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Apr 24, 2011

இ Random facts III ~ Blue or Red Pill¿

The Matrix
As Morpheus says to Neo, “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” It’s time to take the red pill and continue reading..

The above is one of the famous quotes in the movie 'The Matrix'. Unfortunately just too bad Bananaz cannot be the 'chosen one' for the most obvious reason he picked the wrong pill. Moment of Truth ~ Bananaz is colour blind or a more precise term is colour vision deficiency (CVD). According to Wikipedia ~ "Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency is the decreased ability to perceive differences between some of the colors that others can distinguish. It is most often of genetic nature, but may also occur because of some eye, nerve, or brain damage, or exposure to certain chemicals."

Example of an Ishihara color test plate. The numeral "74" should be clearly visible to viewers with normal color vision. Viewers with dichromacy or anomalous trichromacy may read it as "21", and viewers with achromatopsia may not see numbers. Source: Wikipedia

During our very first meet up with bloggers up north in April 02 2011, Eugene commented that Bananaz is so fit but wait till Bananaz peel off the skin then shall see all the holes & flaws inside. Here are some of the ugly experiences Bananaz faced with blogging, starting with Reanaclaire when she posted 'My Saree And Sari'. Bananaz can only remain mum on which is a nicer colour for the red or glowing green sari?. Huh oh no! Which is red and which is green both looked like black? Then Mei Teng posted 'Just Chilliing Out Part 2' with her pale yellow gecko huhhhhh! Bananaz could not think of any colour for the gecko. Our foodie Pete gave us some tips how to 'How to Choose (select) Nice, Sweet, Ripe, Juicy and Tasty Watermelon'. Bananaz flunk the test and can only do one test out of the four ie the thump (knock) test. Sorry before proceeding further Bananaz got a confession to make regarding how 'Bananaz' got its name about being yellow from the outside and white inside? Actually Bananaz does not even know he is yellow just read and heard about it thus assumed the skin is yellow and when Annie Q posted 'Brown and Peach' that confused Bananaz even further with more complication of colours.

At this juncture we have to be very careful with Chinese words for colour blindness which is 色盲 *sè máng* sounds very close to lecher 色狼 *sè láng* lit. means colour wolf. The Chinese word 色*sè* colour has a dual meaning colour or sex. Like I mentioned before beware of the knife on the word 色*sè* [here] that Chinese talk about 'yellow' colour for pornography where else English uses 'blue'. No wonder with all the confusion and blindness Bananaz is at a total lost.

Special thanks to colorvisiontesting.com
Have a go on the colour vision test with three pictures of which Bananaz could not see anything at all other than the multiple dots of various unknown colours. Its the blind leading the blind and would appreciate it very much if you could tell me what you see from the pictures. More test can be done [HERE] and [HERE].

Image courtesy of Wikipedia
By now quite a few would be thinking how on earth Bananaz survived all these years? Let's rewind the clock to take a trip back memory lane. Bananaz was not aware of his colour blindness until the mastermind board game during his teens brought up the issue that he was accused of cheating in the game and then only realised of his colour deficiency as the rest is history. What a joke! A colour blind Bananaz playing a mastermind colour game no wonder why he never win a single game at all. During the snooker craze in the late 80's Bananaz often had a wrong cue shot of the brown and red ball. Need to ask opponent where is the brown and red balls across the snooker table. Sick of wearing only whites to office made a bold move to have various colour shirts but must write inside the collar the colour of each shirt. Can remember vividly one incident where one colleague was so agitated with my colour combination,  a maroon shirt with dark black dotted tie during the presentation. She walked right to my face outside the conference room and blasted at me and said "For goodness sake please don't you ever wear that green tie with your maroon shirt anymore". Oh dear! Green??? Bananaz will occasionally not seeing colours with the eyes but with his mind. Wow so profound? How?

Hot Bananaz in chilly red? 
We learned from school, sky and sea are blue, maple leaf is red, most other leaves and trees are green, chilly is red just like hot Bananaz pix or the post office mail box in front of any post office. Even the song lyrics goes like this ~ 'Roses are red my love violets are blue..' Well Bananaz just need to increase his RAM to memorise all these colours and not actually seeing them crystal clear. Another blunder happened in one company seafood dinner in Klang when the enthusiastic Bananaz asking around the table who wants red chillies when actually its green chillies oh oh..Ever since then my CEO often walked past me teasing why am I wearing purple socks.  The major frustration Bananaz would faced in the everyday living is when asking for direction over the phone when meeting up with clients. More than often the receiver tells you what colour house, gate or building you should look out for. Thanks to GPS no more colourful torturing. Have you ever had this experience when ordering your food from a hawker stall in a coffee shop and it took much longer than expected? Overheard a conversation of d'bozz and his assistance arguing on the customer wearing a red shirt and his assistance just cannot locate and had taken the food for a joy ride going in circles. From my personal experience either d'bozz is colour blind or his assistance or both. Apparently majority of men would suffer from colour blindness and the ladies, you are saved.

