Monday, February 27, 2012

New Year Cherries From My Oldest Friend

I know, I know. The year is nowhere close to being "new" anymore. Haha. But better late than never, right? So, don't judge. Instead, check out this little bag of goodies that somehow found its way from Adelaide, Australia to me in Penang this recent 1st of January 2012. =)

 A little bundle of edible love from Gannie.

Ignore the M&Ms in that pic, please. Cos we really
need to focus on the more important things in life:


*cartwheels all around*

OMG, would you look at that???
Self-picked red and "white" cherries. <3

Now, to give you some history to dilute
the randomness of all this cherry talk:

You see, I blogged about indulging in red cherries one day last year. Gannie immediately comment-replied and What'sApp!-ed me to say that I should actually try eating white cherries instead cos she kinda likes them better. To that I said, "White what!?" Or something like that cos, like, I've never even heard of white cherries before, much less have a preference for them over the more common red ones we usually get here. Haha. So, she very kindly offered to get me some to try for myself since she recently went cherry picking over the Summer in Australia.

So... here were are, back with
the gift bag from Adelaide.

Those two items actually flew all the way from Adelaide to Singapore with Gannie, stayed in Singapore for awhile, then flew from Singapore to Penang with Gannie's mom. So it's really come a long way to get to me. So touched at the effort put in by an old friend to make sure her friend isn't a cherry sua ku and knows what white cherries look and taste like. And they look like this:

 White cherries up front.

Though let's not be kacang-lupakan-kulit
and forget the red cherries that have
made my life so sweet thus far. =p

 Familiar red cherries!

They're different on the outside
...and to my surprise, on the inside, too!

The insides of a white cherry on the left, and a red cherry on the right.

Both were good but I have to say, Gannie's right. The white ones are surprisingly (and most deceivingly) sweeter although they look a million times more sour than the dark, red ones! What a pleasant surprise. Too bad there weren't that many to go around. 20 cherries in total with just 8 super precious white ones. 

Every cherry counts.

Gosh, I can't believe I'm 27+ and I've never even seen a Cherry Tree before. Sigh. But that will change. Because I WILL go cherry picking someday. You mark my words. It's already on my travel to-do list! Right behind "Seeing Snow". T_T


Dearest Gannie,

Thanks for the cherries (and the M&Ms).
It means the world to me that you'd go through
the trouble of flying those 20 precious cherries
all the way from Australia to me. Let's go
cherry picking together one day. Someday. =)

Pam Song


Zhen Ying said...

Awwww, you're so sweet babe!!! Come end of this year before I bid farewell to this country. We'll pick and eat cherries off the tree to our heart's content. I'm glad that you enjoyed them as much as I did. Sorry, I didn't realise that there was ONLY 8 white cherries in the bag.

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
– You're sweeter! <3

And gah! I don't know if I can make that trip this end of the year anymore. T_T Life's complicated now. Haha.

And yes, I was obsessed enough with them to count. So precious. HAHAHA. Maybe one day when we need a break from life and even if you're no longer in Aus, we can still go for a girly getaway where there are cherries to pick. =)

Zhen Ying said...

Lol.... OCD to the max babe!!!:D We WILL do that when we need to in future. *hugs*

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
- Hahaha. OCD's my middle name, old friend! And YES! WE WILL!!! *pinkie promise*

Soh Hong Wei said...

Cherries ! Me like...! =)

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Soh Hong Wei
– I LOVES, TOO!!! =D

Zhen Ying said...

Hahaha. I remember us saying a while ago that we're somewhat related coz OCD's also my middle name. I'm holding you onto this pinkie promise ;)

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Zhen Ying
- Haha, yeah! That was in the original cherry post. But now, it looks like your OCD is Level 10 but my OCD is Level 1,203,398!! Hahahaha.


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