Saturday, January 07, 2006
We went for Daddy's company dinner in Mum's Place at Mutiara D'sara yesterday night. The whole upper floor of the restaurant was allocated for the event. It was an informal affair, and dinner was buffet style. Zara was so well behaved the whole time. There were candles litted up every where and she was very facinated by the flickerring flame. I warned her that it's VERY HOT HOT, and if she touched it it'll be VERY PAIN PAIN. A few times when she wanted to touch it, I pointed my finger at her, and she quickly withdrew her hand. Zara last met some of Daddy's colleagues 5months back, so I don't believe she has any recollection of the earlier encounter. She said Hi to most of them (she would raise her hand and then said "Haai") and shook their hands (if they asked). She let them hold her hands to walk with her or carry her. She was very fond of this particular girl who is Daddy's colleague's daugther. Zara was running to the little girl all the time, puting her hands on the little girl's lap and just looked and smiled at her. The whole dinner, she was walking here and there without any reservations, laughed when people laughed (we called it her politician's laugh). We just let her roam (since it was an enclosed area) but watched closely to make sure she didn't do anything dangerous, or bump into any sharp edges. At one point, one of Daddy's colleague just picked her up very suddenly, and I expected her to look my way for help and cry, but she didn't even cry or fuss, but just stared at her for a while, and then relaxed. Even though the event stretched way beyond Zara's bed time, she was still a sport. When the older kids played musical chair, she was dancing to the music. When some one won the game and got a round of applause, she clapped and laughed along as well. When it was time to go home, she said good bye to everyone in her sweetest voice (her "ba-bye" is one of the sweetest sounding words she can say) and blew them flying kissess. She also almost hugged every one; and with the little girl she liked, the hug lingerred a little longer. On one hand I'm proud of her for being so sociable and so easy to adapt to new environment and people. On the other hand I'm a bit worried if she's too sociable for her own good.