They wore me down... I just keep hitting the language change button and threaten the kids with eternal bannation from the TV if I catch them watching English shows in Chinese. It's their only exposure to English except me.
I will get my Chinese friend to write up a detailed note. I will get my daughter to describe exactly what happens in Chinese.. But I will still get that "dumb stupid look" And they will have to sit there for ten minutes to three hours waiting for the trouble to happen again.
This is what I hate. They get, what has to be a common problem, and then they play dumb. :s
Historical note! I'm if you like Nickelodeon, I'm the bastard to thank. When they first came here. It was only in Chinese. I called telcom. They said that they just provide the network, not the content. I had to find the bloody distributor and in bad Chinese try to explain that I want the English.
They said that they did not pay for it so they can't give it to us. I had to then find the person in Singapore responsible for sending the signal to the world. I asked the lady if she speaks English in Chinese and got a laugh! In perfect English she laughingly said, "Of Course, this is Singapore!" Unlike.. Taiwan.. the hub of Asia where the only English they can say is the slogans.
The nice lady said that what the distributor said was strange. In fact she said that English is "FREE" and its the alternate languages that come extra. After a few calls back to Singapore, I finally got my precious English.
But the sync was up to ten seconds off. So, when Sandy was talking to Spongebob, you heard SpongeBob's voice. Totally not acceptable. But some of my Taiwanese friends said that we don't care about voice sync. Be glad you have English. After some more calls back to Singapore and many many visits watching the tech scratch their heads, wonder why I cared that I was hearing the wrong people speaking, things were fixed. No matter how many wins.. I just am getting tired. I'll worry about it after New Year.