Tag Archives: English

10 Awesome Singlish Words & My Clumsy Attempt at Explaining them all

I often think that it would be hard to express myself without a single word of Singlish. When I try to speak ‘proper English’ and replace those words, somehow, the precise meaning is lost. Also the whole situation becomes more … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at Goodwood Park Hotel

I am yet again embarrassed to say that this is from two weeks ago. I’ve been so tardy. Had wonderful company at the high tea and we all agreed that the bread used for the sandwiches was a tad too … Continue reading

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The 4 Official Languages of Singapore

Saw this quadri-lingual sign and could not resist photographing it. English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay. English is our language of business and Malay our national language. Most Singaporeans are bilingual due to our education system which requires us to take … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Disappoint my Six Year Old Self

My bursting with confidence, six year old self, if she had the chance to meet the 40 year old me that’s plagued with self doubt would say, “You’re a writer. You love words and illustrations, remember?”. I finally need to … Continue reading

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Nex Serangoon Mall: Carpark Jam and Charges

The jam has actually eased slightly, but it does help to have the Nex security guards as well as the auxillary police, direct traffic. Otherwise the various delivery trucks would just block the way, like I saw one of them … Continue reading

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Singapore Daily Photos: Signs

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Quirky and Gorgeous Book Covers at Kinokuniya

Snapped shots of some books that attracted me. If I ever had the good fortune to get a book published I would just love that bright orange cover on this simple guide to philosophy (not too simple when I browsed … Continue reading

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English – Sometimes You Are So Special (via Sunshine & Starlight )

I just love this post by Sunshine and Starlight and had to reblog. It reminds me why I adore the English Language. Here are 4 of my favourites from her marvellous list of extracted sentences from high school essays. If … Continue reading

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