Who’s Who

Sleepless In KL‘ is a nick I thought up way back when I just gave birth to my twin boys and was obsessed with finding ways and means of getting more sleep. It was partly inspired by the movie title ‘Sleepless In Seattle’. Blogger by heart, photographer by ambition, linguist by aspiration, accidental traveler on occasion, I’m a career woman by day and a mother 24/7. I was born and raised in the Philippines but moved to Malaysia in 1993 where I am now a permanent resident. I’m Mimi to friends and family, ‘Mama’ to the ones who matter the most.

DH is my long-suffering dear husband who has put up with all my mood swings and temperamental outbursts. He is my intellectual sparring partner, my personal Malay language instructor, and the loving father of my five six children. He racks up more air miles than I do every year. I’ve always thought we’d make a great team for The Amazing Race or The Amazing Race Asia 😉

MyEldest is, as the name suggests, my eldest. He is turning 20 (!) in 2018 but in my heart, he will always be my baby boy.

OnlyGirl is my princess, the only rose among the thorns. She shares my fascination with art and languages.

RoundBoy was round for most of his life, making his grand entrance into this world at a whopping 4.01 kg (9 lbs). He was my baby for five long years before the twins came along and is the epitome of the Malay word manja (Tagalog: malambing, Spanish: cariñoso, closest English word: affectionate). He is now taller than his older sister and no longer round…but I’m calling him RoundBoy all the same.

Twin1 is the older of my identical twin boys. He gets away with most everything with his sweet little smile.

Twin2 is the younger twin, looking terribly alike his brother save for a little mole on his right cheek.

Lola is my mother and grandmother to my children. ‘Lola’ is the Filipino term for grandmother. Everyone calls her Lola. And by everyone, I mean everyone, including friends and neighbours!

Little Dragon (a.k.a. Peanut in certain posts) is the family addition that totally caught us by surprise when I was four-oh but warmly welcomed all the same. He’s the love of my life (sorry, DH!).