Sunday, September 26, 2010
Good Morning - Silamat Burupagi
Good Evening - Silamat Bingaru
Welcome (Selamat datang) - Silamat Mandug
Nice to meet you - Silamat bidapud
Boy/Men - Lelaki - Dari
Girl/Women - Perempuan - Dayung
Other people - Orang lain - Inya bekun
Foreigner - Orang luar - Tami
Orang - Na'uh
Old - Tua - Tuuh
Olderly - Orang Tua - Namba tuuh
Adult - Orang dewasa - Namba (married people)
Youth - Remaja - Bujang
Children - Kanak-kanak - Anak inya
Baby - Bayi - Suwe
When? - Bila? - Wang manih?
Who? - Siapa? - Asih?
Where? - Dimana? Apih?
What? - Apa? - Anih?
Why? - Mengapa? - Manih?
How? - Bagaimana? - Mung anih?
0 Zero - Kosong - Kusong
1 one - satu - Indi
2 two - Dua - Duwuh
3 Three - Tiga - Taruh
4 Four - Empat - Mpat
5 Five - Lima - Rimuh
6 Six - Enam - Enum
7 Seven - Tujuh - I-ju
8 Eight - Lapan - Mehi
9 Nine - Sembilan - Piri-e
10 Ten - Sepuluh - Simuhung
11 Eleven - Sebelas - Simuhung Indi
20 Twenty - Duapuluh - Duwuh puru
21 Twenty one - Dua puluh satu - Duwuh puru indi
*Puluh = Puru
Others like hundred, thousand, million and billion same as in the malay language.
(Ratus, ribu, juta, bilion)
It's a shame for me, to have a Bidayuh origin but doesn't know how to converse in its language. Neither in Hakka.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
What did I do at the website? I tried to translate Bahasa Melayu proverbs to English. Some are well translated, true to the meaning but some are translated directly word by word. Here are some of the translations that makes me laugh till I cough badly (this is purely for the purpose of fun and entertaining only, not for studying or serious purpose):
Alang-alang groping pickle, let reach to upper
Bagai kacang melupakan kulit -Like bean forget skin
Bagai bunyi cempedak jatuh -Like jackfruit sound fall
You can try it on your own, just for laughs!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Anyway, Sophie Kinsella's newest novel fron her Shopaholic series is out, Mini Shopaholic. Can't wait to read it but have to wait for my birthday next month because I've ask my sister to buy it for me as a birthday present (such a bully!). Hahahahah... to my dearest sister: I think you don't have to wait for my birthday! Just send it over (she's working in KL).
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
AYAM PERCIK DIVA
Bahan-bahan: 4 ketul paha ayam (chicken thigh)
5 cm kunyit hidup (turmeric)
5 cm halia (ginger)
Sebiji bawang besar (big ionion)
Sebiji bawang bombay (big red onion)
5 biji cili padi atau cili biasa (chilli)
2 sudu makan gula (sugar)
Garam (salt) - secukup rasa
Serbuk perasa Ajinomoto (seasoning) - secukup rasa
1. Kisar kunyit, halia, bawang besar, bawang bombay dan cili sampai lumat. perasakn dengan gula, garam dan serbuk perasa.
2. Bersihkan paham ayam dan lumurkan bersama bahan kisar tadi. perap selam sejam atau lebih.
3. Bakar dalam ketuhar 200 darjah celcius sehingga masak (kira-kira satu jam). Pastikan ketuhar dipanaskan secukupnya terlebih dahulu.
4. Sedia dihidangkan bersama nasi panas.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
This song was taken from the korean series BEAUTIFUL DAYS (Lee Byung Hun, Choi Ji Woo). It is so touching.... I remember those days when my bestfriend, Anchu Tan and I run after finishing our class in UTMKL just to watch this series. How I miss those days back then.
Words (sound reflexes)
According to Dunstan, the five universal words (or sound reflexes) used by infants are:
I'm hungry - An infant uses the sound reflex "Neh" to communicate its hunger. The sound is produced when the sucking reflex is triggered, and the tongue is pushed up on the roof of the mouth.
I'm sleepy - An infant uses the sound reflex "Owh" to communicate that they are tired. The sound is produced much like an audible yawn.
I'm experiencing discomfort - An infant uses the sound reflex "Heh" to communicate stress, discomfort, or perhaps that it needs a fresh diaper. The sound is produced by a response to a skin reflex, such as feeling sweat or itchiness in the bum.
I have lower gas - An infant uses the sound reflex "Eairh" to communicate they have flatulence or an upset stomach. The sound is produced when trapped air from a belch that is unable to release and travels to the stomach where the muscles of the intestine tighten to force the air bubble out. Often, this sound will indicate that a bowel movement is in progress, and the infant will bend its knees, bringing the legs toward the torso. This leg movement assists in the ongoing process.
I have gas - An infant uses the sound reflex "Eh" to communicate that it needs to be burped. The sound is produced when a large bubble of trapped air is caught in the chest, and the reflex is trying to release this out of the mouth.
For lunch today, I cook sambal goreng and stir fry prawn with mushroom. Here is the recipe for the easy sambal goreng for those who wants to eat home cook simple sambal.