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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I wonder why

I'd like to thank any and all of you for taking time out of your busy day to read my daily musings.  I'm flattered and humbled by the number of hits the blog is receiving.

So this morning, I'm discussing the stats and some emails I received from readers with my wife and she starts telling me how she doesn't like the avatar I'm using.  It makes me seem communist. That's when I figured It might be a good time to share some of the why's of the blog.

Why do you use an avatar of Mao Zedong?
Unbeknownst to everyone except family, my Chinese grandfather coined that nickname for me as a toddler and only he and my uncles (his sons) called me that.  My grandfather passed when I was 5 years old but I have fond memories of him including running away whenever he forgot to shave as he'd grab me and hold me down while he rubbed his stubble on my face.  I did the same to my nephew and he got so pissed at me that I haven't done it since.  I guess some things don't change.

Who is Tito Huang?
It's my pseudonym.  In case I write something viral or say something really dumb, I can blame it on my alter ego.  You know, "Tito made me do it." 
The name Tito didn't come from Tito Jackson but originated on the Mexican side of my family as my aunts said my eyes were like a little cat or gatito in Spanish.  It was shortened to Tito and it's stuck ever since.  I'm still called that from time to time at family functions and by my dad of all people.  
I had originally started using the pseudonym of Farrah in reference to another nickname that stuck in grammar school but switched because Tito Huang is more indicative of my ethnic makeup.

There really is some thought and reason that goes into what I put down here.  Thank you all again for reading.  My mind is getting a good workout coming up with ideas and that's really good for my old brain. 

If you have comments or questions, feel free to post in the comment section.  I've set it up so anyone can post anonymously.  Make it a great day!!!



  1. Alright Tito! Just got myself a $10 off coupon from Cost Plus World Market by clicking on one of the ads. Love CPWM!! Thanks :) nlv

  2. Keep on clicking NLV. A few more and I may afford to to go Sizzler...by myself.

  3. Thanks for sharing...S.D.

  4. Ga-Tito... no disrespect to your Chinese GP, but I agree with your wife. Lose the avatar. Just my humble opinion... sorry. JAM

  5. Okay JAM, I'm open to suggestions. My wife suggested posting a picture of a nice juicy ribeye steak. Doesn't that sound appetizing?

  6. Yeah it sounds appetizing, but how does that reflect on your chinese ethnicity? Here's my suggestion... a pic of a big thick carne asada burrito with some chop sticks... -JAM