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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Educating Milou

Milou is a dog.

As such, he does not speak. Neither does he understand what we say.

Except for "No" and "Sit" (so far).

But my mother has high hopes.

She speaks to Milou everyday in a smatter of English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Not just a few words but more like a long monologue.

She evens appeals to Milou's rationale.

Just now, television was on - Animal Planet. Mother played with Milou. Strange jungle sounds came from the television. Milou startled.

Mother: (in Cantonese) You see, it's a bad bad world outside. So, you must behave yourself. (in English) Good boy, no biting.

Astonishing.

3 Comments:

At 8/25/2005 03:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The essence of this entry is educating with love :)

My views lah. meow

 
At 8/25/2005 06:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha. Keep it up sir. Your funny remarks, in contrast to my absurd crap, brighten up my dreary. morbid day.

S Tan

 
At 8/26/2005 10:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAhahaha, and i thought you kept saying Me man him dog .hahaha

 

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