Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bo chio

I’m looking up on Facebook the CHIOBU MOVEMENT art party that’s happening later today.  I’m mid-way through my word search and the sheer number of thickskinned people with ‘chiobu’ in their user names…

I cough blood.

*Chiobu means ‘pretty girl/woman’ in Hokkien.

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Jesus Christ, Son of Orang Utan

The botched attempts to restore a church fresco of Jesus Christ by an elderly Spanish parishioner have stunned the world when she devolved the Son of God into an orang utan.

Maybe the Muslims were right about not depicting religious figures in art…

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An unfortunately named landmark

Street sign for local Christian church. (Me, 15 Aug 2012)

*Kay poh is Singlish for ‘nosy’ or ‘a busybody’.

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Call Me Maybe: The Melayu and Cantonese versions

Yes, that song again – but now in Melayu and Cantonese – wah biang eh…

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