An excerpt of an e-mail I got from an ex-colleague working in a foreign country:
My attempts at speaking good English have failed miserably.
It was not too difficult for the first few days to pretend that I was truly English educated but once I got focused on the job, Singlish expressions were just too direct and practical.
I have tried the following expressions during meetings and it always resulted in blank stares or laughs:
"Can or not?"
"Sure or not?"
"Cannot be wah""Got meh?"