This blog was initiated by a lonely banana on the west coast of Canada (i.e. a Chinese in Vancouver, eh) … but has since been expanded to a number of like-minded people who are,
We’re a collection of opinionated characters who care about issues that don’t often see the day of light. We’d like to offer a balance to ‘Political Correctness (PC) gone Wild’. It’s unfortunate that ‘PC’ is stifling real meaningful ideas and discussions. We’d like to explore difficult issues here.
This blog celebrates all that is Banana! A banana is an ethnic Asian person who was born or raised outside Asia… spending much of his or her formulative years in the “West” (eg. Australia, Britain, Canada, the USA, etc). This blog started with, and will continue the exploration of Chinese-Canadian roots and will now define the arts, culture and pride of bananas. Ideas on what it is to be banana.
It’s time we celebrate the unique culture that is North-American born Chinese
Q: Do I have to be born in Canada / America to be a banana?
A: No. We love everyone!
The UGLY Chinese Canadian blog is based out of Vancouver, a westcoast Canadian city. Vancouver is the anglo name for XwMuthkwium (Musqueam)… traditional lands of the Stó:lô Nation (Coast Salish peoples); known as Saltwater City (Haam Sui Fhow) to the CbC’s (Canadian born Chinese), the Bananas!