I'm laughing already remembering the time "I may" have met Utada Hikaru.
If you don't know she is a massive JPOP (Japanese POP) star. She does have some English songs (and she has perfect English so its not love becomes "rab" as many popstars in Japan do). She is huge in Japan. In English her songs never seem to hit the nail on the hammer (or reverse, whatever it is).
I put the emphasis on "maybe" about meeting her cause "maybe" I didn't. It wasn't in person, if you are thinking how didn't I know. I could go for an edgy racist joke here, but I'm not going to.
This story brings me back to my youth (what seems like long long ago).
One day I was using "ICQ messenger". If you are wondering what the F is that? You are very young and I am very old. Like an old wiseman teaching Kung Fu (or in this case Karate, cause Kung Fu is Chinese, don't mix it up MOFO) to his young grasshopper.
Its basically texting for when the internet started to go mainstream. Yes I used to have to buy internet usage by the hour, an absurd sum of like $10 an hour. My parents probably thought I was doing assignments and I was messaging and surfing porn (what teenage boy didn't?)
I did a random chat one day, I have no clue what I wrote. but the girl introduced herself as a New Yorker, who is Japanese. And to top it off her mother used to be an Enka singer. These things also match Utada Hikaru's life perfectly, but I guess its possible it "may" not have been her.
Now at that time I wasn't very intelligent (nor am I now. Things didn't improve much. Must have been the porn surfing). I'm still not the sharpest tool the shed. More like a light that has burnt out half way (I think that's called going dim. If I were smarter I'd know).
I have no clue if I asked her for a picture or I suggested exchanging photos but she sent me one. LOL!
She played me, like a violinist plays a violin. She sent me some model type girl in a swimsuit. Kinda weird thing to send to a random guy in some foreign country, but I'm happy. I thought wow so beautiful (saved me time searching for porn myself). This ICQ is great! Insert ICQ sound here (if you don't know it, its a unique du du sound. You could look it up instead of surfing porn).
I probably told her, wow your face and body are amazing like a model.
A few years later I was cleaning out my computer and a Japanese friend asked why I had that picture? I said oh some girl I met, she said I don't think so, its a model and she's wearing a swimsuit. What girl is going to send that, especially a Japanese one (I should realised most Japanese are more reserved than us brash foreigners). Good point! I am dim (dimwitted).
|The picture was something like this. I should have realized this body type is not normal and looks to be a pro pic. But I wasn't too smart.|
Another time I was reading about how Utada Hikaru said in an interview she used to do random ICQ chats. It seemed to re emphasise my belief it was her. The evidence piled up like the theory of evolution (only its actually a fact, because we generally use theory to mean guess in slang, but in a scientific scene theory is much more than that, its explaining the evidence that we have. There is no guess of evolution, The evidence is overwhelming, from independent sources. I had a person say to me "its just a theory" the other day. I didn't realize how ignorant he was, until I realized he didn't care what the evidence showed because he had a religious agenda. Hard to talk to people who make up their mind before seeing or listening to the evidence).
Anyways my Utada Hikaru evidence wasn't as compelling as that of evolution (that sentence made me sound like I'm writing a report instead of surfing porn). But nevertheless, it was still strong.
I have a feeling it was her. She's highly intelligent and was playing me. Entertaining for her, and now 20+ years later for me.
|Apparently can also make fun of me too, "maybe".|
Strangely one of my friend's brothers knew her (non Japanese). He was going to international school in Tokyo and she also went there. I think she was only semi famous by then, but everyone knew who she was. He personally couldn't care less if she was famous.
If I had known him then I would have asked him to go up to her and be like "Do you remember the time you met a random guy on ICQ and you sent him a model pic. Well its 20 years later, but he wants a confirmation it was you."
She'd probably be like "What fool would fall for that? What a dumbass".
Me, I guess. haha.
Checkmate Utada (or "maybe" someone else).
|Well it could have been Utada (I think on the left), or a copycat just like here (I think the one on the right).|