This post was inspired by this comment from ysrael:
Now, I know why you are called prisesa musang you are fond of cat. (but musang is a wild cat?)
Some people who blog use pseudonyms instead of their real name for many reasons. It can be to sustain anonymity or just to create this on-line alter-ego. The fact that those who blog and interact through comments do not really have a clue what the real person is like in flesh adds to the mystery and appeal of the activity. One plus factor of blogging is that everybody tends to like everybody else because most times all we get to see is the nice or creative side of that person.
But really, what’s in a name? I’d like to pry into your affairs and maybe you could tell me why you are using that particular name to mask your true identity in your domains. Why is ‘whatever-name-you-are-using’ your name?
To be fair, I’d start off. Actually, Prinsesa Musang was a fusion of my two nicknames. So I did not make them up just for blogging purposes, they really are my nicknames.
Prinsesa was first coined by my man about four or five years ago to remind me that I am his Highness, then people from the university publication also started to call me Prinsesa because they loved teasing me that I was elitista. Of course that was not true, it’s just that I have different ways than them and I was fortunate enough to grow up in a very sheltered environment, thanks to Don Domeng and Mother Goose.
Now Musang is another story, a horror story. This came about a year ago when I was the Editor-In-Chief of the university student publication. My editorial board and staff gave me the nickname because they find me as wild and as mad as a wild cat, which what Musang is in English, each time we’d be working and beating deadlines. I drive them crazy and shaking in fear of my anger when the work gets behind time or when something I want done was not accomplished on time. You can say I was very much like Anne Hathaway’s boss in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. I value dedication, commitment, and excellence in my work that’s why I accepted no excuse for not meeting those qualities.
When I was about to start a blog, it was hard to choose which one to use, plus I like them both so I decided to put them together, and so Prinsesa Musang or PM came to be born.