Friday, July 20, 2007

I AM ON CNN ASIA TALK!!!
7月10日,CNN ASIA TALK.播映我的时候,我自己都不知道,是朋友打电话来通报我。
On 10th July, when CNN Asia Talk aired my interview, I didn't know
> it myself. It was my friend who called and told me about it.


有兴趣的朋友,请上以下的网址,到cnn的网站看看。
Friends who are interested, pls visit the following CNN website and 
> check it out.
>

第一次上国际的电视,很多朋友都打来替我道贺。
访问的内容相当过瘾,不过本来我要求用华语回答,我可以讲得更仔细一些,用英文回答,老实说,句子的组织会比较不完美一些,文法也凌乱多了。
It was my first time on international TV. Many friends called to congratulate me. The topic during the interview was quite
interesting. Initially, I requested to answer in Mandarin, so that i could answer in more details. But having to answer in English,
 frankly, made the sentences I formed seem not complete and disorganised.


访问的内容是:我的电影如此多对社会和政府的批评,如何可以过关。我是如何开始了演戏导演的工作?和我对singlish的看法。
The topic was: Since my films were so targeted at mocking the  society & government. How did I get around censorship ? How did i start my career as an actor & film director, and what was my opinion on Singlish.

我的这个动作是在告诉她,很多新加坡人在以前都不敢乱批评政府,因为first thing come to our mind 是,我会不会惹祸上身?
This action of mine was telling the reporter, many Singaporeans in the past never dared comment about our government, because the first thing that came to our minds were, would we get into trouble?
>


After you guys watch it on the web, pls give me some feedback 
如果你们上网去看的时候,也给我一些意见。

23 comments:

Crystal Berry said...

我打开CNN在想你应该是用华语来回答主持人的问题。。。开口的一句“walau"让我笑乐,兴致勃勃的继续看。。。没想到你竟然用英语回应全程整个节目。。。值得鼓励。。。加油。。。

Chester Tan said...

Thanks for representing the local media industry voices on this international broadcast platform, and for advocating Singlish! Yeah!

Jason葉 said...

ㄜ......批評新加坡政府會被抓去槍斃嗎@@",還是會......@&*$*,好恐怖喔= ="。
不過導演真的好厲害喔!!!可惜的是......不聽不太懂英文= =",哈哈~

xuan_zi said...

the thing that i admire you is that you helped most of the singaporeans said out what we always wanted to say. And i do agree that we want to say alot of things but we are afraid too. like my mum who kept telling me from young that i better keep my mouth shut on such topic esp when i so excited talking about politics.

and i watched the new variety show. would say that it is a better one compared to the last few years. a least it attracted me to watch further. cause i used to switch channels last time. But the only thing not very good was the structure of the programme.

i hope to see better variety shows that will be comparable to overseas like taiwan or hong kong...perhaps the lack of creativity as some of the local variety show has shown trails of similarity to oversea's variety shows..

Ben said...

ah... i see you got yourself on cnn? well done, pat on the back my friend. but... english pls???

Sandy Girl Girl said...

Hi Director Neo, I chanced on yr blog from another blogger friend "Princess Carol".

I like your I NOT STUPID series. I think it's very good because not many parents understands how we feel. Although we are only kids, but we have our own thoughts that may not always be wrong.

It's nice that someone like you undestands and puts together a series of films on children for the adults.

Can you make more of such films pls? Maybe I will audition for your next film, hehehehe... In fact, so many bloggers on yr blog comments are so pretty. You can consider casting them on yr next show. At least have some fresh faces. Cos actually I don't like Fann Wong, but you keep using her. She a bit too act cute.

Director Neo, pls keep making good films for Singapore. We all grew up watching your shows, so I know we won't be disappointed on yr next production.

said...

u purposely one or what?

cos u wrote "I AM ON CNN ASAI TALK!!!"

vivian said...

这不是我第一次到你的博客上,但却是我第一次来留言。
恩。感觉还不错;用华语来写博客再加上英文的注解可说是两全其美。
不错不错。
我每个礼拜一的晚上在学校都有演出的彩排,所以没有机会看你的节目,感到很遗憾。

Personally, I don't think Singlish is bad; 那只不过是新加坡的一个象征性罢了。
We cannot completely remove Singlish. We can only reduce the amount of Singlish used.

Princess Carol said...

In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with Singlish. It's just an accent that Singaporeans are used to. It's just unique. Besides, Singaporeans are considered well-spoken in English (thks to our education system).

If you've watched Miss Universe, you'll notice that many other nations round the world have representatives either don't speak English or speak very bad English. Some others who speak English have also their own accents.

So actually, Singlish (or Singapore English) is not that bad after all...

Anonymous said...

Hi, my first time here. I really enjoyed the show so far! Jia you for the whole team!

Anonymous said...

搞笑至尊一点都不好笑。所有的笑话都很无聊。

Jack Neo said...

有意见的朋友,有看法的朋友,请留下你们的电邮。

希望听到你们多一些意见。谢谢

Geetahwoo said...

hey jack neo. congratulations on being interviewed by CNN. really proud of you. :)

Karen said...

梁智強導演,我很欣賞你的敢於嘗試的態度。還有, 我想好像你一樣: “ observe – I read, hear, and tell the people the problem they encounter”.


謝謝你,梁智強導演。

Karen Tsoi said...

梁智強導演,我很欣賞你的敢於嘗試的態度。還有, 我想好像你一樣: “ observe – I read, hear, and tell the people the problem they encounter”.


謝謝你,梁智強導演。

Anonymous said...

关于踩地雷,梁导是先锋。有些单刀直入,有些隐隐约约。带给我们很多酸料,笑料,很多时候还表达了我们的心声,真的很感恩!

你的部落格很生活化,看到你真诚的分享,同时也很认真地想知道我们的意见,确属难得。对你的电影,我最喜欢跑吧孩子,其他的也不曾错过。

唯独搞笑至尊这节目有点令人失望!虽然
偶有佳作,但整体内容还是很空洞。总觉得能引起共鸣的,应该是现实生活里的题材。所以“地雷区”里的笑料,最能触动人心!希望梁导能会意,哈哈!

其实非地雷区也有很多题材,像你前些时候写的电脑中毒,还有榴莲的点滴等,都可以加料上演吧。谁能像你一样把山竹说成榴莲的原配呢?又绝又妙!你的文章比搞笑至尊还好笑,好的笑料,就算没人演也能令人会心一笑。希望梁导能再会意,哈哈!

小白云。

purpleshadow said...

i was in Beijing's hotel room when I watched ur interview on CNN, i tot it was a repeat interview done sometime back, never expecting it to be so recent!

u still speak ltosa Singlish, good efforts in bringing vibrancy to spore tho :)

shihui

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CharlieBrown8989 said...

Keep Up All Good work.

Mr Wong said...

Dear Jack,

I was so impressed when I saw the CNN interview as I felt that you spoke on behalf of many Singaporeans (including myself) who were not brave enough to voice their opinions on certain issues.

Thank you and have a nice day.

elsa said...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/singwee/jackneoblogskin.png
不知道你喜不喜欢?

elsa said...

sorry sorry 应该是。。
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/singwee/jackneoblogskin.png

elsa said...

这个才是对的。