnumbered in the house. 5 girls/women and he's the only man... for nearly 16 years! I also read in the papers (I believe it was Life & Times, a few years ago) that to get boy/girl, it depends on your diet before the success of fertilization.. Any truth to this?

crimsonskye said...

I have a friend whose aunt and uncle got eight children, all of them boys!! I can only imagine how extremely lucky the girl who's going to be the family's first DIL and SIL.

My heartiest congratulations to pang5 and the rest of the clan. You have a very beautiful little girl there!

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