23 May 2014

Read it! Say it out!

How do you guys pronounce 'Pistachio'?

I always thought it is pronounced as 'Pees-ta-CHEE-oh' ... until Natalie Tran proved me wrong in her latest video as 'Pees-ta-KEY-oh'. So I google up the word and 'OMGWTFBBQ! it IS pronounced as 'KEY-oh' .... I've gotten it wrong all these years. Eeeks, so embarassing..

But it does make ALOT of sense now reading it as 'Pees-ta-KEY-oh'. Just like macchiato - 'ma-KEY-ah-toe'. Italians..... LOL

And then today, I read a post on FB and apparently 'hiccup' isn't really spelled that way. It is 'hiccough' but the '-ough' pronounced as 'up'. Funny Funny English.. According to wiki, '-ough' has up to TEN(10) pronunciations.

/ʌf/ enough, hough, rough, slough, tough

/ɒf~ɔːf/ cough, trough
/aʊ/ bough, drought, plough
/oʊ/ dough, furlough, though
/ɔː/ bought, brought, ought, sought, thought, wrought
/uː/ brougham, slough, through
/ə/ borough, thorough
/ʌp/ hiccough
/ɒk/ hough
/ɒx/ lough

And to think we use these words everyday... I didn't even realized they are all read differently.


12 May 2014

什么跟什么!

该怎么说起呢?现在的生活过得很矛盾。

我是一位工作狂。以前是。现在也是。但自从知道身体状况不佳时、整个人就好像失去了方向。

不想再拼了。不想谈梦想了。更不敢对自己有什么期望了。什么买房子呀,什么高薪职位呀。。统统都变的不再重要。根本就提不起劲儿。

问题来了。过的那平平无趣的生活、我又觉得不充实。我根本就不是那种可以随随便便找个"几千块"的工资就满足的人。

想往上爬、怕心有不足。明知道身体状况多多的根本就做不久、活不久、就更让我想打消这念头。想慢下脚步放个轻松、又觉得这不是我个人风格!金钱上也绝对是个绝大的问题!

朋友都以为我过的好轻松。家人都觉得我过的好潇洒、轻轻松松做个Freelance就觉得我会很满足似的。好无奈。有烦恼时,也不知道该往哪唉声叹气。。

唉。。

07 March 2014

Always Hungry (like me)

SHO-JO-JI (The Hungry Raccoon)


Sho, Sho, Sho-jo-ji / Sho-jo-ji is a raccoon
He is always hungry / So he sings of koi koi koi
He will rub his head and tummy / Rub head and rub tum tum
Macaroons and macaroni / Jelly beans and pink spumoni
Koi koi koi, koi koi koi / All he says is koi koi koi

Sho, Sho, Sho-jo-ji / Sho-jo-ji is a raccoon
He is always hungry / So he sings of koi koi koi
Always a-hungry, very hungry / That's why he sings of koi