Friday, March 4, 2011

Mind Your Language, Angelina!

One upon a time in lalaland.... on one fine Sunday.....

Scene 1: Bedroom
Mama: Angelina....wakey wakey....time for breakfast....
Angelina: Hmmmmm......(stretching all out).....what's for breakfast, Mama?
Mama: What do you think? Your usual, of course. Unless you want something else?
Angelina: May I have salmon instead of tuna?
Mama: Of course you can.

Scene 2: Kitchen
Mama: Here you are, Your Royal Highness. Salmon on a plate.
Angelina: Auw.....Mama....you're so kind. I'm no royal anything...I'm just your sweet darling daughter....
Mama: Whatever..... Hurry up. We need to start on your language lesson.
Angelina: On a Sunday?
Mama: Does it matter what day? I have to work on weekdays so I'm free to teach you only on weekends. Unless you want to do it at night?
Angelina: Okay.....weekend is fine as long as it's daylight.
Mama: Yeah...so that you don't miss your favourite TV shows....
Angelina: You know me so well, Mama....
Mama: Oooh...shut up and eat. Be quick.

Scene 3: Study
Angelina: I have the textbook, notebook and pencil ready. I'm yours to teach....
Mama: Good girl. Now, turn to page 10, Chapter 2: Forms of Greetings
Angelina: Wow! Is this what I'm going to say when I meet Tom for the first time?
Mama: Yes. Also when you meet Nicole, Michael and Nikki.
Angelina: Can't they speak English? Why must I learn their language?
Mama: Yes. They can speak English. But you don't. You speak Australian.
Angelina: Oh! What's the difference?
Mama: That's why you need these lessons. Now read.

(to be continued)

36 comments:

Rosmawati Yusof said...

Angelina you drive me crazy...

lupie said...

Hehehehehe ....
I seriously (???) can't wait to read more!!!!
I'm sure something hilarious is in store! :)

Hahahahahaha .... still laughing!!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Rosmawati,
My Mama agrees with you. 500%!!!! purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Lupie,
No.....this is something serious. Seriously serious. *muka selamba* purrrr.....meow!

meowwmania said...

hahahaha....

nak lagi! nak lagi!!

Cheqna said...

"Mama: Oooh...shut up and eat. Be quick."

mama...mind your language!..hehehe..

:-)

mokjadeandell said...

Dell : I dont speak.I dont meow.But I Grrrrrrrr.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Sabau ler! purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
Mama said: har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dell,
I roarrrRRRRRRR!!!!!!

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Fuyoh!!!! so garang that Mama! heh heh.

Naz said...

Pe'ah Sushi says:
meoow owww meoewwww ooowww meow miau miaw miaow
(trans. we belong to cat nation no matter what language we speak....so let's sing 'we are the world'!!!)

Wan Sharif said...

tell mama to remind Angelina not to practice trengganuspeak with Nicole, Michael and Nikki.

i amsterdam said...

haaahaa.. x sabar nak baca seterusnya...

wish DS is more like you... eager to learn :D

=^..^= said...

MOL. Hurry with the next installment of the story, please!

~Slash & Bronzy

Sandy said...

So you speak Strine ! :D G'day mate !

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Andrea dear, Mama is dreadful when she puts on the teachers' hat. purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Naz,
Msg for Pe'ah: roar roar roar grrrrrrrr roar roar roar grrrrr! It's a cryptic msg among cats so no translation for humans. purrr......meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
But am already fluent in Gganuspeak! purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
Every child is special. I'm just exceptionally special. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Slash & Bronzy,
Patience my friends! Good things come in instalments. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
No worries, mate! purrrr...meow!

Lady of Leisure said...

hehe... comel snagat angelina ni tau.. arri n molly kalau orang datang rumah, dia greet dengan kiss tangan.. :D

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Lady of Leisure,
Maybe arri and Molly can join this class too. purrr.......meow!

Nur Misnan said...

angelina oh angelina
u always make me gila2..
i like...

xoxox
aunt nur

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nur,
Gila-gila? You mean like d comic book? purrrr....meow!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, Aussies speak a different language, so do New Zealanders.
I have BIL in NZ. When he phones I have to say, "you mind speaking English", ha ha.
Its the strong accent Aussies and NZ people have.
Like the way Crocodile Dundee speaks.

'Today' sounds like 'to die' in Aussie, ha ha ha.
G'day, mate.
Lee.

TK said...

cats here speak tganu dialect tau and banyok makang ikang aye.Cpat sambung crita tak sabar ni, nak tau..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Unclee Lee,
Not just d slang, also weird phrases and idioms, esp if u come from d outback. purrrr......meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
I thot they speak Japanese? purrrr.....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Angelina, why don't you teach Mama and other dimwitted humans to read scents and detect danger, emotions and intentions, like cats do, instead? It would be so much more useful than you learning English. You can already blog in English so well, you don't need any more lessons.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
No....you can't be serious. There is no way am gonna teach humans the secrets of the cat world. Our abilities are unique to us. purrrr....meow!

tireless mom said...

I thought I am already wise and educated. Purrr...I am disappointed today because I just discovered that I am not. Australians dont speak English but speak Australianish?

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
Sorry to have to disappoint you. I just may have to disappoint you a little bit further. There is no such term as Australianish. It's just Australian. *winks* purrrr....meow!

Cloon said...

'Strine is a bit different than English, isn't it? (ex: "How are ya goin'?") But Angelina, I'm sure you can master learning a new language in no time, I mean with all that Actor's Training and all...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cloon dear,
Prob is, they look similar in writing but totally different in speaking. What's a cat to do? purrrr.....meow!