In the Japantown parking lot, my girlfriend starts the topic:
Her: My roommate, Nora, moved down to Los Angeles the other week.
Her: …and already someone down there stopped her in the street and told her she looks like Lucy Liu.
Me: Oh God! She looks nothing…
Her: Yeah, anytime white guys see a pretty asian girl, they say she looks like Lucy Liu.
Me: Ha! …or Michelle Yeoh.
Her: Because they’re the only two asian people they know.
Her: White guys thinks it’s a compliment. But what they’re really saying is, ‘All Asians look alike to me.’”
Me: I wonder which one they say I look like?
Me: …probably Michelle Yeoh.
(If she wasn’t parking at that moment, she’d have hit me.)