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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

towkay ho seh boh? ... how to become a successful towkay.

I was given this book to read. It's really a good read and a hilarious one too. It's something very Singaporean because of the language is a mixture of Singlish and Hokkien.

(Singlish is the so called Singapore version of unofficial spoken English. Something like how Aussies have English words that only they will understand, or pidgen English spoken by some of my friends from Solomon Islands and Samoa that I dont understand. Hokkien is a Chinese dialect spoken widely in Singapore.)



If you have your enough of Drucker or Harvard Business Case Studies, get hold of a copy of this. It has very good business do's and don'ts.

Some chapters inside: (I think people in Singapore and Malaysia will laugh)
- Zou Seng Li Ai Gan Dan (Business ideas must be simple)
- Mai Zuo Number One (Don't be Number One)
- Ka Ka Lai Lah! (Be Brave!)
- Lao Sit Si Pun Ji (Honesty is your Capital)
- Tae Suah Liat Boh Tua Hee (A Short Fishing line never catches a Big Fish)
- Bao Shua Bao Hai (Do Everything in the beginning)
- Lang Kon GST, Wa Kong ERP ( Others Say GST, I say ERP)
- Mai Zuo Lao Gao (Don't be a monkey)
- Ji Tua Tua, Thang Dua Lui (Big Aspirations, Big Money)
- Gang Lang Ma Si Lang (Employees are Humans too)
- many many more... haha...

It is published by Rank Books. www.rankbooks.com
ISBN: 978-981-05-9638-5

7 comments:

Pat said...

Let us know how you like your book!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day

Clarice said...

Ka Ka Lai La :-)

zakscloset said...

i think my old boss should read that book. 'employees are humans too'? brilliant!

Keropok Man said...

Pat,
It's quite a good humorous read!

Clarice,
Ka Ka chor si mi?
haha...


Zakscloset,
Yes you should! :-p

Sally said...

Employees are human too....lol!

• Eliane • said...

Seems like a fun read!

Ming the Merciless said...

I'm dedicating this song to you.

Ji Pa Ban