Evelyn Yap is a common name.
According to the US Census Bureau, 0.322% of US residents have the first name ‘Evelyn’ and 0.0015% have the surname ‘Yap’. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there are 14 Americans who go by the name ‘Evelyn Yap’.
That’s just in the U.S.A. Anyway, the above data is really old. In fact, the website that I got it from no longer exists.
On the internet, a search will yield a lot of people named Evelyn Yap.
In my corner of the world, I’ve encountered or heard about at least 3 women named Evelyn Yap:
- one was a much older Filipina lady at the SSS office who happened to be there for her SSS ID the same day that I was;
- one’s the mom of a co-worker’s friend; and,
- either one person, or more than one person, with multiple court cases involving money issues that I discovered while I was trying to get my first credit card. The bank found derogatory records of my namesake/s and was asking me to prove that I’m not her/them. Proof is simple: I was too young to have a checking account in the years that the cases were filed against her/them.
Ah, the perks of being Evelyn Yap.
If I go to the NBI for my clearance, I would have to return after a few days to pick up my clearance, whereas those with no delinquent or shady namesakes can get their clearances on the same day.
But I like my name. I really do. How can anyone not like the name Evelyn? It’s such a likeable name. I know I like it.
So who is this Evelyn?
Just one of billions of creatures inhabiting planet Earth. A pilgrim passing through.
This Evelyn is, you could say, some kind of a nomad. Here today, there tomorrow. Though not exactly a true blue nomad like those others that you read about. She calls it her Turtle Shell lifestyle. Because of her lifestyle, she tries to not accumulate too much stuff. How much can a turtle carry anyway?
This Evelyn is not a blogger, not an influencer, not a public personality — just somebody who has a virtual abode in the world wide web.
Translation: I’m just somebody with a website.
I’ve had a homepage or website way before blogging became a thing. I had a virtual home in Geocities, which is now no more than a legend, like the City of Atlantis.
And what is evelynyap.com?
The evelynyap.com website is Evelyn’s little piece of virtual real estate — something to tinker with once in a while.