Oh how I love and really at ease to read Globetrotter's post about how freely the people in Japan would dress regardless of colours. She wrote 'I will wear an orange tight with green jacket if I LIKE IT! And no one judge you on this. Love the SELF-CONFIDENCE!'

This year the Rabbit will be having a double celebration in Year of the Rabbit 兔tù and Easter 兔tù-gether. HAPPY EASTER!

Emoticon Banana bailando
Meet my cousin Bluey Bananaz from Jupiter. Or is it really blue hmmmmm?

54 Bunchesஇ:

[SK] said...

oh this is really an interesting fact about Bananaz.. so meaning Bananaz cannot differentiate between red and green?? hmmmm, so what color do you see?? just black for both of these colors?? sorry, just getting too curious.. :)

[SK] said...

but i guess only two colors wouldn't be too inconvenient right?? as for traffic light, you see can see which light is on, so you are safe on the road.. but then giving directions by mentioning the color of building, erm, quite rare but mostly name of building or landmark..

[SK] said...

hey, i can see the number 74 in the first photo.. but those series of photos in the test is just too tough!! i cannot really see clearly the numbers!! OMG, amd i having problem too??

Tekkaus said...

Wow....can't believe that you are color blind.

Tekkaus said...

But I think it doesn't really matter lar. As long as you enjoy your life and do what you like. :)

Tekkaus said...

Then again...your photo showing the banana skin being pilled and reveal the chilly inside is funny. So you are a chilly? :p

Daisy said...

On the three circles, I see the #2 on the first circle, but I don't see anything on the other two.

My husband is color blind too. I sometimes have to tell him to wear different clothes too because he doesn't realize they don't match. :)

suituapui said...

Same as Daisy - nothing on the other two!

Aiyor...for a moment, I thought you're on the pill. You know this one?
Jack and Jill went up the hill
But not to fetch a pail of water
Jill forgot to take the pill
And had a baby 9 months after.

And Confucius said: "Where there's the Pill, there's a way!" LOL!!!

Aha!!! Mastermind! I had that. Forgot how to play already.

suituapui said...

P.S. Happy Easter to you and Mango too...

lina said...

Ya... Your maroon shirt and green tie would not cause anyone to bat an eye in Japan. LOL

lina said...

But Bananaz, better colour blind than moral blind. o.O

lina said...

HAPPY EASTER! :)

reanaclaire said...

bananaz, this post is so hilarious.. i have yet to know a person who is colour blind.. serious ah? i think u r kidding.. hahaha.. anyway, hopefully u can see the traffic lights.. otherwise u need Mango with you all the time! :)

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

In movie para para skaura Aaron kwok is colour-blind - TQ LOL

wenn said...

don't actually understand how a color blind person sees..

CH Voon said...

hehehe this is color blind testing right...

i fail on it.

CH Voon said...

i have a weak color blind hehehe

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Lucky thing the traffic lights do not confuse you. So you can drive safely.

lena said...

are you serious? what colour you see in red? can still play mastermind..厉害!厉害!

Isaac Tan said...

oh no bro, i think i'm color blind too. From the test above, I'm unable to read the last 2 circles. is it "8" and "8" ?

Pete said...

Rabbit eat blue pills....habis...ha ha ha!

Casendra said...

Ooo.. didnt know you've got such a little 'secret' ==' Hope it's not that disturbing anymore? Anyway, if the lady was not your boss then who cares?? As long as you like, if she doesnt like to see, as her turn away her head/vision lah, you hv your right to wear whatever you like right? (as long as not naked and tell people only the intelligence can see ...hahahahhaa)

Sheoh Yan said...

I find color blind is fine. Don't people blind, love blind and fact blind, good already.

eugene said...

I think being color blind is very common,,,,but heart blind is bad bad bad,, and i am sure even with a little flaw on your side,,, you are still heart no blind, and i shall maintain that you are fit, even you peel peel peel, no prob.

take care bro

Yvonne said...

