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Postby taxico » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 7:50 pm

ozchick wrote:...but she may not have seen herself in such a 'bad light' with regard to her English. The social setting for her life's experiences probably didn't facilitate this.


it's something she should have prepared for. she'd not roll outta bed and wear her granny panties + old shirt to the interview, and neither should she bring unsuitable english to it.

she's obviously spent some time dolling up and keeping fit to take part in that pageant. the least she can do is brush up on her english (or at least, speak slowly and enunciate clearly).

imo!

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Postby QRM » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:39 am

Looks like her past has caught up with her, normally its some porno scandal, this time it looks like Ris Low is a convicted thief.

Boy did the organisers and judges get it so wrong. Ha ha, can you imagine what sort of fall out there would have been for Singapore if she reached the international stage.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:38 pm

i guess i'd have preferred a porno scandal... :cool:

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Postby econoMIC » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 3:21 pm

Geez, now it turns out that she has also been convicted of identity fraud and credit card theft. How could they miss those recent convictions when they allowed her to run for Miss Singapore?!?!

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Postby QRM » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 5:57 pm

Singapore has not one but two famous female export on the international stage the porn star Anabel Chong and now joined by Tea Leaf Ris Low. :lol:

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Postby durain » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 6:30 pm

cashier: good morning madam. how would you like to pay?

ris low: aiya... let me think first ah. i got so many kredit kard, boomz, i dunno which 1 to use. ok, i use dis one, visak. can?

cashier: thank you. your signature please?

ris low: why you one my signature? is it coz i wearing my bigini?

cashier: no madam, it is for the credit card.

ris low: oic. oh yeah, signature. can have the kard back coz i need to kopy the signature. i forgot how to sign!

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Postby econoMIC » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 7:41 pm

The card have lepard priiint or zeeeebra? Not the kaki one, is it?
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 9:45 pm

cringe-worthy!


brrr....

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Postby blitzonic » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 6:33 am

Singapore has not one but two famous female export on the international stage the porn star Anabel Chong and now joined by Tea Leaf Ris Low.

Tila Tequila. Felicia Tang (the one who was strangled last week). Kaylani Lei. All born in the Lion City. Ditto Paulyn Sun, the Miss SG Universe 1994 winner who acted in some titillation movies in HK (including the Category 3 flick Ichi The Killer).

Miss Low isn't an "export" yet. Doubt she will crown her crown now.

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Postby bythesea » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 1:50 pm

QRM wrote:
bythesea wrote:sorry that i did not reply in proper english. but you do get what i was trying to convey across right?


With that attitude, then why bother walking over to hand your cash to a shop keeper may as well throw it from the other side of the room, he will get the message you are paying him.

May as well not bother saying thank you anymore just a grunt will suffice, and when asked direction from a stranger just a chin point will also convey the message.

Its called laziness, and shows a lack of courtesy to the person you are communicating to.


Let him who is without sin cast the first stone

my engrish is no good like you so you is have every right to criticise her :wink:

don't misunderstand me. i am not condoning or justifying her use of the English. i have my fair share of cringe-worthy moments reading emails or in other occasions with terribly poor English clearly evident, which i feel should not happen. (most recently at the da vinci exhibition :shock: )

if however you choose to raise examples which i think tend towards a little to the extreme, i rest my case. because your engrish is far gooder than mine and till the cows come home, neither of us will be truly satisfied with the other's viewpoint

p.s. got engrish mistake must say hor. i is also wan make my engrish gooder! :)

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Postby QRM » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 3:15 pm

bythesea wrote:Let him who is without sin cast the first stone

my engrish is no good like you so you is have every right to criticise her :wink:

don't misunderstand me. i am not condoning or justifying her use of the English. i have my fair share of cringe-worthy moments reading emails or in other occasions with terribly poor English clearly evident, which i feel should not happen. (most recently at the da vinci exhibition :shock: )

if however you choose to raise examples which i think tend towards a little to the extreme, i rest my case. because your engrish is far gooder than mine and till the cows come home, neither of us will be truly satisfied with the other's viewpoint

p.s. got engrish mistake must say hor. i is also wan make my engrish gooder! :)


My English is far from perfect I failed my English O levels twice, I put it down to a mild form of dyslexia and being in Singapore is not helping.

You are missing my point, there is nothing wrong with bad English when the person is obviously not English, its when you say there is no need to improve it so long as the message get through, thats is the problem.

If its all about just getting a message over, would you send in a CV for a job application in Txt speak? I don't think so unless its a job for those annoying SMS telesales jobs.

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Postby econoMIC » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 7:17 pm

bythesea wrote:
QRM wrote:
bythesea wrote:sorry that i did not reply in proper english. but you do get what i was trying to convey across right?


With that attitude, then why bother walking over to hand your cash to a shop keeper may as well throw it from the other side of the room, he will get the message you are paying him.

May as well not bother saying thank you anymore just a grunt will suffice, and when asked direction from a stranger just a chin point will also convey the message.

Its called laziness, and shows a lack of courtesy to the person you are communicating to.


Let him who is without sin cast the first stone

my engrish is no good like you so you is have every right to criticise her :wink:

don't misunderstand me. i am not condoning or justifying her use of the English. i have my fair share of cringe-worthy moments reading emails or in other occasions with terribly poor English clearly evident, which i feel should not happen. (most recently at the da vinci exhibition :shock: )

if however you choose to raise examples which i think tend towards a little to the extreme, i rest my case. because your engrish is far gooder than mine and till the cows come home, neither of us will be truly satisfied with the other's viewpoint

p.s. got engrish mistake must say hor. i is also wan make my engrish gooder! :)


Why don't you just go ahead and open a Ris Low fan club? (Tongue in cheek).

Okay jokes aside. I think the problem is not that her English is not that great but that what she said regardless of her English was rubbish. She would be a great fit though if the aim of the Miss World Pageant would be to proof that it is not about intelligence but just bimboness. Also regardless of English ability, I still do believe sending a convict who was recently convicted is the wrong sign, eg. beauty perceived by some judges is more important than character, honesty and whether you are a decent member of society.
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Postby nakatago » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 9:11 pm

econoMIC wrote:
Why don't you just go ahead and open a Ris Low fan club? (Tongue in cheek).


Sorry; somebody beat y'all to it: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=143858161816 :P

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Postby EADG » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 10:12 pm

Well, since you mentioned it, when are you guys going to change this one:

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bythesea wrote:language is a tool for communication aka two or more parties must be able to understand each other. if we are chatting with friends or getting some stuffs from the grocery store

Singlish pet peeve #872:

The noun is "stuff" (and, for that matter, "staff") in singular and plural. Never, ever "stuffs" or "staffs".
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Postby EADG » Sun, 27 Sep 2009 10:15 pm

That is about the best statement I've ever heard on the subject, well played QRM.

But I would add, that nor does it reflect well on the person doing / saying that, wherever it is they are from.

QRM wrote:
bythesea wrote:sorry that i did not reply in proper english. but you do get what i was trying to convey across right?


With that attitude, then why bother walking over to hand your cash to a shop keeper may as well throw it from the other side of the room, he will get the message you are paying him.

May as well not bother saying thank you anymore just a grunt will suffice, and when asked direction from a stranger just a chin point will also convey the message.

Its called laziness, and shows a lack of courtesy to the person you are communicating to.
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