I am an archer. I’m also a rat. But really… WHO am I?

In truth, I love archery. I’ve always wanted to know how to use a bow and arrow.The whole thing just fascinates me. Also, I hate rats. I really HATE them.

Ok, let me start from the beginning, Greek/Roman mythology tells me that I’m an archer (Sagittarius) Guess that’s why I love archery a lot. However, according to the Chinese, I am a rat. Seriously, a RAT!!!! I mean, I would have preferred a rabbit, ox or even a snake; anything is better than a rat! If only one could choose when they want to be born 😦

I am an archer

I was born on December 8, a typical Sagittarian. Astrologers say I possess a natural exuberance, sense of adventure and love of life. I totally agree. There’s more; look at this:sagitarius

Sense of humour? definitely! I love adventure and I think what they really wanted to say was ‘extremely curious’ instead of ‘investigative’. I am not tomboyish though and I’m certainly not abrasive! I admit that sometimes I’m restless… who isn’t? Well, the rest are true, I think. Those who know me personally can be the judges. but before you judge, I think you should also see this:

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They say I love learning new things and am good with people, check. I’m not so sure about the ‘forever evolving’ part though; I can be very conservative at times…  and the part about commitments and emotional scenes is so true about me! No, really…I don’t  completely believe in astrology but it’s like these guys just took one look at me and said ” That’s how every Sagittarian ought to be!”

I’m also a rat.

Did I say I hate rats? No, I’m sorry, it slipped. I LOATHE rats. That’s what I meant to say but that’s by the way.

I was born in 1996, the Chinese year of the rat. Their story about me is not too different from that of the Greeks/Romans. The usual; I’m generous, curious, sincere and have relationship issues, no big deal.(does the word ‘observator’ actually exist?) rat

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The deal gets big when you start seeing things like this:rat3nothing here is right! (well, the eloquent, sociable, hardworking part is) but I cannot remember ever being vindictive my whole life, talk less of being manipulative and difficult! Correct me if I’m wrong but ‘generous’ and ‘selfish’ are supposed to be antonyms right? how come some Chinese guys say I’m generous and the others think I’m selfish?

This is why I don’t trust astrology in the first place… seriously, sometimes these guys can be all messed up!

But really… Who am I ?

Or should I say WHAT am I?

I believe I’m just a young lady made in the image of God and according to His blueprint; so I can be only what He made me to be. If He says I’m generous, then I am and vice versa. Fortunately for me, I know exactly Who God says I am, but I’m not telling ;). You go find out who He says you are. It’s important. so that no astrologer dictates who you should or shouldn’t be, what you can or can’t achieve. For you can do and be all things, through Christ who gives you strength.

Yours truly.

Everyone has three names these days. Me? I got four!

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Glory Mafor Aza Mboh …it’s quite a mouthful, I’m sure. Everyone has three names these days. Me? I got four!

Where I come from, (i.e. Santa, in the North West Region of Cameroon), ‘Mafor’ means ‘Queen’; that’s why I love that name most. It has a nice ring to it and it is affirming. My great grandmother also bore the name and I feel honoured that I am her ONLY namesake in the family.
It’s very funny that I didn’t know my name was Mafor until I was about eight years old. Then when I got to know, I totally fell in love with the name and pushed it to the first; (most people who know me believe that Mafor is my first name, it’s not! I just happen to call it first when introducing myself especially to persons I don’t know. This might be laughable, but it does a lot to boost my self esteem and confidence)

‘Glory’ is nice, though I know I would have loved ‘Gloria’ more. I love it because it’s easy to spell and pronounce but because my country is bilingual, I usually feel awkward when giving my name to a French speaking person; I don’t know whether or not to translate it. Sometimes I do. At home, everyone calls me ‘Glo’ and some of my friends call me ‘Glo-glo for short’ (it’s the way they’ve called me since Lower Sixth, I can’t remember how the name came about).

‘Aza’ is a name I share with about three of my cousins and I have no idea what it means. I assume it should mean something special seeing as our parents didn’t mind giving it to the four of us at a go. In fact I am very certain that some of my unborn cousins will equally bear the name. Did I mention that ‘Aza’ is solely for girl children? No, I didn’t. Well, it is.

‘Mboh’ is my Dad’s name; what we call the family name. It used to be longer; at first it was ‘Mboh-Tenengang’. My mum insisted that my dad cut the name short when they got married. She didn’t want her children having sentences under the pretext of bearing the family name. Sometimes it’s like the name isn’t even there, because it’s so far behind. Most people I know are not aware that I have a fourth name, talk less of knowing the name itself.

Take time to celebrate your names too!

😀 Cheers!