This is an interesting random fact of bananaz.... and I bet it's frustrating when come to matching apparels colors. And when playing snooker, bananaz should refer to Mango or an acquaintance for color before hitting one. hihi!

Mei Teng said...

Haha..I think you can easily spot the yellow gecko from the flowers and green leaves :)

Luciana said...

cool man..no worries, happy easter :)

mNhL said...

Color blind is better than totally blind ; )

Used to play that Mastermind game when I was a child! Wonder where is that game set???

foongpc said...

But I want to take the blue pill! haha

foongpc said...

Oh! Lucky I can see the number 74! So you are colour blind? You didn't know you have yellow skin? Hahaha

foongpc said...

Oh yes! I remember last time my mandarin teacher pointed out the character 色 can use for both colour and sex!

HappySurfer said...

You know what? This is such a sweet post, Bananaz. So sweet that my first reaction after reading it (earlier) was to give you a virtual hug. I didn't know what to comment so after several other visits, I'm back again, hopefully with the right words. No, no word of wisdom (I'm not that wise) but just want to tell you that you are flawless in my eyes.

Have a really wonderful day ahead..

Netster said...

hahahahaha really Bo Banana color blind? NO wonder your website purple color! hahahaha

Looks like the GPS has been your best all this while :)

It's good to know something like this at least next time if we meet we will have fun time together, no? hahaha

cheers

Ben said...

Hi Bananaz ... I'll not need the pill as your candid and hilarious post on color blindness already make a good day for me :D Oh ya, i will not be updating my old blog at Ben's Slice of Life... check-out my new photoblog at http://benedictchow.blogspot.com. Cheers!

Autumn Belle said...

Are you red-green colour blind or more colours involved? I remember my Science in school says red-green colour blindness is quite common among the guys. I have a friend who is colour blind and he will agak-agak when at the traffic light junction if he is the lone driver. Alamak! I am having a banana beauty contest in my blog now. Can you differentiate between the pink, orange, yellow, blood-red and purple banana blooms?

Anyway, when it comes to relationship with people and other races, it is better to be colour-blind.

Bananazஇ said...

Hi!!! Sorry was MIA for sometime as TM got my line cut when they install my neighbour's Streamyx on 25April and left me high and dry until today after the Unifi team fixed it back..phew!!!

Bananazஇ said...

[SK] இ OK lots of my friends had the same reaction thought I would be seeing black and white haha..Cant differentiate red/brown, yellow/orange, purple/blue. Had problem with those old traffic lights only know top is RED and bottom is GREEN so wanna travel with me in my car? haha. Thanks to LED for making the lights better.

[SK] இ The 1st pix is 81 and cant see the number in 2nd pix. Its #2 for the first circle and the other two there is no numbers according to the comments.

Tekkaus இ Sure the chilly is RED? Bananaz not too sure on the color but since you say red then would memorised it as red and will see red, sort of seeing with the mind haha.

Daisy இ Oh will know how your hubby feels over the dressing and also buying dresses as presents for your birthdays need some friends to choose the colors.

Bananazஇ said...

suituapui இ Oh Jack got pregnant? hahaha..never heard of this before, you taught this in school must have confused your students muahaha. Bananaz not qualified to play mastermind.

lina இ Yo! Bananaz beginning to love Japan already haha..tQ.

Reanaclaire இ Slightly cacat with traffic lights but now OK with LED. Was once with my sister and took the Touch N Go lane behind few cars when my sister said why I didnt take the other lane no cars mah? So used to follow cars didnt take notice of the light be it red or green on other lane but behind a few cars is very safe and certain to be green haha.

Bananazஇ said...

MRC இ Eh you so observant cant remember the movie, not sharp enough to notice. tQ

wenn இ Hope can explain in writing what I see from my angle. When playing snooker can see other colors except mixed up brown and red balls. Meaning Bananaz cant pick up the color just like that striped 'T' I wore during the bloggers meet in Penang. Its actually pink with blue stripes but Bananaz only see 'white' instead with blue stripes.

CH Voon இ Guys would have slight CVD and depends on how 'bad' and serious.

Bananazஇ said...

Keats இ Do have problems initially just have to play smart lucky LED helps tremendously.

lena இ Played mastermind only once and that's how Bananaz found out the CVD. Cant differentiate yellow/orange, beige/brown..blue/purple..that's why never win the game.

