Thanks to Katta, a mystery is solved! When my daughter Joli started Emirates British Nursery last year, it didn't take very long before they all started to call her "Joli B". I could not understand why, there was no logic to it, her last name starts with an "L". And yesterday, when reading Katta's blog where she mentiones about the fast food restaurant "Jolibee" in the Philippines, the penny dropped. Most of the staff are young, sweet girls from the Philippines so of course, with my daughter being named Joli, it was unavoidable to add the "bee" to it and voila, Jolibee!
A picture of a young Jolibee, from the playgroup in Dubai Festival Center, October 2008.
The funny thing is that she has started to call herself "Jolibee" when people are asking for her name!