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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Think you know me? Think again...

Deng! Tagged by comrade of Osama for the 2nd time.

This time around, you're gonna learn more about me, particularly about things that are previously known only to myself, my parents or my close buddies. Yet these are not secrets. It's just that I don't go spreading words around for goodness sake.

And since I'm only required to state 5 things, thus there's not gonna be the 6th or 7th! So you think this is easy? Mind you, it's another mind-exhausting tag! =.="


  1. I used to be extremely racist, but things are turning significantly better now ever since I've taken the vegetarian route. Now don't you be a self-righteous hypocrite by preaching to me. I'm 100% sure that each and every one of you out there is racist to a certain degree. Let's face this harsh reality --- worldly brotherhood is impossible to achieve in today's world. It's just one of the umpteen Utopian megaprojects put forward by our forefathers.


  2. I'm very particular about English pronunciation. You might find me blogging in Manglish or Singlish (which is very rare), but you would never ever catch me conversing in these localized variants as I feel quite unnatural (note: I don't loathe) speaking them. And I love American English! It's so pleasant to the ears. British English sounds too formal to me while Aussie English (think Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter) is just too weird and funny. Despite my ardent passion for the American accent, I detest its spelling system as I'm too used to the British one.


  3. I didn't have the chance to attend my kindergarten's graduation ceremony and to take graduation pics. I stopped attending kindergarten and went for an English tuition class instead at a tender age of 6. Reason? My mum said the aged 5 and 6 syllabuses were quite similar lol...


  4. I won my first ever trophy in my first ever competition when I was 6. It was a drawing competition organized by Young Malaysians Movement 青运. I successfully grabbed the 1st prize for the kindergarten category and seriously, I wasn't prepared for the surprise. I didn't expect me to win as I was merely there to enjoy the fun and to gain experience. I can still remember vividly the things I drew and the item I bought using my cash prize although it's been 13 and a half years.


  5. If I'm not mistaken, I'm probably a thalassaemia minor carrier. I inherit this blood disorder from my mum's lineage. Me, my mum and some of my maternal relatives appear to have its symptoms. I couldn't do extreme sports and activities as a result of this hereditary disease. However, this has yet to be confirmed.


Addendum: As requested by someone, name is changed due to her paranoia. However, I just wanna stress that the thing is very normal these days. In fact, it's kinda humorous! Don't cha think so? Me and my buddies used to jeer each other that way back in the old days. Don't get too political and you'll be fine. No offence meant. Peace! :)

16 comments:

day-dreamer said...

This kyh, really 欠打! What an insult... bin Osama your head la!!! *piak*

Racist, yeah, everybody is, to a certain extend.

Wah... eksyen lo, somebody, didn't go for kindy classes when 6 years old.

And all of sudden I am very interested in listening to you conversing in English... :D

kyh said...

Not bin, but binti to be exact! You've totally forgotten you're Osama's beloved comrade, haven't you? :P

That's why I said we are all racists! Bloody racist us!

Eksyen your head... It was not my intention anyway.

To be frank, I never really have the opportunity to converse in English. I speak Mandarin all my life! :P

may said...

don't know why, but I much prefer the Brit accent, only because I could impersonate it better than the American or Aussie ones! LOL!

angel said...

I also like Queen's accent better! So Buckingham! So Hyde Park! So London Bridge! So Angie! ;P

Again I must say, I'm very impressed with your flawless English...

1) Racist u said. Elaborate, can? Please?

2) Does this mean when we meet, I must speak like angie? I'll try lohhh...

3) Because u r smart ;)

4) Pssst! Draw something for us, please? *angie eyes & pout*

5) Take care!

Winn said...

i agree everyone is racist to a certain degree...coz when u call ppl names...or givin ppl that weird stare, contribute to racism....


aiya........i tok rojak most of the time. i know u sure dowan to tok to me if we get to meet. hor?????u will be thinking. yess la la mui:p

kyh said...

may: I can say mine is more towards the American, but sometimes get mingled with a lil British without me knowing it. I feel uber unnatural speaking in the British way. It's like I purposely make myself to sound like a British, which in reality is not. Actually not really American lah... You can still sense some local flavour in it. :P

angel: Wahsai... Angie speaks Queen's English ah??? You're my idol!!! MUAKS...

