01 April 2007

Chingrish (2)

About a dozen fun people responded to my earlier Chingrish poser. Thanks again. Since it was so much fun (at least for me) and it's April Fool's Day today, I have come up with a 2nd poser here:


I can't give too many clues to this one as it will give the game away. I can only say that I saw it today somewhere in the east coast of Singapore. There were only 3 English words as shown in the above photo. The other words were in Chinese.

At first, I thought that the words had a literal meaning - teaching people how to become entrepreneurs, toeing the Government's policy of turning more Singaporeans into the likes of Sim Wong Hoo. (Despite much encouragement from the Government, this policy, like the "have more babies" policy, apparently has not been very successful so far. You can't really blame Singaporeans. Starting a business is not without its attendant risks and Singaporeans are generally known for being risk averse. If for whatever reason a business fails, our laws can be quite unforgiving.)

If you thought that the 3 words were from a "marketer and publicist" just like Walter, then sorry, you are also wrong.

That's two down for you so it should be easier to guess. Your job is to guess what the writer of those 3 words had intended them to mean. (Another clue, which should be clear by now, is the obvious meaning of the phrase is not the right answer.) Please read the "Terms & Conditions" below before submitting your guesses. The answer will be revealed in 5 days' time. As usual, winners will be awarded virtual prizes. Have fun guessing and Happy April Fool's Day.

Terms & Conditions

1. Anonymous guesses are not allowed. Anon1, Anon2, Anon3, etc are considered anonymous. So are Just Passing By, Just Browsing, Anyone, Someone, Somebody, Nobody, Noone, Noname, HorseWithNoName, ManWithNoName, Linlaobeh, Linpeh, Me, I or anything similar.

2. Each person can submit only one guess. Although you can submit more than one guess under different names, I seriously can't figure out why anyone would want to do that unless he/she is desperate for a virtual prize. (This rule applies especially to Chris.)

3. This is meant to be a fun post for fun people. If you don't find it fun, please don't guess. Better still, don't visit my blog. Go away, you are on a different wavelength with me. You've hopped to the wrong blog.

4. If you don't like your award, simply don't claim it. Under no circumstances should you utter expletives in whatever language, whether in revenge or in frustration. Personally, I can take it but please understand that this is a family blog - there may be young children reading my blog without seeking parental consent.

5. Never apply any pressure, subtle or otherwise, on the blog owner to come up with the next poser. This is not a regular series as this type of poser is "by chance" only. I don't make a living out of this, okay?

19 comments:

Shilpa. said...

Oh, I know, I know!!! It's a laxative! Not only got to do your business, have to run to do it! Hahaha!!

Chris said...

Yawn.

Woa, Victor... you got the kick already hor? Have u run out of things to blog. One chingrish after another. But hor, this one not so good leh... How do u expect us to come up with an answer with just these three little words?

Hmmmm... *thinking hard*... u haven't heard the last of my sms yet ....

Chris said...

BTW, your prize in the last run of Chingrish SUCKS....

Still thinking if it's worth cracking my brain for this ... LOL

Cool Insider said...

Hmmm.... could it be something related to a job which requires you to literally run? For example catching thieves in a security firm? OK weak and lame I know.....

Victor said...

Shilpa - That was Kenneth's guess in the last Chingrish contest. Sh*t, why must the guess always have something to do with it? LOL.

Victor said...

Chris - Can't you play by the stated Terms & Conditions? Told you already - go read rule #3 again.

Aiyah, what prize were you actually expecting? Be more realistic (not materialistic) can or not? All you did was just a few keystrokes which was done in a few seconds. I spent several minutes designing that medal for you, okay? Sigh, some people can be so ungrateful.

Victor said...

Walter - Nice try. Next.

etel said...

I did a goggle search, no answers ley.. heehhehee

Victor said...

Etel - Hmmm... maybe if you had done a google search instead of a goggle search then you might have hit something? Muahahaha.

But seriously, how can you expect to find the answer the easy way out (by trawling the Internet)? Of course don't have lah. All my riddles here are original one, okay? You think I've ripped them off someone's website wan ah? LOL.

Having said that, go ahead and guess lah. Why you afraid that I award you with a booby prize izit?

Chris said...

I've tagged you, like it or not. It's quite a chore. But you must do it! Check out my blog.

Victor said...

Chris, so sorry hor. I can't access your blog. Everytime I tried to load your blog, a dialogue box saying "Run active control-x on this webpage. Click OK" pops up. Whenever I click OK, an error dialogue box pops up saying "Internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"... blah blah blah. Then the browser shuts down. So I don't have the faintest idea what the hell your meme is about. Which means I am NOT doing it.

Didn't I warn you NOT to put that stupid Goodmorningyesterday song on your blog?

And not say I want to say you. You smsed me to tell me one thing and then go and do another thing. That's just so you - so contraditory wan. Tell me how am I going to take you seriously next time? Hng.

tigerfish said...

I also guess something to do with toilet leh! Do business means go toilet for the big one right? LOL!

Lam Chun See said...

I think they are trying to give assurance to customer that the biz will continue to run and not fold up overnight.

fr said...

It is quite vague leh, hard to guess...
Anyway I guess it means to tell people not to pee there.

Victor said...

Thanks to Tigerfish, Chun See and Fr for your participation. Tune in for results on 6 Apr.

FireHorse said...

Ehhh, I too late to submit answer or not. But my guess not too original, I oso think it must be something to do with toilet stuff.

Victor said...

Of course not too late, Firehorse. Thanks for your submission. One more day to results.

Chris said...

Hey! I haven't submit my answer yet hor ...

Hmmmm..... somewhere at east coast, you said? .... Is it near the beach? Something to do with the many bicycle and in-line skater rental? Fly kite? So cheem! Why dun you go fly kite!LOL.

Victor said...

Sorry Chris, you've missed the boat. I've already posted the results when I read your response. Anyway, I have given you an award already. Go fly kite, I mean claim your award.