Wednesday, March 16, 2005

How hard is it to spell MONSANTO?

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I have always been wronged several times already ever since I started in this business. Strangely, I has something to do with my surname. Yes, my surname is MONSANTO. Simple enough to say or write don't you think? But believe it or not, my very first writing gig at a local publication (GASI), the artist got the surname wrong. Pol Niño, yup the brother of Alex Niño. got my name wrong. It became... Tada! MASANTO! Great! I thought. Now I had to show my manuscripts to my friends just to tell them and make them believe that I got published! I just don't get it, whenever I have to pay to a cashier and they ask about my surname? they go Montano? Monsato? or whatever variation most people can think of. Recently, it happened again without fail. First I got artboards through the mail from EON.com provided by John Schlim. I scanned it to show it here to you guys. What do you know, I am now Mr. Mousanto. A friggin mouse? A few days later, I got an order form from the Philippine Postal Corp., which my friend Aries Mendoza got them stamps for me, (thanks pal.) Now it says here "Darna by MOSANTO of Yonzon's Mango Comics) Aaargh! Now everyone who will read this will not know the right spelling of my name. Sigh! The frustration continues! That is the reason I call my blog Santomon's name, It always gets mixed up.

How about you? can you spell MONSANTO? :)

10 comments:

Gerry Alanguilan said...

Hey Gilbert! Pano ka nakakuha ulit ng Souvenir Sheet ng Darna? Naghahanap ako e wala ako makita....

He.he. I feel your pain pare. Lagi na lang rin na mimisspell pangalan ko. Ang pinakacommon lately e GARY ang tawag sa akin ng ibang tao.

monsanto said...

Nagpabili ako kay Aries :) Kumuha ako ng 10 lang eh. Gusto mo pakuha kita? :) Mabait naman iyon eh. dinagdagan ko na lang para sa fare niya.

okay ba Gary? este, Jerry? hahahaha
printed din ba yung mga mistakes sa name mo?

Gerry Alanguilan said...

Sige pakuha din ako. Magkano raw? Baka 10 din ang kunin ko for the museum. Dagdagan ko na lang rin. :) Salamat!

-Gary

Shelly said...

I just realized that you're Gammaknight from DeviantArt when I visited your blog and saw the Darna artwork! Thanks for dropping by my blog. You're work is really awesome!

In relation to your blog entry, my name used to get butchered back in High School...not in spelling but in pronunciation. So you could imagine my embarassment whenever they pronounce my name wrongly in front of the entire school during awarding ceremonies ;p

monsanto said...

Thanks Shelly! I like reading your blog (thoughts) its from the heart ika nga :)
How did they pronounced your first name?

Shelly said...

It hurts to recall...hehe. Well my name's Joanne Michelle Soneja. But I studied in an indian international school so they didn't know how to pronounce it...

"JO-AH-NEH MI-SHELL SOH-NEH-JAH"

*sniff*

Princess DJ Kelley said...

Heya! Thanks for dropping by my blog :o) my name naman always gets misspelled. I didn't realize there were at least a dozen different ways to spell "Paola", but people have proven me WRONG...

Ubod_ng_Lumpia said...

ako naman dito sa US hirap na hirap sila mag sabi nang apelido ko.. nagiging mekelino,,, labo :) hahahahahah.... maganda ba yung boards nang eon? --kino--

monsanto said...

Kino-Maganda ang Eon boards! Favorite ko nga ito ngayon eh :)

Paola? anong nababago dun? balibaligtad ang pagkakabasa? :)

paola monsanto said...

i know ur pain...monsanto surname ko and lahat yata ng tao may kanya kanyang version ng pgspell ng surname nten...

tapos paola pa..hay nku...

tsk tsk tsk