Tuesday, December 18, 2007

They all look the same

one of these ladies is a Korean, a Chinese, and a Japanese

A question was raised on Yahoo Answers, by, obviously a non-Asian person (the avatar was that of an African-American guy, so I presume that it was an African-American male who asked the question).
He asked what was the difference between a Chinese, a Japanese, and a Korean face. Being an Asian and having traces of Southern Chinese and Japanese in myself, it was easy for me to really pinpoint which is Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
The easiest for me really is to see who's Chinese. Just take their pictures and the Japanese and Korean would strike similar hand gestures!
Of course, once you hear them talking and start writing in characters, that would be an obvious giveaway!
One of the respondents to the question gave a link to a certain site called AllLookSame.com. It has a cool quiz wherein you have to guess which is Japanese, Korean, and Chinese! Try the quiz! It was fun!

But hey, I've got a word to that guy who asked the question, if he was having trouble with distinguishing which is Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, would he still have the problem with distinguishing between Swedes, Finns and Norwegians to Jordanians, Lebanese, and Turks to Senegalese, Nigerian and Kenyans to Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis to Guatemalans, Mexicans, and Nicaraguans?

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