Saturday, December 24, 2005

My Favorite Fruits


"Tangerine is the common name for a variety of Mandarin orange. The mandarin
orange is native to southeastern Asia and has been widely cultivated in
orange-growing regions of the world. The tangerine resembles the orange but is
smaller and oblate in shape and has a more pungent odor, a thinner rind, and
sections that may be readily separated. It has a food value comparable to that
of the orange, but the fruit is more delicate and subject to damage in

They're sweet and so tasty, but I have the weirdest habit in me where I would reject them if they were already peeled, cause I have to peel them myself or else they won't be tasty to me. Also, I always look for the small pieces, cause they don't have any seeds in them and are easier to chew. They're also sweeter.


- Watermelon's official name is Citrullus lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitacae and it is a vegetable. It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
- A watermelon was once thrown at Roman Governor Demosthenes during a political debate. Placing the watermelon upon his head, he thanked the thrower for providing him with a helmet to wear as he fought Philip of Macedonia.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
- Watermelons are more than 90% water. That's how it got its name! For that reason, in ancient times travelers used them as a source of transportable water.
- They vary in size and shape. The Japanese recently even developed a SQUARE watermelon!

A sweet, drippy and juicy fruit that tastes so good, especially from its core. I would sometimes cut a watermelon in half, grab a spoon and eat from the area in the center of it, ignoring the seeds and enjoying its sweet taste. If I'd cut it with its rind (outer green part) then I'd cut the parts with the seeds and literally eat the watermelon with its green parts as well. Call me a watermelon lover!

Green apples

Was it Sir Isaac Newton who said, "I wouldn't know what gravity was if it hit me over the head"? It seems he was in for a surprise. There he was, sitting under the old apple tree, minding his own business, when a ripe, juicy apple plunked down on his head and, well, the rest is history.

He may not have been able to answer the question "how" the apple fell, but he might have asked the question "why" the apple fell. He may have pondered, "That apple has been sitting on that tree for weeks. It's gone through rainstorms and strong winds and it never fell off. And now, after it turned a tantalizing bright red color, it decides to fall on my head. What is this, some kind of wake-up call?"

So he thinks about it. "Did I ever realize before that all fruits - apples, oranges, bananas, plums, peaches, grapes and cherries are all totally green before they ripen, and that they blend in perfectly with the leaves of their tree's? Maybe that's so that no one will notice them and pick them until they're ready.

Green apples are sour yet sweet, definitely one of my favorites as well.


Most mangosteens are harvested in the Far East. It takes about 15 years before the mangosteen tree fruit bears fruits.

It's a sweet and chilly fruit, one that's wrinkly as well. Just like old people, with all their wrinkles and all there's a pure sweetness inside of them that is so sugary to your tongue. I like them fat and ripe, they're nice to hold and take in.


Why does this picture remind me of one of those microscope bacteria things we'd see in the science lab when we used to go to school?

Rambutan's are hairy, scary and ugly on the outside yet contain a sweet white pulp on the inside. It's like they say: Everyone has a heart of gold, so does a hard-boiled egg.

Note: Some facts are pasted from the internet

Breaking the Chains:

"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."

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dots said...

Droooollllssss for fruits..

btw.. why did i always imagine Newton's apple was Red in Color?

Loved the update.. its so yummy... !

But i wouldn't say that life is a grapefruit.. something else maybe.. :P

U uplifted my spirit young girl with this update.. thank you..

*runs to check what is available fil fridge*

Seraph said...

maybe you imagined that it was red because all cartoon's show a red apple falling on an old guy's head, lol

i'm glad you liked the update hun, maybe life is more like a watermelon, 90% water and 10% annoying seeds.. Learn to enjoy the sweet water and swim in it.
Or maybe I just love watermelons so much hehehe

dots said...

No its not a Watermelon either... thinking about it.. nah..bafakir and maybe someday an apple would fall on my head and i'd know :p

Seraph said...

I wonder sho batstantjain mn hal tafkeer :p