>Weekend Snapshot: 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 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!

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15 Responses to >Weekend Snapshot: Fruit Season

  1. Kero says:

    >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

  2. Ebie says:

    >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!

  3. >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!

  4. >Wow, I love mangoes. My snapshot is up too and it’s here.

  5. leslie says:

    >wow, have to go back to thailand one of these days. i love fruits, esp atis.Thanks for visitng my blog. =)

  6. Arlene says:

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

  7. chubskulit says:

    >Im drooling to that mangoes wahhhhhh!

  8. john says:

    >Yum, yum, yum!

  9. ellen says:

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

  10. luna miranda says:

    >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!

  11. Dora says:

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

  12. Anya says:

    >Beautiful shots,and it lokks yummieeeeee…..I love mango’s :))

  13. Joops says:

    >Thanks for the visit Ms. hazel!

  14. Carver says:

    >The mangoes look delicious. Good shots of them.

  15. >Wow Mangoes Are So Delicious.Love The Way You Have Presented Them.Also Thanks For Comments On My Blog !! If You Want To Visit Rajasthan Then Do Visit My Website http://www.unseenrajasthan.com for Tour Packages And Destinations.Would Love To See You On My Web Page.

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