one day in seventh grade, my health class teacher asked each student to share his or her middle name.
"your middle name is tongue? what?"
"t-u-n-g. it's a romanization of the middle character of my asian name."
the correct pinyin is actually "dong," but my parents misspelled it on my birth certificate, so instead of being a j.d.
i am a j.t.
and probably for the best.
jonathan dong yu.
"jon, dong yu forget about me."
the third character of my asian name means "rise."
jon dong rise hybrid name.
if my parents misspelled it "dung" floaters!