Dewi Lestari is very good with English. Just listen to her latest CD ‘Out of Shell’ — a brilliant CD with wonderful English. I asked Dewi to tell all of you, our KGRE listeners, about how she started learning English and where her interest in English came from. Here she is right now.
‘Yes. OK, uh so the story is er when I was a kid, when I was like 8 years old or something, I lived two years in Medan, and and my dad, we lived in a suburb, we didn't have entertainment so he bought us a VCR player and that's the only you know that's the only tools that we have to entertain ourselves. So we recorded everything that we have on on tv on that VCR and we just replay it over and over again, imitate the sound and my favourite teacher he he teacher, quote — unquote, is The Muppet Show.
You know I love the show and I imitate everything. I didn't understand what what it means mostly but you know I just I just erm listen and try to repeat and imitate.’
When Dewi was very young, she loved English and she loved The Muppets Show on television. She and her family watched that program often and they loved it. Have you ever seen it — Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and so on — all wonderful characters on that fabulous puppet show. Here is a song from the program.