Fruits From My Parents

@magallon (18090)
Philippines
July 31, 2016 5:12am CST
My parents sent us fruits again. I got the two boxes from the forwarding services yesterday. My son and my brother went with me to the forwarding services to get it. The fruits are bananas, avocado, pomelo and big jackfruit. My older sister also came to get her share. The bananas, avocado and pomelo are ripe and ready to be eaten. But the jackfruit will take 2 to 3 days more to be ripe and eaten. My mother said she will also send us "atis" or custard apple next time.
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@hereandthere (31018)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
what do you plan to do with the saba and the jackfruit?
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@sunrisefan (17911)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
The sab-a would be nice boiled or made into banana cue
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@sunrisefan I prefer to boil it than banana cue.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@sunrisefan @ida123 boiled saba is definitely healthier if you eat it as is. but sometimes i put butter and maple syrup, so it ends up as sweet and fatty as banana cue and turon. hahaha!
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@sunrisefan (17911)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Your parents are food sufficient
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@sunrisefan, that is normal when you live in the province, you can plant anything you like.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@ida123 yes that's true. They have a garden whete they spend most of their time. Elderly people needs something to do to ease their boredom.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@magallon You are right Cristy, they tend to spend their time in gardening or in there farm just to fight boredom or fighting the feelings of missing their children.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
So they paid so much for the freight because the jackfruit is so heavy. Your parents are so thoughtful!
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@acelawrites i notice that when people see a jackfruit tree laden with fruits, they're eager to help the owner pick it and pay for it. i also see wooden carts with jackfruit sold in chunks, instead of the whole fruit. it's like a much awaited fruit and they're okay with buying even just a section of it.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
The payment for the two boxes is only two hundred pesos. It's not so expensive.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@hereandthere That is because when you buy the whole jackfruit, you will pay more. It is expensive.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
31 Jul 16
that is great there.What is pomelo?never heard of this one
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Pomelo is a citrus fruit, light green or yellow when ripe with thick, spongy rind.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@amadeo pomelo is sometimes compared to grapefruit. here is the link to the wikipedia article if you're interested
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Pamplemousse" redirects here. For the location on Mauritius, see Pamplemousses District. Pomelo Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unra
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
31 Jul 16
That's great that your parents send you fruit - do they grow it themselves?
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Yup. These fruits came from their garden beside my sister's dormitory.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
Glad to hear that your parents send you some fruits because living in the city, all the fruits and other foods are very expensive.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
true. in the province, you just pick them or ask your neighbor.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@hereandthere You are right, we can eat fruits here for free especially when you see your neighbor harvesting there fruits.
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@sunrisefan (17911)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
@hereandthere Especially malunggay hehehe!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
31 Jul 16
Nice of your parents to send you some food.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
They want to share their harvest with us. We send them groceries or money in return.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
31 Jul 16
@magallon Great for both sides!
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@skysnap (17817)
31 Jul 16
jackfruit and banana is good. we dont have much banana in the market now that rain has started.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
We have to wait till the jackfruit is ripe. Jackfruit will also be divided to three. For my older sister and my brother.
@skysnap (17817)
31 Jul 16
@magallon that's cool.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Wow! Really fresh fruits..i love that all kinds of fruits especially jackfruit.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
The jackfruit us not yet ripe. Maybe 2 to 3 days more.
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@nomus24g (22925)
• India
31 Jul 16
that's so sweet of your parents...
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Yes, they really are. They are thoughtful . Whatever they have, they want to share it to us. In return to these fruits, we also send them groceries or we give them money.
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@ridingbet (52927)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
i plan to send avocados to somebody. i hope you enjoy eating these fruits too.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Yeah. Me and my children enjoyed eating them so much, especially the avocados.
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@ridingbet (52927)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
@magallon solo or with condensed milk. yummy
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
@ridingbet I mixed it with sliced banana and powdered milk and sugar.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
31 Jul 16
That was nice of your parents. I can't eat bananas (they make me sick), and I have never had jackfruit (I understand it is quite good, though). I don't think I've had pomelo. Avocados are good.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Yea, jackfruit is really good. Why bananas make you sick? I'm just curious.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Aug 16
@magallon It's my understanding that when bananas are shipped into the U.S. they are sprayed with a WWII poisonous gas to kill any spiders that may be hiding in the bananas. A small about of this gas soaks though the peel and gets into the bananas. Most people can tolerate this, but others can't. I'm one that can't. That's what I've been told. If I eat bananas I'll throw up.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
@RichardMeister OH I see. Don't you have local bananas there? The ones that are not shipped from other countries?
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@JustBhem (37012)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Jul 16
Wow. That's a lot. Do you have a family farm?
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Nope. Just a small garden of my parents. Something like 20 x 25 sqm. lot.
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@JustBhem (37012)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Aug 16
@magallon Wow. It is still a lot. lol.
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
1 Aug 16
That´s good that your parents sent you fruits from the province. I have eaten most of these fruits staying in my Philippines home.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
These fruits are abundant here if it is in season.
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jul 16
You have really nice parents to send you yummy fruit.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Yes, we are very grateful to them.
@marguicha (94646)
• Chile
31 Jul 16
That was nice of them. Are those fruit grown where you live?
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Yup. From our province. That's in Romblon, Romblon, Philippines.
@digiguru (421)
• Bangalore, India
31 Jul 16
Oh my god.. lucky you are... Missing my parents
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
31 Jul 16
They always do that every time they have harvests.