Friday, April 4, 2008

Name Me A Nickname

"阿狗" (Ah Dog), "阿猫" (Ah Cat), "肥仔" (Fatty), "母老虎" (Fiery Lady)............
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I believe everyone got at least a nickname, and we like to create a nickname for a person based on his or her physical look, behaviour, attitude and etc...some nicknames may be sound nice but some others can be so uneasy to hear...it just depent on how is your feeling & impression over a person.
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Some people like or tend to create a nickname for a person, they think that it is funny enough & can make lots of laught, but he / she may so offensive whenever other people call he or she a nickname...i use to call such person a " 卖鱼佬" ! (I hope you know Mandarin) Can you catch it? No, i think you don't! Nevermind, then do you know what they doing? Yup you are right, they just "Selfish"!
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I have lots of nicknames, but only manage to share my top 8 famous nicknames here. My first nickname is "黄梨头" (pineapple's head), it was given by my dad whilst Im studied in Primary School. Do you know that my father was my (and my other 4 siblings') personal barber during the childhood? He was the one who cut my long hair & whenever he cuts my hair, he must complain my hair are either too rough or too thick, which he described it as "Pineapple's head"!
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When Im studied in Secondary School, I started have haircut in a saloon. I used to visit a saloon of my classmate's sister. Damn! She was just like my father, complained the same on my hair type, she even claimed a shaver which normally can be for few persons's usage, but she has to dispose it after one time usage on my head...isn't it be exaggerated enough?
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2nd nickname, "长肚子" (Long Tummy), also given by my father... :( Hmm...Isn't he seem had too many of prejudices againt me? I don't really like this nickname, you know why? Because of according to the eldery, those people who have "long tummy" tend to be a lazy person!!! I don't think that is how my tummy look alike, even though I agee that Im a 3-in-1 person: lazy, tend to delaying job(s) & slow motion! :p
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I still remember my first day in Transition Class (Secondary School), when teacher(s) called my name, most of the classmates (whom I didn't know even one at that time) were laugh loudly. As my English is Shun Mee, not many people can pronounce it correctly, especially the "Shun". Probably you will pronounce in the way you pronounce the word "Sun" too, right? So it sound so weird, some heard it as "酸梅" (salty plum) or "蒜米" (Garlic) into their ears. The next day, these nicknames have spread widely to other classes, just like what we called "一人传十,十人传百"。So these are my 3rd & 4th nickname. [ Even my chinese name “逊美”, seldom got person who can pronounce it correctly! Do you? ]
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Whats worst was some other friends just like to play with my name, they were about too creative & naugthy, they called me "熟面" (Instant Snack Noodle) & even sang a song "Sumi jelly manis, Sumi jelly manis......". I believe it ever being your favorite junk foods in the past (maybe during your childhood?) or maybe even now the Rechie Yan's "I don't wanna leave you, I'll be always love you..." is still suitable to reflect your feeling on them? These being my 5th & 6th nickname.
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Due to Im quite tall in my childhood & teenage (compared to other childs or teenages who same age with me), so some relatives & neighbours used to called me "长脚" (Long Leg) or "长豆" (Long Bean). I admit that Im tall (I think so), but not as tall as they described, there were other childs or teenages who taller than me, they just didn't realize it because of the different in the proportion of the physique, by which Im tall + thin, while others were tall + plump...lolz. Very obvious, my 7th & 8th nickname derived from my physical look.
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Of course now-a-day my friends & relatives or other people who know me rarely use the above 8 nickname to address me, so it was just a past tense to me. However, in university, my coursemates or schoolmates used to call me "Amei". Please don't misunderstood, not the singer "阿妹" but "阿美"! Do you know, there is a song special for me, let us sing together..... :)
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歌曲: 阿美 阿美aaa主唱: 刘文正
阿美阿美几时办嫁妆 我急得快发狂
今天今天你要老实讲 我是否有希望
虽然我是个穷光蛋 人又长得不怎末样
但是你要想一想 看看自己的长相
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阿美阿美不要再彷徨 少女的青春短
今天今天你不要倔强 快快做我的新娘
虽然我没汽车洋房 吃的粗茶又淡饭
只要你陪我作伴 包你白白又胖胖
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha, i just know u got so many nick name o..now i can use it liao ...haha....

Yinsi said...

Wakakaka! the nick name "wong lai tau" veli the chun la.

Quachee said...

hey wow, that's a list of nick names! i dont really have a nick name in that sense, but more like adding 'ee' or 'ii' behind our names.. and that is where in a way the name quachee started out! lol :)

Lee Chien said...

wah, you got so many nick names oh..

ahlost said...

Hehehe.. Your post reminds me of my schoolmates. I used to have a very famous nick.. which is PCK's wife mia nama.. *LOL*

My current nick, ahlost is given by an ex colleague who told me normally chinese pronounce R as L, F as P.. haha..

sting said...

you sure have a lot of nicknames ya.. and your dad also very funny, giving you those names.. hehe

BB COMMUNITY said...

walao eh, so many nick name one~ sweating |||

Sweetiepie said...

huh!why got so many nickname???I think you must very tall.hehehe!long bean :)Do you mind?

Amei79 said...

anonymous:
u can use it to call me, but it just seem a bit funny now.

yinsi:
"wong lai tau", u like it? then next time i call u with this nick...lolz

quachee:
any special meaning for "ee" & "ii"? Hmm, then i will become ameiii or ameiee?

lee chien:
yup, i do...:)

ahlost:
"ah lost" sound like u always lost or left something behind ="tai tau ha"! :)

sting:
do u have any funny nick?

bb community:
some not been listed here oh....haha

sweetiepie:
i prefer people call me "amei"...:p

QuaChee said...

oh the idea that my classmates have is if yr names already ends with e/i/ y... then we just stick to it. funny heh. but of course its not everyone kena like that :)

Apple said...

wow..you have lots of nicknames. Amei, from the word itself, it just sounds girlish (sorry, no offense). Because 'mei' is used to describe a girl's beauty.

xun mei...oh that's really a unique name. Nice knowing all your nicknames and each of them has a story behind.

Amei79 said...

quachee:
than ur name actually is "quach", with the added of "ee" became "quachee"?

apple:
even my real name "shun mee" also quite girlish...but i just like it very much...

QuaChee said...

oh good question lol. name's quah. cant be quah-ee so quachee! lol aniway, quachee is using my 2 other chinese names :)

QuaChee said...

its quah so instead of quah-ee, they used quachee. aniway quachee uses my other chinese name as well. lol :)