Before I proceed, just want to express my relief that the situation in Bangkok is peaceful. ..... :) Whew!! The situation was sort of exaggerated I guess.. Hehe.. and just what drama addict like me need. :P
Ok, back to my topic.
Lately, there is a vendor stationed in my office. He is just sitting in front of me. He has black hair, brown eyes and yellow skin..--> Cheena lar.. But he speaks with an ang moh slang. Today, Amy, our colleague sort of suggested to invite him to have lunch with us. I replied no la.. with his slang, I am worried that I would take off my high heels and slap him halfway through lunch..
Seriously, I just find people like this irritating..
Eh.. You Cheena lar.. why speak like kwai lou here. If you are studying overseas, you want to speak to kwai lous like that, by all means. But you are back here... Speak lar like Malaysian. And people who say they have stayed overseas too long and have adapted to the slang. Ahhh.. BULLSHIT la, unless you are born and bred there. Anytime, if you want, you can speak like a normal Malaysian. Speaking in slang doesn't mean you are any better than any of us..
That comes back to a mindset.. Have you all ever feel or been taught to find people who can speak better English are superior ?
Is this common to you??
"Wahh.. her English very good.. fi li fe leh.. canggih !!You must be like her else people will laugh at you"
"Yerr, like that also can become speaker meh ? SO many grammer mistakes..."
Hey hello !!
We are Chinese!! Our English must be so British meh?? (Malay, Indian also same, but I am Cheena so I speak for Cheena !)
Don't get me wrong. English is important as a means of communication. BUT, it is not a way to rate whether the person is superior or successful.
I am Chinese educated and I am proud of it. My spoken English might sound abit Cheena and yat kau yat kau AND there might be grammers in my writing, but it is ok. I can write, read and converse in English pretty comfortably. People understand me, I understand them. No problemo !!
Most importantly is that I can write, read and speak Mandarin, my mother tongue. I still remember the roots of my origin. I am still connected.
I believe everyone should have a good command of own their mother tongue or at least a dialect. The least is to be able to speak and understand.
If you can't even converse in your own mother tongue/ dialect, you should be ashamed of yourself. No matter how superb your command of English is. Especially, if a person of different color speaks to you in your own language..( I have seen Malays, Indians and even non-chinese foreigners speaking our language/ dialect) and you can't answer them . Won't you feel ashamed ?
My children are so going to a Chinese school.
They will thank me when they reach the age to go into karaokes. :P