designed to give new life
to the old lady.
We have clearned out
Her arteries, removed
detritus and slit,
created a by-pass
for the old blood.
Now you can hardly tell
We have become
can sometimes be troublesome.
Lee Tzu Pheng (Dr) (b. 13 May 1946, Singapore -) is considered one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets. A retired university lecturer, she is an award-winning poet who has published in anthologies and journals internationally. All her three volumes of poetry, Prospect of a Drowning (1980), Against the Next Wave (1988) and The Brink of an Amen (1991), have won the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) Award – From http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_447_2005-01-25.html
Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.
D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.
This is one of the most expensive varieties.
XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.
Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.
Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.
Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.
Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world
Is Durian’s Season now, some tips you may like to follow while choosing a king of fruit!
First, pick up a durian by using a towel cloth or a glove and give a gentle shake. If the sound is dull and subtle, this is just right. If it is knocking sound, the fruit is not ripe enough. It there is no sound; the fruit may be too ripe and taste bitterness (to some, bitterness is the best taste among).
Second, durian should smell little fragrant. Too pungent may indicates the fruit is too ripe.
Third, some seller allows open up the shell slightly to examine the flesh. It should feel soft and tender not watery and hard.
Fourth, buy back home and test personally.
This is the second articles published after 20 years of my “rest and relax” period.
I hope that this is not the last piece of my story.
But for sure, when ever I saw, I heard, I touched, I always think about what I write, is going to share with the whole world!
How exciting it is!
So for that, on this ordinary day, I would like to make this opportunity to thank all my followers and blogger friends.
Through my sincere heart, thank you very much!
Please drop by listen to their conversation, at the same time enjoy the breeze of the riverbank.
Percival road was named after Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival.
During the Second World War, Percival was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Malaya; he marched down from this road by surrender himself, as representing British Empire to the Imperial Japanese Amy.
Hence, Singapore occupied by Japanese soldiers for 3 years and 8 months.
Not many people knew there was a sad story hidden behind this road.
There is no road sign bring you to Percival road. You can Google it, it bring you where to go but just an ordinary road behind National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park.
Where cicada is calling, where shadow of the forest lying on your shoulder silently.
ASEAN Sculpture Symposium, with the aim of promoting a sense of community among sculptors of member countries whose works of art will be visible symbols of regional cooperation. A collection of sculptures held at Fort Canning Park, this is first sculpture symposium in Singapore, but not the last.