Sunday, April 23, 2006

Crap updates. Absolutely nothing important here.

我姓陈。英文写成Tan。
有的人叫我Tan。这因为我的英文名不很容易记。

在大马,我的姓名是以马来音调念的。在世界很多地方Tan就读成ten,自己听了很不自在。

老板:阿Tan,七号吃完了,你跟我收他们的碟回来。

同事:你是叫Tan呢,或是Ten?
一维:Tan。原子弹的Tan。
同事:哈,这么好玩!

同事:跟你讲个笑话。。。
同事:牛排和羊排在路上见面但是不打招呼。为什么?
一维:不知道。
同事:因为不熟。


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The above material cannot be translated satisfactorily into English without losing the essential bits, owing to the intrinsic properties of spoken Mandarin.

To keep everyone entertained (assuming many conditions), here’s an MSN chat excerpt for those who do not read Chinese. [Slightly edited for grammar and syntax.]

The Architect: Some of my colleagues are using Pentium 2 computers running Windows 98.
The Architect: So even thumbdrives don’t work... have to burn CDs.
Tan Yee Wei: Oh shit
Tan Yee Wei: doesn’t Photoshop kill those computers already?
lol…
It does…thus they dun run Photoshop
Haha
Most presentations are hand coloured
With colour pencils
Definitely what some would say 'old school'
In fairness… it does look quite good
At least you can be sure their hand eye coordination are good
lol
And yes, nothing out of the lines. The ultimate sin of kindergarten academic work [eye rolling emoticon]
...
Ah wells… See, the thumbdrive transfer method as a way to promote relationships between colleagues.

[omitted]

Think I'm falling sick soon... better sleep more
Good night
Enjoy your ‘all work and no F1’ Sunday tomorrow.
Ah nvm, got pretty girls so it's not so boring
Wow.... u've changed
Girls instead of F1?
No lah
Not SO boring
lol


As the title already disclaimed, nothing important here.

2 Comments:

Blogger cynical-idealist said...

同事:跟你讲个笑话。。。
同事:牛排和羊排在路上见面但是不打招呼。为什么?
一维:不知道。
同事:因为不熟。

Lol, I haven't read a Chinese joke in years. Kinda forgot how witty Chinese can be.

2:28 am, April 23, 2006  
Blogger sonia said...

I used to use a Pentium 2 to run Windows XP, use Photoshop (etc softwares), and surf the internet via broadband connection... like normal!

Haha.. BUT.. my pentium 2 comp had lotsa upgrades here n there.. So it still worked fine. People usually don't believe me UNTIL i tell them "i upgraded stuffs here & there, so all's fine". Haha.. Prolly told u before though..

4:35 pm, April 23, 2006  

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