Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Beginning

You know that feeling when you're about to start something new, like laying down your mat in your first yoga class or your first drive alone on your red P's - well I'm feeling something like that now. After following and reading multiple blogs for the past year or so, I have finally grown the balls to start my own. I'm not saying blogging is only for the bold and fearless, but come on, you are sharing your thoughts and identity with the rest of the online world. A little bit of hesitation is natural.

So for my first post, I thought I'll unveil the short story behind my two names - Lauren and Bianca

When I was born, my intended first name was Bianca and my middle name was to be Lauren (after my mum's fondness of Ralph Lauren perfume of course). My brother aged 5 years old at the time couldn't pronounce Bianca properly and this annoyed my parents, so they officially swapped Bianca and Lauren (which he could pronounce properly) around on my Birth Certificate. From then on, my name at pre-school, primary, dancing and high school was Lauren and at home, my family and family friends would and still call me Bianca (my real and intended name). It's been like that ever since.

In a way I am living two personalities - making me the true ultimate Gemini ;) I personally prefer Bianca, Lauren is just too blahhh lol. But you can call me either name, I have lived 21 years answering to both.

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