bannanas? oversea born chinos unite

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    There are lots of overseas born Chinese on these boards. I think there were a couple of social threads from a two weeks ago so look at the "meet and greet" or "entertainment" forums.

    I'm Australian born Chinese. I've never felt the inclination to use that as a factor in how I socialise, though I know a lot of other overseas born Chinese do.


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    Well, i don't mind being called banana
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    I consider myself a CBC since I moved to Canada when I was very young. I've been back in HK for about a month now


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    Banana for life!


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang
    there are overseas chinese, i'm sure... but you realise that "banana" here is a term of derision...so not sure if many would be willing to admit to being a banana....
    you'd be surprised, carang. I've met lots of people here who'd happily admit to being referred to as a 'banana'...

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    Yup, a banana. If you want to talk banana to banana then you could try BROCHK (Born or Raised Overseas Chinese in Hong Kong (Hong Kong) - Meetup.com) for activities or just post here! When I can be bothered I post events on ALiA (Hong Kong GeoExpat - Asians lost in Asia......)

    Ken


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    I'm a "Jook Sing". Not a banana. There's a difference.


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    So what's the difference between the two?? I've been called both! Had always thought they meant the same thing.

    Banana refers to being white on the inside, but yellow skinned .. but not necessarily born overseas, right?

    So does 'jook sing' mean you are an overseas born chinese??

    The first time I was called 'jook sing' I thought they were insulting me :s

    Please clarify .. I'm interested to know now! ;p Never really thought much about it before .. wasn't really too bothered whether people called me banana or 'jook sing' *^_^*.. I've been called worst names than that whilst living in my 'home' country!


    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy Mundo
    I'm a "Jook Sing". Not a banana. There's a difference.

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    If we're speaking technically, Jok Sing actually means you're born from the motherland but you can't speak the language. So calling an overseas born Chinese a Jok Sing isn't actually correct.


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    Jook Sing does not mean you're born in the motherland. It just means (literally, Bamboo star) you can't speak the language, or can't speak it that well. ie. one that was born or raised overseas. They say that because bamboo is hollow on one side but not on the other, therefore nothing goes through (words).

    Banana (yellow on the outside, white on the inside), to me, implies that you are also not very proud of your heritage, and hence you try to act and be like a white person. I admit, I was briefly a banana, once upon a time in my teenage years. But have since outgrown that.

    Last edited by Eddy Mundo; 03-07-2009 at 11:46 AM.

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