This site will look better in a browser that supports Web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

April 16, 2007

1993
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
January
February
March
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

It's In the Blood

When I ordered a calendar from J-List a while back I was put on their mailing list. Every day or three, I get an e-mail with observations about Japanese culture as seen by the (white) owner of the business. Usually they're trivial things, sometimes they cover big problems like bullying in schools (worse, in some ways, than in the States), and sometimes they have something that applies to me, half a world away from J-List's headquarters in Gunma Prefecture.

Today's e-mail was one of the latter:

Historically, the Japanese have placed a great store in what blood type a person is, and some (admittedly silly) people adhere to the belief that the shape and antigen type of your red blood cells can determine your personality. Supposedly, type A folks are straight-laced, serious about everything, very organized, like Felix from The Odd Couple if you're old enough to know what I'm talking about; type B are "my pace," e.g. they go at their own pace, live in their own world, quickly get bored with things that don't interest them, and speak their minds to a fault; type O are very bold, hate to lose and have good leadership skills; and AB people are often so smart they look strange to everyone else.

My blood type? AB-positive. (Universal recipient, yay.) Well, I'm not so sure about the first part of what my blood type says about me, but I'd say the second half is pretty much on the mark :)

This page's URL is http://jasonfleshman.org

This page last updated Jul 19, 2019 3:34:19 PM.