26.4.05

Nua

(For those who need a translation.)

You know a girl is nua when even going for yoga class seems like too much effort.

The cure: Attend yoga, but ditch marking and head out to Geylang for durians instead.


durian
Originally uploaded by Tym; taken by Ming.


Now the stomach's obscenely full. Five durians between five people is, in fact, one durian too many, especially since Terz and Ming quit on us early in the game. We would've been sated with three, but the last one was unexpectedly sharp, so we went back in a bid for more sweet ones, only to be teased again by one sweet --- heavenly! --- and one that trailed off into mute bitterness.

How to sleep tonight?

15 Comments:

At 4/27/2005 4:19 am , Blogger J. said...

oh! i want durians! i'm so jealous. =)

we always have too many, when we have them at my grandfather's house, and then sit around on his floor groaning and complaining that if we move we will explode. -grin- having too many durians is invariably because the men in my family have exceptionally small durian-eating capacity (with the exception of my father, who is a durian-eating champion), and quit unexpectedly early. =p

 
At 4/27/2005 9:27 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

You just made me so sad...

and wait... are those your hands?? I believe that's one physical trait we have in common, dear cousin! Your hands look like mine!

 
At 4/27/2005 10:51 am , Blogger Terz said...

Um.

Ahem.

Er...

That's mine actually...

 
At 4/27/2005 1:49 pm , Blogger panaphobic said...

Typing from a place without durains and where the rare rambutans i saw cost like S$5 for a measly few...

The picture is very cruel =(

 
At 4/27/2005 4:03 pm , Blogger Abigael said...

Oh YM ... what pretty ballerina hands you have!

Oh wait ...

 
At 4/27/2005 6:40 pm , Blogger NARDAC said...

Damn. So still no visible traits shared between the cousins. Thanks for crashing the dream, cousin-in-law!

 
At 4/27/2005 10:05 pm , Blogger Terz said...

Heyyy! I'd rather think of them sticks as arms toned from waving around a 2 kg camera all day...

 
At 4/27/2005 10:16 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Allow me to tender my apologies for the excessive cruelty wreaked upon the overseas readers. It's just that the photo was too good to pass up.

And alas, those are indeed not my hands. I have short and stumpy fingers. So much for all those piano lessons...

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

eeyur! you are lucky! and, um, yar, i was quite impressed by the delicate wrist on that durian.

yesterday in chinatown, aunties and uncles were selling fat red rambutans on the street FOR A DOLLAR EACH. CHEH!!!!!!

 
At 4/28/2005 8:26 am , Anonymous Lana said...

Sad. I have never heard of durians before. ;)

 
At 4/28/2005 8:29 am , Blogger Tym said...

stellou --- So you find Terz's wrists sexy? :) And rambutans! That's something I haven't had for a while. And mangosteens. Hm. I think a trip to a produce shop is in order.

Lana --- The durian is very much an acquired taste, much more so than say sushi or kimchi. I have only ever known one non-Singaporean who enjoyed it. If you're ever in this part of the world, we'll take you to a fruit stall and see how you react to it :)

 
At 4/29/2005 2:37 am , Anonymous kk said...

was that one non-singaporean my brother?? cos he lerrrves it. while he stinks up the fridge, i go hungry from being unable to open said fridge.
But more importantly, can i just tell you that yesterday, I too, ditched yoga! but mine was to sit in my apartment and watch mindless tv. now who's nua...

 
At 4/29/2005 10:04 am , Blogger Tym said...

Okay, that makes two non-Singaporeans then. I didn't know your brother had developed a taste for durian, though I can't say that I'm surprised.

Hey, I didn't ditch yoga, okay? I went for class, then went for durian. PS: Bet you're way more flexible than me anyways.

 
At 4/30/2005 4:11 am , Blogger stellou said...

hello, no, nobody is saying terz's wrists are sexy. no, crap, wait, that didn't come out as planned. terz, i'm sure some people fine your wrists sexy. me, i just think they are delicate like you are a gu niang. the kind of gu niang with long chiffon sleeves and fine hair blowing in the wind. whereas i am the samsui woman who squats by the roadside to eat rice out of a blue-and-white porcelain bowl.

oh, i have much to thank sbc for. wait, maybe i meant blame. i have much to blame sbc for.

...

no, ok, i meant thank. :-)

 
At 5/01/2005 2:35 am , Blogger Tym said...

Zheng Huifen! Samsui Women! SBC classic.

 

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