I’m a work from home mom, married to an athlete with two lovable kids and an adopted stray cat and dwells in a challenging city called Manila.
One of my biggest dislike about my real person is having a very short name. My real given name is built in THREE letters only. I used to nag my parents about this and they explained to me the reason. Maybe later along the (blogging) way I will write a post regarding my parent's reason. But don't get me wrong, I love my name. It's just that my peers grew up being called with their cute nicknames during our primary grades and I just wish I had one too.
So I grew up without a nickname. Because of this I feel like my real name is over used that when I started writing, I used a pseudonym which happens to be longer than my real name - funny! This pseudonym is the English meaning of my real name. As of current time quite a number of people know me by this name. Alas, I now have a nickname.
However, somewhere in the middle of high school or college, my good old friend Mel started calling me "Balut". I'm not sure how it started, but I think it has something to do with the last letter of my real name - on how it is pronounced in Spanish. Anyway, until now Mel endearingly calls me Balut and people started knowing me with this name also. I now have two nicknames which are both longer than my real name (LOL).
So I am Balut! a certified "netizen" from Manila, Philippines. I have a PhD in wifehood and motherhood and a non-stop training on running, writing and blogging. Reading along this blog will make you find out why I call my place a "challenging city called Manila". I assure you it's not only exciting but informative as well. So read along and have a taste of my hustle and bustle! Meanwhile... have some balut :)