Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jason Jeremiah? Non, Non, Non, how about Jiji?

Maria Prinz-Eugen, the wife of Jason Jeremiah Petricca.

Jason Jeremiah? Non, Non, Non, how about Jiji?

By Naoto Suzukawa
The Spirit News
December 27, 2075

A recruit with good hands and blinding speed, Jason Jeremiah Petricca is a long name. At Brooks High and on the Gorillas, he goes by a more simple name: Jiji Petricca. It's pronounced like the name Gigi, but instead of G's, there are J's, a nod to his initials. Deliberately effeminate? Depends on who you talk to, but the grandnephew of Kurumi Ebisuzawa maintains that it's a fun name to pronounce.

"Based on what he told me, his mum wanted him to have a name that can roll off his tongue and my tongue easily and off others, some type of household name that people will remember,"said  his wife, Maria Prinz-Eugen, an immigrant from Germany in the process of gaining citizenship. "So all of my friends and even my cousin Helen [Bismarck] from Munich calls him Jiji. It's quite a sporty name too."

 Maria Prinz-Eugen is a proper hipster.

"I think everyone will get used to hearing my name out on 5AO...something like this," said Jiji while on holiday on the Gold Coast. "1st and 10, midfield, Leafa trailing 20-17 with 34 seconds to go in the first quarter. The snap. Katou-Aki under center, a pass over the top! It's Jiji Petricca, and he's off to the races, and this is a race he usually wins! Jiji, Jiji, Jiji, you beauty, touchdown Spirit!

"Yeah, something like that. I can dream, can't I? Anyway, I know that I have some hard slog coming up after my holiday when I ease into my new home with all the other first-years and all. Maria's looking forward to joining me. She wants to major in sociology or political science, maybe work in a think tank. Maria loves it here in Oz, and in Tassie. She says that Germany is too crowded, too busy. Here, it's like paradise, and the life is a bit more relaxed.

"So both of us are going to enjoy this holiday here on the Gold Coast. This is actually the first time I visited the Gold Coast with my wife. She's not rushing into having kids just yet. She wants to complete her citizenship business first, as well as complete the diploma. So we both have plenty of time to settle down. As for me, I'm all about the gridiron. Watch out for Jiji. I'm coming for ya, mates."