Saturday, May 8, 2010

It Meows #75


If cats know how to talk, this maybe how they greet you if you're in a Western country...

Photo courtesy of Anya.


and if you're in an Asian country, say Singapore...


"Have you eaten yet?" is a common greeting when initiating a conversation in various Asian countries. For example, if you're in Singapore, you will hear people (esp. the older generations) asking each other "吃饱了吗?" (Mandarin), "jiak ba boey?" (Teochew), "seek bao mung?" (Hakka), etc...



So, have you eaten yet? 吃饱了吗? jiak ba boey? seek bao mung? when you're reading this blog? :D





9 comments:

Food For Tots said...

I think it is too late to eat anything now at this time. LOL! ;)

bluedreamer27 said...

Hi dora, visiting you here again... have a great day and happy blogging, hope to see you in my blog again!

Anya said...

:)
Its funny to see me here
meow..meow..
jiak ba boey hehe.....
I speak many languages ;)
I like this post meowww.....
Thanks Dora !!

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Life Ramblings said...

i've taken my lunch. :)

Jama said...

I have one neighbour who always ask me, whether I have eaten, but in english .

Symphony of Love said...

LOL! Not yet. It is morning now ... going to take my breakfast in a while. :)

lisaschaos said...

why do they ask if you've eaten? If you say no do they offer to feed you?

Gattina said...

If you ask Arthur "have you eaten yet" he certainly answers no,even if he had eaten, lol !
Yes he has a fur like a sheep, only I can't make wool out of his fur, !

Cokie the Cat said...

吃饱了吗? See! I learned something from your blog! I like it! And I AM hungry!