Just spent the whole morning TRYING to communicate to a Malay engineer speaking Bahasa Melayu. How the hell do you say "pressure resistance" and "supply chain management" in Bahasa Melayu anyways? I compromised with rojak Malay/English...And just recently, I was a judge for a convention, where the powerpoint presentations are in English but the aural presentation is in Bahasa Melayu! Talk about brain synchronization! Hey, I have nothing against Bahasa Melayu, but what should be the medium of language to be used- thought we're going towards globalisation..aiya. Speaking of Globalisation, nobody can deny Mandarin being also on of the most dominant language now. My cacat Mandarin still needs some polishing. I have to. You see, I met this Malay lady who sent her kids to a Chinese Primary School! Very foresighted decision..and so, I think it's important for the 'bananas' to start 'pro-yellowing'. In 2o years time, as predicted by linguists, English will no longer be THE 2nd language of the world. Oh well, as least it's Mandarin and not Hukkien. Sheesh.