Monday, April 22, 2013

6 fruits that I discovered this year

Having been on this planet for more than 3 decades, I was of the opinion that I had already eaten or at least known about all the fruits that are available for human consumption. I mean come on, with the rapid deforestation and exploitation of the entire world, how much more have we left to discover?

Anyway come 2013, I decided to be a bit more adventurous with my eating habits and have been trying all the funny looking and unknown fruits that I can find in my local market. I am pleasantly surprised that I actually managed to discover (read eat) 6 new fruits in the last 4 months. I am sure most of you have heard or at least tried a few of them. But here is my list (I dropped out the infamous Durian because I have had it many times before):

  1. Pomelo
  2. Mangosteen
  3. Starfruit
  4. Kaki
  5. Longan
  6. Dragonfruit

Well nothing much to write here, other than the fact that I liked each one of them. You should probably follow the links I have provided and be jealous.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


I am elated. I was struggling reverse engineering someone else's buggy code for the last 72 hours. Finally figured out what the issue was. I have been away from any form of programming for at least 5 years and it was an almost insurmountable obstacle to not only look at someone else’s code, but also in a language and an IDE that I am not at all familiar with.

Yeah, I don’t code for a living these days. I am somewhere in between. Anyway, the reason I wrote this blog post is to relive the ephemeral happiness and acknowledge the 72 hour anxiety when I was pretty much clueless of what I should be doing. I am sure I had some divine intervention, but may be that would make a blog post for another time.

I realized that I shouldn’t be seeking out happiness from other sources of entertainment while such moments of extreme happiness are such a banal everyday occurrence. I just don’t acknowledge them that often (or ever!). So if I walk around with this foolish grin, don’t look down on me.