Quote of the Day

Monday, August 6, 2012


We read so much about Singlish (Singapore English), Manglish (Malaysian English).  Now we have a programme in Astro (Malaysian tv service provider) on the subject "Oh, my English".  And this is how we Penangites communicate with each othere in our so "perfect" English.....a typical family conversation with the child speaking not more than 2 words....

Mum to daughter:  "Can you help me finish the house chores please?"
Daughter (not too willing)  : "Can gua"
Mum to daughter:  "After that you can go shop for the dress you always wanted"
Daughter (now more energy) : "Can meh?"
Mum to daughter:  "Of course you can but the chores have to be finished"
Daughter (now excited): "Can Can"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

There is only ONE SIN

I have been absent for too long..........I am back and I hope it sticks.

After talking to my nephew who has just came back from his most daunting task in his young life, attending National Service after his secondary education, it had prompted me to share this life's educational piece. I extracted this from Khaled Hosseini's book, "The Kite Runner".....

Only One Sin

There is only one sin
and that is THEFT!
Every other sin is a variation of theft

When you kill a man, you steal a life.
You steal his wife's right to a husband,
rob his children of a father.

When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.

When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

There is no act more wretched than stealing,
a man who takes what is not his to take,
be it a life or a loaf of naan.

Theft was the one unforgivable sin,
the common denominator of all sin!!