All About Moon

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | Published in


I have a friend whose name is Moon. And I have another friend called Sun.

Luckily I don’t know anyone by the name Star. Though I’m sure you all would have heard of the fictitious character called Brenda Starr.

People have such funny names nowadays! I am sure you have heard of names like April, May and June, but have you heard of the someone who combined two months and called herself MayJune? Yes, there really is such a person. She’s a personality on Malaysian TV.

Then there are people whose name reminds me of fruits. Like Apple. That would surely gives "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" a whole new twist!

Or Orange. What if someone tells me “I love orange!” Does he mean he loves the fruit, the colour or the person? Pretty confusing, no?

I have a friend who calls herself Lemon. What if I am with her friend and say, “I’ll love to have lemon today”. What will her friend think of me?

I read somewhere the other day someone called Durian! I quickly took a look at his photo, half expecting to see spikes coming out of his head!

Anyway, today’s post is not really about names. As usual, I tend to sidetrack into another topic. Haha! What I really wanted to blog about today is the moon. Yes the moon! The perigee moon, to be exact.

The what?

OK, OK, I understand most of you don't know about the perigee moon, unless you heard about it in the news or you read about it in Happysurfer’s blog. In fact, it was Happysurfer who invited me to visit her blog to learn about it.

So, if you want to know what the heck perigee moon means, just visit her blog here. 'Cos I know as much about it as The Man In The Moon!

All I know is this happens only once in a blue moon. You surely can’t find the moon as big or as bright as this on any other day.

I even took a photo of the moon that night.

Well, I was not exactly over the moon when I took the photo because it was really nothing compared to the moons sighted in other countries!

However, when I told my family members that the moon that night was bigger and brighter, they laughed at me and said it’s all moonshine!

Well, talking about the moon, I sometimes wonder how some bloggers are so free to come up with a new post almost every day. Take the case of TZ – he seems to have a new post up almost daily. Come to think of it, he must be honeymooning now. Probably that's why he's so free!

When I said honeymooning, I don’t mean the honeymoon my friend is currently having in Australia after his wedding last week! He must be having a great time there! Makes me feel like going to Australia too. But looking at my bank account, I am afraid it’s a little tight for that at the moment. Unless of course, I do some moonlighting. Mind you, it’s nothing illegal or anything of that sort! But of course you can go ahead and cast beyond the moon all you want!

Well, maybe I shouldn’t shoot for the moon, and just settle for some places closer to home. Local places like Langkawi or Kota Kinabalu would be fine. Hmm, that's really something to moon over.

Now, if you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, feel free to refer to Moon Words and Phrases : )

(46) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    There's been quite abit of moon talk lately...hehhe.

    I sighted one two nights was a full one.

    January 14, 2009 at 8:33 AM
  2. eiling lim said... can you moon walk? This is like an english lesson. Anyways, talking about funny names, have you heard of Fish? Lol..

    January 14, 2009 at 9:03 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Don't moon so much about the moon and weird names. Or were you mooning over a girl named Moon?
    ~Foong who is not over the moon with stupid bizarre names some people take on!

    January 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM
  4. foongpc said...

    my bug life, did you take shots of the moon?

    eiling, no I can't moon walk! Haha! Yes, I've heard of people named Fish. There's this famous Taiwanese based Malaysian singer by the name of Fish Leung.

    foong, haha! That's funny! : )

    January 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM
  5. Johnny Ong said...

    well, i know people by the name of april, may, june

    January 14, 2009 at 12:22 PM
  6. Anonymous

    Nope, I didn't :)

    January 14, 2009 at 12:34 PM
  7. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    I was actually trying to take a picture of that huge moon but my cell phone camera just couldn't get a decent image.

    January 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  8. LifeRamblings said...

    nowadays, such names are neither new nor uncommon.

    January 14, 2009 at 2:09 PM
  9. Mencari Sinar Bahagia @ Tommy said...

    Nice blog U have...
    Can we be friends???
    Feel free to drop by comment at my page..:)
    Hope to hear fr U soon...

    January 14, 2009 at 2:25 PM
  10. Anonymous

    im surprised by the number of phrases consisting of MOON. but for the 3 nights in a row, i saw round and beautiful moon :)

    January 14, 2009 at 3:06 PM
  11. HappySurfer said...

    Names are very interesting and each has its own meaning in its own language or dialect. That's where valuing cultural differences come in.

