Greenapple and Tomato
Yes, greenapple is my chosen nickname. I started using such nick during my senior high school years, for I was (still am, indeed) too fond of the yellowish-green colour of greenapple. That colour has always been my most favourite colour. There were two instances where I would use such nick: 1) when I wrote letters to a radio station for the DJs (Anonymity is important, isn't it?); 2) when I made my cards for my fellow friends (Yes, I would prefer making D-I-Y cards, rather than purchasing commercial cards. Aside from the fact that ppl would appreciate self-made cards more, it's fun to make things yourself!), I would normally sign 'Greenapple ® Studio' at the rear page of the card. Cool huh? Then I would add another line like 'A proud product of Greenapple ® Studio', or 'this card is specially dedicated to xxxxx', something like that. Ahhh, thinking about this made me wallow in nostalgia ... High school years were almost a decade away now. Where are those friends now? In addition, where are the cards that I made? Oh well, no matter where they are, I hope they're not in the trash bin! Heh.
As for Tomato, yes, this is my fiancé's chosen nickname. I did not come out this name myself. Actually it was a nick he used to use in high school too. We weren't studying in the same high school back then. I did not know the exact scenario about how did the name come about, but I was told that it is a nick given by his fellow high school mates due to the similar 'sound' of his name. The relationship goes something like this: Mr.Tomato's real name ≈ Franco ≈ fan keh (tomato in Cantonese) [≈ means similar to], so finally he settled at the name Tomato as nick ...
When I came across his nick when we first met, I thought Tomato was a cute nick. Later on when we started dating, I thought greenapple and tomato would make a perfect match. Haha. At least both are fresh produce, both are healthy food, and both are similar in size. The green colour apple would make a good contrast with the red tomato. You think?