11.08.2004

asians all look the same...

courtesy of quyen, here's a link to a test... to see if you can tell the difference between chinese, japanese, and korean.

i got 9 out of 18 right. however, the 9 out of 18 right i did get were total guesses. i couldn't even make an educated guess. seriously, i couldn't tell the difference.

so, yeah. i'm gonna say that asians all look the same. and i can say that because i'm asian. :P

i'll bet steve gets a higher score than i do.

15 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

I like to think I can tell a difference between people of japanese descent and people of chinese descent. In my experience, the japanese have less curved facial features, and most distinct eyes. As a caveat, never try to call a race before you know for sure. you can come across as VERY shallow or even rascist the moment you publicly proclaim you can tell a difference.

12:18 PM  
Blogger giest said...

Hmmm, got 10 out of 18... Thought I would be better then that.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Amber_sun said...

Okay well I feel reallllll dumb because I thought I was Ms. Enlightened and just knew I could tell the difference. Not! I only got 7 and would have gotten 9 if I'd gone with my first choice on a couple. Still that's pretty pitiful. What does it say that my average on the men exceeded my average on the women? :)

12:48 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I also got 10 out of 18 -- I think I would have done better if there was also Filipino and Vietnamese options. I don't know many Koreans.

12:49 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Well, I never pay much attention to race. I usually care more whether people's personalities are nice or not. I guess my results bear me out. I got 5 right.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

i got 11 of 18. yeah, baby!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Quyen said...

They don't call it "All Look Same" for nothing, people ;)

6:45 PM  
Blogger bullish1974 said...

i scored 8/20. and i'm filipino. that makes it a wee bit more terrible, i guess.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

I only got seven right. I suck. I think I got most of the Korean ones right though. So can we still be friends? :)

8:11 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Score a big five for me! And the only reason I got those is because I chose Korean for whoever had the same shape head as the picture in your profile.

But honestly, do you really want the white boy to be able to tell you apart? Those who do must be waaaay too far up Asian culture's ass.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Anon said...

Holy Shit... I got 15 right!!! I'm a genius! It must've been all those years I lived in Japan. :)
Thanks for the link, it was cool. I don't think all "asian" people look the same, maybe that's just me. Hmm...

I'm getting that PaperMario game for my son Miles for Christmas, I hope it rocks! ;) Sorry to hear you have the flu... but at least you got it now. I have a feeling I'll get mine, oh, the day before Christmas. blech!
~j

10:15 AM  
Blogger J. said...

LOL to Mike K. "Same shaped head as in your profile." Why is that funny?

10:47 AM  
Blogger smirkybrat said...

From one sick Korean (meaning feeling sick) to another, I agree. Most asians do look the same...I got a score of 6 (pretty sad). Oh well...who cares where they're from, but nonetheless cool test. Thanks for sharing!
BTW, hope you get to feeling better soon. I don't have the coughing part of it, but hey, if it gives me a reason to take spoonfuls of meds that screw you up...*cough *cough!!!

11:02 AM  
Blogger grace said...

yo, mike... that's some funny shit... i cracked up for at least 15 minutes.. not non-stop or anything... just every once in a while i'd think about it again and start giggling. heheh...

sheesh, don't think you're all funny now :P

12:02 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

I only got 5 right. Would've done better tossing a coin.

12:42 PM  

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