Saturday, February 11, 2006

Talent, Lifer or Mandarin quiz

Today is Thaipusam Day. The road out there is damn packed with vehicles and people. Can see coconut shells everywhere. Better not buy the fresh coconut milk these few days.. (who knows where is the source from??)

Get the link for the "Talent, Lifer or Mandarin Quiz" test from Cynthia. Since I have nothing better to do am free at the moment, so I give this test a try. This is the introduction to the test. In the mid-90s, in articles in The Atlantic and Time Magazine, Nicholas Lemann introduced the idea of three paths to success in American society - that of Talents, Lifers, and Mandarins. He later went on to write a book, The Big Test, about the SAT as the Mandarin path to success.

Which path are you on? That's what this test aims to find out.

I'm a Mandarin!

You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.

Talent: 44%
Lifer: 41%
Mandarin: 70%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

I love the result & the interpretation since it is quite true ;) Do have a look at this test if u are free :) Cynthia also mentioned "Sharing is caring.. Caring is Loving". So, since I'm a loving person, so I will share my result here as well :P (Oops, I'm not "perasan" by the way...)

By the way, seeing the word Mandarin reminds me of mandarin oranges.. oops... thinking about food again... :D

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

cool!! mandarin huh!
you are sooo lovely!! =)
wonder what other ppl got? ekekke
kepoh..

Takakohazelnut said...

I'm a Mandarin too and it sure sounds like me...

BTW, my brother's wife-to-be comes from Sarawak too but is working now in S'pore. But I haven't asked her which part of Sarawak her family is in...

Chen said...

cynthia,
mandarin reminds me of mandarin oranges only.. :P
Food, food & food... again :D

I did the sport car test as well...
Result as follow :-

You are a Mazda RX-8!

You're sporty, yet practical, and you have a style of your own. You like to have fun, and you like to bring friends along for the ride, but when it comes time for everyday chores, you're willing to do your part.

Chen said...

takakohazelnut,
I can smell food inside your name - hazelnut :D

great to find another mandarin in da house ;) U ever been to Sarawak before? If not, u can visit your future sister in law's hometown in the future :)

Takakohazelnut said...

I think my mom's going to Sarawak in May this year to propose marriage to her parents hahahh... really. If all goes well, I'll be there for the wedding by year-end. Gotta ask her where she lives and you can tell me if she lives near to you~

Chen said...

takakohazelnut,
I see.. hope everything goes on well then :)

My hometown is in Sarikei, Sarawak :)

Tibbar de Gniw said...

Yay! I'm a talent! ^_^

Chen said...

tibbar,
cool :)

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions.
You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world.
You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities.
If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume.
You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.