Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Change of Name

I don't know from which post but I think I introduced myself as Franch Chai.

*after a few browses through the old posts*

I found the post, I could not even force myself to finish reading the second paragraph. I felt like something inside me is about to burst out. Either I'm about to burst out laughing at old self or burst out in rage against my own past silliness or...probably an Alien Chestburster is going to burst out from my chest (which is highly unlikely lol).

I hereby announced that I am no longer known as Franch. Okay okay, when I think back about it, it's kinda lame. It was effin' retarded. Why in the first place? Well there's a long story behind it. I swear if I have a mesin cahaya masa (Doraemon's Time Machine) in the drawer right now, I'm going to travel back to the time and somehow stop myself...and then do some other things LOL.

Fortunately, it's not official as in getting it registered officially under my national identity. So it's not too late haha. Dang! Besides I never ever introduced myself as Franch in my social life. I guess it would have been a huge turn off or a good material for laughter.

I was baptized around May 2011. A proud moment of my life. I am happy. I can finally tell people that I'm a real Christian. I don't have to fake my religion anymore when I fill up forms like during job applications. It's funny when I think about it hahaha.

I finally got an English name as well. Hi, I'm Chai, Jorge Chai. I am much more memorable now than just Chai K. S. Believe it or not, I found this name while checking out a baby names book in my friend's baby store. Initially I thought the name George sounds pretty good with my surname but seems quite generic and then I saw this name Jorge in the book. I think it looks cool. The spelling is shorter and I prefer the letter 'J' over 'G'.

Jorge is a Portuguese and Spanish given name. The pronunciation is pretty much the same with George if you don't pronounce it in Spanish which is 'Hor-Hei' I think. About the meaning of the name, Jorge, well I have this funny story.

One day, my friends were asking me why I chose the name Jorge. The conversation went something like this:

Friends: Why did you chose that name and not George?

Jorge: Hmm, I think it's more cool looking and sounding. Besides that it has a pretty special meaning to it. I think the meaning has something to do with God, something that is majestic or high and mighty. *nostrils holes enlarging, inhaling more air at this point = proud expression* Too bad I could not really remember. I found it in a book.

Friends: Oh really? Let me check.

*One of them used his iPhone to wiki the name*

Friends: Erm, dude...I think you got it wrong. It says here, 'Jorge (, ) is a Portuguese and Spanish given name, equivalent to English George. It is derived from the Greek (georgos), meaning "farmer" or "earth-worker".'

Jorge: What the?! Shhiiee.... Ok ok, I think I got it wrong already LOL. I don't care, Jorge is a cool farmer! Farmers are cool!

So yeah, that's the story. Yours truly. Jorge signing off.

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