Monday, May 24, 2010
許多留學生的父母，都是五六十歲才移民來美國，很晚才開始學英文，磕磕碰碰用著自己的 一套學習方式，用注音輔助，用台語標示，中學西用，西學中用，學了放棄，放棄再學，再學再放棄，錯中學，玩中學，學到最後還真的能通，最後還很有感悟的 說：「其實中文英文差不多。」
老太太自創英語學法說的是；「美國人也說 七十、八十，九十，但他們的七 十是放在漢堡上軟軟臭臭的東西，八 十是公共汽車，九 十是果汁，阿 婆九十是蘋果汁，三塊肉餵你馬吃是非常謝謝 Thank you very much 的意思。」她的註解裡有「死 篇」：Yes是爺死，Nice是奶死，Mouth是媽死，Was是我死。
一位姓蔡的老人家，記不住兒子媳婦孫子的英文名字，聰明的她說用中文就可以了，媳婦 Sue Tsai 變 成蔬菜，兒子 Paul Tsai 她記成菠菜，孫子 Jay Tsai 不就是芥菜，Joe Tsai 是韭菜，孫女 Megan Tsai 音同梅干菜，就此搞定。
況且現在中 文外 來語不少，咖啡就是Coffee、巧克力叫Chocolate、檸檬是Lemon、颱風美國人也說Typhoon、吉他不就是Guitar、模特兒叫 Model。
孫子說話聽 不太懂時，只要點頭稱酷（Cool）就好。到麥當勞叫薯 條，說成「番 薯塊」，服務生也聽得懂是French Fries。
但老太太也 有困惑的時候，牛 肉為什麼說成「壁虎」（Beef），梨子說成「配 偶」（Pear），高 速公路何以是「婦女會」（Freeway）？不謝的英文 為什麼不能說成No Q？
到超級市場 問說豆 腐在哪兒，為什麼會被帶到放狗食（Dog Food）的架子 旁？
她也不了解 為什麼兒子教她在人多的地方，要借過時得禮貌的說 Excuse me，她照說了，為什麼大家哈哈大笑，硬說她說的是 Kiss me，一路求吻。
她替孫子綁 鞋帶時，對孫子說：「你真好 命，還有阿嬤替你繫鞋帶。」孫子竟然哭起來，說阿嬤說他好Mean，有不好的意思。
她也曾經不明白，洛杉磯高速公路旁，墨西哥人擺攤賣花生橘子，一包包裝好，天天喊著「完蛋了」，今天完蛋，明天還完蛋，是什麼意思？原來……一塊錢 One Dollar 和完蛋的音這麼像！
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yes i have started working.
A PERMANENT JOB.
yes, you did not hear me wrong.
My collegues have been nice and kind to me.
And I'm happy here.
Except the fact that I need to take a 1.5 hours of bus ride everyday, inclusive of waiting time.
And my job very difficult, tedious ~
it is to do NOTHING.
and it's difficult because .. must act busy abit mah.
lols .. anyways .. I've doing my web window shopping..
shall do a post on my "30 Things to buy" soon ..
Tip of the day:
"If you want to keep your hair, control your weight by exercising, not dieting," says New York City dermatologist Michael Lorin Reed. He recommends consuming high-protein, low-fat, low-carb foods for hair health, as well as popping 5,000 micrograms of biotin (a B vitamin) daily.
(Quoted from Beauty Book)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The number of time I've ever bowled in my lifetime could prolly count
using only my 10 fingers.
It was till about after dinner time I got the message from tall man.
Prepped and he picked me up from my place.
First round was like super terrible lar.
Eh. The last time I played was like I think one and half yrs back can.
And that time was super lousy lar.
So actually I really didn't know how to bowl lar.
Tall man lend me a pair of shoe.
It's white. And I'm wearing white polo T w jeans. So overall quite
He taught me some basic.
Walking and stuff lar.
Then there was one part I slipped and fell. Haha. Thus time I landed
on my right knee.
So suay. Ytd was on the left. And my left hip started hurting after
the 2nd or 3rd game.
After 4 rounds, someone came to join us.
Play on for another 2 rounds.
I think my wrist started feeling tired and couldn't really get the
positioning and all right so played really terribly for the first round.
Then got some coaching and advices
So was a tinny weeny little bit better.
now my right arm and wrist feel tad tired.
Hopefully I'll be playing again soon.
Mustn't keep LAN gaming or I'll be 宅女 already.
Shall plan for next bowling, badminton and movie.
And most importantly to meet contractor this mid week. Yeyyness.
And yup I fell down ytd. SupermegaPAIN.
Couldn't walk for the night and then got better the next day.
But. I think I hurt my left hip.
Cuz the pain on my hip keeps coming back. When I walk or half squat.
Like kinda when I bend my knee.
Can feel the pain on the hips.
Hopefully it heals. FASTER !!
bowling pics for the next time.
No photos today cause was damn lousy.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Well, actually I've got nothing really much to blog about.
It has been kinda boring these few days.
Either i stay home or i'll be having dinner and lan gaming with the boys.
If not, watching taiwan drama.
Finished watching 3 dramas in about a week.
It's been some time since i last watch a movie.
Now that everyone has already watched Ip Man and Iron Man,
i feel a little left out whenever they start talking about it.
⎛´~`⎞ Sulk big time
i want to watch movie _|‾|O
been reading "Train Man" these few days, bit by bit.
so many of _|‾|O ... so cute ..
now i also wana put ⎛ˆДˆ⎞ these in my blog..