Archive for January, 2009

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Is it wrong to teach kids BROKEN ENGRISH?

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

Amazing Cantonese

Michael has excellent Cantonese and has studied for 13 years in Canada. He also has advanced writing skills too - which is even more impressive.

2 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生