Tuesday, January 31, 2006

So weird leh...

Mr Fat Fingers' mum has noticed it!!!

She has noticed that I never call her anything!!

You see.. it's different here in the UK... You cannot just call anyone Auntie or Uncle because they are not related to you!!! So i have never called her Auntie. And she expects me to call her by her first name... but.. so weird leh! Like so rude... i cannot find myself to call her by her first name! hehehe

And today.. egged on by Mr Fat Fingers... I went to call her.. "Hi Liz!!" I was quite embarrassed saying that hahaha i dunno why .. but it's just silly old me.. i just find it hard to call any of my friends' mums by their first name....cos it is so not Singaporean, i think.. hehehe

13 comments:

Ignorant one said...

because in their country first name = liz/edward/michael all that sorts.

In singapore.. is Ng, Tay, Ang or worst, Chee.

Had great fun surfing ur blog. Good luck!

Fat Fingers said...

ignorant one : first name is the same everywhere worr! surname is last name... what i meant was it is just weird for me to call my friends' mums by their (first) names :D

Lynn said...

Hey FF,
It is me Lynn from Leicester,
just wondering since u surf finicky feline's blog do you know what happened. I miss her blog even though I dun comment, do you have her e-mail so that I can ask her for her password?
Anyway how are you? I have finished my dissertation which was just submitted and have one more exam and essay to go then it is woo-hoo

Dan said...

tat IS weird. coz we chinese lah.. our mindset of respect the elderly is too deeply rooted.. not tat the caucasians dun respect their elders, but different lah. cannot imagine calling my bf's mom by her first name -- "hi kim leong!!". can die.

Fat Fingers said...

Hey Lynn, you've got mail! :)

Dan: yah lor.. it is hard for us chinese lah.. but i will try to call her by her name hehe and hopefully get used to it...

my alter ego said...

hahaha...

i know how you feel man.....

it also took me very long to call them by their names.

....::sPellb0und::.... said...

Slowly my dear and you will get a hang of it...

*wink*

Jayaxe said...

It's like that one. I used to have a British neighbour and I was at first shocked to hear a 5 year old kid calling his mum by first name! Guess it's their way of life. But don't you come back and call your mum or dad by their given names! Haha.

Lynn said...

hey FF thanks....hey take care in leeds okay heard that the BNP ppl have not been found guilty, think going to be a difficult time.
Hope you had a good CNY!

Ignorant one said...

nono! for example my surname is tay, name is gong kia and ang moh name is stupid.. but my parent put as Tay gong kia, Stupid. So my first name is tay right?

Fat Fingers said...

everyone : yah lor.. very hard. Now i am starting to call her by her name in text msgs... apparently she was so happy!! she showed Mr. Fat Fingers the text! hahahaaha

hmm Ignorant one, last name is always surname worr. Follow the ang moh stanard ie. Graham Taylor. So Taylor is surname which is the last name. Graham is first name.. no? hahaa

Penny said...

I share the same sentiments. At first, I find it hard to address an elderly person or even a professor by his name. Well, I guess... it is a matter of getting used to it! ;P It's all in the mind.

Ignorant one said...

lol!!! i follow chinese standard.. =X

Oei Ah Tay! Wan to lim teh anot!

Happy new year also! =P