Really glad that I could get out of cold HK. My roommate told me that while I was away, it had been really cold in HK! I was really lucky. I miss weather in SINGAPORE!
I took a course about history of Singapore last semester, so not like Vietnam or Malysia, I had little knowledge about the country.
Pooky and I have been talking about going to Singapore to visit our host aunt Cynthia, and her daughter Lucy since like two month ago. We finally made it Pooky!
Well, Singapore is such a HOT country. Weather, town, people, and FOOD!
We've tried Indian food at Little India.
This was cool. They serve meals on banana leaves. The fish head curry was SO HOT. But it wasnt spicy for Pooky I guess. She is a Thai girl!!
We have walked around a lot. Both of us need exercise, so it was good for us!
Singapore is really interesting. A biggest Hindu temple is in China Town. When I was looking at the praying ceremony, I forgot that I was in China Town, or I even forgot that I was in Singapore too. Really Indian!
Well, Lucy wants me to get married in Singapore because she doesnt want to travel to Japan. lol I told her that I'll get married maybe in 5 yrs, and I will think about getting married in Singapore. hee hee
It was so nice to see Cynthia, Lucy Zenny and Pooky!! Tell me when u guys come to Japan! or to HK if Im still here.
There's one thing that I was dissappointed in Singapore. It was when I took a taxi in downtown to go to Singapore history musium (coz I got lost. lol). The driver asked me where Im from. I told him that Im Japanese. We talked to about Kyoto. It was good,but he told me that there are not much people who speak English in Japan. Thats true. But on the other hand, a lot of people go to the States or Australia to study English. But he was like,
"you guys stuck on your native language!! We have English ,Putonghua Tamil and Malay!"
Excuse me? Im speaking English to u. It is really useful to know some languages. Especially, in the country like Singapore. so many ethnisities. Historically, Singapore is a nation that all the immigrants established. Japan, 90 percent of the people are Japanese. Its such a big society so people do not need to speak English. Frence, Germany as well. Thats what I have learnt in my anthropology class.
It really depends on the person. some people can speak all the languages, some people speak only one.
Do you know the joke about Americans?
people who speak two languages→bilingual three →trilingual four or more →multilingual one →Americans
But since I know a lot of ABCs here, this is not true anymore. It really depends on the person.
That taxi driver made me a bit sad. He doesnt understand it really depends on the person how many languages (s)he speaks.