Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tips to Those Who Hate My Blog Because It's in English

A few days back, there is this person who commented in the cute chatbox at this blog. He commented that I shouldn't blog in English because that make people hate to read this blog. Sincerely, readers, am I giving you the hard time because of the language I used to blog? But, still people do comments and followed my blog, so what he said maybe not true at all.

I'm not automatically excellent in English. I learned slowly when I was in standard 1 and 2. By standard 4, I improved and this continued until I was quite good with this language. That doesn't mean I'm bad in BM either. S.P.M BM paper as you know is tough as hell and I did got A1. So, don't tell me I forgot who I am okay?!

Here is what I did to improve my English years ago and still continues until now.

1) Read English novels

  • You can starts off by choosing an interesting novel with simple sentences. The best is choose the book which is not too thick. Once you start reading, you would feel like continuing until it finishes. Well, I have influenced one person to do this and he said let's change books next time. Haha! See, it's not difficult.
2) Listen to English songs

  • This is much more simpler way for you to improve your English. Listen to any favourite songs and try to understand what it means. Try it! =)
3) Communicate in English

  • For those who not really good in speaking English you would find it hard to starts off. But, to learn you need to throw all the embarrass feelings. Find close friends to practice. For me, when non Malays talk to me in BM, I would reply back in English. So, after a while they would eventually talk English with you. Have confidence in yourself!
4) Watch English films with subtitles
  • At first you would need the subtitles, but after you're getting good at it, you won't need subtitles anymore. For example, many people watch Korean movies right. After a while watching a few movies you can understand some words in Korean. The same thing goes when you learn English
5) Have at least 1 English dictionary
  • This is for you to refer any words that you don't understand. Don't be lazy to flip through the dictionary okay? Plus, these days there even electronic ones right? :D
6) Read English paper & magazines
  • To increase your knowledge in vocabs. It make it easier for you to do homework, assignments etc if you're a student. For working people, it makes your communication skills even much better.
I didn't got Band 6 in MUET during matrix but still I don't failed it either ;)

So, happy trying!

To that person, I had nothing against you, just giving you ideas how to learn English in fun ways! =D

Image source: Mr Google


atreyu strange said...

Haha. It's weird why people think that way when we blog in English. It must be something out of the norm for them. I like reading blogs that writes in languages that they're most comfortable in. And when can you practice if you refuse to even start learning, right?

Supia Chao said...

Well its good to blog in English rather than Malay. Coz I come across Malay blog with short form that I totally cannot understand one single thing they try to say.

jfook said...

Ignore those bad comments, you're doing well. I got comments about I got a lot of blog haters as well. I still keep on blogging:)

Wan Chee Hung said...

Saya memang setuju dengan apa yang diperkatakan di pos ini. Seseorang menulis blog sebenarnya bertujuan untuk meluahkan perasaan yang terpendam, tanpa mengisah bahasa yang digunakan.
Tujuan saya menyampaikan komen dalam bahasa Melayu supaya orang yang memberi komen yang begitu negatif pada blog ini menyedari bahawa bukan senang untuk seseorang menulis dalam bahasa yang kurang dipergunakan dalam activiti harian kita.
Memang payah untuk saya menulis dalam bahasa Melayu setelah hampir 15 tahun saya tidak menulis atau membaca selain bahasa inggeris.
IC saja yang mengatakan saya ni orang Kedah, tapi nak tulis satu ayat pun kena fikir panjang lebar. Rasa kekok sangatlah. Orang yang bagi komen tu ingat bahasa inggeris dia solid sangat! Awat nak post komen sebagai anonymous?
Pandai mengata kat orang, pengecut pulak dia, tu! Tok sah kisah sangat kat orang macam tu! Macam macam ragam orang kat internet ni. Saya dah baca kandungan pos yang ditulis olehmu. Ok,pa! Dia tu mengada ngada! :P (wow! It took me nearly 1/2 hours to write this comment!)

