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Learn Singaporean Chinese Dialects!

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The other day, I visited the library and found these books: They are locally made by a group known as Sibey Nostalgic (http://www.facebook.com/sibeynostalgic). Each book will teach you 52 basic words in Singaporean Hokkien, Cantonese, or Teochew (apparently, there’s also a Hainanese edition, but the library didn’t have it). I specifically mentioned “Singaporean,” because many of these dialect words are …

Fun with Chinese: Tomato!

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I’ve been trying my best to update this on a regular basis, but it’s not been easy because of a lack of ideas. Anyway, I learnt this fun Chinese fact today! You can check a Chinese dictionary to verify. =D The tomato is barbaric (foreign) because it was brought into China from the other side of the world. If you …

The Confucian Fangirl!

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Yesterday, someone remarked that he knows of a Confucian Fangirl. Was inspired to draw this today after spending the whole day studying Confucian texts. Wanted to give her a pony tail, but I can’t seem to get draw it right. The Chinese words in calligraphy style were painfully traced using the digital tablet. Not easy, but it’s amazing what a …

Existential Crisis

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Drew this after a funny incident happened a few days ago… Had spent the whole night up writing an essay. Took a nap the next morning in the library. 30 minutes later, I woke up wanting to scream, “WHO AM I?! WHY AM I HERE?!” Good thing something was telling me that this is a place of silence, otherwise it …