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What you 1 from me?

[Lim Ah Lek was asked to make a sentence using 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. Not only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again from 10 back to 1. This is what he came up with....]

“1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to pee. But couple saw me, so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run until I fall 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So, I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call my boss and say I am 6. He said 5, tomorrow also no need to come back 4 work. He also ask me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1.”


• Ah Tink Yu Fa Ni!:   “You have a good sense of humour!”
• Ai Bang Mai Ne:  “I bumped into the coffee table”
• Ai No Pei:  “I got this for free”
• Chin Tu Fat:  “Have you considered a face lift?”
• Dum Gai:   “A stupid or dubm person”
• Dung On Mai Shu:   “I stepped in shog dit”
• Fat He:   “An unattractive person”
• Gun Pao Der:   “An ancient Chinese invention”
• Hao Long Wei Ting:   “When is the bus due?”
• Hia Dei Kum:   “They have arrived”
• Hu Flung Dung:   “Which one of you fertilised the field?”
• Hu Yu Hai Ding:   “Are you harbouring a fugitive?”
• Jan Ne Ka Sun:   “A former late night talk show host”
• Kum Hia Nao:   “I'd like to talk to you ASAP”
• Lao Ze:   “Not very good”
• Lao Ze Sho:   “Obnoxious Fiance”
• Lei Ying Loh:   “Keep out of sight”
• Lei Tsho:   “Midnight television programme”
• Lin Ching:   “An illegal execution”
• Ming Toy:   “Plaything belonging to ancient emperor”
• Moon Lan Ding:   “One small step for man”
• Ne Ahn:   “A lighting fixture used in advertising signs”
• No Bai Nut Ding:   “Your price is too high”
• Noh Pah King:   “Tow-away zone”
• Noh Tsmo King:   “Cigarettes are hazardous to health”
• Noh Wei Ding:   “Keep out of the pond”
• Shai Gai:   “A bashful person”
• Shu Man Go:   “Your body odour is offensive”
• Sum Ting Wong:   “That's not right”
• Tai Ni Bei Bi:   “A premature infant”
• Tai Ni Po Ni:   “A small horse”
• Ten Ding Ba:   “Serving drinks to people”
• Wan Bum Lung:   “A person with TB”
• Wah Shing Kah:   “Cleaning the family car”
• Wai Go Nao:   “Do you really have to leave?”
• Wai So Dim:   “Who turned off the light?”
• Wai Tu Soon:   “A man ahead of his time”
• Wai Yu Kum Nao:   “I thought the meeting was next week”
• Wai Yu Mun Ching:   “I thought you were on a diet?”
• Wai Yu Shao Ting:   “There is no reason to raise your voice”
• Wai Yu Sing Dum Song:   “You know the lyrics to the Macarena?”
• Wai Yu So Tan?:   “Did you go to the beach?”
• Yu Mai Te Tan:   “Your vacation in Hawaii agreed with you”
• Yu So Dim:   “You aren't very bright”
• Yu Stin Ki Pu:   “Your body odour is offensive”

Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman

Failure is not failure if you learn from it. - Unknown

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar. - Emperor Sigismund

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. - Buddha

Learning, undigested by thought, is labor lost. - Confucius

Rotarians, be patriotic! Learn to shoot yourself. - Unknown

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F Kennedy

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. - Plutarch

We all have that one friend who needs to learn how to whisper. - Unknown

I realized my mission in life was to learn more, not earn more. - Surya Das

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

You could listen to Woody Guthrie songs and actually learn how to live. - Bob Dylan

It's impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. - Epictetus

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

What else is there to live for? Chinese food and women. There is nothing else! - Dudley Moore

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Sometimes when learning comes before experience it doesn't make sense right away. - Richard David Bach

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. - Ignacio Estrada

The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed. - Adam Levin

You can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. - Chaim Potok

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

If you don't know learn how to be scared, you'll never really learn how to be brave. - Simon Holt

The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. - Stephen Covey

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

We lawyers learn to study the faces of our witnesses, to form quick judgments, and to act upon them. - Lyman Abbott

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. - Ernest Hemingway

A lot of problems would never be problems if we could learn to talk to each other instead of about each other. - Unknown

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. - Aldous Huxley

I love solving puzzles, I love finding my way around obstacles, and I love learning new things about technology. - Kevin Mitnick

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

Most people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy trying to place the blame on someone else. - Unknown

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis

Tell me the facts and I'll learn. Tell me the truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever. - Native American Proverb

Every job I do, I like to think it makes me better, or I learn things. It's all about how much something's going to stretch me or test me. - Daniel Radcliffe

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