Singlish is cool lah! (and other stories for a podcast) with Dr. Gwee Li Sui

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Besides his PHD, Dr. Gwee Li Sui is known for many things. Former Academic. Poet. Graphic Artist. Literary Critic. Singlish.

He drops by the podcast to talk about the nuances of Singish, why it should not be perceived to be uncool, and what it was like during the early days as a creative writer.

He remembers his undergraduate days, seeing his books in bargain bins, and what it feels like to get online hate mail after being writing an opinion piece for the York Times.

He’s also our first guest to have his own Wikipedia page.

How cool is that!

1) How to read Singlish - 02:16

2) Do you speak Singlish? - The New York Times - 14:23

3) The Singlish discourse - 16:50

4) The Leeter Tungku - 00:44

5) About poetry - 22:11

6) Singapore's first graphic novel - 30:22

7) Leaving academic for creative writing - 38:38

8) Singapore Literature according to Gwee - 42:18

9) Why It's cool to be uncool - 36:05

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Website: https://gweek.wordpress.com/

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Audio parter: Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) | Mics used were AT5040 & AT 4041

🎤 Mixer: Zoom Livetrak L-8 Digital Mixer and Recorder

📷 Camera & Support: Sony FS5 with Stock Lens | Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K | Canon EOS 5D Mark III

📷 Wide Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM

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