Tag Archives: language

Incredibly Frustrating

Incredibly frustrated when service staff at the frontline can’t speak even one word of English (supposed to be the working language in Singapore?). But seriously I don’t mind if I see that they put in effort and perhaps we could … Continue reading

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Liebster Award from Carmen & Natasha

It sure is flattering to receive the Liebster award from Singapore fashion bloggers Carmen & Natasha. Thank you ladies. I love that the idea of this award is to pass it on to 11 more bloggers. The last time I … Continue reading

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Cool Buildings and Thoughts about Spelling Reform & Language Acquisition

Just like the Gateway Building near Kampong Glam, this is another cool triangular shaped building that looks flattish from an angle. It’s the Airview building, sandwiched between Maxwell House and Red Dot Traffic. Look out for Kadayanallur Street. It’s pronounced … Continue reading

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Language Insensitivity Depresses Me: Glad that Minister Lim Boon Heng Brought this Up in 2005

I have often felt saddened when I want to apply for a job that seems so perfect. I have met the criteria in every way. They even asked for a good command of written and spoken English. And then I … Continue reading

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Singlish Movie: I Not Stupid 2

Sometimes Singlish combined with ‘broken English’ is just more effective. I think this scene is from the hit movie “I Not Stupid 2” would not have been as funny or endearing, without it. The main character is your typical tiger … Continue reading

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Expat Blogger Maria’s Singlish Moment

I was so happy that writer, Maria of I was an Expat Wife, included me in her fabulous post about Singlish, which will perhaps interest both Singapore expats and locals with her amusing and affectionate take on the language. You … Continue reading

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The Real Singapore

When I browse the Travel Section at the bookstore, sometimes out of sheer curiosity, I flip through a guidebook on Singapore. Somehow, they always seem a bit odd to me.  Strange in a way I can’t quite put my finger … Continue reading

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