Growing up I’ve had a couple of nicknames from my family. I was actually thinking long and hard about this post and whether or not I should disclose these information – ended up deciding to just let it all out there. To my friends who are reading this; if you dare call me by childhood pet names (numbers 1 to 4) I will by all means make you miserable.
I have no idea who started this. Force of habit I guess, then it stuck. Every time I got to the province one or two of my aunts would still call me this. The horror. I know it’s just for lambing but come on.
Derived from the ilonggo word; palangga which is a term of endearment down south. It’s equivalent to dear or darling. The only two people I allow calling me this is my mom and dad. Yes, my dad who is a full blooded foreigner actually calls me Ga. I miss my dad. Argh, I’m homesick again.
This, I have Tito Dong to credit. He’s one of my favorite uncles. And only he and Tita Leana can call me by this nickname.
I have absolutely no idea why my baby sister calls me this. But it grows on you. I guess calling me ate was too mainstream.
Popularized in 1993 by my ninong Joey. His kids call me ate Donz. And everything else was history.
Thanks to my dear cousin Ronna. Who also went by variations of these nicknames.
I forgot who started calling me this, but it was definitely during the Gossip Girl era. No I do not like that series, I think its silly. But there’s one person who consistently calls me this; Janine.
I think that’s about it. Unless Mammeh counts as a nickname too. I miss my Helios Family