10 Struggles only a ‘Banana’ will Understand

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Malaysians and Singaporeans often refer a Chinese person who is not able to converse in Chinese as a ‘banana’. That’s because a banana is yellow on the outside but white on the inside. Sadly, being a “banana” has many struggles which many might not understand. Here are some of the struggles only a banana will understand.


1) People automatically speak to you in Chinese and you do not understand a single word.

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2) When you’re watching a Chinese movie or drama, you have to read the subtitles.

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3) When your friends are telling a joke in Chinese and you do not get it at all.

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4) When someone messages you in Chinese but you’ve no idea what is it about.

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5) When you’re at the restaurant and the menu is all in Chinese.

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6) Google Translator would be your best friend. But you’re not sure if the translation delivers the correct meaning.

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7) When you meet a pretty lady and she only converse in Chinese.

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8) When you try to speak in Chinese and everyone laughs at your pronunciation.

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9) Traveling to China would be a problem.

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10) Everyone will be saying that you’re a show off for only speaking in English. And this will be followed by comments such as “You should know your roots!”

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Share with us the other struggles only a ‘Banana‘ will understand.