Anybody want to try? Some are no-brainers but some are a bit tough.

As Noelle runs away, she says “Tech me ten!” (actually a 5-word sentence, also a movie starring Leo De Caprio)

She pauses and says with both palms in front of her, “hey….dia!” (another 5-word sentence; in other words “eureka!”)

She likes to include her ate saying “naenae oso.” If she feels left out, she’ll say “me oso” or “me too” or “how bout me?”

She has learned to wear her “seat belk” in the car. I can actually drive alone with my 2 girls!

She calls me or pulls me & tells me to “pam” or “pam on.”

Sometimes she makes something out of blocks or other things and she tells me to get the “pama” and “peechur mo.”

“ahem. ahem. i’m poffing.” She also tells her ate “no norting.”

In festival mall last Christmas, there were Pocoyo statues displayed in the mall entrances. Every time we passed it, she would say “Manny Poto” (obviously mixing the names of the cartoon character & our local boxer).

One of her favorite movies is “Bul Me.” (whose star’s voice is Steve Carrell’s). In the opening scene, there’s a boy there named “Jatin,” and when his mom yells his name, Noelle says “Jatin Beeber!!” She copies Agnes’ “noying” gesture. She also copies the bad lady in the home for girls, after the girls come home from selling cookies, saying “82 nice.” (a number and a kind of cookie).

Just like Danae, her sense of smell is quite sensitive. She commonly asks “whos make utut?” or “wasat mel” or comments “tintee” or “ba-ho!” She even pulls her shirt over her nose and makes me do it haha. Well, she actually got it from me in the first place! 🙂

Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊


  1. i’ve always admired that you take note of every single word that your girls say and know them by heart. sometimes I’m blanked out by my kids’ words 🙂

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