Raw, raunchy and proudly gay, Bend It Like A Banana follows the days of a working Filipino student in Norway. This queer-friendly blog with an attitude made me feel like I was cozily having a cosmopolitan with my best gay friend, happily bitching the night away.
Visual Aesthetics – 8
With banana yellow as its predominant colour (surprise, surprise), Banana has a definite Anime feel to it, and lots of fairly large photos all around spicing things up- from the desk where Chas writes his blogs, to Snowflake the camwhore cat, to my favourite, Chas in some fabulous Zoolander-esque poses around the streets of Norway.
User Friendliness – 9
Easy to navigate through the sea of yellow, very friendly to visitors- gay or otherwise.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
Call me a fag hag, but I was immensely amused by Banana‘s rants and raves, nightclub shots and talk of Vaginal Visas. Conservatives might be somewhat offended though by some of the risque language and topics. In this case, stay away or take Chas advice and “Zip it“!
User Info – 9
Unexpectedly, there are quite a lot of interesting odds and ends one doesn’t see too often in personal blogs. Musically there’s Paris‘ latest single (yes, it does exist, and Chas is right, its not half bad), and its hard to quantify the rest, but I can assure you that you’ll find a lot of far-from-boring stuff here.
Overall Experience – 9
Like a banana is frank, unashamed, funny and bitchy rolled into one delightful blog. Wholly irreverent, but refreshingly fun to read. You go girl!