1. Singlish word: Walao / Wa lan / Wa liao. From the Hokkien dialect.
To express frustration, irritation, shock or surprise depending on the context and tone.
Aka: What?! / What the.... / Oh my goodness. / Oh man... / I don't believe this. / Unbelievable...
To express sarcastically or unhappily that a person is the best at performing a certain task. In this context, Jess has ‘won’ because she has made everyone wait for her.
To express your apologies or embarrassment.
Aka: I'm very sorry. / I'm embarrassed.