Time flies. My baby daughter is almost six months old. She’s wriggly and floppy. Lately she’s found her feet, and is now earnestly trying to get her toes in her mouth. They must look so tasty up there above her head. But we must take caution. According to cakap orang tua, what our Malay elders say, when a baby puts her toes in her mouth, it means she’s asking for another baby, and pregnancy will soon follow. Now, I put a lot of weight in the wisdom of generations, orally transmitted from mother to daughter. So I knew it was time to get a birth control device and that’s exactly what I did:




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Official organ of an American Muslim in Malaysian Borneo, featuring plants, pantuns and pictures from the Malay archipelago. Oversharing since 2002.

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