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Welcome to the Toisan Lives blog!

Where does the sudden love of Toisan and desire to spread the good language come from? It stems from my childhood, to which I vividly remember conversing with my grandmother. I can still feel the effects of the spit-filled words and funny dialect that no one else could decipher.

Although my Chinese consists mostly of Cantonese, I still love a good conversation in Toisan. However, I have noticed that the language is dying and I am determined to keep it alive. How am I doing this? Most of my friends have relatives with a Toisan background and can understand the language. I speak as often as I can in Toisan to these friends, most notably Christopher Dea. They laugh when I converse with them in Toisan but they will only respond in English. They don't want their Toisan to be heard.

Therefore, I've come up with a great idea. If the good language will not be spoken, it can be expressed on a t-shirt! This will keep Toisan on the map. PLUS, wearing these shirts will bring all sorts of Toisan brothers and sisters together, especially the closeted Toisanese (you know who you are!). Imagine wearing a Toisan Lives t-shirt and meeting someone from the same village as you!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Disgusting Habit

My dad is an avid smoker as are most Toisan fathers. I've never seen a Toisan female smoke before now that I think about it. Why do you think that is? I remember as a child I would try to hide my dad's cancer sticks around the house thinking that I would be able to help him prevent lung cancer, and mine while I'm at it. Soon I found out he would just go buy more. It got worse when he started to buy the multipacks at Price Club (what is known as Costco). As much as I love my dad, the smoking needs to go. Not that I'm trying to get you guys to buy this shirt but the word does need to spread. Lets save our Toisan fathers one shirt at a time. Okay, maybe I am trying to get you guys to buy the shirt...

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I have a quick question for you regarding your blog, but I couldn't find your contact information. Do you think you could send me an email whenever you get a chance?