Archive for January, 2009
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
I live in Hong Kong and I am seeing an increasing trend of Chinese parents only speaking broken English to their children.
Obviously the parents think English equals Money, so they try to create some dodgy fake English only environment for their kids to help give them some head start or advantage.
Perhaps I’m too extreme, but […]
11 Comments » - Posted in Language by 馬先生
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
The other day I went to MacDonald’s and ordered the usual Double Cheese Burger and Strawberry Milkshake. The 40 or so year old man took down the order and spoke Cantonese. Though after that he proceeded to say in English “Your Cantonese is bad, don’t speak it”. This suddenly shocked me and probably […]
12 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Michael has excellent Cantonese and has studied for 13 years in Canada. He also has advanced writing skills too - http://faailok.spaces.live.com/ which is even more impressive.