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MY ABILITY TO SPEAK MANDARIN DOES NOT DETERMINE HOW CHINESE I AM

I just could not stand the sweeping statements made by several individuals suggesting that having a poor command of mandarin is a shameful thing for a Chinese. My question is, how Chinese you are? What is the most authentic culture? The challenge of the day is to connect people who have a poorer command of the language with the Chinese culture, language and customs, albeit assisted with artificially simplified texts or translations. Even poems by Li Bai was written in an era when the Hokkien language was the language used in Imperial Tang China. How Chinese would want be if he claims to be proficient in Standard mandarin today, when he clearly could not fully appreciate the beauty of the poems expressed in Hokkien, unless he studies classical Chinese? If language is a form of identity, why aren't the majority of the Chinese today speak classical Mandarin like Confucius? Or to wear Chinese traditional Hanfu? The fact that words were simplified, the language are made easier to be spoken was intended to allow the populace to connect themselves to the Chinese core.

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LOCAL TAMIL TELEVISION SUCKS BECAUSE OF LOW PAY, LONG HOURS, FREE ACTORS

I joined because of passion. But I got paid little to nothing and worked long hours. In fact, actors don't get paid. Only the famous actors like Eshwari and Jaynesh popularity will get paid on time. Others have to wait in queue and sometimes excuses are given "accountant not in" "we will clear your payment after the show" "Don't worry, it's still processing".

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ANG MOH: SINGAPOREANS DON’T SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH

English as a first language is just propaganda - a legacy from Singapore's dead dictator's regime. No one in Singapore speaks English properly, nor are they able to think in English properly, because English is the first language of not one of Singapore's three main ethnic groups. The Chinese speak Chinese as their first language (or a dialect of same), the Malays Malay and the Indians Tamil. English is the first language of not one of these groups.

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WHY IS THIS POLICE LIQUOR RESTRICTION NOTICE ONLY IN TAMIL & ENGLISH?

I saw this police notice on the restriction of alcohol consumption. It is quite strange that the notice is only in English and Tamil. What about those who do not understand Tamil or English, like the old folks who only understand Malay or Chinese, or the PRC workers who only know mandarin? They wouldn't be able to understand the police notification and may run afoul of the new alcohol restrictions.

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