Friday, September 12, 2008

the pomelo is still going....


it's going, going and still going...
this pomelo has been a ::hot topic:: for our family during our weekly dinner gatherings at my porpor (my grandma)'s place.
it was one of the festive things my porpor bought to prepare for this past chinese new year...
it was big, rounded, with smooth "skin" when it first arrived at my porpor's place back in Feb...
and it remains big, rounded, with smooth "skin"!!
yes, three quarters of the year have passed and it is still going!
we think that it is really amazing.
and the funniest part is...
it took us almost half the year to realize that the green leaves sticking out from the top of the pomelo are fake!
we then started speculating whether the entire fruit is fake or not.
we tried poking it, weighing it, smelling it...  hmmm... but it really looks real!
then we speculated why it is so long-lasting... is it because of the cellophane wrapping which preserves the pomelo like how mummies were preserved?????
much talking but none of us wanted to "break" open the pomelo...  we like to maintain a "topic for discussion".
tomorrow, i will be going to porpor's place for dinner again (tomorrow's dinner has a festive purpose ~ gathering for the mid-autumn festival).... 
i will check on the pomelo again and report back....

2 comments:

Ciyou said...

why do u need the pamelo?? For praying??

aileen :: motu said...

hehe.. good question! i don't know! i will ask my porpor and let you know.. probably means some kind of good luck...