Monday, November 23, 2015
Me English No Good
Cikgu : Puan, puan kena cakap Bahasa Malaysia dengan anak puan.
Me : Kenapa cikgu?
Cikgu : Result BM dia sentiasa teruk. Mungkin kalau cakap BM dengan dia boleh bantu sikit.
Me : Cikgu, saya memang cakap BM sebab English saya sendiri pun teruk. Betul, tak tipu.
A conversation after UPSR BM paper....
Me : How was the test?
Me son : So so. By the way what is 'jururawat' ibu?
Me : What was your guess? (Biar betul dia ni)
Haziq : Ibu, there's a MAJOR improvement for my BM result!
Me : (hati berbunga-bunga) Owh ye ke? What did you get?
Haziq : Last time was 'E', now I got a 'D'
Me : (long paused dalam hati 'eh?')
Nazurah : Same here mummy, there's an improvement for mine as well
Me : Nazurah dapat apa?
Nazurah : From 'D' to 'C'
Me : alhamdulillah for both of your results (while scratching head)
Me Son : Ibu, do you use BM when you talk to yourself, or do you use English like me?
Me : Boleh tanya benda lain tak?
(I swear I used to ask the same question to my English speaking friend back in secondary school)
Alhamdulillah. The kid's English is far better than mine, be it their grammar or vocabulary. I swear I speak Malay with them most of the time (Me no english slang fancy parents. Me england no good). No tipu. You can tell how terrible my english is just by reading this blog. And like my son said, I need to enrich my vocabulary.
My Bahasa Arab? Hancus.