Huān yíng, huān yíng! 欢迎, 欢迎! (Welcome, welcome!)
Nǐ hǎo! 你好 (Hello!)
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 amazing adventures in learning Chinese and Chinese culture needed its own space.
Our family consists of me, the Husband, Little 东 dōng (East) who *loves* Chinese food and Little 西 xī (West) who can’t stand anything bland. She loves soup though, thank Heaven.
What will you find here?
A fish out of water. A square peg in a round hole.
Actually, it started off as a blog about our adventures in China. Then, I realized how dangerous it could be for us if I blabbed too much about life in China.
So I thought, ok, food is a neutral topic. But I don’t even know the names of half the stuff that go into my mouth! The other half is just boring old Chinese dishes anyone and everyone probably already has in their homes.
What then? I thought I’d man up and try to learn Chinese. Unfortunately, these Chinese characters are too darn complicated for me to blog about. Furthermore, I realized that searching, copying and pasting the Chinese characters will not help me much. I need to practise writing them!
Then, the maid decided to leave who introduced another maid who doesn’t cook well and then I got a job, which meant that I didn’t have much time to think about topics. I just had to blog about whatever comes my way, know what you mean?
As we bumble our way through the Chinese language, Chinese cuisine and Chinese culture, I hope that you’ll find some of the blogs useful.
Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!
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