Open your eyes wide Ida! Hopefully less errors in the future.
Every time I go back to my posts, I will always find those typo errors. Really am getting older. But sometimes my fingers are just not as fast enough to catch up with what's coming out of my head. Then I would find missing words when I reread what I type, still, after posting them, my husband would tell me I might have missed some words. My grammar is also deteriorating ... I should read more.
When I was growing up, my mom didn't speak much English, my father did, specially when he was angry. And I listened a lot to oldies, The Bee Gees, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, etc. Singing along to the songs truly helped me with my pronounciations in English. We speak in English in the house half the time, from what I read, you should train babies as young as 1 day old and should continue to speak different languages to them till they reach 1 year old. If the mother is chinese and the father is malay, and grandparents are indians, and each of these people speak their mother tongue to the baby, the baby will understand and able to speak 3 languages by the time he/she is a toddler.
I spent 5 years with chinese classmates when I was in secondary high school, understood a little bit what they were saying, but couldn't make out a sentence. What a waste! I know 'chiak peng', which means 'eat rice' ..... And quite a few words. Should have paid more attention and try to learn to speak chinese when I had the chance.