Thursday, June 09, 2005

Le Si Hokkien Lang, wa si teo chew nang (kak kek nang pung)

I didn't know there were blogs dedicated to urm...the development of Hokkien dialect (particularly Penang). It seemed quite difficult to read the words and understand them - but then again, I'm not a Hokkien, definitely no Penang background as well.

Hok kuu bo tah teo chew ewh, bei hiao tah liow lor pak jik. Si le ai hiow tak wa seah si mi kai na jiou ko seah jik siahh nah 'comments' gor. Pak jik chai ki!

Hehe trying translating that ;p

Till the end of exams -- bye

Link to the Hokkien site:
Link to the TV Smith Hokkien entry:

Friday, June 03, 2005

National anthem in cinemas...HUH?

While procrastinating, I was browsing through some websites when I came across this weird forum title "Play Negaraku in cinemas, what's your opinion".

Why shouldn't Negaraku be played in cinemas?
1. What for - inculcating patriotism? More likely inciting rebellion...
2. Would there be time for it? Consider revenues for advertisements, trailers etc. An additional few minutes might not seem a lot but imagine going the cinemas playing that for every movie
3. Lost of efficacy - the more you play something, the more familiar people are with it, the less likely people would care about it (think back to school days when they tried daily singing of national anthem)
4. Why would anyone want to stand up and sing in a cinema...I mean...really??!!

Why should Negaraku be played?
1. Because the government suggests so??? Not good enough...