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Nǐ hǎo! 你好 (Hello!)

Huān yíng, huān yíng! 欢迎, 欢迎! (Welcome, welcome!) 😀

Once upon a time, a banana went to China.

What’s a “banana”? Colloquially, a “banana” refers to a Chinese person who cannot speak Chinese, whether it’s Mandarin (the Beijing dialect) or Chinese dialects (Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Hainan etc).

“A Banana in China” is born when I felt that our food, shopping and travel adventures in China needed its own space.

What will you find here?

A food blog. How to shop for fresh food. How to prepare healthy Chinese food.

You will also find shopping blogs about my search for XL-sized swimsuits, winter clothing, summer sandals, messenger bags and clothes for my kids. 

Yup. In reality, I spend spent most of my time pretending that I am a fashion photographer.

I also tried running it as a photo travelogue but since my hands are full with a baby and a toddler, I only managed photos of:

What then?

As a photographer, I would like to dedicate this photo blog to a fabulously talented photo blogger who is a wonderful mentor and friend who passed away suddenly in 2010. Carpe diem.

I hope that you’ll find something useful. ^_^ and I would love to hear from you. Please contact me here.

Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!