十二月のスキェジュル

- Update blog whenever she feels like it
- Watch out for new releases for manga (daily)
- Get 2 volumes of Japanese manga from Hakusensha or any other manga publisher
- Finish her short stories
- Back up savedata
- Survive PG and hopefully, PhD
- Complete most of her games in her game list
- Catalogue her mountain of unzipped and uncategorized manga in her desktop / hard disk
- Finish the drama that she's got in her hard disk

- (11/28) プリンスPiaキャロット [PC]
- (12/19) 放課後colorful*step ~うんどうぶ!~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 大正鬼譚 [PSP]
- (12/19) 月影の鎖 ~狂爛モラトリアム~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 剣が君 [PC]
- (12/26) Jewelic Nightmare

NB: Despite the overall static-ness of the blog, the game page is updated every now and then because gaming is something she'll never give up, ever.

平成20年10月5日日曜日

British English vs Malaysian English

I know, I know.
I've not updated for quite some time now due to my wireless being down and me being a stupid girl telling my dad to change when he upgrades the computers at the end of the year.

So, as a treat (and because my life is dull and boring), I'm posting something I got from Sam. Thanks, man!

But before that, let me tell you something.
My parents just got back from Vietnam; and they pointed out that even when there's no traffic lights in the country (I'm serious, there isn't a single traffic light anywhere) , the accident rate is relatively less than any country. They have 3 simple rules

  1. Don't run.
  2. Don't turn back.
  3. Walk slowly.
They also said that instead of lorries and trailers, motorbikes are the kings of the road.

Okay, enough about that, my treat is getting cold already!
Here goes, (and I hope you guys enjoy!)

Who says our English is teruk.? Just see below -
Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-point, effective, etc.........

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS

Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size,

but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock.


RETURNING A CALL

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who page?


ASKING SOMEONE TO
MAKE WAY .
Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me


WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians: No-need, lah.


WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?


WHEN ENTERTAINING

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don't be shy, lah!


WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?


WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER

Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Don't want la...


IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're
coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad, ah?


WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! Lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!


WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU.

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time.. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?


WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die-lah!!


WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Wat happen? Why like that....


WHEN SOME ONE DID SOMETHING WRONG

Britons: This isn't the way to do it here let me show you,
Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!!!!


WHEN ONE IS ANGRY

Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me
Malaysians: Celaka u