Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Travel ambassadors: public housing estate of origin


My friend who travels a lot to far flung places like Tonga and Vanuatu meets a lot of far flung people who don't meet Singaporeans very often. As you'd imagine, the conversation would go something like:
Where you from? Japan? No, no. Singapore. Ah, you speak English too. Yes, some form of. I met some Singaporeans before, they also speak English. Is that right? Yes, they said they were 'Bishaners'. What? Bishaners. They live in this place called Bishan, and call themselves Bishaners, and Bishaners speak English, they said. Oh... oh... haha... oh.. hah. I am a 'Katongite'.
Come on, who you trying to blarf? Everybardy spiks English! Not just Bishaners and Katongites. What about the Bedoki and the Marine Paraders? The Toa Payohans and the Ang Mo Kioreans? The Eunosians and the Telok Blangans? The Bukit Batoksiders? The Yishuners? The Hougangsters? The crack of dawn 'Bishaner' your backside lah!
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Allelujah - Fairground Attraction - The Very Best of Fairground Attraction, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


15 Comments:

Anonymous S said...

dunno u r into crack

4/06/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger aGent X said...

helluva butt crack that one...
voyeur-lah Miyagi you...

4/06/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger zhi yang said...

who the hell will refer themselves as bishaners.

4/06/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous cowboycaleb said...

eh that butt from last night's makan at the food court right?

4/06/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mail Order Bride said...

hou-gangsters. terrible name. You are a Hollander, or Dutch. Not bad name.

4/06/2005 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger mb said...

Mygs, you crack me up...

4/07/2005 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Popagandhi said...

aiyoh. can the west have some representation please? clementites and jurongites revolt. (bukit timah how?)

4/07/2005 02:12:00 AM  
Blogger cour marly said...

Er, Bukit Timakan?

4/07/2005 02:27:00 AM  
Blogger ruz~* said...

tampenisians! tampites..(tempeh? tampons?)

oh well...yeh i always get kinda stumped when my Kiwi friends ask me what part of Singapore I'm from...so small, still got parts meh? aiyoh..

4/07/2005 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger kachuaz said...

piang..wat they call ppl from tampines, man...

4/07/2005 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger bubblewrapwaffle said...

wth! i wouldn't call myself an Ang Mo Kiorean!

4/07/2005 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaywalk said...

Bukit Timah? Bukit TiMATs?

Simei? SiMeiMeis for the ladies. Guys dunno liao.

4/08/2005 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

aint do me no justice!!!

4/10/2005 02:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

OK. Sorry for the delayed announcement as requested by Gabrielle. Gabrielle would like me to state that the offending picture of the crack of dawn is not of her, and has nothing to do with her despite the fact that she has been Surf-stopped immediately after the offending picture of the crack of dawn.

4/10/2005 03:57:00 AM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

apology accepted. Haha.. just complaining lah. Hope ya not angry i complain k.

4/10/2005 05:05:00 AM  

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