IT'S STORY TIME!
A few years ago in Texas I met a Japanese girl who spoke very little English and well, I speak NO Japanese.
Her: Where you from?
Me: Barbados. 😊
Her: (confused look) Barbados?
Me: Yes. Barbados. 😐
Her: (more confused) Bar-ba-dos?
Me: (Lord, this is getting awkward 🙄) Um... Yes. BAAAARRRR- BAAAA-DOOOOOS. Ummmm. Rihanna? (Insert small slow grind move here💃🏿)
Her: BAAAARRRR- BAAAA-DOOOOOS.... Rihanna... RIHANNA! BARBADOS! (Finger pointing with an opened mouth now) Rihanna!!!!!
So then I told her about my lovely island and all about my 'cousin' (ok, not my cousin), Rihanna.
And we all lived happily ever after...