Showing posts from January, 2017

A Response to Royce Tan's "Maglish getting more mangled"

This is a response to " Manglish getting more mangled " by Royce Tan published in The Star on 21 January 2017.      "Manglish getting more mangled" is one of those clickbait articles that makes my blood boil because it does not propose any kind of solution nor inspire any kind of action. Basically, it's a shame piece. Just the read the Facebook comments on this piece . You love that thick decadent slice of  schadenfreude , don't you? How about a nice slap of reality? Articles like these exacerbate & legitimize our society's shaming of people with less than purrfect English. Honestly, Malaysians, if you really want English in Malaysia to improve, THIS KIND OF SHAMING HAS GOT TO STOP! If you're wondering what I'm ranting on about, here's an excerpt from the article. “Before you cross the strict, use your ase”. Understand that? Not likely, because even Manglish is getting mangled in Malaysia. In case you’re wondering what

My Birthday Wish: Give RM31 (USD7) To Aid A Burnt-Down School In My Hometown

I'm a firm believer in walking my talk. I've done it. Now, it's your turn. Please, as a birthday gift to me,  give RM31 to aid a school in my hometown which burnt down recently.    Since my 30th birthday, I've asked everyone I know to contribute to a cause I believe in, instead of giving me birthday presents. As they spam my Facebook wall with birthday wishes, I send them my humble requests. Last year, I asked for RM30 for Teach For Malaysia . This year, I'm 31. So, I'm asking you to give RM31 (USD7) to aid a burnt-down school , SMK St Teresa, in my hometown, Kuching. What is RM31 (USD7) to you? That's one trip to a fancy cafe, like Starbucks. School reopens tomorrow. Go without Starbucks for a week & give the children going to this public school something to smile about. RM31 for SMK St Teresa . Your kind contributions are much appreciated! Click Here To Go To The Website Collecting Contributions