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2014.11.28 | 美祿美祿

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1970]
How Do You Usually Pronounce "MILO"??
Nestle Milo
對於美祿(MILO)呢一個朱古力飲品嘅品牌, 相信我哋大家應該都唔會陌生啩?? 當然, 我唔係要幫佢打廣告啦, 只不過係我覺得MILO呢四個字, 在坊間確實係有林林總總不同嘅讀法, 百花齊放, 確實係有趣.. 所以今日唔係要問大家喜唔喜歡飲MILO, 喜歡凍定熱, 而係想做個小小調查, 睇睇大家日常生活上, (唔理佢理應如何被稱呼)究竟係習慣點樣叫呢個品牌?? :)

今日嘅互動貼文如何操作:
  • 選擇下面其中一個讀音, 然後按遞交鈕遞交你嘅選擇
  • 遞交之後大家將會見到以百分比為單位嘅調查結果
when it comes to the brand MILO for chocolate drinks, i guess we are all quite familiar right?? remember the catchy "it's marvellous what MI~LO can do! for! you!" or in Malay "mimum MILO anda~ jadi sihat! dan! kuat!"?? hahaha.. of course i am not advertising for this brand, just that i actually found out that this simple four-letter word MILO has got a vast number of different pronunciations, for which i find rather interesting.. hence today is not about whether you like MILO or not, whether you like it hot or cold, but i would like to do a little survey to see how do you (forget about the proper pronunciation) used to call this brand in your daily life.. :)

How does today's interactive post work:
  • Choose the way you pronounce MILO and then click the Submit button
  • Once you have submitted your choice, you will see the survey results showing the percentage score of each different pronunciations
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86 comments:

  1. I like milo, always try to make one before I leave my house while I've to leave home early in the morning, which don't have time to have any breakfast!! I always it as my loh, don't know where I heard it from, but guess I called as it since I was small!!

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    1. But I know the Chinese one we call it as mei lu (always heard from radio or tv) Now I'm think back last time primary school and secondary school used to have the milo truck came over, to let us drink a cup of it...

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    2. Me too! I like milo as well! It's such a great and convenient drink, can fill our tummy a while if we are too hungry. I always like it hot one.
      Yes, mei lu as in Chinese.

      Oh ya, that milo truck, I am sure all kids love it! Whenever teacher told us there'll be milo truck we sure get very excited one, hehe. I wonder the truck still here these days?

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    3. haha.. I actually don't fancy Milo leh.. my dad always ask me to make some Milo for breakfast before I leave home for work in the morning, but I just don't have the urge to drink that lor.. they say can 頂肚子 but to me no lor, I still hungry and wanna eat things one!! :D

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    4. SK, haha, can 顶肚子 la, a little bit la, but I know what you mean, its like we just drink liquid, din't chew on something, macam not full eh, right? 心理 issue, keke!

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    5. For me also not full one, then I'll have the square biscuits to eat with the milo, but in the end I found that it just makes me eat more instead, hahaha!!

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    6. Today I get to see the real chart on how the 27 % bloggers pronounced!
      It is My-Low! I am pretty sure this is most Chinese way of calling it while other races would follow the TV and Radio ads calling it Meeeee Loh!!!

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    7. I only get to see the chart once which my first click on it, but then few times later, it still remaining as the submission is being process...

      Yup, I mee loh before, but I still like to stick with the way how I call it as my loh, hehe!! =]

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  2. Me-loh FTW! That's how mom says it, that's how I will say it too! :D
    I read in a certain novel, a girl calls her boyfriend's mom as Milo, short form for Mother In Law Okay :D

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    1. haha you are right!! I guess many of us say it as what our mothers say!! I know the proper one is my-low, but it's so common we say it mee-look at home~~ :D

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  3. Morning morning and happy Friday.. Today is a happy day indeed coz weekend’s coming, and yay, we’re going to the zoo! Not the national zoo, but the small mini petting zoo only la.. Hubby doesn’t like going to the national zoo coz he said the animals look like anorexic, very “chai leong”…

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    1. Anyway, back to your topic before I go to Holland.. The first thing I see is Milo, my favourite drink.. I grew up with this (who didn’t?), and I guess Milo is a must-have in every household and also office.. In my office pantry also got Milo, free flow, finish very fast, I think the tea lady replaces the Milo every week leh.. Big big packet of Milo, I don’t know how many kg la..

