What’s in a name?
I may want to leave that to the imagination, but already the words “pinoy” and “freud” stand out. Not hard to guess for those who are familiar with these words: pinoy has been the monicker for Filipinos and Freud is of course Freud, no need to explain. I just happen to be a follower of Freud, at least the Lacanian version, the now familiar Return to Freud (since as many people know, there are many readings of Freud, from the ego school to object relations, not to mention the rabid anti-Freudian one aimed at “burying” Freud). What maybe more interesting to find out is, how is Freud read (taken, adopted, used, rejected, etc. etc.) by Pinoys? That would be a good subject for an essay, which I am not going to do here right at this minute. Maybe some other time.