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竹升 – becoming a weird banana

August 7, 2013

I thought this was a fun blog and wanted to share it.

My Hong Kong Husband

Of course not a real banana,  it’s related to 竹升 – a Cantonese term for Chinese people who has grown up in Western society, cannot speak, read or write Chinese. It refers to ‘yellow’ skin outside and ‘white’ filling inside. Personally I think it might be a little offensive towards Western Born Chinese/Asians in general, but it’s not what I want to write about today.

Recently I’ve noticed that I’m slowly losing my origins. Being European girls, in relationship with Asian living in Northern America is little bit like being a third culture child. For sure I’m white, I was rised in white society, most of my life I spent speaking my language, eating my food, watching my TV. Last few years it all started to change – our TV is set to have Asian channels, if I’m lucky enough it has English subtitles. We meet up only with…

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