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    2. Ok, I choose “my-low”, don’t you think? But in Cantonese, we always pronounce “Mee-Look”, yes? I guess you all will agree with me kua.. Grandparents used to say “mee look mee look”, wakakakaka.. Or “Mi-Look”, whatever.. *yawn*

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    3. Ok, enuff about Milook or Mylow.. I guess the point is, we need Milo in our life.. “No Milo, No Life”.. Really.. Every household needs Milo.. Every kid needs Milo.. Haha… I mix Milo in my Nestum most of the time.. People mix Milo with Nescafe all the time too.. I love my Milo with condensed milk.. Aiya, jou yin ji, got Milo enuff already.. Sometimes, too desperate also Milo kosong pun jadi la..

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    4. Everywhere we go, there’s Milo.. Coffeshop, dimsum place, mamak stalls, food court, everywhere.. There’s even fancy names now, like Milo Dinosaur, macam-macam.. People put Milo on bread.. Eat it just like that.. Or mixed with condensed milk before spreading on bread.. Wah, I can talk whole day about Milo..

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    5. yalor haha.. I so gotta agree with you lah, Milo is like everywhere, at homes at offices, and at most of the eateries, it's like we all grown up with Milo.. but then I am not a fans of Milo actually, maybe give me hot chocolate I will be happier, but please don't pretend Milo as "hot chocolate" though it's chocolate, you know what I mean?? haha!! they say Milo gives you energy and fill up your stomach, to me it's just a drink and I still want to eat things after drinking!! :p

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    6. Yes, Milo is like for everyone so macam everywhere also can see! Kids, adults even elderly also can drink, so it's very common lo!
      But these days Milo got a few types I thin, original ones and dont know what fiber one, and another type I forgot, saw it in Tesco the other day, but I always 帮衬 original one only la!

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    7. I heard that Milo from different countries tasted different and I was shocked to try them....so different lah but Malaysia's one is definitely good. Our Milo sells very well here while in overseas, they hardly get top ranking choice of beverage.

      This is similar to BATA shoes story where it is popular here while it is on the branded list category which is for upper class shoppers in overseas!

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  4. morning ... i just finish cup of my-low ...

    mui-look in hakka ^_^

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    1. actually my parents (we are Teochew) say mui-look!! that's funny~~ :p

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    2. Now I know SK is Teochew, we are kaki lang, pa see bo siang kang. You undersand ah?

      I call it Me-Loh, my girls call it Me-Loh too. When they speak in Mandarin, they will call it May Loo (美禄)

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  5. Good morning Sk and all

    Uiks friday quiz ah. Ahem.i click already but cannot see the percentage . Kept saying your submission being process. Am using phone

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    1. oh, thanks for telling me this, I can reproduce this problem too.. I think some browsers does not support the instant loading of the results.. so after submit, gotta refresh the page then baru can see the results dei..

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    2. hahah....that's why you asked for our browser ya that day... yes,,,, i refreshed then baru can see the result

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  6. okay now use laptop can see liao...lol...am in the low side. baru 20% . must be the only one that say it like that la. coz follow mom's style saying it

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    1. yeah, I think it's the browser type or version problem, refresh the page should be okay already.. hehe, so true lah!! we all follow how our moms say it!! so which one did you choose?? :p

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    2. me say me low or me loh....coz biasa already la but with j i say my low. coz he watch tv biasa with my low...think english version of the ads they put as my low

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  7. Milo is one of my favourite drink, hehe...

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    1. Me too!
      I guess that's because I don't drink coffee/tea/latte/cappuccino, that's why Milo or hot chocolate is my top choice.

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    2. actually I don't fancy Milo that much leh.. cold one okay lah but not really the hot one~~ :p

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    3. I don't really drink them either, SK. Unless after a running event and the Milo vans were there. Milo from those vans are hard to resist because they taste so GOOD! :P

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    4. I saw them mix before! You need to add milo, sugar, condensed milk and evaporated milk too plus lots of ice to chill before stirring in plenty of oxygen!!

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  8. i think most common is My-low ...ang moh style of pronounce it. For me i used to call Me-low or me-loh as in cantonese sound.my granny used to pronounce it as mui-look....hakka sound.

    okay we told u already how we pronounce it..how about you? you pronounce it how?

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    1. I also pronounce it as me-loh.
      Mui-look, hehe, very cute!!

      Ya ho, SK din't tell us how he pronounced.

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    2. yay, I guess the proper one should be my-low but we all grow up saying it the way our mothers say it right?? haha.. that's why we say mee-look at home, and sometimes in teochew we say mui-look!! haha, I know, funny right?? :D

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    3. hakka also different sound leh...."oi yim mui-look mau?"(want to drink milo or not?) that's what my granny say la. old time no refill pack...all big containers. granny would keep those tin and reused for CNY cookies like kuih rose /honey comb biscuits or the kuih kapit.

