My parents are on this diet of Hokkien shows that I get inadvertently pulled into their world.
The world of *lim peh's' , am kor's and ah bu's ; of family turbulence and moral values.
And no. My Hokkien hasn't improved from all that, thankyouverymuch.
I know la. My grasp of the language sucks, but I really do regret not practicing it when I was younger. I can't remember when I started not speaking Hokkien that much, it just slips away. My household is about 95% English now.
I do wish I'm more fluent in my mother tongue. Half mother tongue at least.
* (in order) your father, but and mother
Oh great orb; whence will my mom's car get fixed?