    What a coincidence, I have friends called May and June, Star too. Apple as well. Interesting people, they all are.

    Foong, thank you so much for the link. Much appreciated.

    January 14, 2009 at 3:37 PM
  12. JL said...

    I definitely missed the perigee moon. Da**it should have read your blog earlier @.@

    I had ex-classmates with Xin in their names, reminded me of stars lol

    Lastly, I really admire bloggers who can post stuff everyday. I have to admit I can never do that - the most I can manage is maybe once every 2 days, or very very short daily blog posts without any photos or eye-candy. :D

    PS: word verification is fun, I got pationsi for this comment. XD

    January 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM
  13. synical said...

    I know of a girl named Jun May, so there you go. LOL.

    January 14, 2009 at 6:31 PM
  14. Anonymous

    And there's a Thai singer named Bird Thongchai!...And in the kampung here, we have July and August. No money, get free seat + no fuel surcharge ticket and come to Sibu using the cheap airline! You'll love it here!

    January 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM
  15. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong I'm back lol! Oh I oso dunno how some ppl can post daily, that's def not me he he! ;)

    January 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM
  16. Mariuca said...

    I'm looking forward to watching AI tonight, are u a fan? :)

    January 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM
  17. Bengbeng said...

    i am over the moon reading yr new post ...haha i hope I am using English correctly here.

    January 14, 2009 at 8:56 PM
  18. Mira said...

    Your post totally get me moon-eyed ;-) very informative and fun. I'm one of the people with fruit name, my nickname is actually Cherry ;-)

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    January 14, 2009 at 9:49 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    johnny ong, I'm sure you do. These names are pretty common nowadays. But I've not heard of people with names like December or September. Haha!

    my bug life, oh, I was hoping you would post some nice photos of the perigee moon with Malaysian landmarks! : )

    nick phillips, yes it's tough to get a nice picture using handphone camera. My photo of the moon here was taken with a handphone camera too : )

    January 15, 2009 at 2:02 AM
  20. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, that's true : )

    tommy, thanks! Sure, of course we can be friends. Will visit your blog shortly : )

    xin, you looked at the moon for 3 nights in a row? Not bad - I hardly look at the moon : )

    January 15, 2009 at 2:10 AM
  21. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, you are welcome. I think most of us know someone by the name of April, May, June, Moon, Star etc : )

    jim, yes me too - can't post new post every day. No time for that! Yes, the word verification can sometimes be very funny! : )

    synical, Jun May - is that a Chinese name?

    January 15, 2009 at 2:14 AM
  22. foongpc said...

    suituapui, July and August? August may be short for Augustine, so still acceptable. But July? Yes, one day will definitely visit Sibu and meet up with you, bengbeng and victor! : )

    mariuca, yes I'm a huge fan of AI. But I like to watch the beginning audition part to see those funny Idol wannabes and the ending part to see who win the Idol title. The middle part can be a bit boring so I sometimes skip that! : )

    January 15, 2009 at 2:18 AM
  23. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, I'm over the moon with your comments. Haha! Thanks, and you are using the phrase correctly : )

    mira, I didn't know your nickname is Cherry! That got me moon-eyed alrite! LOL!

    January 15, 2009 at 2:32 AM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    Whats with all these moon talk recently? Haha =) Nah, don't have friends with such name. LOL :D

    January 15, 2009 at 4:03 AM
  25. Anonymous

    I know a lot of Filipinos with fruity names and other crazy names. I have a cousin named Pinky Cherry, Orange and Candy. So glad that I'm not named from a color.
    I heard about that moon. Too bad it was snowing that night so we didn't get to see it.

    January 15, 2009 at 5:01 AM
  26. khengsiong said...

    Hmm... I think honeymooning in moonraker must be interesting. I am talking about James Bond's Moonraker, by the way...

    January 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM
  27. Mencari Sinar Bahagia @ Tommy said...


    Thanx for dropping by...
    Do email me your num...
    My email is
    U can sms me at this num 012 5659538..Hope to hear fr U soon...

    January 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM
  28. Anonymous

    moo moo~

    u know last week the star just feature on the usage of moon.

    i have heard of people name goes by canary, the bird, avocado, the fruit. how come no one name January, feb, march, july, august [not augustine], september, oct, november and dec?

