Wah lau eh, one hour of being interviewed on
UFM 100.3FM Radio 1003, one of the better morning radio shows, is very 辛苦, man. Because I had to speak Chinese leh!
It was nice to know that, besides my wife and my buddy Ryan, there were some other listeners yesterday (Wednesday morning) from 9am to 10am.
Thanks for all the kind SMSes from listeners, coming in during the show. I read them all on 坚文's PC.
It was fun to be on the show. Not only that, I got to hear Mee Siam Mai Hum played on air for the first time and I got to say "damn" too. Apparently, "damn" is allowed on air.
A reader described my Chinese thus:
"Ya boy...was shock to listen Mr Brown talking cheena....sounds like lupchong stuck in the mouth lidat."
Another reader said:
"mayb u shd do a podcast in chinese"
Actually, we have done that before. Ryan and I do some chats in Chinese during our travels. And here is a podcast that was done in both English and Chinese:
My wife laughed and told me I sounded hesitant in my Chinese radio debut. I told her, hard lah. I have to translate the cheem and fast Chinese chatter of the DJs first in my mind, then think of the answers in English, then translate from my English brain into my limited Chinese.
My videographer and buddy Ryan, who is the reason I have gotten more confident speaking Chinese lately (his English not so good, and we converse in Chinese all day), also said, your Chinese usually a bit more fluent leh. I told him I was nervous lah.
Thanks to DJs 文鸿 (Wenhong), 坚文 (Jianwen), and 丽梅 (Limei) for the enjoyable morning at their studio.