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  9. Actually you are so creative la SK, I never thought one word Milo can have so many pronunciation wo!! But then most of pronunciation you gave are quite odd, I mean I don't think people will pronounce it that way... What we normally hear is either me-loh or my-loh, advertisements also got ma! Chinese, Malay or Indian also pronounce either these 2 only.
    By the way, 'loh' and 'low' macam not much difference in terms of pronunciation, even if got also very very slight difference where we have to listen very carefully, haha!
    Anyway, I chose 'me-low' and submitted, and realize it's the second mostly pronounced wording, first one is 'my-low'.

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    1. Actually I wonder which type of Milo you guys usually buy? The 3 in 1 or the original ones which we have to add our own milk/sugar?
      For me I prefer the original powder, and I will just drink it like that, without adding milk or sugar (can prevent from drinking too sweet ma, too sweet not good for our health), cause I think that's sweet enough, or sometimes I add in those Anlene milk powder, like that also very tasty already.

      Those 3 in 1 no doubt is very convenient, but actually according to a friend of mine who is a nutritionist, she said those 3 in 1 ones are not good, there are added sugar and don't know what formula inside. So I suggest you to buy those original ones, and add in suitable amount of milk/sugar.

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    2. Anyway, I have to say Milo is one of my all time favorite drink which I will never get bored of! Even the minute after I delivered my son I also had milo, haha!
      It makes a good breakfast drink for me (since I don't drink any coffee/tea), and also a good supper drink, sometimes if tummy feeling not well (gastric or when woman's monthly best friend come) it's a perfect warm drink too!
      And I think we can eat anything with Milo, crackers/bread/cheese stick/cake and etc!

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    3. haha, I didn't go and create all those pronunciations la.. though we know it should be read as my-low, like you said the advertisements also say that right?? but I guess we all grown up to say it the way our parents use to say it.. and that's why there could really be that many variations, maybe a few odd ones as I try to put more possibilities lah, haha.. anyway see the results and it's actually quite surprising, agree??

      hmm, me actually so-so Milo only leh.. cold one okay lah but hot one really, I prefer those "real" hot chocolates instead lor, though Milo is also chocolates, but you know what mean, right?? haha!!

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    4. Hmm you got your point also la, we say it according to how our parents say... But again, the most common one is either mee-loh or my-loh la!

      Oh yes I know what you mean, Milo is just Milo, cannot compare to those real 'chocolates', see the price also different la! One glass of hot milo mostly about RM 2 at kopitiam, but the real 'hot chocolate' at cafe/starbucks, definitely more than that lo!!
      I love those Cadbury chocolate drinks, really can taste the chocolate one.

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  10. I only know that there are 2 ways to pronounce - my-low and me-low. I always pronounce it as my-low unless if I am saying it in Malay then I say me-low.

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    1. Same here PH, I also know there's 2 most common ways of pronouncing Milo.

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    2. yeah the most common two would be my-low and me-loh I guess.. but I have actually heard many other variations, yet as Malaysians, we have no problem understanding that!! haha..

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    3. Got Malay and English pronunciation ah? LOL

      If Mandarin then how?

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    4. Yannie reported below that her daughters call it May Low in Mandarin.. Wakakaka that's singer Jacky Cheong's wife's name la.

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  11. Hmm today very less comments only, how come? All in Friday mood so din't come and spam? Or because most people go holiday kai kai already? ;)

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    1. not only today but I guess since a week or two ago the comments started to decrease in number lu.. haha!! anyway, I am still happy there are yet readers who drop by to comment, thank you!! :3

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    2. Yea actually that's what I realize too, usually your post got at least 70 comments and above one, and most often is exceeding 100 comments one, but lately macam drop liao, but never mind la, number is just a number, most importantly is the 'heart' and how relevant the comment is, right? ;)
      I thank you for supporting my blog too!

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  12. haha...heck cares how to pronounce this thing?! i used to drink milo daily during my schooling days. Then i experimented in mixing it with ice-cream (way before McFlurry comes out with its milo sundae)...After taking Milo for decades, i no longer take it anymore.

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    1. you are right, as Makaysians I guess we all still understand no matter how it is pronounced, haha!! yeah, me too, not really a fans of Milo also.. eih, decades you say??!! you are still so young lah, hahahaha~~

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  13. wahhhh... ini macam research company survey pulak! Hahaha

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    1. I am sure Ah Boy got engaged by a multi national company to survey and launch a new coco drink. So he pretend to conduct survey here laaa.....!!!

