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What's a Durian?!

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First off, happy anniversary jelly!!! (if you ever read this)
It's been 4 years and 11 months as of today. One more month until the 5 year mark. Holy crap.

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It was another one of those stay at home days. My grandma didn't have to work for once! That lady works 6 days straight and extremely long hours. Sometimes she won't get back until 1 AM... I don't know how she does it, but I give her mad props. I was thinking of what to get her, since she's the sweetest lady and buys breakfast for me every morning, but there isn't anything that comes to mind. Maybe something that's stress relieving like a one of those neck wraps? I don't know. Need to brainstorm some more.

So yup, it was a chill day. There was a typhoon warning the other night, and it's been gloomy outside ever since. Gloomy weather makes me lazy, but that's only part of the reason I wanted to stay in. The other was to keep my grandma company. She's been living alone here for a few years, so I can only imagine how lonely it gets sometimes. I mean, I've been here for less than 2 weeks and I already feel that loneliness! Okay, it's also because I don't have many friends here... but still! She made wonton noodles for lunch, which was delicious. It's like Asian-style chicken noodle soup to me.

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Then she showed me a durian. That thing looked dangerous! Being surrounded by sharp spikes and all. It must be the strangest looking fruit I've ever seen. Obviously, I never tried it before. I was so confused when she sliced it open. I didn't know what was edible or not. I did end up giving it a try though and I can say that it definitely tastes WAY better than it smells. Yuck. It's not too bad in taste, but not something I would eat just to enjoy.

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For dinner, my grandma cooked up a feast. It was mainly Thai dishes and they were all really good. The shrimp was my absolute favorite! She whipped up this spicy dipping sauce for it and I couldn't get enough. She's seriously such a sweetheart. I introduced her to Skype too. She has a son in Thailand so I was thinking they can keep in touch better through video chat. Although, teaching her how to use it was not the easiest task. Hopefully she understood most of what I told her with my broken Cantonese.

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Posted by jenniferfer 07:09 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged food family

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