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What's in my Name

NPA o Rebelde? haha

>Rule: List all the names you were called by and the people who call you that. Tag at least 20 members of your contacts and give a comment on their site for them to know they've been tagged.

John Rezel C. Day: ito ang aking Full Given Name. Alangan naman, sina mama at papa ang nagbigay nyan. Ang John eh bible inspired yan meaning "God's Gift". Ito weird, sabi ni mama and aking second name na Rezel ay galing sa isang kaibigang aktibista na naging NPA din.

Rezel: Hindi ako sanay natinatawag na Rezel. Only a few of people na kilala ko ang tumatawag sa kin neto. Sina Ate Kinah, Mama Bebe, Kuya Cocoy at Abie. Minsan din si Mama.

John: of course, sanay ako nito. High school friends and classmates ito ang tawag sakin. College buddies and acquaintances din. pati na din mga relatives ko

Juan: ito ang tawag sa akin ni Nanay Rening at ni Mama at ni Papa. ang aking nakababatang kapatid ay ito din ang name niya sa akin.

Juan Puloho: Hmm, ito ang palaging tawag sa akin ni mama dati pag nagagalit sya sakin lalo na pag nagpipilosopo ako. hehe.

Day: of course, mga Profs anfd CIs ko sa College, ito ang tawag sa akin especially during attendance or roll call. hehe. ok lang din. minsan, yung ibang barkada ko sa college they call me by my last name.

Nonoy: medjo cute noh? hehe. I remember, si Mama at mga close kung cousins ang tumatawag sa akin nang ganito. close nga eh.

John Day: Full Name talaga ha. yes, especially mga classmates ko sa college na sumisigaw pag may kailangan o minsan pag nagkikita sa mall.

Johndaygwapo/MarkLopez: Ito ang name ko sa YM at YahooMail

Johntagataytayan: ito ang name ko sa YouTube. Naisip kung Ikabit ang tagataytayan kasi taga Brgy. Taytayan ako. haha.

Yan ang Blogname ko. Medjo cool kasi. And I am proud to be Mandaya.

Babala: Sorry for my Bad Tagalog. Bisdak ni!!lol



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