[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Monday, August 14, 2006

[Research on my name]
Was pretty bored so I surfed the net to see who the past and present Ephraims are and were.

Ephraim (Standard Efráyim) – "double fruitfulness" ("for God had made him fruitful in the land of his affliction").

One was a President...
Ephraim Katzir (born May 16, 1916) is an Israeli biophysicist and Israeli Labour Party politician. He served as the President of Israel for one 5-year term, from 1973 until 1978.

Katzir was born in Kiev, Ukraine with the name Ephraim Katchalsky. He changed his last name to the Hebrew name Katzir in 1973, after being elected President by the Knesset. Katzir was at Harvard University when Golda Meir contacted him about being the President of Israel. In 1925 he immigrated with his family to Palestine. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received a Ph.D. degree. After studying abroad, he returned to Israel and became head of the Department of Biophysics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. In 1966 he became Chief Scientist of the Israel Defense Forces. His brother Aharon, an internationally renowned chemical physicist, was murdered in 1972 during the Lod Airport Massacre.

In 1977, Ephraim Katzir was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. In 1985, he was awarded the Japan Prize.

One is a Prime Minister...
Ephraïm Inoni (born August 16, 1947) is the Prime Minister of Cameroon. He is a longtime loyalist and assistant of President Paul Biya and was previously the deputy secretary general to the presidency. He was appointed to the position of Prime Minister by Biya on December 8, 2004 as part of a cabinet reshuffle, and was sworn in that day. Inoni is a member of the Bakweri ethnic group.

One is a football player...
Ephraim Salaam (born June 19, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the Houston Texans. He was a three-year starter as both a right and left tackle at San Diego State University, where he played in 31 career games. He was drafted in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons and went to Super Bowl XXXII. He also played for the Denver Broncos.

One is an actor...
Ephraim Todd Ellis (born February 23, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Rick Murray in the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation.

He currently plays the character Danny on the television show Falcon Beach which airs on Global. As seen in the show's first episode, he is a decent singer.

Ephraim began acting while studying at Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario. His other television credits include an appearance in the television series Zoe Busiek: Wild Card for Lifetime. He has also starred in the Canadian Film Centre's 2004 feature White Out, which was entered in the Toronto International Film Festival.

One a musician...
Ephraim Owens (b. Nov 5, 1972 in Dallas, TX) is a musician, composer, and jazz bandleader that plays trumpet and flugelhorn.

He began playing trumpet in elementary school, after being urged by classmates to join the school band. He continued his music education by attending the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and was awarded a scholarship to study music at Southwest Texas State University. Ephraim studied classical music until he attended a Roy Hargrove concert, and switched to Jazz without looking back.

He moved to Austin, Texas in 1994 and quickly became a fixture in the Austin music scene. In 1997, Mayor Bruce Todd of Austin proclaimed June 14, 1997 Ephraim Owens Day, for his outstanding achievements in the Austin music industry. Ephraim has played all over the world, and with is adaptable to all styles of music, but mostly he plays his favorite music, jazz. Ephraim will be appearing in a movie called 'Before the Music Dies'.

So what will the story of Ephraim Loy be like?


Blogger JaspER said...

LOLx!!! Ephraim Loy... hmmm born on 4th Nov 1982... did nothing his whole life (joking) but go around capturing gals' hearts... wahaha... :P

Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:43:00 am


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