Origin: Singlish – a phrase to ask someone for an opinion.
“Can anot” is often used to asked someone for an opinion. It is also often used as a phrase in this manner: “Like that, can anot??”
Ah Hua putting on her makeup asking Ah Lian: “Lian ah, help me see my makeup leh, got any smudges?? Then you see my coloured eye lashes, like that can anot?? Need to change to another set???