June 25, 2005
It is known that the chinese hokkien community in Malaysia are segregated into northen and southern hokkien. Being a Klang hokkien lang, I’ve always got into trouble trying to speak to my Penang hokkien friends.
Here’s a list of normal everyday conversation and let the showdown begin…
June 23, 2005
June 20, 2005
Featured in The Star:
Blogging is not just a fad, nor is it a vehicle of scandal as is often portrayed in the media. Some Malaysian bloggers are churning out memorable stories about their everyday lives.
In Malaysia, there are at least 10,000 bloggers, according to Aizuddin Danian, 29, co-founder of Project Petaling Street or PPS as it is fondly known, a “blogtal” (blog-portal) that allows Malaysian bloggers to post updates on their latest posts, and also serves as a directory. PPS is like Tomorrow.sg but the content there is unmoderated.
The Malaysian media has finally given their bloggers some loving. The Star has featured 4 popular Malaysian bloggers, including the infamous Minishorts and Kennysia. This article contains interviews with them. Have you checked out the blogosphere across the causeway lately?
June 19, 2005
It reads: JOU SOTO SEEF WIK SOUM KE
Jeff Ooi recently blogged about the shocking revelations alleged by a website that had been setup to inform the public that Malaysian underworld overlord Michael Soosai was not dead, but very much alive and up to his old tricks in India - with the help of senior Malaysian policemen.
No Underworld Dons can grow without the support of the Enforcement Agencies such as the Police Department. [...]
This website is of interest to ALL Ministers of Home Affairs in the World, National Police Chiefs in the World and Leading Publications & Movie Producers Worldwide. They have been duly informed.
Blogger Mackzulkifli has discovered hidden crypts on www.michaelsoosai.org that shocked the top cops. It's mind boggling. He zoomed in on the website's banner, sliced a portion of the JPG, enlarged it and turned it from vertical to horizontal. The words "MIND GAMES IV" revealed.
June 13, 2005
Human Beatboxing is a fascinating vocal artform which involves the rapid and precise manipulation of the vocal organs to emulate the beats and rhythms of a drum machine.Hyperkinetix. See their latest video clip.
June 05, 2005
New blogger Cheneille from Penang didn't like what I wrote about Why I Should Date Singaporean Girls, which is why she crafted a retaliation entry that not only made my balls shrink to the size of raisins, she practically chewed both of them off and made pancakes out of it.
Kenny Sia, our fav funnyman/blogger from Malaysia made the mistake of posting a hugely popular article after Xiaxue proposed marriage to him and got Cheneille so incensed that she actually wrote a very long and angry post about why Kenny should be dating Malaysian girls instead.
Moral of the story: Malaysian girls are very fierce.
May 27, 2005
One thing though, I get influenced VERY easily. Reading Singlish everday, which is a little different from Manglish as Singlish is peppered with loads of "hokkien words", is doing something to my sub-concious vocabulary.
I keep seeing words like Ka Ni Na! Na Beh! Si Beh! KNNCBB. Obviously I know that they are vulgarities but it irks me as I do not understand exactly what it means! I find myself rolling it around my tongue, trying out the sound.
This Malaysian girl finds herself being drawn into the Singapore Blogosphere and starts to unconsciously pickup hokkien slang words. FYI, Malaysians converse mainly in Cantonese, so Manglish went down a totally different evolutionary path from Singlish.
May 22, 2005
The Star reported about the possibility that the newspaper ban between Singapore and Malaysia might be lifted.
The ban was imposed in 1965 following the separation of Singapore from Malaysia. But much water has since passed under the bridge and better ties that have developed have raised the possibility of the ban being lifted.
WARM HANDSHAKE: Lee broached the possibility of allowing the circulation of newspapers on both sides of the causeway with Abdullah.
May 11, 2005
Malaysian funnyman Kenny Sia risks his life and limb to write about the mysterious female condition known as Poor Man Suffering.
There's a joke that goes something like this.
"So why do they call it PMS?"
"Well that's because Mad Cow Disease is already taken."
I remember back in high school, I asked my good friend Eric how he knew when his girlfriend is having her period.
"Its easy, Kenny" Eric replied spontaneously. "When she's having her PMS... I stand up also kena. I sit down also kena. I hang around doing nothing scratching my legs like that... ALSO KENA!"
May 10, 2005
Talking about hiring blogger, I am targeting earning RM1000 from blogging Internet in a month, and then RM2000, then RM3000… then…
The income will mainly come from Google Adsense, and supported by BlogAds, web hosting services, and web development projects.
Wish me luck.
P/S: no girlfriend and car really save alot of money.
Firstly, stop laughing at his rotten English. The standard of English in Malaysia is shite because they study in Malay over there. This dude runs a fantastic blog and another gadgets blog which is updated religiously every other day. Check out the figures he's giving about revenue from ads on his blog. Respect!
May 09, 2005
Anthony notes the differences between food in Singapore and in Malaysia:
In Singapore, Gan Lao Mian refers to any sort of noodles that is not served together with soup. The soup is usually given in a seperate bowl. The "dry" noodles are usually prepared with soy sauce or oyster sauce for taste.
In Kuching, however, Kolo Mee is prepared very differently. The key is the condiment. Kolo Mee is usually prepared with a dash of pork lard and bits of fried garlic. The lard brings out the flavour of the garlic and enhances the taste.
Needless to say, Kolo Mee is both tastier and more unhealthy.
Link (with pictures)
May 06, 2005
Finicky Feline says Singaporean men should date Malaysian girls because:
1) They’re well known for their shununess (some of ‘em anyway) and their beauty. I’ve always heard S’porean men praising M’sian girls, but never the other way around (sorry folks, am just stating the facts)
2) M’sian girls who live in S’pore are usually on their own without their parents. Can stay out late, can stay overnight, no parental interrogations. Sounds like a good deal.
3) Can go to her hometown for a quick getaway and save on accomodation by staying at her parents’ place. Quiet sex is a must though.
April 27, 2005
April 27, 2005
The extremely funny Kenny Sia of Malaysia is scratching his head for T-shirt ideas to commemorate Project Petaling Street . He came up with a few ideas, including this one, as a nod to us, his southern neighbours.
Of course, when compared to our Singaporean counterparts we seem a little lacklustre as don't really have big-name celebrity bloggers like Mr Brown, Popagandhi or the ever-so-popular XiaXue with her LocalBrand T-shirt endorsement deals and all. But that's ok. We're happy with what we got, right?
April 24, 2005
Eddie G spells out the differences between a true blue Malaysian and a die hard Singaporean. He lists, among others:
Singaporean: Allows adult films to be screened so long as patrons are of age and film possesses a certain aesthetic value
Malaysian: Buy the VCD lah!
[Ed: Very funny!]