On the way to the 2nd Chance animal (dog) shelter

by Scribe July. 16, 2018 206 views

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14 July 2018. Natural lakes accompanied the dirt roads flanked by durian and local fruit trees on either sides.

14 July 2018. Natural lakes accompanied the dirt roads flanked by durian and local fruit trees on either sides.

This is the farm with the tree that gifted us with a durian we had for dessert- it was delicious.

This is the farm with the tree that gifted us with a durian we had for dessert- it was delicious.

I'm not sure what the water turbines are for, but the human occupants are too shy to come out and answer my queries... the animals are all very friendly, even the birds.

I'm not sure what the water turbines are for, but the human occupants are too shy to come out and answer my queries... the animals are all very friendly, even the birds.

Fruits are in bloom all over the place.

Fruits are in bloom all over the place.

Taoist prayer huts are also dotted in every farm.

Taoist prayer huts are also dotted in every farm.

This dirt road got a lot more challenging upfront and we almost missed the chance to find the place thanks to two trucks coming out- a lot of expert manoeuvres before both drivers were able to get on our ways.

This dirt road got a lot more challenging upfront and we almost missed the chance to find the place thanks to two trucks coming out- a lot of expert manoeuvres before both drivers were able to get on our ways.

I really won't mind retiring in a farm like this.

I really won't mind retiring in a farm like this.

Organic veggie farm- I didn't even realise they were so beautifully kept, no awful smells, lots of natural plants to keep away bugs and preys, and natural fertile soils with no external fertilisers.

Organic veggie farm- I didn't even realise they were so beautifully kept, no awful smells, lots of natural plants to keep away bugs and preys, and natural fertile soils with no external fertilisers.

Ahh... take in that breaths of fresh air!

Ahh... take in that breaths of fresh air!

I hope they never develop these lands beyond appreciating its natural, undulating geographical lines.

I hope they never develop these lands beyond appreciating its natural, undulating geographical lines.

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 2 months ago

great set

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Scribe Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks, Pete. It's really good to have you back heart eyes

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Scribe 1 year, 2 months ago

you are very kind, I thank you

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 2 months ago

Nature should be taken care everywhere. But I can feel people are awakening to the problems of over production and so on. I believe those water turbines are there to oxygenate the waters.

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Scribe Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 2 months ago

That makes sense. I love the farms, but not sure how to take care of them and about these things. Thanks so much, Antonio blush

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Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago
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Scribe Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago

ROFL. Come on over and stay in our hall for a couple of days and try them all!
Some people don't like durian, because they say, you have to acquire a taste for it.
I have no idea what they mean- I've loved it from birth. We had a few durian trees
around our home, along with loads of other native fruit trees. Let me try to describe it, k?

It used to be a native forest fruit tree (like the rambutan, coconuts and bananas) loved by all animals, from tigers to monkeys, snakes, rabbits, birds,  insects, and worms. LOL- All round health fruit for all. They grow wild across the nation so was kind of free for all- we'd just give them to house guests and neighbours. Then, we moved. Years go by, ppl started farming them for commercial purposes then until several years ago, when so-called ppl started using fertilisers- producing for the first time, what I suspect are GMO durians. I was wary. I stuck with forests/ village ones. 

The price of those "designer" ones skyrocketed as if they were better- they did taste good and all, but I couldn't bring myself to buy into the "hoo-hahs." So now, there are special variants, and all that, but I still love the wild, forest ones best. Our forest animals are professionals when it comes to breaking the durian.  

I'll share some pictures soon since the forest ones are sold everywhere these days - they're in season now.
You knock a chopstick end into its bottom, and the durian will "crack"- gently pry it open because it's thorny (but keep the skin, which is like a cup- drink spring/salt/water from it) to avoid "durian breath" and "gas"-  ROFL- and the evil eye from ppl who don't like durians. HAAAHAAAaa ha ha.

They don't smell bad at all- they have a strong fragrance, like mangoes... have you had creamy cake? It's creamier... like soufflé - but creamy when you bite into them and they melt in your mouth almost immediately- then you gently savour, biting mouthfuls off each seed, until you get to the actual seed- and with your teeth, lift the last film of flesh for "bite." It taste like creamy butter with a touch of sweet mango-chocolate but absolutely no oil at all. Now if you meet any Malaysian Chinese in NY, or Europe, ask them to bring you to a "Nyonya" shop in Chinatown for durian cakes if it's in season- and it should be in season now... they're sticky but soooooo good, and not sticky in a way you think... God speed, my friend. Sorry for the long reply blue heart

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Scribe Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago

ROFL. No, come by anytime if you change your mind. 
You'll be surprised. You love fruits, we'll go fruit farm hopping.
The wild animals are friendlier than those kept in zoos.
Don't wait too long- they're cutting our forests are heartbreaking speeds.

Heyyy... we have the world's tallest twin skyscrapers here.
It may not be NY or Italy, but it can be a mix of both... actually, 
closer to Italy than NY, considering our Colonial days. I visited Italy
a couple of years ago... world's best lovers, huh?
You do them proud- you'd do any nation where you are, proud blue heart

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Scribe Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 2 months ago

You made me LOL!
I wanted to reply earlier, but the sudden slack speed was a deterrent.
You're right, the ones who were friendly would brag about it. I was doing
the touristy thing so I was impressed by everyone I met, from priests
to pompous sales ladies, men and women in black emerging from shiny
Ferraris, whistlers on Vespas with their girlfriends... I was just charmed
by everyone- I was surprised at first, how locals would wink and smile at you,
but I soon adopted their demeanour  - you are very blessed!

Yes, the Petronas twin towers... I'm too lazy to go into the city these days 
-It's mostly shopping, caught up with media glamour and all the typical city boulevards and walks and squares. I prefer forest greens and lakes and waterfalls anytime.  I love being a semi-hermitgem

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