“Konichiwa!” yelled some random guy as I walked down the street. What a effing moron, I thought to myself. Besides the fact that he was super crude and offensive, I am Chinese. Not all Asians look the same, geez.
I mean, of all people we fobs should know, right? I’ve traveled to and/or lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan…so I would consider myself somewhat of an expert in guessing which country an Asian is from. That is, I thought I was an expert until I came across this Asian Look-Alikes website, which tests your ability to guess where someone is from.
Soon enough, it became clear that I’m actually terrible at recognizing faces from different Asian countries.
But I found a loophole to this weird Asian-guessing game — if you keep clicking on China, your chances of guessing correctly are much higher. Which makes sense, right? One fifth of the world’s population is from China, so statistically speaking, the website’s database likely has way more people from China than from any other country.
Try it out for yourself — my tip works, right?
Want more of our thoughts on race and ethnicity? Read about Suzie’s Fob Revelation on offensive Asian Halloween costumes, China’s “American Idol” show going racist, and our thoughts on Arizona’s racial profiling of anyone who looks like a fob.