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 the 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!