Tuesday, April 11, 2006
On Saturday, while feeding Zara lunch, the old newspaper man (a man who goes from housing estate to housing estate collecting old newspaper, magazines, car batteries for recycling; and we get paid a small fee for letting him have these old items) passed by our house. Like all old newspaper men, to announce his presence, he blasted his recorded 'advertisement' repeatedly while driving through the residential area. It was something like this : "Paper Lama (Malay: Old newspaper). Siu Gu Poh Jua (Hokkien: Collecting old newspaper). Sao Gao Poh-Ji (Cantonese : Collecting old newspaper). Old newspaper. Bateri Lama (Malay: Old batteries)" Zara very quickly learnt up the 'chanting'. And here's a recording of her chanting, with me prompting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For those who are interested in the scones recipe, I'd posted it here.