Monday, November 8, 2010
Fuck the French
We were all happily drinking at Toca last week and then these 3 french girls came in and decided to just join us. As the alcohol poured and the conversations roll, one of the french lady started the topic (like Hitler clearing his throat)
"So what do you all think of the french people?"
"... I'm not judging, don't get me wrong.. but why don't Singaporeans speak Malay?"
So all of us looked at her with amusement and i was giving the (O_O)"> look. So i said to her, "Cause we are chinese."
"But why don't you learn to speak Malay?"
"Because we are chinese, our ancestors came from chinese and so we learn chinese."
"Yes i know you are chinese, but why don't learn how to speak Malay? Is such a beautiful language."
"... Cause we already know English and Chinese?!"
"I notice that most of the Singaporeans here don't like Malays. And Singaporeans don't seem to like to travel out."
"That's totally not true. You need to know more Singaporeans to say that."
If the French go Australia, will she ask the Aussies if they speak Aboriginal? And then go on to push to ask why don't they eat grubs? It's full of protein!
Language is fluid, it changes as time passes, new words or new ways of saying things are formed everyday. Like in the past, Singaporeans would have told the French girl to "Balek Kampong/Qu Si Ba! Si San Ba!/Go back to France!" But in this current era, we would have gladly said, "You fucking cunt!"
Anyway, the point that im trying to make it that she being a French probably see us Singaporeans speaking English as a form of Westernisation like we're white-washed. But she clearly fail to see that we do still retain our heritage. And our ancestors being immigrants from all over Asia, how many languages does she expect us to speak? Despite majority of Singaporeans are chinese, we should also speak malay?
Then the part about Singaporeans don't like to travel out to places like Indonesia thinking that it's not safe. I suppose anybody thinking that a place is not safe will generally NOT LIKE to travel there?? Well, I have alot of frens that i like to travel with and also, I do have some frens that doesn't like to travel (outside comfort zone, or not). I think her social circle are limited to the Atas type lah, she's an expat. She probably can't find any peers to go 7th Month Getai, chat-tu-chat bargain 20baht or even eat rojak during lunch.
The French are arrogant, ignorant and shameless.