Friday, January 31, 2014

Buffetting : Back in Town, and thinking

After 2 and a half weeks of isolation from the urban, I'm finally back in a place with decent internet access!!!!

I should be talking about Cny, the preps, and perhaps report on my poultry practical in the deep outskirts of Karak town, but something struck me otherwise.

There was this interview with a celebrity on the radio the other day, while one of the topic they were discussing about was:

"If you had a partner in the future, would you be bothered of the nationality of the person, or the language you would be sharing to communicate?"

This struck me hard, like REALLY hard.

It's not a secret that T and I do have a certain degree of language barrier here.

The answer from the celebrity was:

"I'm fine with any nationality, but I would still prefer best for the partner of mine to speak in the language I'm comfortable with, in my case Mandarin"

I'm okay with dealing T in English, since T is putting effort to get lovey dovey with me in the language T thinks I'm most comfortable with.

Mandarin as mother tongue, English as first language, Japanese and Thai as social interest; I'm still struggling on which to be on active mode with T.

I personally don't mine any ethnicity or nationality; in fact I'm proud to be with a person with total different background for the richness of culture behind it, but I wouldn't living in the bubble of both of us only forever right? Gosh I hope not forever.

I wouldn't say my English is of Cambridge level, but I would still put it above average. T's probably would be like, hmm, on the way to average? It's not a bother now, but I would probably know more when I go to T's place this April.

So, would you love to have your other half with a language you are comfortable with, or would be fit into that other half instead?

Ponder-worthy question.

PS: It's T's birthday today! Supposed to pos-laju a handmade bracelet over, but CNY caught me up. I guess I shall do it next few days.


  1. hahah used to be into Thais a lot but I realized after getting comfy with the language now, I've moved on hahaha

    1. Moved on into vietnamese pula. When would burmese be in the picture?

      Well, who knows right? One day one way or another it manage to come right back

  2. make ur own language with T together ;)

    1. You mean like we both learn another language from scratch, like French?

      Ain't too sure got time for that!

      Unless you are talking about, *ahem* then who knows la kan? But then again, our circles of friends pulak??

    2. What Alex meant was to ask you and T to create a new language that only you two understand. How's your Thai now?

    3. Speaking like a true bro man...

      Create from the thin air? Hahaha, joking joking. I will do try, our language is prolly Englthai right now lol

      Thai has been really friendly to me, what I need now is more practice and binding my foundation blocks well >.<