.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, August 18, 2005

They all look the same!

You think you can tell asians apart? Well, go here, take the test and prove it! I apparently can't. My report card said i was "hopeless". Hmmph. Goddamn asians. If god wanted me to tell them apart he wouldn't have made them all look like one another! If you think that's being racist, then go here and check out that pic and tell me i am wrong.

9 Comments:

At 8/18/2005 09:19:00 AM, Blogger Laurel said...

I got 9 out of 18 and the average is 7, so I'm OKAY. I guess it takes one to know one. :-)

 
At 8/18/2005 09:47:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

9 out of 18! Which is above average... wow.

 
At 8/18/2005 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Laurel said...

But my score was just "okay." I doubt that anyone can get close to a 100. Picking the Chinese was fairly easy. China has a lot more diversity than Korea and Japan, so there are distinct facial traits that I can pick out. It's harder to distinguish between Koreans and Japanese. Probably because the early Japanese migrated from Korea and basically they are the same people. Ironic considering that quite a few Japanese have this irrational idea that the Koreans are inferior to them.

 
At 8/18/2005 11:02:00 AM, Blogger aliandra said...

The test kicked me out in the middle. I wasn't going to go through it again ...

I used to work with a lot of Asians and they said they same thing about us (Americans). It was surprising since people of European extraction vary with eye and hair color. I pointed out to them that we could tell the difference between those of Irish ancestry and those of Italian ancestry and they were surprised at that.

Interesting ...

 
At 8/18/2005 11:14:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

My ex (chinese) couldn't always tell either. I recall a few times when we went out to eat in China town, she'd hear people talking and whisper to me "Koreans!" like "what the hell are THEY doing here!?" - but she didn't notice until she heard them.

I think that test would be (slightly) easier if the people could be seen together in full body shots. Koreans for instance, are not small people. I was very surprised the first time I was in Korea how many of the guys were my size or taller (I'm 5'11") which is something I never saw anywhere else in Asia. Interesting test though! I'm guessing a lot of asians are surprised they don't do better on it!

 
At 8/18/2005 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Tio Jaime said...

When I first took the test, I got a 16/18. The last two times I took it (including yesterday) I ended up with a 12 and then a 9.

Thanks for the plug, btw!

 
At 8/18/2005 01:41:00 PM, Blogger SixHertz said...

I got a 2. I'm serious. I suck...and I'm from San Jose, CA. My parents live in a place what's "affectionately" called "Little Saigon". Wow.

BTW, you've been blogrolled. :)

 
At 8/18/2005 11:25:00 PM, Blogger strykeraunt said...

I too am hopeless (4 out of 18). What I found curious is that they did not include all of the other Asian countries. My son's girlfriend told me an interesting story about when they went to the Philipines. She said that apparently her sister who is half filipino, half korean, was given a lot of dirty looks because they thought she was Chinese (or was it Japanese). So, if they can't get it right how can I be expected to :D

 
At 8/19/2005 12:36:00 AM, Blogger Tio Jaime said...

holy crap, Little Saigon? I thought there were more Filipino restaurants by your parents' house? At least that famous one my family always goes to

Hey baby, you got girlfriend in Vietnam? Me love you too much. Me so horny...

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home