Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"In God, We trust"

The title of my post today is now a name. Yes, a man named Steve Kreuscher was officially approved to change his name as "In God, We Trust". The 57 year old who is a school bus driver and amateur artist first name was changed to "In God," while his last name was changed to "We trust." The process to change his name took roughly three months. Now, I remember that changing names here is legal, and was also legalized in the Philippines a few years ago. As long as you have a valid reason to change your name. When I was in school, some of my classmates made fun of my last name, because it sounded like there's a meaning on it. But, that time, name change is not allowed yet. Because of my childish thoughts that time, I really wanted to change my last name, not knowing that it's my father's legacy, our last name should be alive. Then I met someone whose proud of her last name (which I think very scandalous and should be change), her last name is "Palaiyot", during roll call in the class, she comes before me, my last name starts with "P" too. The "P" is very popular then, every time there's a roll call , there's " Pante", "Pinabalot", "Pinacatay".. Hey, classmates! I don't mean to insult you here, just remembering our jolly moments, were proud of our last name, but we have to accept it has meaning in Tagalog. Let's get back to We trust, he says the new name symbolizes the help God gave him during tough times and says he can't wait to begin signing his artwork with it.