I am sometimes amazed by my own command of the English language! Maybe being from an English school from Standard 1 and exposures to lots of paper writings during work may have something to do with the command of my English. I have actually owed it all to BEANO and DANDY - for the good command of the English language. Now my English have but deteriorated and my grammar including spellings are not as good no more!
Dzul Hashim (now Dr) is one of the brilliant and clever student on our class. I always stopped by his house after school; which is across the school. He was the one who introduced me to the English comics of Beano and Dandy. After a while, I kind of like the stories in the comic books and I started to buy them; as it only costs 10 cents each then (cheap considering it came all the way from United Kingdom). It is addictive too, when you started reading Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx and other sequels in both the comic books. BEANO and DANDY is something that I stack-up and keep them; which can be re read over and over again the next time. It must be BEANO and DANDY that helped me improved and have a good command of the English language.
My Bahasa Malaysia was also good, being mother tongue and all; and I owe that to liking reading Malay story books. I finished reading all volumes of the "Kisah Seribu Satu Malam" with all the splendours and fantasies of the Arabian Nights!
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