The Banana Life


Are you more like a Mainland Chinese, or a Western Asian? To which group can you relate more? Find out now!

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The banana life

Who needs the good life, if you can live the banana life, right? Whether you are a mainland or a Dutch born, the banana life is open for everyone. Never heard of it? Or you simply don’t know how? Luckily for you, I made a set of simple steps in order to fully transform you into a banana.

What is the banana life?

While the Chinese have their own culture, traditions and way of living, so do the Dutch. But what if these cultures would clash and emerge into one? The banana life is lived by people that grew up with Chinese values surrounded by western friends, or in a western environment. And if you haven’t figured it out by now, the banana refers the fact that the banana is yellow on the outside… And guess what color it is on the inside…

In order for you to fully enjoy the banana life, here’s what you should do.

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banana 3


When it comes down to food, it’s not that hard to live like a banana. There is just one rule: never use your kitchen. Always have a group of friends that you can meet up with, in case you want to grab a bite. By the time that you graduate, you should be able to come up with a list of restaurants which should be longer than your thesis.

Game night

For some reason, banana’s like to have game nights. A night where you either play card games, board games or other games. Therefore a banana should know how to play at least 5 card games. Also having board game sets at your disposal increases your level of banananess.


There are certain rules that you should follow when it comes to clubbing. It starts at the pre drink. The pre drink with your buddies should take at least 3 hours! This way it ensures you that you will not only be in the zone, but also pretty tipsy by the time that you arrive at the club. When you are in the club, make sure that you dance on the beat. I mean, come on guys, it’s not that hard. Just practice some two-steps at home, so you can bring the ultimately banana look to the club.


From my experience, the mainland Chinese guys tend to be less ‘touchy’ when hanging out with bro’s. I must admit, during my Dutch life, I’ve seen many Dutch guys grinding on each other, covering it by calling it ‘bromance’. I would say that the banana bromance is somewhere in between these two. As a banana, all your banana bro’s should be comfortable with a hug once in a while, just don’t push it too far.

banana 2


banana 4

If you keep all these things in mind, you should be one step closer to the banana life.

Kind regards,



Certified banana life instructor





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