Friday, November 19, 2010

Embracing My Inner Chinese

I am a banana.
Not the fruit sort!
It means that I am 'yellow on the outside and white on the inside', an UNcomplimentary term for Chinese people who can't speak their mother tongue, like moi.
This means that I don't know my Chinese as well as I should (sorry ancestors!!). If I did, I would've long known that it is a language that understands life truths.
 This is a church. In Mandarin: Jiao tang.

This is a caramel pudding. Mandarin: Jiao tang
 (ok, the tone is a bit different but the words are the same!)
May Lee's conclusion:
Religion and food are on the same level.
Also, Chinese people have got it absolutely right!
Do I hear my ancestors cheering?

*(ok maybe I worship food more. shhhhhh.)


k0k s3n w4i said...

i think jiao tang only refers to caramel - not the pudding.

yes, your ancestors are cheering. time to call the exorcist.

May Lee said...

oh yeah.. hahaha.. it's actually jiao tang pu ting or something. ooopsie.

tsk one does not exorcise ancestors, silly. i dont think they'd appreciate that!