Friday, August 26, 2005

Hokkien Podcast

Recently, I was listening to the podcast on It's an initiative by a Penangite who was born and bred in Penang but now studies, works and lives in the United States. I found out about that podcast from another blog which I follow and have introduced it in my blog previously - Wa Si Hokkien Lang. It started off with a somewhat small group of listeners which were mostly his friends but I'm sure after being mentioned on WSHL's blog, he would probably be having more than the 'small group' of usual listeners. It's kinda funny listening to a Hokkien podcast and some of the topics brought up can really crank you up. However, the host's laugh can be SO annoying! After listening to all the episodes including the previews, it starts to get boring as it just turns out to be friends who just gossip among themselves and reminisce about their schooling days. I would advice potential listeners to listen to the podcast with a handful of salt and an open mind. I will still be following the podcast though and hope they will improve on the topics at hand (and a personal request to cut down on that laugh just a few notches :P). The host also has his own show at Ongline Podcast, which is pretty much about his daily life and is in English. Recommended listening if you have time to spare. :)

UPDATE: Apparently, episodes 1 and 2 are considered beta recordings too. I've now listened to episodes 3 and 4 which can be considered the true shows and they are pretty good and much improved from the earlier shows. If you want to have a good laugh or enjoy listening to Hokkien conversations, this is one podcast to listen to. I absofuckingnabehponatslutely enjoy listening to it every week. By the way, you can put away that bag of salt of yours. Not required for this podcast. :D (updated 05092005)


  1. is that where u got the star wars in hokkien eh? it's really hillarious...
    it was a big hit in my lab even among the non-hokkien speakers! :)

    u get sai yelling "wa eh chew ah...!" once in a while :)

  2. Hahahaa...I can just imagine. :P