Sunday, March 28, 2010

Of Apple and Me...

Apple, yes we in Malaysia are never without apple although we do not grow it here. I have not seen a day that our markets are without this fruits. It came in various shades of colors and sizes. Just do your pick and you could enjoy it at any time. For me I have a story to tell about Apples especially the first time I saw an Apple tree. It was sort of a cultural shock of a person from the tropic on his first trip overseas.

The first time I saw an Apple tree was when I first arrived in Perth, Australia in the early seventies; my first trip overseas. I was walking around the outskirt of the compound of the Hotel that I was staying when I saw to my shock so many apples scattered under the Apple tree, going to waste. It was like we often see back home under the Jambu Air [Water Apple] tree. Remember that before seeing that tree, I only saw apples in the market as an expensive imported fruits. It was sort of a cultural shock to me to see those expensive Apples go to waste in such a large numbers. It takes me a few seconds to realize that in this country there are many apple trees around and that Australia export fruits to Asia.

When I was living in Boston we would go for apple picking in the fall and enjoy the fresh fruits right from the trees.

As I had often blog I have been feeding that elusive squirrel if front of my house with cut Apples everyday and it seem to be enjoying it. Now it has became more friendly and at time kept eating when I am at a distance; but still rather elusive.

Well folk above is an image of a bowl of apples on the table in my living room; that does give the setting a cozy ambiance. I did enjoy this take and hope that my visitors do as well.

Have a nice day.

- I have read this book and found it to be full of information and ideas. Written to humor us on the normal happening in our lives, it does gives valuable lesson to us not to take for granted of the small happening in our lives. I did enjoy this book.


Pat said...

Pak Idrus,

I remember that it was Zaharan Razak who first introduced us. And now I find out that he needs our prayers - for his son.

Please visit him
to read about it.

Pak Idrus said...

Pat, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on Zaharan's predicament. I have visited his blog and did discuss with him on a one to one email.

Have a nice day and take care.

Temuk said...

Pak Idrus
That edible decor is indeed enticing! Those green apples are really good for making apple pie filling. And I love drinking fresh green apple cider! I was told green apples are also good for the diabetics. Don't we have some special apple species grown in Cameron Highlands? Salam bahagia.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, thanks for the visit and sharing your valuable thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Well, I love the color of green and green apples always attract me to buy it. The reason I fed that elusive squirrel with apples is because green apples is the cheapest fruits that I could get at the market since tropical fruits more often are dearer and could not be kept longer unlike apples.

As for local apples I do believe there are apple trees in Cameron Highland and in the highland of Sabah but as yet to be of commercial value. Yes apple cider is a tasty drink and I too love it.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Hello Pak Idrus,

I eat at least 5 apples or more a day. I'm always seen munching on apples. Don't be surprise if I have apples in my handbag. Yummy!

I believe the local apples are jambu air? I love those refreshing pink juicy fruits. Especially in rojak or just dip in salt.


Pak Idrus said...

Anonymous, Yvonne thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Great to know that you consumed some 150 apples a month. That means you bought apples by the crate. It is great to know someone who are a really into apple and I believe by now you would surely have a great complexion.

Macam tu tak payahlah makan Makanan yang lain.

Yes like I narrated in this posting my shock was it was like seeing he Jambu Air under the tree after rainy night.