27.4.05

Durian: the aftermath

I guess my body is trying to figure out what to do with the sudden influx of durian into the system. So far, the current methods of coping include: burping durian breath every so often (stellou, this confirms that my diagnosis of the aftermath of your durian consumption last year was way accurate), roiling my digestive system every hour or so, visiting the bathroom more times than is normal in one day, and completely forgetting to go to class at 11 am. When I showed up for the second half of the lesson, having been summoned by a phone call, I still didn't get that I was one period and not just one minute late. The kids had a good laugh about that.

On the bright side, even though I dug greedily into each fruit, my fingers do not reek of durian. Perhaps the soaps they make nowadays are more aggressive than what I had as a kid.

7 Comments:

At 4/27/2005 10:30 pm , Blogger stellou said...

ohmygod, call the durian gods (hello, is this a new book coming out from amy tan, literary historian of all things chinese?), we are online at the same time. i just wanted to say, in response to your confirmation of your diagnosis of the aftermath etc. etc.: two things: (a) eeeyur!! and (b) cheh!!
:-p

 
At 4/27/2005 10:31 pm , Blogger stellou said...

also, i just want to point out that MY durian experience of last summer did not involve five durians between five people.

also, MISSING CLASS BECAUSE OF DURIAN is an incredible story.

i will stop hijacking your blog now.

 
At 4/28/2005 8:30 am , Blogger Tym said...

April 2005, Singapore: Five durians, five people.
June 2004, Paris: One durian, one person.

You do the math.

 
At 4/29/2005 2:32 am , Anonymous kk said...

um...how is it possible to miss class BECAUSE of a durian (or a couple...)!!! HAHAHA. i mean...besides the fact that that thing is groooooosssssss, "I missed class because of Durian" is the title of your book and it will make you an international superstar.

 
At 4/29/2005 10:02 am , Blogger Tym said...

What can I say, I was high on the durian fumes I kept burping up :)

 
At 4/30/2005 4:06 am , Blogger stellou said...

EH!! I can do math!! But, HEY, if some people in your group of five begged off and you picked up the slack, then technically you ate more than one durian. AND since the ang mohs in my entourage each tried a seed before spitting it out, I technically didn't actually have one whole durian.

Ergo (and QED): CHEH!!! :-p

Also, yes, please write your international superstar book called "I Missed Class Because of Durian." I cannot wait. It will be like "Excuse Me, Are You a Model?", but, um, not. OH! Maybe you could call it, "Excuse Me, Did You Miss Class Because of Durian?". Or, um, "Excuse Me, I Missed Class Because of Durian." Ahhh... the possibilities are endless.

In conclusion, I am a little bit sad that the three of us (you and me and kk, not say you and me and a durian, or just me and two durians...) are nowt going to be in Singapore at the same time.

 
At 5/01/2005 2:33 am , Blogger Tym said...

stellou/kk --- I am also sad that our travel karma (or yours, anyway, and my lack thereof) does not ever put we three in the same timezone ever in the past eight years. That alone deserves a loud CHEH!

But kk professes a dislike of durians anyway, so ...

 

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