My middle name is Hsi

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You may be wondering why the unique aspect of my name happens to be my middle name, and not my first. One reason, perhaps anticipated by my parents, is that this is pronounced like the word "she." If this were my first name, then it would be confusing, since I am a "he!" For example, if you said "Hsi" did it, and then pointed at me, whoever is watching might think you to be a little bit mixed up? Could be potentially embarrassing for you and for me!

Last updated 11 August 1995

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