Lalisa

Lisa

Origin: Thai
Gender: Female
Meaning: "Praised"
Pronunciation: lah-lee-SAH
Other Forms: N/A

My sister is a huge fan of K-pop, and after a long time resisting I have a confession to make: I like it. In fact, I think it's fun, catchy, and uplifting, and did I mention, absolutely addictive? Her favorite group is BLACKPINK with her "bias" (for those uninitiated, her favorite member) being Lisa.

Lisa, the lead rapper, is actually Thai, and is the first non-Korean to be agented by YG Entertainment. She was born Pranpriya Manoban in Buriram Province, Thailand and is the only child of her mother's. Her stepfather, Marco Brüschweiler, who helped raise her, is a renowned Swiss chef. 

She later changed her name to Lalisa, which means "praised", at the behest of a fortune-teller, who claimed it would bring her prosperity.

I can easily see this name catching on, especially amongst fans. What do you think?

Goodbye, Grandpa...

A few days ago I lost someone very important: my Grandpa. He lived four hours away and I didn't get to see him as much as I wanted (or as much as I should have). I drove up there but didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him, or to tell him how much I loved him or how silly I thought he was. How he made me laugh. 

My family has set up a GoFundMe page to help my Grandmother pay for his memorial. I would be so, so grateful if you could pledge just a few dollars. Thank you.

 
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