When the helicopter flew to evacuate a sick me from -14 degrees Celsius, 5500m Gokyo mountain in Nepal in winter, it brought along fresh fruits and vegetables to the villagers. The villagers were grateful to me, the girl from Singapore.
*I started this blog in 2006 as my beloved mother wanted to know my adventures. She said, she wanted to see the world through me. Sadly, she passed away two years later. May God bless her soul.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wa si Limpeh
The heat is making me so lethargic... But I must start writing! Argghh.... how how?
So to start my engine roaring, I sought inspiration from watching all 3 of Jack Neo's 'Ah Boys to Men' films. You heard me. I am embracing my closeted Char Bor self and learning all those Hokkien words. Remember, I dated 2 Chinese (Hokkien) boys when I was in junior college/pre-varsity days... In fact, someone in the LimPeh music video reminded me of those 2 guys and brought back lovely memories of being in love with someone from a different culture and ethnicity. Ahhh... sibey nostalgic.
Anyway, I wasn't just crushing after a certain limpeh, I actually managed to write 5 short stories that I sent for the Golden Point Award competition. In fact, 3 of the stories are written in Malay! Not bad, right?Although I am currently learning the Banjarese language (my father is of Banjarese ethnicity but I think I know more Hokkien than the Banjarese language), I will also brush up my Hokkien so that je parlerai avec le garcon qu'il a un grain de beaute sur son visage! ps. The Mango Tree is also shortlisted for the Samsung KidsTime Author's Award. 3 awards for 1 book! Wah, damn kio tio! pps. What is Banjarese? Read my 'Malay Weddings Don't Cost $50 and other Facts about Malay Culture' book to find out lah!