"You look familiar... have we met before?" I believe is a well, familiar, overused, ineffective and yet evergreen pick up line and question regardless where we are on earth. In the past (before the 1960s), matchmaking was a common practice in Singapore. My grandparents were match made and only met each other once
@ random streets of Singapore So, Robert and Cynthia meet by coincidence in while Cynthia was in dire straits - so much for being ridiculous and stomping off from their previous meeting at a blind date (click here to watch). Moral of the story - don't burn bridges. Singlish word: Malu (Malay) Meaning:
Yes we know it's unbelievable, but it's Johnson's year of jubilee! (Using the word jubilee to avoid using the large numeric :p) We've pulled out the best of Johnson's acting and real life chops to celebrate! Cheers to 50 more years of laughter! Other Johnson videos: Singlish word: Wah piang Singlish word: Jialat
The most used word in Singapore to describe food, weather, people, places and any thing else positively is…… drumroll, the word “nice”. Yup, we know how incredibly all-encompassing and versatile this word is. Singaporeans use 'nice' in almost every context. He’s a nice guy. The movie was quite nice. These people are really nice. Nice
Singlish word: Chin chye (Cantonese dialect) To be okay with anything / anything is fine. In the video, Cynthia was okay with Johnson getting any kind of food for her. So to Johnson's question, 'What would you like?', Cynthia's response was 'Chin chye,' aka 'Anything.' Examples: Wife: Should I get the yellow or orange
Singlish word: Sian. From the Hokkien dialect. Used to express boredom or when feeling tired of a situation. Aka: I'm so tired of that. / Not again. Examples: Not again?! Sian...... (Narrowly missing the bus after running for it) Sian! It's the holidays and I'm stuck here with this project. Sian. Instant noodles again for the fifth
Singlish word: Wah piang (expletive in Hokkien) Used in frustration/disbelief. Aka: Oh my goodness! (polite) / What the XXXX?! / Unbelievable! Examples: Wah piang, there's a traffic jam at this hour?! Wah piang, he's late again?! Wah piang, how can he get a date dressed like this? Wah piang, seriously, she doesn't know what she's doing.