Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kelantan Malays Having A Head Start Learning Mandarin?

The news that the Malays in Malaysia's most Malay state are flocking to learn Mandarin should be news indeed!

But we don't read of it in the main stream media (MSM)

You and I know better.

Although Malay is the official language, it is a smart move of the Kelantanese to learn Mandarin.

Being multi-lingual won't handicap/disadvantage any one.

On the contrary, you become more empowered.

The mono-linguist is the handicapped one in this increasingly globalised world.

And as China becomes a global player and probably the world's largest economy by the end of this decade, learning Mandarin would only place us in a better position to take advantage of the fast changing geo-poltical and economic scenario.

Only the petty minded and the ultras would think otherwise.

Even the West is increasing aware that it would be advantageous to get a handle on the Chinese language.

And although English is the world's international language, what guarantee do we have that that will always be the status quo?

And even if English remains the international language, I don't see why we should not learn Mandarin, apart from Malay which is the national language.

Or even a third or fourth language.

Bravo Kelantan!

So, why not start by learning to hum along with the currently very popular Mandarin number "You Exist In My Song" 我的歌声里 by Qu Wanting


Or click here to got to you tube

Or listen to an ordinary Malay, Amirah Nikwan, singing the song


I think she sang it well.  Click here to go to you tube

And here's another, an English girl singing the song


Click here to you tube

You really should listen to the original by Wanting herself. Her voice is just alluring alluringly haunting!

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