Flawless? 不敢当! Hey... I used to find my grammar terribly chek ak one leh... You should really read some of my buddies' blogs and writings before you comment on me. They are the ones who deserve your compliments more.

1. Wah... You want me to spread racism publicly here? Later I masuk lokap leh, just like the recent bloggers case. This thing chat privately can lah... :)

2. Nonono... Just be yourself, cos it would make someone look and sound unnatural if he/she is gonna force him/herself to do something not his/her style. It's just that I'm not used to Manglish/Singlish as I feel 400 unnatural speaking it. You can really feel that I'm actually forcing myself to speak that way if I were to speak it. If worse comes to worst, just speak Mandarin lor! In fact, I'm more prepared to converse in Mandarin than in other languages. :P

3. Smart??? Haha... Are you kidding? You should meet the real me... Quite dumb in real life... :P

4. Draw what? You??? Psss... I'm very teruk in human sketching one...

5. MUAKS!!! :)

Winn: 100% agree. Actually... I'm worse than that you know? :P

Why you think liddat one? I would be damn pleased if you are willing to meet me. I'm quite shy one lor... You won't be able to tahan if you get to meet me... :P Talking rojak can be cute you know... Just like Phua Chu Kang! Haha... I love him! So cute lah... Kekeke...

Chen said...

I prefer to converse in Chinese with my friends, cos I'm Chinese :p

kyh said...

I converse in Mandarin all my life --- with my parents, my relatives, my friends. And yes, I do avoid speaking English unless the person I'm talking to don't understand a single word in Mandarin. Mandarin is the language of the 21st century. So I'm really grateful that I'm Chinese educated instead of English educated.

_butt said...

eeyer, phua chu kang cuute?? now I think somebody really have gender issue here.. hmm.. :P :P

_butt said...

Well, american english is cool, but like, really, it won't matter if they sound like trying too hard.. I saw it everywhere, damn annoying.

We should be proud of our bahasa rojak!! As long as we don't take it too literally la that is.

kyh said...

Phua Chu Kang not cute meh? The way he speaks and acts is damn funny! Is it wrong for me to be his fan? =.="

What do you mean by "trying too hard"? Forcing themselves to speak like the angmohs?

Actually, our gamen discourages us from speaking bahasa rojak. Preserving language purity is important. But these days it's hard to purify a language especially when it's a hot trend among youths. :P

kyh said...

To everyone,

Why all the language issue here? Next time I should dedicate one whole post to this issue lol... :P

khengsiong said...

kyh,
I also used to be a little racist. Since I worked in the US back in 2000/01, I have become more liberal. My co-workers consisted of people from all over the world, so I learned to get along with them.

Back then, when I said "ai-ther", an American corrected me. Today I always pronounce "ee-ther".

Chen said she spoke English because she was a Chinese. I see myself an International citizen.

kyh said...

Racism does occur anywhere. That's reality.

I used to say 'ee-ther', but found myself to say 'ai-ther' more frequently of late.

Chen said she prefers to speak Chinese, not English ler...

Selba said...

Talking about racism... hmmm... I know how it feel. You were racist to what?

Talking about language... hmmm... I love learning languages. How many languages have you learnt?

Talking about thallasaemia... hmmm... my ex-colleague's son has it, every month need blood donation. You take good care ok and make sure that your future wife isn't also a carrier because your children might be a real thallasamia

kyh said...

I'm racist to... :ahem: :P

I also love learning languages! Yet I haven't had a chance to do so right now. I would really love to learn French, follow by Spanish, Italian, Latin and German. Currently, I only know some Chinese languages, English and Malay lol...

Don't worry. I'll make sure I'm in tiptop condition always. :)