We don’t really experience Spring or the four seasons staying here in the tropics. It is either hot and humid or wet and humid. However during different times of the year there are different types of fruits in season.
During our recent road trip to Malaysia we brought the kids to the Desaru Fruit Farms. Being City kids they have yet to experience how it is like to be at a farm and see fruits still growing on the tree. Most of their encounters with fruit is based on seeing them neatly packed or stacked in boxes when we visit the supermarket.
We saw a variety of seasonal fruits at the farm. I didn’t manage to snap many pictures of the different fruits as there was a heavy downpour while we were on the fruit farm tour and had to run for shelter to wait till the rain subsided before continuing with the tour. Certain fruits were not in season so I didn’t manage to see the fruit on the tree as yet.
If you think that this Pomelo in the picture above look huge wait till you look at the jack fruit in the next photo which I snapped.
This jack fruit weighed approximately 30kg and was considered medium sized. The guide told us that it is possible for the fruit to weigh up to 60kg or more.
This is one fruit which I love to eat. It looks similar to kiwi inside and is soft and juicy. I have used this fruit as a topping for a chocolate cake which I baked once. The color of the fruit is really vibrant.
Thousand finger banana (Banana Musa)
Each banana on this long stalk is only 1 1/2″ long. This banana is mainly use for prayers instead of being eaten. Have you seen this type of banana before?
The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name by Chloe Jon Paul is a children’s book about a little girl who doesn’t like her name as it sounded foreign and was hard for her to spell.
Alessandra Teresa Petrucci found her name a handful to write. She felt that her name was too long. She couldn’t fit her name across the paper when she had to write her name on it. She wished that she had a shorter and easier name to spell.
She found her name a problem and wanted to change or even shorten her name.
It was only after visiting her grandmother and learning out from her the reason why she was named after her great great grandmother did she learn to appreciate the rich heritage behind her name.
Little Trouble in Tall Tree by Michael Fertik brings you into an imaginary world of babies by a first time dad. While looking at his son’s chubby cheeks he started thinking about how cool it would be the babies were actually ruthless gangsters in disguise.
Squeezy the cheeks, the ring leader of the group planned a milk heist from a mummy milk lactation session that he would be attending on Saturday. He and his gang had to ensure that they carried out the heist successfully without having any problems from their rival gang the Poppypants Boys.
The story is being told through the eyes of their latest recruit Mama’s boy who ended up learning about the actual plan which was to waste the milk supply instead of carting it off.
In this book Alisa advocates that your child choose a career and get paid for it like a salaried worker instead of simply giving him an allowance.
Your child is to do the following
1. Select his own career from the list of careers or spell out his own preferred career.
2. Pick the tasks from the selected career and carry them out.
3. Be paid for their effort in executing the tasks.
There are a selection of careers and tasks within each career which can be chosen. Tasks can be pegged at a child’s ability and it is an excellent idea as they get to try out real world careers at their age.
In this world money is only good for these three things.
1. Avoid pain—by protecting you and helping you to take care of what you’re afraid might cause pain in the future.
2. Feel good—by getting you the things that provide you with happiness and satisfaction
3. Take care of the ones you love—by meeting your obligations to family, community, and society at large
Through the eyes of Jack one learns how to examine your life and figure out what is the most important to you at the moment and how you can adjust your currently lifestyle to achieve it.
5) Make Weight Lost Last
Make Weight Loss Last 10 Solutions That Nourish Body, Mind and Soul by Deborah Kesten, P.P.H and Larry Scherwitz, Ph.D is a very different type of weight lost book. Most of the books/programs that I have seen in the market.
It advocates looking at the root of the problem and engage in a long lasting solution to eliminate the problem which leads to you overeating.
The authors talk about a person’s overeating style which can be classified as
Food Fretting ( Dieting and worrying about the best way to eat)
Task Snacking ( Eating while doing other activities)
Emotional Eating( Eating to counteract negative feelings)
Fast Foodism ( Eating fast, processed food)
Solo Dining (Eating alone)
Unappetizing Atmosphere ( Eating under stress/ not appropriate dining conditions)
Sensory Disregard ( Eating quickly just to complete the meal)
Once you know which category you fall in you will be able to use the given solutions to eradicate your problem and move towards a more healthy and fit you.