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Who am I?

This post was spurred on by Jyan's on his blog entitled, "My Various Identities".

I, then thought about who am I. I am a different person to many. To my parents, I am 'Ah Thing' (my Chinese name). I am 'Kar Cheh'(Eldest Sister) to my brothers and sisters. This title hold a lot of weight. A lot of decisions cannot be made without consulting 'Kar Cheh'.

My husband calls me 'Honey' although perhaps he will admit I am not as sweet as before. To my children, I am their most revered 'Mummy'.

To my schoolmates, I am 'Thing Kin' or 'Twinks' as in Twinkle Toes since I dance. I am 'Teacher Katy' to my students and perhaps their friends as well. Or in moments of excitement, I am 'Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!' ( the way Grace calls me)

How did the name 'Katy' come about and how did it stick? When I was in London, my college mates and teachers found it hard to remember my Chinese name so they call me TK for short. "Sounds like tea cake", one of my seniors said. "Katy would suit you better". That's how it began and it sort of got stuck.

To most of the people in the ballet circle, I am Ms. Cheong or Ms. Katy. Most of the time, addressed with a minor tremor in the voice because I am  quite a fierce and nasty b**** especially when I want to get things going.

I used to be addressed as 'Missy' by traders and hawkers but now I have been promoted to 'Aunty'. I wonder when I will achieve the most high - the 'Ah Por' (Granny) level.

Yes, to different people we ARE a different person. It's almost like putting on a different hat for different occasion. However, underneath those hats, it's the same person all the time.

Reader Comments (5)

oh oh!
are u having an identity crisis?
who are you anyway ?
not a cia agent ?
hi hi......
February 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjon
No, not CIA. If I join any of those agencies it'll be the FBI and I will trust no one.:p
February 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
hhi teacher..

apa khabar?
February 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterpL
Another X-files fan? My teenage years were spent watching Spooky Mulder hehe
February 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJi Jian
Oh no, you mean I never grew? I am STILL watching Spooky Mulder. In fact, it's X-FIles reruns again every night in my house
February 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

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