We think our blog is evolving.
Well … we’d like to think that this blog will evolve into something more appealing and relevant.
It’s been much of a bitch blog for years, and we’d like to move our focus away from all the belly aching, and to start celebrating our unique bananaesque qualities that are worth celebrating. All the whining in the world will not change the fact that we’re bananas.
What’s a Banana? Here’s our link to our definition of a Banana.
Time for Banana celebration
It’s time we took a different approach. Less whining, and more of the insights of WHY we’re proud to be Banana.
We’ve looked at Chinese and Asian-Canadian heroes in our past. And there have been many of us – from leaders like Douglas Jung (MP), publisher Roy Mah, to sports heroes like Normie Kwong (CFL), and Larry Kwong (NHL) and other wonderful role models. The people and stories that do our nation(s) proud. Nations? Yes, Canada and the United States.
Many of us Canadian born Chinese and American born Chinese share a common heritage. We just so happen to live across a border line that defines two separate nations. But we are all proud of our heritage.
Here is the key:
Being banana is more than being born in Canada (or U.S.) into an Asian family.
It may be ethnic Chinese, or ethnic Korean or Japanese. It doesn’t matter. We’re all … oh, what’s that favourite word that’s used in the East … um… we’re all “Westernized“.
Yes. A westernized Chinese (or Asian) is our updated definition of being Banana.
It’s an identity that Canadian and American borns wake up to and accept.
It’s an identity that new Asian immigrants to North America adapt and evolve into. In particular the children and youth of our immigrants.
We will explore our unique cultures… Canadian and American born Chinese.
Our blog will change it’s theme, physical appearance and direction. We will look at banana arts, business, culture, sports heroes, politics …and the usual news spot items.
It’s about the people who share a common heritage here in North America.
We hope you’ll like what we have in store.
THANKS for sticking with our blog for all these years. We’re amazed at the large number of followers we have on our crazy UGLY Chinese Canadian blog… over 100,000 visits a month, and growing