I used the name BeanCurd not because it’s my favorite food or anything. I like them, but they’re not my favorite.
There’s a very random story about why I chose this username. It’s not really that deep or anything…
I don’t think I can explain it in an essay or paragraph form. So I’ll just write our conversation instead.
This is back when I was in high school… (This was partially translated because we’re speaking Filipino and English here haha…)
Friend 1: What do you wanna be called?
Friend 1: What do you mean ‘anything!? As in anything?
Friend 1: Fine… Even “tokwa?”
Me: That’s okay
Friend 2: You’re “tokwa” now. That’s what we’re gonna call you.
Friend 1: Come on, let us make it cuter!
Friend 2: She said anything!
Friend 1: Tofu, there cute. Much better
Ever since then, my high school friends call me ‘Tofu.’ My other friend still calls me ‘Tokwa’ sometimes. Of course, they still do address me with my real name from time to time.
(Tokwa is just a Filipino term for Tofu btw)
That’s why I chose the name BeanCurd. It’s basically a reference to my nickname given by my friend.