In the 1970's, there was a group of American Peace Corps volunteers who helped teach the students at MRSM Kuantan. They taught us Maths and the Science subjects... but not English. The English language was taught entirely by local teachers, and such good English teachers they were. I love and respect all my English teachers then... and I do trust the present-day ones have the same capability and skills as those who helped me those years ago.
On that note, here's the first interlude for 2011 :
A Malaysian girl whose command of English is not too good, accidentally bumped into a Matsalleh tourist.
`I am sorry,' the girl said.
`I am sorry too,' responded the tourist.
The girl was puzzled and replied, `I am sorry three...'
The Matsalleh was even more confused. `What are you sorry for?'
Girl desperately offered, `I am sorry..... five?'