"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sweet Fruits, Rough Skins. Which Do I Pick?

I've had just enough time...  to try to pick the sweet fruit from the rough skins

Taken in the town of Bidor on the way home...

I stood there staring
At the fruits
Within easy reach
Which do I pick?
How do you judge
Which is sweet?
When all the sweetness
Is covered
By rough skins?
Appearance is deceiving.

Shall I ask the fruit seller?
I may receive an honest answer
Or I may not...


  1. ΞSSΞ®®Ξ, 狂野的男人, and ho.ge added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons
    Quite often on the way back from Ipoh where I go for good food, I will stop over in the town of Bidor to buy fruits. The construction of the highway has seriously impacted the commerce of this once bustling town where it was a compulsory stop for people traveling between KL and Ipoh. Today, it is more of a detour for travelers like me who wanted to buy fruits and vegetables of the surrounding orchards and farms or of the Cameron highlands. But how do you choose a fruit with appearance as misleading as the jack fruit? You can ask the fruit seller but if he only recommends his good fruits, what is he doing to do with the rest?
    When you cannot trust your senses? When your intuition may not work? What do you do? The dilemma of Life in choosing a good fruit.

    I assume all of them are from the same tree , so I will choose base on the size that I can consume:)

    I prefer Jack Fruit that are sold loose... great shot !!

    never have seen such fruits :) very exotic for me!
    and? what fruit did you buy? :)

    Well-seen and perfectly captured. Congrats Thou. Have a great day.

    That is making me hungry as the time nears for me to have my lunch:-)
    Beautiful exposure Thou!
    Have a great weekend dear friend!

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful presentation of this image


  2. oola *
    in Istanbul...we chose our fruit but the seller switched bags on us behind the counter somehow... so I know what you mean... how can you be sure...

    These look like our jackfruit!! Trust your luck and just pick one!!!

    I bet it tastes good inside despite the rough skin surface !

    Axa_Sofia moments
    I love this photo!
    Saludos .

  3. They all look fine to me ;-)
    Very nice pictures!

    Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,


  4. Onasill
    A very unique capture Thou...You are a knowlege base

    is that the same as durian? if so I wouldn't call it sweet.. =-)

    october blue
    Excellent photo ....and thought-provoking text as always !
    For some reason, this reminds me of an old, card-players poker saying :
    " To be successful at playing poker, you have to be able to sit down at the table , and look at your competitors , and be able to know which one is the 'sucker' (loser) .
    Because ....if you can not spot the sucker ...then ...You are the sucker !!
    Have a nice day my friend :-)

    Great capture !! Many congrats on Explore !!

    Wonderful capture of jack fruits. A delicious fruit though it is messy to cut it open and get into the edible parts...

    life is full of choices.... excellent shot.......

    wonderful image

    I'll take the second one from the top left :) need to look at some Malaysian recipes - what they do here with them ..... :D

    kelly dilello
    WELL, did you choose? and was it good? I have never seen such fruits. thank you!!!!

    kelly dilello
    Thank you!!! I just read your comment on my walkway. VERY good memory you have....

    Nirmali DekaBaruah
    Jack the sweet. Lovely shot:)

    O such tough decisions ;)
    Your picture sure taste good !

    The greenest is probably the freshest...and the plumpest is probably the juiciest?

    Aahhh! I see them after a long long period Thou cuz I don't think it's available in my current location. Well spotted by you! I wish you a wonderful week ahead!


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