11 October 2013
"Al" is the name I wish to be called
by Al Sabado
My full name is no secret. It's Alma D. Sabado ("D" for Dacayan). But as you can see, I'm not using "Alma" simply because--I DON'T LIKE IT. Of course, the BIR doesn't care about that so my full name is printed on all my official receipts, without any misses! Still, other people insist on calling me the name I dislike despite my brief explanation and obviously strong preference for using "Al." See my website domain name?
Calling people by the name they wish to be called is a measure of kindness. So, to all who've been calling me "Al" through the years, thank you. I appreciate your kindness. ;)