Friday Challenge 9 Jun (Seasons)
Malaysia is a tropical country and we don't really have seasonal changes, just a wet season and a hot dry season, though with the climate change recently, which of these seasons we're in at any time is anybody's guess. So i've done up a layout about a season that is just beginning to hit its stride and getting people everywhere all excited - the DURIAN SEASON! Yep, we folks in Malaysia are crazy about our durians!
To explain a little, durians are those huge fruits with a hard spiky shell outside, and soft edible insides. They emit a very strong, characteristic aroma - durian lovers swoon in ecstasy at the smell, while haters swear they smell like anything from gas to flatulence. If you've ever made a trip to Singapore around this time of year, you would probably have had people trying to convince you to try it. Some brave visitors do try it and love it, while others never get past the fear of the thought. For some strange reason, the roof of the iconic Esplanade Theatre strongly resembles a durian shell, and in its early days there was a running joke among Singaporeans that if you wanted to get to the Esplanade by cab, the driver wouldn't know what you were talking about. You would have to tell him you wanted to go to the durian building...
In case it's too small, the journalling reads:
June 2011. Durian Fever has hit Malaysia full force, and families up and down the country are gathering over the King of Fruit. Mummy is just glad to get these shots of Neko-chan enjoying his durian, for he just might stop liking them tomorrow.