Isaac Tan இ Not to worry and rest assured you dont have CVD. The last two circles got nothing there as confirmed by Daisy & suituapui. But why they test people with nothing? I truly see nothing at all.

Bananazஇ said...

Pete இ Haha blue pill not with the 'P' brand.

Casendra இ More 'secrets' would be out later haha. Well some people are not that tolerant cant stop them from commenting. Oh yeah 'Naked' is also in one of my random facts...stay tuned haha.

Sheoh Yan இ tQ for your kind and comforting words.

Bananazஇ said...

eugene இ Color blind is much much better than color wolf hahaha..tQ.

Yvonne இ For men not so bad guess just that cannot be pilot, graphics designer or even surgeons even when blogging lots of rojak colours in my blog haha. When I repair the electrical appliances like plugs etc would make sure to label the colors of the wires and its position.

Mei Teng இ No problem in spotting your yellow gecko but just cannot capture it in yellow. Color is like white/greenish haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Luciana இ Yeah life goes on colourfully...my way haha

mNhL இ Yeah no complains..accepted it already. If you play with me you sure to vomit blood muahaha.

foongpc இ Yellow skin as in yellow bird than I can see but my skin not that yellow as the yellow bird haha..You are too young to go for the blue pill bro....Panda go for the black and white pill haha

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ *Hugs* *Hugs* *Hugs* hmmmm loving it. tQvM

Netster இ Purple? Dont get me wrong not that kind huh...haha. First was trying to be cheeky and wanna confused readers whether Bananaz is wearing skirt or pants. No sweat have lived with it long to be teased on the weird answers you ever received.

Ben இ tQ shall check it out gone offline for more than a week already.

Autumn Belle இ Quite lucky am only CVD can see colors but dont know the 'true' colors. So my dare not say out the colors in any of the comments. Just like your friend agak agak at traffic lights when alone but has improve on vision after LED being introduced. It is like cannot differentiate two similar colors together like yellow/orange, brown/beige, purple/blue etc. Can get mistaken for black if you paint your gate dark green/brown. When charging handphone cant see the tiny dot of color red or green when its fully charged. Most of the time its from memory that I see color eg color for Poh Kong is yellow and that has been registered in my RAM. Once pass by PK building in PJ but due to wear and tear the color fades may not see it as yellow but my mind remembered its yellow and I see yellow. If the sign board has been taken down and dont know its PK then I see no yellow maybe orange or light beige. Wonder how light beige looks like I assumed its like light yellow/white/green?

HappySurfer said...

hehe.. Do you see it as 81? It's actually 74.

Glad your Internet service is back on track. Say, do you see some days, it's slower? I have a feeling there's more traffic now on Unifi.

Btw, nice new template. White background is always my favorite color because it's easier on the eyes than dark-colored ones.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ 74? Oh so much difference haha. My line was cabut-ed by TM service team and got disconnected when they install my neighbor's Streamyx. So far so good with the Unifi speed at times its slower could be due to Youtube side. Glad you like the new template jsut changed last nite, my daughter said purple is for G.. oh dear my favorite color..tQ.

Joshua said...

OMG! I saw 71! Half colour blind? :P

BTW I guess the 25millions goes back to US government.

Wenny said...

You have such a humorous take on life that even the slightest defect is not a defect anymore. Cheers, I love your positively.

I believe everyone see and transcribe colors in their very own personal way. A specific color may work wonders for you but not for me and vice-versa. Be like what Globetrotter had written about the Japanese and stay true to yourself.

Bananazஇ said...

Joshua இ 71? You are quite close most men do have mild CVD not to worry not as bad as Bananaz.

Wenny இ tQ OK just be yourself haha.

jam said...

That says you cannot be an electrical engineer. But so far so good with life, right? No worries, mate!

Bananazஇ said...

jam இ Yeah lor cant be engineer, surgeon, bomb disposal, graphic designer or even snooker king haha. So far so good can manage Bananaz survived haha.

Tina said...

uw to be in that scenario i dont know which one i would pick... sorry to read you're colorblind

Jo said...

Mark Zuckerberg's color-blind too. That's why Facebook's main colors are blue and white because he sees blue best.

And, I love The Matrix! Since the first movie's so epic, and considering what I've heard, I don't even bother to finish the trilogy.

Bananazஇ said...

Tina இ You would pick both haha. OK with me tQ for your kind concern

Jo இ Oh really Mark Z is color blind too didnt know until you commented tQ.

 
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