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Do You Know Who Is 林如晶 (Lin Ru Jing)?

August 27, 2007

My chinese name 林如晶 (Lin Ru Jing) is interestingly bringing me to places more often than my english name, Patricia. 林如晶 (Lin Ru Jing) will soon be presented the chinese community of Singapore through the program, Shoot! And I am sure, you’ll like to see me 林如晶 (Lin Ru Jing) in action, spouting all those chinese words and terms which you didn’t know! Check out this website to find out more about the programme! 

Anyway, a lot of my blog readers know me as Patricia and most of the online community know me as Patricia Lin or affectionately as queen_pat. For my English name Patricia, many people know its meaning.

Meaning: Its source is Patricius, a Latin name meaning “Aristocrat.”

Languages: This girl’s name is used in German, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Nicknames:Pat, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty, Teesha, Tichia, Tish, Tisha, Trecia, Tricha, Tricia, Trish, Trisha, Trisia, Trysia, Trysha and Trisch

Variant Forms:Particia, Pasty, Patresa, Patrese, Patria, Patrica, Patrice, Patriceia, Patricja, Patricka, Patriece, Patrika, Patrikia, Patrina, Patrishia, Patrizzia, Patryce, Pattrice and Patrysha
Non-English Forms:Patrizia, Patricie and Pere
Popularity: The name Patricia ranked 257th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 2nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census. This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists before 1993, but is becoming less commonly used. In some cases, it has fallen off the lists altogether.
Narrative:Princess Patricia, granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria, helped to popularize this name at the beginning of the 20th century. The nicknames Pat and Patty were soon associated with it, although, somewhat surprisingly, both originated as pet forms of Martha and Matilda.

Wow! A royalty shared the same name! How cool is that?

But what is in a Chinese Name? Especially something like mine 林如晶?Plenty. But does anyone know?


Firstly, the chinese characters are beyond the comprehension of an ordinary person who has not learnt the chinese language before. (I’m sure if you have not learnt chinese before, you won’t even have the slightest idea of how to pronounce it!) Secondly, when chinese characters are put together they can form entirely different meanings!

林 Lin is my family name and 如晶 Ru Jing means As Bright. I have no idea what my name means but I’m sure if i want, I can accord that my name partially helped boost my intelligence! Lol!

So, why am I making such a fuss over my name in this blog post?

Well, I’ve been so used to introducing myself in blogosphere and online communities as Patricia Lin that when an article came out on a local chinese newspaper on me and Calvin, everyone was amused that I’m Lin Ru Jing!

Don’t get me wrong. I love my chinese name but well, unfortunately, I wasn’t proud of it since I was a child. I think it’s because I’ve always been teased about it in school. But anyhow, I’m really proud of my roots and my chinese name that I’m declaring it here! 😀

Internet Marketing, News Feature, Personal

Have You Read My Paper’s Report On Affiliate Marketing ?

July 17, 2007

my paper <<我报>> is Singapore’s first free chinese newspaper designed for bilingual, young adults and MY PAPER aims to present the latest issues in town and around the World. One of their reporters, Yiting, noticed a trend and so, today’s issue, 170707, covers on AFFILIATE MARKETING! This issue covering on Affiliate Marketing, is really special and important to both me and Calvin because we are featured and are sharing our story on Affiliate Marketing with the rest of Singapore.

Click To View The Article!

MyPaper Affiliate Marketing Issue

Yep! That’s us!!! Haha.. I got up at like 6.45am in order to be able to catch the lady who gives out the newspaper at the train station near my home. And I had to plead with her to give me extra copies so that I can share with my friends and family! 😀 It was certainly amusing when she realised that I was the girl in the cover.

In the article (which I’ll summarise for non-chinese language speaking/reading people), Calvin and I talk about affiliate marketing, the potential it holds in creating a huge passive income for us and becoming a full-time job and passion for the both of us. Moreover, in it, we also mention how affiliate marketing though simple, but has a lot of intricate details that you need to know. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme, rather it requires a lot of patience, effort and time.

But the basic steps are:

First, you have to figure out what is your niche. You need to know which target market and industry you are promoting to and find products and services related to them.

Second, you need to find an affiliate program which you can promote. This can be done through searching on Google (affiliate programs+ your niche), ClickBank or CommissionJunction.

Third, you need to sign up and register as an affiliate and look at the promotional materials that they provide you.

Fourth, then promote it on your site or blog through the use of promotional materials or sending your friends and subscribers’ list a promotional email, doing a review on the product and promoting it etc.

Well, it may sound easy in 4 steps, but there are many other things that you need to take note of when doing Affiliate Marketing and basically, you can click HERE to find out more!

Affiliate Marketing is a subset of Internet Marketing, if you are wondering what’s the difference and really, it’s a great way and avenue for one to earn passive income but remember, not all programs are online scams and affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme that you can try out.