Keep my head up. Keep my heart strong. Keep my smile sweet. Keep my words nice.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth, Deal with it..!

15th August 2010, 11.45 am, Maersk Office

Life has thrown many facts that could be just a myth, or a complete myth that could be mistakenly regarded as holy fact, or just some random thoughts. Let see few of those..

1. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

(Think it sounds vague? Welcome to the club! Well, I guess it depends on what you
do with the apple. If you throw the apple at any approaching doctor, it should do
the trick. But, if you eat it, most scientist would say, not much will happen).

2. " 'LOL' has gone from meaning 'laugh out loud' to 'I have nothing else to say'."

( Fair enough!!)

3. "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour."

(Next time anyone feel the need to kill these unneeded calories, please head
yourself to the wall. Finally, walls are not just walls.)

4. " The strongest muscle in your body is the tongue"

( Hmmmmmmmmmmmm....)

5. " A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes."

(How'd they figure this out, and WHY??)

6. " Money cannot buy happiness. But it sure makes misery easier to live with."

( Anyone wants to deny?? )

7. " Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people are mentally ill."

( Check your 3 friends. If they are OK, you're it)

There was so much more I feel like putting down here, but I laughed too much I didnt have energy to write them all here.

' What's the difference between chopped beef and pea soup?
Everyone can chop beef, but not everyone can pea soup! '.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

I dont speak the Queen's English..

11.30 am, Thursday, Maersk Office, First day INTERN

Seperti biasa, bukan pasal Internship saya nak cerita.

"What's the ma'er?"
"It's five thir'y now"

Silent 'T'.A very popular trademark of British accent.But does it still being accepted in society now? Non-native speakers now outnumber native ones 3 to 1. The globalisation and adaptation of English lead to; Manglish, Hinglish or Japlish, anyone? So, who own English now?

An Indian manager once said to a student, " You need two things to succeed: English and computers. School teaches one. While for the other"- he points at the nearby cybercafe-"you can go next door". A boy from Sichuan quotes," If you cant speak English, it's like you're deaf and dumb" ( Newsweek,2005)

Lingustically speaking,it's a whole new world. True fact, there are more Chinese studying English than there are Britons. The new English speakers are not just passively absorbing the languange, they are shaping it. Indeed, English has become the first lingustic connector. Whether you're a Malaysian studying in Britain,or Korean executice on business in Bangkok, a Brazilian cheering out for football match in South Africa, or a Swedish chemist attending a conference in Japan, you're probably speak English.

To achieve fluency, non-native speakers start to learn at an ever-younger age. For the traditional custodians of English- the Britons and Americans- this means money. Why such enthusiasm?? In a word,JOBS.

Moral : Lepas ni nak blogging, bawak2 la menulis in English. Rojak2 pun okay la. Haihh, name je belajar UK, English SUCKS!!!