Sunday, August 9, 2009

ROTD: My name is...

So alone all the time and I
Lock myself away
Listen to me, I'm not
Although I'm dressed up, out and all with
Everything considered
They forget my name (ame, ame, ame)

They call me hell
They call me Stacy
They call me her
They call me Jane
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name


- That's Not my name; The Ting Tings


Rant of the Day


My name is Ashley. It is spelled as A-S-H-L-E-Y.
Although the name Ashley is pretty common over at the other side of the world but for us Malaysians, I've come across too many (mostly Chinese educated, no offense to anyone, if you can spell and pronounce my name, then it ain't about you) people that have difficulty pronouncing my name let alone spelling it.

It annoys me no ends when they introduce themselves with some funky English name with 'special' spellings and here they are unable to twist their tongue to pronounce the 'H' in AsH.

I've recently sent an email to this lady working as a professional over here in M'sia and despite writing my name over and over again as ASHLEY, she insisted on spelling my name as ASLEY. Then again, this is not the first, even back at my dentist, they have always called me Asley. Yo, what gives? I decided long ago that I would love to name my son Dante, but when I think about how the people here can't even pronounce my name, I get a bloody big headache. I'll die if I ever heard people calling him, "Ah Dan" or "Dan-ti" or "Dant". It's just our M'sian culture to put an "Ah" in front of some people's name. I don't know why,

*phew* okay rant over.

Got this idea from Dana and I enjoyed reading hers so I decided to post up some weird random stuffs about myself (Her's wasn't weird, mine is). Not sure if anyone will be interested but I'm doing this for laughs.;

1. I am writing a book *snort*
2. I aspired to be a nun when I was younger
3. If I have a phobia it would be a phobia on mechanical failure
4. I hate insects!
5. I like dancing
6. I can't sew to save my life
7. I've accidentally exploded 2 eggs in the kitchen before and I thought it sounded like a mini bomb.
8. I love love nightmares
9. I'm paranoid about people looking at me
10. I feel like a garbage truck since eat just about anything.

Oh by the way, Dana is selling some super cute charms to hang on the handphone made with Swarovski crystals. They are beautifully handmade and quite affordable. Do take a look;

D♥T Charms

3 comments:

TJ said...

Hahah you see! Posts like this make my day! Oh wait, not that I'm enjoying that you a stressed about something...but you write about it in a cool way (sorry that almost came out wrong and I don't want you to sit in a corner again)! And not everyone can do that! I was thinking on making a post about random facts myself.

Ashley, please don't snort when you say you write a book ^_^!! I love this random fact about you! I'm working on three novels myself hehehe (yes I always do too much) Oh what's it about? Please do tell!! I'm not sure if I already said it, but if you need some proof reading, let me know. I'll be happy to help out!

Yeey to dancing!! Boo to insects! Oh! I have a scary story about spiders! I was cleaning up my bed and I grabbed my pillow...you know what crawled out of it...A SPIDER! OMG. And this happened two times! I don't like spiders, but they make beautiful webs tho...highly artistic.

I will check out the charms of Dana soon! *wave wave*

TJ said...

Uh oh...I wondering about something...I just replied on all my comments and I every time I wrote your name like Ashely instead of Ashley...it happened when I read your blog hehe.

Now I wonder if I did the same in my comments to you as well? If soo...I'm really sorry ^_^''!

Dana Yoshimizu said...

haha, omg hun, thank you so much for promoting my charm blog <3 You're the best!! ^__^
& I loved reading your 10 facts :D Except omg, I HATE nightmares >_< lol

&& about your rant, omg I know how you feel. As weird as it sounds, can you believe that some FOB asians have trouble saying DANA? I get called "Tina" all the time. LOL O_o How it Tina anything like Dana?? I have no clue, but it alwyas happends when I order Chinese take out O_O

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