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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 Chinese-speaking, food, shopping and travel adventures in China needed its own space.

What will you find here?

Kitchen experiments.

Yup. In reality, I spend most of my time in the kitchen.

I love being in the kitchen, thanks to years and years of helping my beloved grandmother and mother cook 🙂

toddler-boba-3g-baby-carrier-back-carryHealth has become a top priority to me because my late father passed away from cancer and both my kids have food and skin allergies.

Plus, I am a work-from-home Mum, which means that I am living a sedentary lifestyle. I am not getting my 10,000 steps.

I also tried running it as a travel blog with my kids but I only managed:

Why? If I am out, I’ll be at the wet market, the supermarkets or restaurants so I blog about food and hanging out with my kids

What then?

A fish out of water. A square peg in a round hole.

I thought I’d man up and try to learn 300 Chinese characters. Unfortunately, Chinese characters are too darn complicated for me to blog about especially as I was copying and pasting the Chinese characters >_<

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

Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!

Kit