I was once in a shop in Akasaka.
The shopkeeper asked me detecting my Singlish Japanese, "Doko kara desu ka?" (Where from?)
"Singapura kara desu." (From Singapore)I answered.
"Shanghai no chikaku?" (Near Shanghai?) He asked.
"Iie. Hikouki de roku jikan." (No. about 6 hours by plane) I said.
"Chuugoku wa sonnani ookii." (China is so big.) He said.
I gave out a big chuckle and left the shop.
I like that joke... too
But really, Singlish is 3 times faster than what a usual ang moh is used to hearing though. Maybe 5 times if that ang moh is a Southerner... (I find the Southern accent really difficult to fake btw, and it annoys the hell out of people lol)
Actually I think Singaporean English sounds okay... it's Singaporean Chinese that I can't stand. It sounds terrible. I don't ever want to lose my Singaporean English accent, but the Chinese one I hope to shake off and replace it with something more elegant sounding.
lol. enough about accents.
I noticed some of you talking about Prima Taste stuff. There's a Prima Taste resto in my city and I've been there a few times to satisfy my SG food cravings... $7-9 for a bowl of Laksa oh man... I don't believe it. It only costs $3 (or is it $4 now?) at my favourite Katong stall...
It's okay for Singlish-speakers to try to speak proper english, but it is NOT okay for proper english-speakers to try to speak Singlish!
Prima Taste in San Jose, across from the main post office. Food's OK, waitresses dress up in Singapore Airline's sarong kebaya.
Years after Raffles Cafe in Fremont shut down, I still miss their laksa.