In my life no one has really pointed out that I look like anyone famous, except some random internet face anayliser saying I look like that bloke off American Pie.
When teaching kids they always ask and point out the same things about me, “You have a big nose” they will say, “Why do you have blue eyes?”, “You have big shoes, where do you buy them?”, “Your hair is curly, let me touch it”. Such statements are often said to me in quick fire style. As a result, I expected people to come up to me and constantly compare me to random western celebrities with big noses (which is all of them from a Japanese point of view) but it never happened.
This was until, after a delightful meal, the waitress lent over and asked me, “Are you Chado-san?”. Neither me or my dinner guest had any idea what she was on about and wrote her off as a loony. Some time later, in a crowded bar, a guy came up to me and said “You’re Chad, aren’t you? Don’t deny it.” I denied it and he spent the rest of my time in there giving me ‘I know your little secret‘ faces until I got weirded out and left.
Curious about who this Chad character is I googled for him and found this:
This bloke is called Chad Maren and he does not look like me. He comes from Australia, has become a comedian in Japan and he does not look like me. It’s impressive that he came here, became proficient enough in Japanese to get on TV and be funny but he does not look like me.
Let’s look at this scientifically.
See! Nothing alike. In fact, I would wager that Mr. Chad looks more like Jerome off Robson and Jerome than me.
I also don’t look like Jerome.
When high school kids start shouting “Hey Chad!” at me from the opposite train platform of Futamatagawa station they are just deluded. Or have bad eyesight.