What I'm doing now is working on my costumes for AFA SG next month. It's actually not a lot of time left if you really think about it, so I'm hoping to avoid the pre-event chiongfest by starting reasonably ahead of time. I'm not going to reveal what I'm cosing just yet because it's a project that's actually WAY beyond my skill level and I'm not sure if I can pull this off. Certainly doing my best.
Is anyone from overseas coming for AFA? Hope to see you guys!
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Okay, I've been wanting to write this for some time now because I've been asked a few times about it and I feel the need to explain.
I'm obviously Asian, but I'm not Japanese, not Korean, and I'm not from mainland China. I am Chinese though
For those of you who weren't expecting an Asian to be fluent in English, I'll explain by telling you that English is our first language here in Singapore. (many communities in SEA are fluent in English, really, not just Singapore) You may have also realised that Singaporeans frequently pepper their sentences with seemingly meaningless little particles like "lah", or jargon like "wah piang", "kns".. etc. Or that sometimes we use really strange sentence structures that may not make sense to you grammatically. This is Singlish - our very own brand of Singaporean English which is actually just a mishmash of English, Malay, Chinese dialects, and so on. You could think of it as a dialect of sorts, if you like? Most of us codeswitch very easily, though. (For those of you who're looking for new profanities to use, you might wanna google up some Hokkien phrases. LOL)
Omg lah you people. We all Singaporeans can do English one ok!
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Also just to clarify - no, I'm not at all getting all defensive, and I'm not offended by any assumptions any of you have made about my ethnicity or language abilities (Unless you left some racist comments somewhere, tsk tsk! Shame, shame.); I'm just explaining a few things as objectively as possible.
So I hope this has helped you with your understanding of Singaporeans and how we speak, if you were interested to find out. If you weren't, it's okay, no skin off my back, and if you already knew, which I think most of you do, thank you for bearing with this tedious little journal entry.
If you have any questions, or if you just wanna talk about Singapore or Singlish or Hokkien curse words, please feel free to leave a comment here. I'll admit I'm not very good with Hokkien profanities, but I know the basics, LOL.
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