January 23, 2014

porn star

A Japanese neighbor gave my daughter Regine a hand-sewn Japanese rag doll. Delighted with the gift, she wanted to give the thing a name. Out of reflex, I suggested to give it a Japanese name to suit its origin. That was when my wife Emily asked me to suggest one… and I did…

Me: “I know a nice name – Rina”

Emily: “Rina? Nice but, doesn’t sound like a Japanese name to me…”

Oh it definitely is a Japanese name. I know because I have came across a lot of Japanese porn stars named ‘Rina’ during my teen-exploration years. Rina Kawaguchi or something like that. Busty with a cute face. I like! But I have to admit, it wasn’t such an appropriate name for my daughter’s doll, probably shouldn’t have brought it up in the first place. My bad.

Me: “It’s the name of a Japanese porn star…”

Emily: “What!? A porn star??”

My daughter then got curious…

Regine: “What is a porn star?”

Emily: “Errmm, a star who looks like a pony…” [my wife’s quick thinking got us out of the potential mess]

Regine: “Oh! Ewwww! Let’s name it something else then”

Me: “Ok ok… how about ‘Yumi’?”

It was the name of a Japanese waitress whom I met at a pub many many years ago. Sweet young thing, who got so drunk with our group that she had to end her shift early and carried home by her co-workers. Now her name is also the name of my daughter’s rag doll.

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