The participants were asked to describe how they spoke in their own words.
How do you describe your accent: "Poor"
Have there been other influences on the way you speak: Not Given
Do you have skills in languages other than English?: Yes
Other languages: Chinese
I remember when I come here there was no interpreting for people, I can't speak english nobody can help me you know and even I go to hairdressers just let them do whatever they like, cut the hair and...because I can't speak english just let them do it. Interviewer: Was it it really difficult? Yin Fun Lok: yes, very difficult. Even go to hospital you know, can't get anybody to help but when is chinese welfare is set up you know it's very handy for those people. I learn english uh when I empoyed uh local staff you know for the counter because I can't speak english I need to do the cooking. Sometime the staff is sick or something you know they not turn in, the customer come in and I would ask whgat they like they just point the lumbers, they point to lumber twelve I just go in the kitchen because we have why a chinese number twelve and what it is. Even people say no onions or nothing uh uh, I don't understand sometimes keep them on and they bring it back I say I don't want onions but still onions there.