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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Fruit Season

After several weekends of non-stop out-of-town trips and sightseeings, I finally stayed put in Bangkok this weekend. I have used up my holidays for April and May, and it's time to get back to normal routine. Wet season begins. With it come things yummy: markets are abundant with fruits, and they are very cheap. Mangosteens are sold for 20 baht a kilo, gala apples 5 baht each, mangoes for 25 baht a kilo, papaya for 10 baht a kilo and Monthong durian for 40 baht a kilo.


Aung San Suu Kyi was on my mind when I ate mangoes this week. It's not her predicament on the news these days; nor that framed picture resting askew on the wall, which I remember I bought in Myanmar. I am reminded of an article I read around the time before her husband died. It mentions that she likes Thai mangoes, this variety:
The article also describes something I have never read anywhere else and at any time - a rare moment in which the nobel laureate burst into tears when her strictly monitored, very limited phone conversation with Michael Aris oceans away, was cut midway. Ok that sounds rather melancholic. These Thai mangoes though are divinely sweet. Whether you're in Asia, Europe or the US, pro-democracy or whatever, chances are, you will love Thai mangoes.

Have a great week, everyone!

15 comments:

Kero said...

oh those mangoes look really juicy! yum yum! Happy Sunny Sunday to you. my WS entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend%20snapshot

Ebie said...

I missed mangosteens and I have not eaten these in ages. Maybe we have some frozen ones sold here. Those mangoes are huge, gusto nako paresan ug puto, yummy!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch .... yummy!!! missing it now, too hard to find yellow mango fruit in Europe.... mine's up too hope you can drop by.. Happy WS!

cheesecakepoi said...

Wow, I love mangoes. My snapshot is up too and it's here.

leslie said...

wow, have to go back to thailand one of these days. i love fruits, esp atis.

Thanks for visitng my blog. =)

Arlene said...

Kalami zel! Id love to taste that durian. hehehe but i think nothing beats Pinoy durian ba. :D I find the durian's fragrance there so mild. ang sa pinas maka lipong but lami. :D

chubskulit said...

Im drooling to that mangoes wahhhhhh!

john said...

Yum, yum, yum!

ellen said...

Have a nice weekend! Mine is up! Hope to hear from you soon!

luna miranda said...

wow, the prices are incredibly cheap compared to Manila. and the story about Aung San Suu Kyi is sad. her life is an obstacle course!

Dora said...

Think now is the mango season right? I see many mangoes in markets.

Anya said...

Beautiful shots,
and it lokks yummieeeeee.....
I love mango's :))

Joops said...

Thanks for the visit Ms. hazel!

Carver said...

The mangoes look delicious. Good shots of them.

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