I published my blog under the pseudonym of eastcoastlife. And I have grown to love it. Very much. So much that I wanted Chris to change his practice to Eastcoastlife. And I was contemplating having T-shirts, mugs, umbrellas, bags embossed with it. hehehe......
Many bloggers now know eastcoastlife from Singapore. Many blogger friends know me as eastcoastlife and continue to call me eastcoastlife or ecl, even though they know my real name.
Do you have a problem with my pseudonym? One person has.
An over half-a-century old bloke has a problem respecting my wish of keeping my pseudonym in the blogosphere and in his posts. When he remarked that my pseudonym is a mouthful, I gave him my real name. Another reason was he uses his real name in his blog, so out of courtesy, since he has revealed his real name, I did too. Big mistake.
Because once I gave him my real name, he uses it frequently in his posts, and in the comments on both our blogs. The last straw that broke the camel's back was when he made a virtual medal with my real name glaringly obvious for everyone to see. I told him to take it down which he did with every comment I made, every mention of my name in his blog, and finally my link. Which I am more than happy to see.
And of course I wouldn't want to have anything to do with such a rotten character. So out goes his link on my side bar and I have been accused of being immature. So who is the childish one here?
And I did not remain anonymous, did I? My face is on my blog, MBL, Twitter...etc, smiling at you every time you see it. Unlike the old bloke who is faceless with just a name.
And I could go on. Like I sent him and some other male bloggers information I got from the web, sexy stuff. And he would mention it on his blog when he was told to specifically keep it to himself. The other guys have no problem keeping their mouths shut. I then wrote him off for his insensitivity and he later wrote a long email to apologise. I re-linked him.
He was adamant on knowing my age and other lady bloggers'. As if he was looking for a mistress. And as if he would qualify for one.
And when he came to my Bloggers' Popiah Party and declared (not request ok?) that he did not want himself or his family members exposed, I obliged. So where does his statement of me 'not being able to give and take' comes from?
And he being a civil servant in Mindef. I pity my son and those NS boys. This is the type of civil servants the gahmen wants, and is paying big bucks for. Obviously coming from a top school in Singapore does not mean a better human to the society. Shouldn't we taxpayers get mad?
There are certain things that do not require a reminder. I have hundreds of bloggers who read my blog and who correspond with me, they give me no problem. Those who know my real name, don't use it. It's simple courtesy.
It takes a whole village to get me really angry and to hit back. So if he wants a good fight, I'm always ready for battle. If you have read my posts, you won't want to mess with me. So one more post on me, I'll make sure your face will be beaming from every possible avenue. And I'll published the emails which we corresponded. I don't feel embarrassed. I'm ready to admit to what I wrote if I wrote it.
A story on my pseudonym
I was in Takashimaya Food Court on 7th February during lunch hour. I was standing in front of the Korean food stall, contemplating what to eat. Suddenly, "Excuse me, eastcoastlife!". I turned round to see a smiling young man in office attire holding a tray of hot soup noodles. I was in his way. Instinctively I stood aside and he walked pass me. I was dumbfounded. Did I hear wrongly?
If you are this guy at Takashimaya food court, and you are reading this post, please email me. I have a gift for you. You made me smile the whole day that day and even up to this day, whenever I think about it!
Do you have a problem with people who use a pseudonym?