Throughout my life, I've been perceived as Chinese/Malay and never as Tagalog. Nevermind, i accept it as a compliment. kekeke.
One fact that i can relate to this is, my dad's name memang berunsurkan melayu, but he's a pure Dusun. I remember one Ustaz (in my secondary school), asked me "ur dad convert to kristian ka?". Panas hati aku mendengarnya.I did asked my grandma about dad's name. She answered 'bapa ko lahir time hari raya haji, tu bidan yang kasi cadang tu nama' My dad is the eldest in family. So, i thought 'Oh, maybe si nenek belum champion lagi kasi nama anak time tu. nda apa la'
Nda apa kunun! The siblings' name semua berunsurkan english kunun, and in birth cert stated Christian, but lepas tengok nama bapa, masih juga org fikir kami ni Muslim. Well, i cant blame the short minded type of ppl. If they are curious, all they need to do is ASK, dont simply make assumption. If u cant help urself from making one, bear in mind that ur assumption can be true or false. Kesimpulannya, the father's name memang sangat penting. And my grandma is innocent :p And i vowed to myself, i will not name my kids based on occasion. Biarpun dia lahir time deepavali, i wont name her Kajol, kalau lelaki hmm..kumar la :p However, when i come to think of this, my dad's name is decent, compared to...hm...certain people la. You see, i've been seeing the CVs of the crew going to offshore for the company's recent project Ada jg la yg bikin funny, i cant help myself from laughing. common sense, when it's funny, you laugh not cry. So now tell me. If i didnt tell you that i am of the race of Dusun, what do u think i am? No offence ppl, but i think Sabahans are good in recognizing people (in terms of what race is he/she) due to the nature's of our ppl in Sabah but i welcome all. Tell me,i want to know. Update: Si sweetie cakap i look like indian..nanti ko sweetie.. hahahaha