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来个双语的post如何?Bilingual?

我的朋友终于忍不住开一个post来催促我快点写双语的post了。我想如果要这样做的话,第一个疯掉的,毫无意外的话,一定是我。目前我看过最多双语posts的,非frankie大哥莫属了。为了暂时满足他的要求,我决定从这个post开始,然后接着的几天,都不要blog算了。哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈,有没有炸到?

Finally, Jonathan wrote a post asking me to write more in english (more bilingual posts). Chances are, I would be the first one to go insane if I am really doing it. However, I happened to find a blogger who blogs in both mandarin and English and I am so(oooooooooooo) impressed about it. So, to help making his hope come true, I decided…. not to blog for a few days after this post, muahahaha *evil laugh*

开什么玩笑,只是写上面那一小段的paragraph我已经冷汗直流了。虽然我的blog一向来都是半番唐的,但并不代表我的英文很好滴,真不好意素。他要我写英文的几个原因,第一个:

Franking speaking, just a short paragraph like the one above is more than enough to make me develop phobia (好像比中文版本的同一句话严重很多) to write in English. Although I do not blog in 100% mandarin (almost all the posts are written in mixture of mandarin and English), but this does not mean that I can master English as well as I master mandarin (however, my mandarin is not that good either. To further convince me, Jonathan wrote :

I would suggest that he blog in both Chinese and English. For the kind of traffic he gets, he should be making much more money (thru advertisements).

老实说,我有点精神错乱了。至于说到这个blog赚不赚钱的问题,一向来都不排在我第一项的target。而且说到流量,我这里的流量其实也真的没有很大。一切都维持在正常的水平,以我一个寂寂无名的blogger来说的话。如果要靠blog赚钱,我当初到现在也不会只写这些风花雪月、无病呻吟的entries了。

Feeling a lil’ bit dizzy now. First of all, I do not really care *that much* about whether this blog is generating extra income for me. Besides that, the amount of traffic this blog gets is not that *big*, and everything is well, going fine. As I only write about my life (原谅我省略掉无病呻吟), I do not find any reason why I can get money from this kind of topic. If I wish to maximize my income from this blog, I would start writting about other things/topics using certain keywords that offer higher pay.

Of course, improve your English. I doubt it’s easy translating a post in Mandarin to English.

听上去真的很心动,但是谁不知道?哈哈哈哈哈,我承认,多写的确可以让我破破的英文更为进步。但是……写在这里,我找鬼来纠正我咩?而且,我写的华文常常夹杂吉隆坡式的语文plugin,比如说英文啦,粤语啦,客家话啦,福建话啦等等(现实生活中,这些方言,除了广东话,全都不会说)。如此一来,翻译的工作将会是我心中的痛……

It really sounds (looks) like a good idea, but who doesn’t know about that? Hahahaha, I don’t doubt writing in English more often helps improving my level of master in English (wa, can write lidis one mer? I really doubt it….). But there is a big problem, if I do not realize about the mistakes I have made in the post, who is the one that is going to inform me about them? Moreover, as what I mentioned earlier, the posts here are written in mixture of languages, for example, KL-style Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien etc. (this doesn’t mean that I can speak in those dialects, except Cantonese) This would further increase the difficulty in translating as well (does this sound more like an excuse?)

Make it easier for me to learn Mandarin

先生,你的女朋友不是会中文的咩?还有,你不是已经会的咩,虽然大部分已经遗忘?

Hey, I thought your girl friend understands mandarin very well (she even has a blog in Mandarin)? Besides that, I thought you told me you understand a little bit (but I doubt it will be enough to understand my “rojak post”)?

Widen your audience

除了炸到还是炸到……

SpeechlessSqueezed(被榨到)…

and hence, make decent money

继续炸到

Continue speechlessSqueezed…

And hey, your posts might become hilarious too.. some “direct translation” from Mandarin will be funny.. remember Phua Chu Kang? That was Singlesh though, but close enough :p

原来你要的是direct translation啊,早讲嘛,那我就不用这样头痛去翻译啦。天啊……

After all you are just asking for a direct translation??! I won’t be translating this whole damned blog post if I knew this earlier. Oh my goodness….

Forget ’bout podcasting.. you’ll go broke paying for the hosting in no time.. hope to see you blogging in English 😉 with the way you actively market your blog (to Chinese aggregators), do the same for the English version.. I bet visitors will loathe your sidebar.. LoL.. it’ll take forever to load!

Podcast?没时间没条件没闲情去弄……至于marketing,我想……还不用太担心吧。至于Sidebar的服务连接,很多都需要重新整理(就是删掉啦),因为很多都reject了我的申请……

Podcast? You gotta wait until I have the time, the money and the resources. As you said, bandwidth costs $$$$$$ especially when I get more popular *day-dreaming*. About the marketing, actually I am going to re-organize my sidebar content when I have the mood because my blog is not listed in their directory/service (means they rejected my application lar).

写了好长的英文,快崩溃了。下次还是写summary算了,不然真的会死。

Wow, this post is getting so long that I nearly collapsed. I guess I would just write a short summary telling my friends who doesn’t understand English or else I might just die while writing new posts.

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From Jonathan (somehow it doesn’t turn up)

“*honestly, ur blog is too lengthy with both languages…”

“lengthy” at such an age.. damn~ u’ll really become a super grumpy (and long winded) old man..

er……………. speechless squeezed….

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-11
time
02:06:41

相反的,我现在饿得很

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-11
time
02:03:05

真是吃饱没事干!EFNTD – – eat full nothing to do!

author
双喜姐
date
2006-10-11
time
01:45:10

I’m aware of that, that’s why I created another blog for shorter posts and more *bling* *bling* photos 😀

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-11
time
01:23:27

haha… i do write blog in my poor english too for the purpose of my non-chinese-educated frenz. Its also for those who think english version is more reader-friendly. So u can try to write in english/ bilingual..

*honestly, ur blog is too lengthy with both languages…

author
妮子
date
2006-10-11
time
01:21:47