damn, i know that we are near as soon as the pungy smell permeated the air. it got my blood circulating a little bit faster in anticipation to the treat that awaits us. and there we found mang karding, according to a loyal clientele, the man knows if a fruit is delicious just by looking at it and feeling it. hmmm must be some talent, i for one had to smell each and every fruit and somehow try to "communicate" with it.
anyhows, i chose a 1.4 kilo native durian, quite cheap at php84 as i said, it is still quite early in the season. of course it is the native variety, as the chanee is a little bit tame for me.
as i sat down with the opened up fruit, i inhaled deeply the aroma of the king of all fruits. i know that this is gonna be good! and with the first touch of the flesh to my lips, i knew that kadayawan season is approaching very near. the smell is arrogantly teasing my palate inviting me to devour its meat. i closed my eyes as i bit more and more to the seed. images of paradise and stars came out of nowhere from the darkness under my eyelids.
as i swallowed the first batch, my heart skipped a beat and my lungs drew in more air to savor the experience. my vision is becoming blurry and my head started to float, i am drunk in every sense of the word for the moment of letting go of everything that i hold dear for this one moment encounter with my favorite fruit.
and before i knew it, no more, the 1.4kilo joy has emptied itself into our stomachs. as we grinned the way only people who have eaten durian grinned, i know that the next few days of trooping to durian stations would be full of happy memories.
burp.... damn that still smells like durian.