Sunday, December 9, 2007

Glorious Fruit

So one of the managers came into work today and was like, "What nationality are you?"
I was like "Malaysian, I was born there."
And he was like "So I bet you know what I have in this bag."
And he pulled out something I never expected to see at work in a million years...a huge durian fruit!!
Now, for those of you unfamiliar with Asian fruits, the durian, "The King of Fruits" is a formidable-looking fruit which husk is covered with thorns. It's distinctive and unique odour is said to be able to penetrate the most tightly lidded container, which I found out, to my embarrassment, some years ago while in boarding school. It was durian season, and my Mom, knowing how I loved the fruit, decided in all her wisdom to FedEx me a tightly wrapped tupperware flled with the flesh of the durian. The office which handled student mail actually announced over the dormitory PA system for me to come down and pick up my parcel as it was "stinking up the joint".
Anyway, I'm straying from the story. It turned out that the manager had seen a show on the Travel Channel about a chef who travels around the world sampling all kinds of weird and interesting foods and (this manager) had gotten the idea of getting this durian fruit from a Korean store in the suburbs. Now, the last time I had tasted this fruit was, I don't know, about 15 years ago? So it was a bit of a pleasant surprise. Especially on my birthday. Man...just tasting the durian brings back so many childhood memories!!! Camping out in my grandfather's orchard with the family during durian season to collect fruit from the 100 plus durian trees there. Having durian-eating competitions with my siblings, the delicious desserts my mom used to make with the flesh of the fruit...amazing. The manager really made my day today, and I was touched that he shared this with me on my birthday. (Thanks Troy)
So that's all I wanted to write, I apologize for any typos, grammatical errors and what not, it's like really late and I just wanted to quickly type this. Bye.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Patron Saint of Writers, Please Help...

Oh dear, I have ideas brewing in my head for a potentially good piece of writing, but for some reason I CAN'T seem to get my ass off the couch and start writing it down!!! I'm in such a lazy mood these days, it's unbelievable!! There are loads of excuses I can give, but if I'm honest with myself, it's either I'm not motivated or I no longer have the passion for it. For my sake I hope it's neither.