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    2. aiyoh, I am not Mak Glam dei, so that means no one pay me to write post here lah.. hukhukhuk ^^

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    3. Ya la right Anay?

      I get paid peanuts while Ah Boy probably get multi national company contract for his surveys. :P

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    4. woi....like that don;t forget fren leh...SK. if you get multi million bucks contracts, dont forget belanja us drink Mi-look peng ah....with rotu cannai

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    5. Thanks my frens for helping me to fan fire on Ah boy's big survey contracts! He didn't get paid as he claimed but they probably gave him one year's free supply of Milo...!! Hi hi hi hi!

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  14. Milo from milo van after sports day or a running event is super duper nice. :)

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    1. I miss those days when the Milo driver came in his vintage scooter with a huge tong behind! Deja Vue!

      These days I saw so many sophisticated mobile lorries served at schools with high tech gadgets! I saw 100-Plus and even Ali Cafe!

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    2. yes, of course I remember those Milo trucks that came into our school and distribute free Milo for us, cold one somemore, nice!! :p

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    3. I am taking my girls to Malacca for Ping Pong tournament again, that time, Yannie sure gains a few more kg because of this Milo trucks. The milo is damn thick and nice.

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    4. Now even Gong Cha got come and give free drinks! Hahaha

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    5. Whooa! You shocked me that GONG CHA also supply free drinks now. This brand is actually from Taiwan and they sell in tiny shops without air-con or nice ambiance. I was taken aback that this brand is so trendy here!

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  15. Good Evening Bloggers!!!

    I normally call it Meeeee Loh!!!!

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    1. yeah, I call it meeee-loooook!!! haha..

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    2. Hi Fi to Anay, I call it Me Loh too.

      Milo is not only a drink for us, it is a important ingredient when Yannie bake Kuih Batik, steam Cream Cracker layer cake and many more recipes.

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    3. Oh! I didn't know you put Milo as ingredients for baking. I thought using pure cocoa from cadbury's or van heuten would be better smell. No?

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  16. I click Me Loh but I call it Me Lor but now I cannot drink it anymore. Everytime drink sure lau sai, dunno why.

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    1. oh is it?? that's not nice if you laosai everytime after drinking.. :(

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  17. I call it my low but with my mum I call it me lo.
    However way it's called, I love it when I can dip cream crackers for my supper.

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    1. yeah, most of us pronounce the way our mothers call it huh?? but no matter how we call it, being Malaysians, we all understand that.. :)

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  18. Haha, interesting post, did not realise there are so many different pronounciations of the word Milo, there is another one, the hokkien style, as in "me-lock" hee hee

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    1. yeah, I think it's because of the many dialects around us that we have so many variations in the pronunciations.. interesting huh?? :p

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  19. SK, next time you come to Taiping, please order Ho Ka Sai (虎咬狮), it is a drink that mix Coffee and Milo together. Very nice one. Not Neslo okay, Neslo is nescafe with milo.

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    1. I don't really fancy MILO. MILO is high in calories. I like coffee more. If I really want to drink something filling, i will opt for soy milk or oat milk. I have no stock on MILO in office, but I have it at home because my two princesses like it.
      Hehehe! Yannie is auntie, MILO is meant for kids. Auntie Yannie drinks soy bean and oat .

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  20. 其實係mei-look,不過冇係呢個選擇入面,所以我投選咗may-look一票,嘻嘻

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  21. hahahaa... I like this post! Never thought of Milo also can produce so many pronunciations.... My version is My-Loh... so it seems I am one of the 13% only.. hehehee...

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  22. I used to drink milo almost every night until this year where I substitute it with a protein drink from amway. Hahha... rreason being is I need more protein and it's not sweet , unlike milo.

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    1. Wah! This taukeh drinks Amyway protein which is not cheap la. Why you need more protein at this age??? You sound like horny goat! Muahahahaha

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  23. Oh...I pronounced it as my low..... very angmoh huh ?

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  24. Anyway , this was drink I drank since childhood until adulthood. It's our nutrition beverage. We used to call it ovaltine , I noticed ovaltine ia another brand. Anyway , I like ovaltine and horlicks too. Drank it during my childhood.

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  25. The drink still pass on from generations to generations ... now my kids are drinking it while I sipping kopi.

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  26. Why got mylook wan? Why ppl pronounce the K? mana datang itu K?

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    1. My look ...stands for what ah ??

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  27. eh, ur blog change skin liao?!

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