In view of the "Speak Good English Movement'', the authorities has rolled out a series of online drama about how six friends try to plan a wedding but somehow it went quite unexpected due to miscommunication and their usage of English :P
Speaking of English, do you use Singlish often in your daily life? It seems forgivable when you are using it to communicate with the hawkers or on very informal occasions. In fact, we all speak Singlish everyday~ Be it at work or in school. It has become a way of life. I strongly put my feet down whenever Singlish is being use for delivering presentations, or when speaking to a client ..I mean some degree of Singlish is acceptatble but it's best to limit it in the business context.
This happened to me a couple of days ago. I called a clothing company to enquire if there's still seats for their upcoming preview. The reply I got in return was rather curt.
Sales person: Good afternoon, XXX company
Eileen: Hi, has the preview event that is taking place on the 19th been filled up yet? Are there still empty slots available?
Sales person : oh, notchat.
As I couldn't udnerstand what he said at all, I decided to go Singlish.
Eileen: So , the places fill up already or not?
Sales person: notchat
Eileen: Can u repeat that?
Sales person : not chat
I must have been really slow that day.. I finally got what he meant!
Why can't he reply me in full sentence ? Instead he went notchat notchat..
Notchat== Not yet