All in all, the shoot took over two hours about various things Singaporean, but in the episode I appear for just a few minutes. It was broadcast this past Wednesday and Saturday nights, and you can watch it online at the xinmsn website (I can't embed the video).
I appear from 0:57 to 3:16, talking about Singlish, and I like that they used this part:
It’s quite lyrical in the sound, it conveys a lot with very few words, it’s very economical. And it just has a really nice sort of rhythm to it. And I think among Singaporeans, it’s just sort of a sense of familiarity, almost like in every family you have your own inside jokes, and it strikes a chord …The funny thing about watching myself in a video like this is that it suddenly struck me how much I walk and look like my family on my dad's side. No wonder a friend who met my cousin Nardac in Paris said it was like meeting me, only the Paris version.
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