Date: 23rd April 2007
Venue: Office at around 5pm
Topic of discussion: English Pronunciation
Me: (on the phone)
Colleague A: (walks pass my table) Wahh…! look at our friend here…so rajin read book.
Colleague B & C: where? where?……waahhhh….so thick summore
Colleague A:(opens the book) eh, eh…how to pronounce this word ah?
Colleague B: hmm…*thinking very hard* pro-lo-kwee..
Colleague A: huh? pro-lo-kwee? what word is that? aiyorr..what book is this? one word also so hard to read..
Me: (was already laughing very hard..still on the phone mine you!) wei..wei…can you all please stop making jokes of the word? i’m still on the phone with some guy from Taipei..don’t make me laugh can ah?
Finally, can’t stand laughing…had to passed the phone to my other colleague.
Me: what word that is so hard to pronounce? see i know or not?
Colleague B: (showing me the word) There..this word la. How do you pronounce it?
Me: (almost pengsan…) Pro-log *Word: Prologue*
Colleague B:Pro-log ah? Aiyorr….such a hard word. What does it mean by the way?
Me: Erm…it means an introduction, a start to something…
Colleague B: aiseh…start means start la…pro-log for what…pro-lo-kwee la….
Colleague A & C: yalor yalor…
An end to the last day of a working day….;o)