The above quote, courtesy of a FiCS sister who shall remain nameless after returning from a stint in Japan.
I thought that was pretty funny when I first heard it during college, but ack -- I'm starting to feel the same way now as well. I've been here for only 3 weeks, and I think my spoken English is already starting to regress! =P
I had dinner this past Wednesday with a Korean-American brother and his wife and kids and just getting to know them better, sharing about my life, hopes, and fears... I'm quite thankful as I think it is -- at least partially -- an answer to my request two entries ago.
But -- ack, too much stuff like "I have been just, uhhh... obtaining various items for my apartment" vs. "I've just been buying stuff" or "I work for an... uhhh... international development company of... uhh... video games." vs "I work for an international video game developer" was coming out of my mouth.
I don't know if this is good (meaning I'm thinking more in Chinese these days) or bad... =P
* While on the way to said dinner, at circa 6:45 PM, I was walking through stopped bumper to bumper traffic on Changle Lu -- with an ambulance with blue lights flashing in the midst of the jam, as immobile as everyone else. Note to self: do not get injured seriously in China...
* Worship for the international church small group I checked out tonight was "lead" by someone's DVD player. Yup -- praise songs in karaoke format; has to been seen and heard to be believed.
Hmmmm... I think I should bring some back to the states next time I stop by -- a perfect chance to combine two of our favorite GrX small group pastimes: Karaoke and Praise! Mindy -- next Living Stone activity... ;)
* I thought Korean-Americans from SoCal had a annoying habit of lapsing into Korean sometimes, but compared to Malaysians/Indonesians/Singaporeans at the international church, they are tame...
Yes, I love all of you, and yes, you're the dominant ethnicities in most of the small groups but -- ahh, so terok, lah! I know all you guys are perfectly capable of speaking the Queen's English, having befriended quite a few people from your respective countries while at Stanford, so please do try to speak English, not Singlish or Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia in conversations where there are others participating not of the above ethnicities... ;)