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:
- public transport in China,
- Disneyland Hong Kong,
- Ocean Park,
- Shanghai (Din Tai Fung restaurant),
- Beijing – Ming Tombs (tourist trap) and Peking ducks at Quan Ju De!
- Hong Kong international airport.
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)!