I’ve been in and out of asia for quite a while and everyone, movie stars,prime ministers, even teachers are referred by their first name. I really don’t know where the custom of referring to a person by their last name started, but for one thing it happens really often in books and tv to men only.
For one thing I prefered to be called Austin not Guss. Everyone in my gym is on a first name thing, why is this formal custom of british tea sipping nerds with pipes and bowler hats happeing in this country of actual athletes.
Guss my dead, more tea and crumpets!