Monday, November 26, 2007

I Am No Way A Genius

"カルヴィン、終わった?"
What I was asked
during my English paper this morning
Romanised:
Karubin, owatta?
Translation:
Calvin, (have you) finished?
It was the first paper of my mid-term exam this morning and it was the 50-minute English paper. I was just 15 minutes into doing that paper when the lecturer in-charged came into our classroom and looked to the far corner at the back of the classroom and asked me that. To be honest, I had just barely finished the first few questions of the paper.
I was like "Huh? Don't kid me lah sensei". But of course, I didn't say that to him.
It is true that our level of English is far better than the Japanese in general. I am not trying to look down on them, but it is the reality and you will know that if you are in Japan long enough. This has resulted of them having the tendency of stereotyping us as some genius sent from another world, who knows every single thing when it is related to English at times.

4 comments:

Reena said...

this is what u shd have replied..

OF COURSE IVE FINISHED..
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
*throws bc head in smugness and joy*








*LONG PAUSE AND PULL SOLEMN NOOB FACE AT SENSEI*







le siao bo?!

calvin said...

@ reena:
this is one of the best comment i have ever got. short and simple, but you made me almost fell off the chair! i could see some phu-chu-kang-ism in it =P

ns29 said...

I always pretend that I am putting full attention leh...
Haha..
Since time is always enough,boleh buat selamba..

calvin said...

@ ns29:
when i see those japanese putting so much concentration when answering their english papers, instead of acting selamba, i will be kan cheong-ing there ady =P