Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Who says nothing good ever comes out of using vulgarities?

We got a freakhog distinction for shooting this documentary back when we were film students in murdoch university in 2004.

the idea came out from nowhere, with some unconventional titles. "!" was chosen because you couldn't really say it, and yet.. as a punctuation mark, it means so much. After that, the content naturally flowed..

what were we comfortable with?
what's uniquely singaporean?
does it make us special?

i think this documentary shows how language is a cultural force so many of us take for granted. And in even more extremes, cussing and swearing are language tools we use to connect with each other!

Enjoy!


! from Brian Koh on Vimeo.

19 comments:

Min-tea said...

I was in Murdoch in 2003 and seeing the campus and the familiar white-washed walls of the SV units make me miss uni so much.

sodabug said...

ahahahahha I LOVE THIS. you look soyoung and baby-faced brian!

elastic-plastic said...

Oh penis.

brian koh said...

@mintea: hahahaha, i didn't stay in SV, but i do miss plenty of things about perth -)

@sodabug: hahahaha, about 10kg has changed since then -)

@elastic-plastic: knnbccb!!

the burning epiphany said...

you looked so DIFFERENT! but i knew that was you. was squealing "hey it's briannnnn!".

hehehe. totally agree with the vid man.

(lin/yin)

oldskoolmark said...

Hey, it was great hearing your talk at Podcamp!

w Anyways, hahahaha, that's a funny video. Russell Peters would love to see that.

Anonymous said...

possibly only for males who've gone through NS? the singaporeans i hang out with do not speak hokkien, much less chinese. we communicate in singlish, our cultural glue.

Anonymous said...

Try using the same vulgarities we used in our daily conversation here in Taiwan.

Vulgarity, sadly,is part of the local culture, we shouldn't deny it but I really don't think we should celebrate it.

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