Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Recent Conversations

Self and Guy at Department

‘I am trying to learn Spanish’.
‘That’s good’.
‘I am sure you speak a few Asian languages’.
‘Not as many as I would like to’.
‘What can you speak?’
‘Well, among others, I can speak the National Language of Malaysia’.
‘And that’s…Portuguese, right?’


Self and Former Classmate

‘Wah, I heard you study some more one, ah?’
‘Yeah’.
‘Why you not fed up study all de time?’
‘Dunno, lah’.
‘No money onelah. Work some more better, I tell you’.
‘I suppose’.
‘I tell you what. Now I open bisnes. You be my London
pardner okay or not?’


Self and Aunt

'So, when is baby coming along?’ (wriggling index finger and shaking head)
‘Ehm…ehm…’(forced smile)
‘Not good to tie up your tubes like this’ (lowers head with admoishing sounds)
‘Ehm…ehm…’(looking very interested on wallpaper)
‘When I was your age I had 2 running around’ (self-righteous nod)
‘Ehm…ehm..’ (looking very interested on cushion cover pattern)
‘You are getting too old. Where are you going to get the
the energy to run around with them?’ ( admonishing sounds)
‘Ehm…ehm…’

10 Comments:

At 8/17/2005 12:07:00 pm, Blogger Kak Teh said...

the self and aunt dialogue is familiar. that is why, once you get married, take one way ticket far far away! see you on Friday...and btw Blabs is also arriving on Friday at 6pm.

 
At 8/17/2005 12:47:00 pm, Blogger Jane Sunshine said...

KT, will email you abt this.

 
At 8/18/2005 07:35:00 am, Blogger brahmanan said...

you write well. I was impressed by the raincoat review. reminded me of a scene from the book "madras on rainy days" by samina ali.

 
At 8/18/2005 10:24:00 am, Blogger Sang Kelate said...

I love yr movie review of `The Rising'. Learned abt it from the news a couple of days ago. I don't think the cinemas in my 'kampung' will screen that movie. Have to wait for dvd then.

SK

p.s: my i link yr blog to mine?

 
At 8/18/2005 09:07:00 pm, Blogger Jane Sunshine said...

Mr Iyer: Thank you. I havent read Samina Ali. Must look up.

Sang Kelate: I suppose you could try getting a DVD of the movie? Of course you can link. I will be honoured.

 
At 10/20/2005 09:51:00 am, Blogger Frankensteina said...

The inevitables (the aunt conversation) :o) I wonder how to shut them up?

 
At 1/19/2006 10:47:00 am, Anonymous fazu said...

Arrgh!!! Portuguese the national language of Malaysia? Arrgh! Don't they know that the Portuguese have conveniently absolved themselves of all responsibilities during their 130 years of occupation that we even have to pay to get a visa into Portugal now?

Arrgh!

Afonso de Albuquerque, this is all your fault!

 
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At 3/03/2006 05:38:00 am, Anonymous learn spanish online free said...

Hola! Well done on a nice blog Jane Sunshine. I was looking for information on spanish love poems and came across your post this post - not precisely what I was looking for related to spanish love poems but an interesting read all the same!

You see I've just started out learning Spanish. I think I've found a pretty good method, but I'm constantly trying to learn more - faster - and improve. I can't wait to get over to Panama. Already made contact with a few hot Latina chicks. Looks VERY promising. Just got to improve on the Spanish :o)

If you'd like to keep an eye on my progress and perhaps provide some helpful advice, everyone's welcome. Please just surf over to Learn Spanish for Love. I look forward to meeting you.

Hasta luego!

 
At 9/04/2006 10:24:00 pm, Blogger Tony Woolfson said...

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