Responses of the Week

including the best of hate/great mail of the week!

This page, will (hopefully) be updated weekly, and will include some of the responses I get every week, and my responses to them. You'll be seeing hate mail, and non hate mail here! And now, for my standard response-page spiel:

I would like to take the time to reiterate some things about my opinions and such. I do not hate import cars. I do not hate Hondas. I do not think American cars are superior. Nor do I think Japanese cars are superior. Really, the Rice-Boy page has nothing to do with that argument Also, I am perfectly aware that there are some guys with Civics or other imports that are fast. The rice-boy page has nothing to do with the cars that are actually fast. Only the ones that pretend to be fast but are not.

Another thing is that you will probably notice that I have put more hate mail up here than friendly mail. This is not because I get more hate mail, like some people (mostly rice-boys) seem to think. It's just that hate mail is just so much more interesting to read! I get about one piece of hate mail from a rice boy for about every 70-80 response I get from someone who likes this page.

Updated 7 June 1999

Ok. So this is starting to look like the Responses of the Year page instead of the Responses of the Week. But don't worry. Something new and good is coming up real soon!

Previous Weeks:

9 April 1999 | 5 February 1999 | 21 December 1998
3 December 1998 | 25 November 1998 | 4 August 1998

Hate Mail of the Week

Maybe I should just rename this section the Responses of the Weak. Then I can update it whenever the hell I want. And these responses, well they are weak!!

This month's feature is people who think they know everything about me (but don't even know the stuff about me that is actually on my site). Here's the first one!

why you hatin man..dont get mad cause your piece of shit american car breaks down alot...your american car is only good for hauling wood and your trailer....your car drips oil and gets very bad gas dont hate us cause you cant afford an import car...everyone knows japan cars are better than american cars...our cars last jus stick your sorry ass escort or whatever piece of shit your drivin.

This guy should join the psychic friends network or something because somehow he knew that my car was leaking!!

Oh wait, don't I say (all over the place) that I drive a Japanese car?

Yes, everyone knows Japanese cars are better. That's why my other Japanese car leaks oil like the Exxon Valdez and gets worse milage than a low-tech domestic piece of shit!!

God, if only I was able to afford an import... then I'd finally be able to buy that 1982 Honda Accord I've always wanted but could never afford!!

An important thing to note about this next guy is that he has a hotmail address and has his name as "Honda NSX" and his e-mail address also contains a honda reference in it.

It has been edited to remove the seriously offensive racial comments he added in (that have nothing to do with my site anyway).

Next thing, you don't know anything about cars. Being a riceboy should be something special, not something you can mock. Racing is a religion, not something you can just pick up and bash. You don't under stand how to be a riceboy, so don't even try to talk shit about us. Have you ever looked hard in the mirror? You really are a traitor. You like domestic cars you little man you! WHy don't you tell us what kind of car you drive? Is it because its too shitty? Are you ashamed of your little pinto? My twin turbo charged RX-7 can beat your little American Ford anytime I want. I will race you anytime you want. One critical note, your web page sucks! Everything is so unoriginal!

Ahh yes the famous "you don't know anything about cars" line. This usually comes from someone who doesn't know anything about cars. When I contradict everything they've been reading in Stupid Street magazine, they assume I know nothing because we all know the guys at Stupid Street know everything!

"Being a riceboy should be something special, not something you can mock. Racing is a religion, not something you can just pick up and bash." My god, I had no idea that being a rice-boy was so highly revered! And "racing" (well, the thing this guy calls racing) is a religion!? And that's why I shouldn't bash it? Religion is probably one of the most mocked, picked up and bashed things there is in this world!! You better go back to church, boy!

How can I not "understand how to be a riceboy"? Wasn't I one myself at one point? And uh... didn't I make up the term and its definition?

If you have a twin-turbo RX-7 that is so fast, why is your name Honda NSX? Why does your e-mail address have "hondaboy" in it? Sure, I believe you have a RX-7... on your Gran Turismo memory card. I'll race your non-existant RX-7 in my non-existant Pinto any time!

And gosh, my website is so unoriginal! I mean, with all the other riceboy sites out there... gosh, I'm so glad someone so fashionable and original like you could point that out for me! I mean, no one has ever made up cars in e-mails to me before!! You're so original!

You figure this one out:

I see that you classified people who mod there there car as a "Rice Boy"

1. I don't understand where you get to term "Rice Boy" since you said that Rice Boy might drive domestic cars or western cars

2. I think you have mixed between people who mod there cars for looks vis mod for speed (their are not the some kind of people) have you seen a truck got lowered? you think they do it for speed reason??

3. I think a people who really want to mad there car usually can increase their car's performce by more than 50%. Have you heard of turbo, Nitres, high intake and exhaust??

4. I don't get the reason of your website. It doesn't make since to me. What are you trying to said??

Uh... I don't get the reason of your e-mail. It doesn't make since to me. What are you trying to said??

Ok. Now this one here comes from a very insightful girl from Hawaii. This girl really should join the Psychic Friends Network because she knows my whole life story, not just the fact that I drive a Pinto that leaks oil.

In a way, her response kinda reminds me of Cartman's little "Why don't you stop dressing me up like a mailman and having sex with some guy I don't even know in my daddy's bed" monologue.

Let me guess Bryan, you grew up in a predominately white neighborhood where there were few Asians. Almost all of you friends are white and although they seem to somewhat accept you, you feel lonely sometimes.(which caused you to start your amusing web page) When you got out of high school you moved to a bigger city where first encountered large populations of Asians and you were too white to fit in with them. You tried to fit in, but they didn't want anything to do with you. In a fit of rage and jealousy you created your web page to show your white friends just how white you really are. Does this describe you white boy? Give me an e-mail.

Did you get rejected by all your Asian friends and now you're bitter or something?

For comparison, here is my real story:

I grew up in L.A. where there were many Asians. The area I was living in through high school was predominantly Asian, although my high school was predominantly white. My friends were, however, mostly not from my high school, and mostly Asian. By not associating with Asians exclusively, I was also well accepted by the white people at my school. When I got out of high school, I moved to a smaller city (San Diego) with a significantly smaller Asian population. This is where I met my Asian roommate and in a stroke of genius we came up with the idea for this web site, to try to educate other Asians to not make fools of themselves. I put it into motion and now I am the most famous Bryan Hong on the web (really. if you put "Bryan Hong" into Altavista... even without the quotes, my website comes out #1). I am now mounting my plan for world domination and will hold the whole world ransom for ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!

You know, I find it hard to figure out how someone who lives on an island in the middle of the biggest ocean can even pretend to know what it is like to live in the "big city". But I assume too much...

Great Mail of the Week


I represent ∆xpert Advisory Inc. a computer technology company in Lancaster, Pa. We have been experiencing some strange things happening between our web site and yours. Upon review of our monthly hit count we have noticed a large number of hits coming from your site. Is there a link or something? I hit on your site but found nothing that would show me that there is a link. Do you have any knowledge of us, or a reason why we are getting so many hits from your site? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please email me with your thoughts. As an aside, I enjoyed your site. As a car enthusiast I enjoyed your pics and especially enjoyed the Riceboys' Hall of the shameless! Please get back to me at your earliest convience.

If you don't get this... uh... check out the April 9th edition of the Responses of the Weak. Looks like Dave's boss even likes my work even though I'm not a "real programmer/webmaster".

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Last Modified 6/7/1999

Disclaimer: The responses published here may have been edited for length and/or content. The return addresses of those who respond are kept secret unless I am otherwise instructed.