I just got off a call from New York. And I think I sounded like a Stupid Malaysian Kid.
For the first time ever, it was an interview that the person on the other end was not assessing me, neither was I being weighed off against a bunch of other people all vying for something or other.
It was supposed to be 15 minutes, but it ended up being half an hour long.
30 minutes of myself thinking, Gawd why can’t I answer questions like an matured 18-year-old should?
I sounded like a 12 year-old trying to sound like an adult.
Now we all know, Chooiyen cannot speak, she can only write a bit. Though I already found that out during my feeble attempt at debate, and writing doesn’t mean much because writings are basically just speech you had time to polish up.
At least, I did not use lah or meh or anything like that. Not even once!
But she was speaking perfect English, ang moh slang and all, naturally I got nervous.
Gosh I embarrassed myself. Worse still, it was a recorded 30-minute self-embarrassing act.
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Here is a bit of Very Interesting Fact Regarding G10.
I did a survey on my classmates on their opinions on freedom of expression.
65% of them feel that artists, musicians and speakers in public shouldn’t be allowed to talk freely. Music and art should not contain offensive material.
Now I wonder if they actually listen to rap and hop-hop, in which bling-blings and booze and partying and sex are the way to go.
Even more interesting, 35% agree that if there was only ONE religion practised, if only one religion was allowed, then there’d be more peace within the country.
When I had that question thrown in, I had expected everyone to disagree. I mean, only ONE religion? Ridiculous notion.
But now when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
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I was just told last week that I suffer from a Weird Inferiority Complex.
Weird thing to hear from someone who’s known me only this year.
“You need to learn how to sell yourself! If like you lidat, how you gonna win in anything?”
What she doesn’t know is, sometimes it’s more accurately called Pretending To Be Humble.
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Oh my gosh I just found out, college mates found my blog!
Paige, stop playing with your laptop and start studying!
Oh, and, jangan kembang yea =)