Aiza Aidid said...

atreyu: that's what I'm trying to prove here. Can't satisfy everyone right? =)

Aiza Aidid said...

supia choa : yeah.. almost blogs are like that. As a Malay, I sometimes can't understand what are those short forms stand for..and it's even worse for non-malays right? =)

Aiza Aidid said...

jfook: Thank u so much and I would not quit easily..hihi =D

Aiza Aidid said...

Wan Chee Hung: Wow!! You amazed me with your BM. BM anda sgt hebat. Kalah saya..hehe :)

Thank u for your comment! Sangat dihargai. =)

Idzwan Phoenix said...

good one...we all have to start somewhere and to take the intiatives on our own...

i only got B for English in UPSR so I really worked hard to improve...I actually applied those ways above and they really helped...

and it's really a shallow mentality to see if someone had forgotten their root simply because they're comfortable using foreign languages


kenwooi said...

dont worry, you're doing well.. blogging in english allows more readers to be able to read.. =)

Aiza Aidid said...

Idzwan: That's what I thought. By reading your comment it shows how good your English is =)

"Speaking English doesn't make u more 'org putih' or become less Malay"


Aiza Aidid said...

ken: thanks and that's the purpose of my blog. So more people can read and have more info =) hihi

ohmywtf said...

ai ya..one Malaysia mah..any language is fine as long as the blog is interesting, people will keep coming back one. Good job! :-)

Aiza Aidid said...

ohmywtf: haha! well, tell those to the blog hater. =)

thanx for dropping by..hihi

Sabrina Halim said...

remember those days when we used to borong novels from MPH? haha. so much fun

Aiza Aidid said...

sab: hahahaha.. tula kan. tapi these days I slalu borong kat Popular plak..hihi

Sabrina Halim said...

tula kan. if u r a member dpt lg discount 10%. best3. hehe

Miss Syamsina said...

thanks sbb u buat post ni. hihi.. actually, about last year, sy sgt berkobar2 untuk ubah english sy., cz maybe awak pun tau, english , x berapa.. uhuh..

tp, sejak 2 menjak ni, sy punya smgt tu dah kurang balik, nk menulis dlm english mcm mls. dh mls nak fikir. so, thank you sbb naikkan balik smgt sy nk improve. heehehe

Aiza Aidid said...

miss syamsina: ahahaha! ur wlcme.. :)
post ni pun coincidence i've got blog hater.. so..hehe

english is fun n simple =)

AnonWantsSurvey...:) said...

english is not the problem in ur blog, but there is something i really2 wanted u to post on ur blog but u didnt post it...

hmmm...mana janji2 mu?...

....hahaha, rilex la put....x mara pon, cuma tertanye2 je bile...hehehe :P

Aiza Aidid said...

taw la kan.. nk tgk survey ni..haih..hahaha..

klu rjn la ek br wat poll tu.. if x, kat side bar je la..wakaka

amal said...

hoh kite pon tulis blog dalam english gak
taknak bace lantak ko la
pegi main2 jauh2 sane hahah
tapi kan put, ari tu kawan kite cakap die pon teringin nak buat blog gak tapi die kate sebab ramai antara kengkawan die buat blog dalam english buat die rase down pule
kite cakap tulis je la dalam bahase pape pon
asalkan kite buat ikut suke kite kan hahah
anyway, to hell what people want to say as long as we enjoy doing things we like, am i right or am i right muahahahah

Aiza Aidid said...

yup2.. hell with people cm2 la kan.. xde spe pkse bce blog ni pon..muahahaha =D

btw, ckp kat kwn amal 2.. tulis je dalam melayu pon.. once die enjoy blogging, people who read it would eventually enjoys too..hee!

h said...

nice tips sis. I also tried to improve my english. My grammar teruk. LOL

Aiza Aidid said...

hehe.. no prob! grammar 2 once da ok xde prob da.. =)