I have always enjoyed going on Chinese radio in Singapore. One of the reasons is the patter of the Chinese-speaking DJs and the easy way in which they switch between languages and encourage their guests to do the same.
So I had the wonderful opportunity of hanging out with Kunhua and Chen Ying on 93.3FM’s late evening show, “Moo…ve it on” (牛顿给点力) 9.30pm, June 19th.
I was incredibly nervous as I was jetlagged and had not spoken in pure Chinese for an extended period of time… I was afraid of being tongue-tied. Kunhua was very warm and friendly, assuring me that it’s perfectly fine to switch back and forth between languages … pretty much whatever I felt comfortable with. So, we spoke in Mandarin, English and Cantonese. If you want to catch a snippet of it, here’s what my iPhone-ready cousin June recorded of the show: interview with Kunhua.
It also touched me that Kunhua encouraged his listeners to download and support Dim Sum Warriors – as this was a comic series written by Singaporeans that is now marketed to the world, and which international “big shots” in the comics world such as Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men) and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Avatar-the Last Airbender: The Promise) had given great blurbs to. His words really felt like a sincere and warm welcome home to me.
And we are a little overwhelmed (in a good way) by the listeners of 93.3. There was an immediate crazy spike in the downloads for Dim Sum Warriors! Listeners of 93.3 – thank you! You rock!
Just to reiterate: Dim Sum Warriors is still in Beta phase. The new version of the Dim Sum Warriors iPad app, which will speed up all the download times, is currently awaiting Apple’s approval, which will hopefully come soon. In the meantime, enjoy Issue #1 and look out for our updates in the App Store!