    January 15, 2009 at 10:20 AM
  29. eastcoastlife said...

    I have China students who called themselves private parts - P**** and V*****. hahaha....

    I have to tell them to check up the meanings in dictionary. :P

    January 15, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    You are always such a funny guy! I think I saw that moon a couple nights ago. It was big, bright and beautiful!

    January 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM
  31. Josephine said...

    I think u like mooncake too...

    January 15, 2009 at 1:49 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, you really don't have friends with such names? I think they are pretty common nowadays! : )

    babette, too bad you could not see the moon! Must be freezing since it's snowing! : )

    khengsiong, why is honeymooning in Moonraker interesting?

    tommy, let us get to know each other better through our blogs first, shall we? I don't give away my phone number freely - hope you understand : )

    January 15, 2009 at 2:23 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    renaye, do you mean The Star newspaper? Yes, how come no one use names from other months of the year besides Apr, May, June - exactly my thoughts : )

    eastcoastlife, you mean your Chinese students used the names without knowing the meaning? OMG! I can't imagine anyone calling himself or herself private parts' names! : )

    josephine, you are right! I love mooncakes! Yummy!! : )

    health nut wannabee mom, glad you find it funny! Oh you saw the moon too? Should have taken a photo and post it on your blog! Hmm, I wonder what are the health benefits of basking in the moonlight? LOL!

    January 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM
  34. levian said...

    really is a post all about moon. what exactly triggers that interest of yours? btw, i've heard of people named august. somehow you can't help thinking of 8 when you looked at them. :p

    January 15, 2009 at 3:04 PM
  35. Anonymous

    Wah, must call you moon sifu now.

    January 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM
  36. Mencari Sinar Bahagia @ Tommy said...


    No problem at all...
    Mind telling me abt urself...
    I am 30..Working as a tutor...
    Been 4 yrs in this line...
    Married but sad to say I am divorce..How abt U???

    January 15, 2009 at 4:44 PM
  37. molly said...

    When I first heard that someone's name is Moon, I laugh, in my heart of course. But now I got used to it and feel nothing funny about that anymore.

    January 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM
  38. Anonymous

    Oh, I know that day!

    I called all my friends to go out to see the brightest moon!

    Oh, I have a colleague named Moon too!

    January 15, 2009 at 8:02 PM
  39. synical said...

    Yeah, a Chinese girl has that name.

    January 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM
  40. Monica said...

    hehe! I've a friend who calls me Moon ;-)

    January 16, 2009 at 7:02 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    levian, I really don't know what triggered my interest. I think Happysurfer just kinda got me interested when she invited me to learn about the perigee moon at her blog. Haha! Thinking of 8 when you look at a person named August? That's funny! LOL!

    neo, me moon sifu? Haha! Not qualified lah : )

    tommy, I'm kinda private person - prefer not to divulge details of my personal life to all and sundry! It may seem like a contradiction seeing that I blog about myself and my daily events here, but I still treasure my privacy. As you can see, I am not even ready to be on Facebook! But you know, if you ever come to KL, or I go to Ipoh, we can always meet up : )

    January 17, 2009 at 12:00 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    molly, me too. It's such a common name nowadays. Although if you name yourself Rambutan, or Durian, I'll still laugh! How does it sound - Durian Foong? Haha!

    iWalk, so you caught the moon at its brightest and biggest? Cool! You've got a friend called Moon? Me too - I think it's quite a common name nowadays! : )

    synical, it's a common name, well at least more common that Sun or Star. Haha!

    monica, now why would anyone call you moon? Is moon the short form for monica? : )

    January 17, 2009 at 12:06 AM
  43. Monica said...

    no... it's becoz of my Chinese surname followed by a name, which means moon :-D

    January 19, 2009 at 7:15 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    Oic! Haha! : )

    January 19, 2009 at 11:09 AM
  45. Unknown said...

    you went over the moon on this haha! but very nice write up, foongpc! always entertaining as ever!

    and on yr sidetrack on names, i do have ppl asking me on my nic so many times - the latest "i dont know how to pronounce yr name... it feels so chinese new year!"

    have a great chinese new year btw :)

    January 22, 2009 at 1:31 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    thanks, quachee! : )
    Your nic feels so chinese new year? Haha! That's very funny! Oh, I'm looking forward to the CNY hols - you have a happy CNY too! : )

    January 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM