Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hello Kitty

A reader left a comment questioning the relationship between Hello Kitty brand items and one's Asian-ness.   I agree that there is some correlation, but it cannot single-handedly determine a person's degree of Asian-inity.  

The graph reaches a point where it is not possible to buy more Hello Kitty items at 75% Asian.  From there, it pretty much plateaus at 598,215 items.

Let us see how Asian my kids are.  Here are the Hello Kitty items they own:

(coloring book)



So the graph tells us that my kids are between 12.5% and 25% Asian...

...or perhaps it tells us that I don't love my children and want to deprive them of Asian-osity...

...or perhaps the graph reflects my current boycott of all things Hello Kitty after we went to the Hello Kitty store in the mall, and I promised my kids I would buy them something, and so they found these cheap looking umbrellas with price tags that were near impossible to read, and I ended up buying multiple umbrellas for $27 a pop.

I mean, it could be anything, really.

Now lets look and see how Asian I am.  Here are the Hello Kitty Items I owned.

That is right.  None.  You might ask yourself, "How can that be possible?"

And my answer is:

Who needs Hello Kitty when you could have...

(This is a picture of me!)

...Hello Candy!  Just as creepy-cute, still doesn't have a mouth, and only a fraction of the price!

You've got to love Asia and their knock-offs.  Looks like I am Asian after all!

(I'm pretty sure I owned a few Hello Tikky items, too.)


Pam C. said...

I so want matching Hello Tikky outfits for my daughters....

Tiffany said...

You had me at the graph.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! I am like 27% Asian! I love Hello Kitty. Although, Hello Candy is pretty awesome.

I posted a picture of something I once made to wear, on my blog today. Not embarrassing to post old pictures of yourself at all.

michellejohnnie said...

I wish you would have wore that outfit in high schoool. You would have been the most popular person there!!!

Token Asian Friend said...

Are you saying I WASN'T the most popular person in high school?

Ouch, Michelle. Ouch.

michellejohnnie said...

Dear Token Asian Friend, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. You were the second most popular person behind that cool Asian GUY who wore Hello Kitty every day!!!