Tse Moana is a handle I’ve had online for many, many years. When you google the name, with quotation marks, most, if not all, results are me. If you google without, you’re less lucky as both are existing words.
The name stems from a movie or show I saw as a kid. It was a New Zealand thing. Or at least, it took place in New Zealand. It was a story about a Māori girl named Moana, which means ocean, or sea. I don’t much remember about the plot, but she had a grandfather or some other elder of her tribe. They lived in a traditional setting. If I remember it correctly, the girl rebelled against the cultural teachings her grandfather was trying to give her. Until in the end she learned they were good and there was meaning in her name. The ocean, and that she was named after it, turned out to be quite important. It made such an impression on me, that I remembered the name. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find the movie or show again.
Anyway, fast forward a few years and we have internet and I register for things and I needed a handle. And it just popped into my head, except I remembered the name, wrongly, as Tse Moana. So I used that, and kept using it up until today. I later learned that “Tse” is not actually a Māori word, so that could not have been part of her name, but it’s still part of mine and makes mine unique 🙂
I still hope one day to find this show or movie, but so far… 🙁
The subtitle is a quote I saw on a t-shirt once years ago and is one two that I really like as a motto/explanation-of-me thing. The other is: “If the sky is the limit, then what is space?” I have this as the title of my Tumblr.