Color of red


Happy 9th month, Luca! You are becoming more expressive, laugh, cry, and … complain… 😑
Luca: 9 months old

Solid food: potato, turkey, tomato, green peas, green beans, zucchini, yogurt,apple, banana, pear, watermelon, mango

You finally turned to 9 months this week. Happy 9th month! You are getting bigger and bigger in my eyes. We just visited your Pediatrician Dr. Brown and he told us you are a healthy grown man. 😄 Your growth is 5 percentile but that’s ok. You just have my gene… 😊 (Oh btw, you had Hepatitis B shot and Anemia test today. The test came out good)

Lately I started to realize you notice color of red more than any other color. In Japanese, the word “baby” is translated to “aka chan” which means baby but directly translated to “Little Red”. In scientific research, babies tend to pick color of red more than yellow or blue. I forget why but that is why they are called “Little Red”. So it makes sense that you pick toys with red color. Maybe this is your personal preference but it could be natural phase too that other babies would go through. I thought it’s very interesting. Is any baby going through this phase?   

Red, red, red… I love red too. Is it coming from my gene too? lol The red owl is Luca’s favorite! He carries it everywhere!

Your mama’s Seishun Part 1


Just last week, my friend at work sent me a Youtube video which was a J-Pop (Japanese Pop) singer that I wasn’t familiar with but her song title was. The title was “Seppun (Kiss)”. As soon as I listened to the song, I immediately recognized which song she covered. The original song was coming from a band is called “Original Love”. This band fills a part of my teenage memory (in my Seishun era -adolescence, puberty-). Even when I listen to it now, it brings back to the memory and makes my heart beat fast! Luca, I’m pretty sure and hopefully when you grow older, you’d explore and listen to many types of music but would not be familiar with any Japanese pop music especially 80s-90s J-Pop. I wasn’t a big of J-Pop listener after all after 6th grade (I moved on to Wham!, Culture Club and the other British bands) but only this band, Original Love caught my attention and made me listen to their albums over and over. I just love this band. Here listen to some of their songs! (when you are old enough and see this blog, I hope Youtube will stay in business! lol)

Original Love “Seppun”

“Asahi no ataru Michi”

“Tsuki no Ura de Aimashou”

I can talk about music on and on. 🙂

Much Love,
Your Mama