As I took my membership card from the gym's towel counter today, I thought about writing this post, all about my name, SHIRLEXIA TAN.
There are people who know the story behind the name, but I'm going to tell the world about it just one more time. You know we aren't born with an English or so called Christian name, so when we were in school, we started to search for the coolest Christian name possible for ourselves. So I started out as Shirley but I think it was 1997 or 1998 I decided to change it to Shirlexia.
I thought Shirley is too ordinary and old school, I wanted a glamorous and unique name. I added Alex (my favourite sportsman back then was Alex Lim)to it and that makes it Shirlex. I don't remember how the 'ia' came (I think probably because I used to like a Chinese badminton player called Xia Xun Ze?), so never mind, I'm Shirlexia since then.Yes this is Alex Lim, the guy who plays a part in my name! LOL!
Till now, if you Google search 'Shirlexia' you can only find me, Shirlexia Tan... *proud~ehm~ehm~*
But because of the uniqueness, majority of people find it hard to pronounce, spell or even remember... Sad case...
Look at my credit card and gym membership card...Shelexia Tan... Is that my long lost sister???
This one more jialat... Shirlexta Tan! Like Shirlexstar Tan man, so ngam with the star on the card! Oh, did they do it on purpose?
I just don't understand! S-H-I-R-L-E-X-I-A! Isn't that easy? They can even make mistake copying my name! Ish...
Best of all, when I asked to replace the cards with the correct name on it, both of them said it's ok lar, wouldn't hurt one, can just use this card... ==|||
And over the years, people keep calling me different names, but definitely not Shirlexia. College time my batch of Malay friends love to call me simply 'Shelex', in Perth Rev and Lina, even their parents call me 'Shirley'.
So here's a quick tutorial to pronounce my name properly...
'Shir' is simply pronounced as the same as the 'Shir' in 'Shirley'(bloody hell, what am I talking about?). 'Lex' is simply pronounced as the same as 'lex' in 'Alex'. And then 'ia' is just like how you read out the 'ia' in 'Malaysia'!
Let's try this together.
Good~Well done! *clap~*