June 19, 2021

Spring-Summer Fruits in Hokkaido

We were in Hokkaido from end of May to Early June 2019.  It was late Spring season in Hokkaido.

Let’s talk about fruits in Hokkaido.  Here are some of the local fruits that we get to taste while we were there.

Sweet corn, I read that you have to taste Hokkaido sweet corns, so here we go..

Yes, it was sweet, but I am not that impress, we can get something close to this taste here in Kuching. Just make sure you get the really fresh american sweet corn from the market, and the way you cook it also matters. So Hokkaido sweet corn - checked.

385jpy for this half Tohkibi, Hokkaido famous sweet corn. It’s about RM15.

Jangan sik cuba jak.

Next are cherries and peaches.

Cherries, of coz they were good. Firm, sweet and juicy.

Peaches, yes, very tasty, I think I have talked about Japanese peaches in my Kyoto-Osaka posts.

And last but not least. The must must try is the famous Hokkaido melon.

OMG, I am amazed. The texture is almost like a puding. You can use a plastic spoon to scoop it while eating. So juicy. Seriously the best fruit I ever tasted.  Taking over from peach title ๐Ÿ˜†

So yeah, if you ever go to Hokkaido, make sure to have these melon.

Yubari melon, 400jpy for this 1 slice. Worth every penny. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Fun facts:

Melons are often associated with Hokkaido, particularly the town of Yubari, whose eponymous Yubari melons are among the most highly valued in the country.

At a Japanese auction in 2008, two Yubari King melons sold together for ¥2.5 million.  In 2016, Konishi Seika, a fruit and vegetable market in Amagasaki, bought a pair of Yubari King melons at auction with a winning bid of ¥3 million.  In 2019 Tokyo-based Pokka Sapporo Food & Beverage Ltd bought a pair of Yubari melons at auction for the highest recorded price of ¥5 million.

June 7, 2021

My mini garden

We have this mini garden at our front yard.

It is a small area that I consider as my zen corner.  Here we also have a mini fish pond which we installed in 2007.

When I am bored, I like to move the flower pots around, reorganising them.  Some people like to decorate and move their house furniture around, not me, I prefer to move my potted plants around :D

Here’s the compilation of me moving the plants around.

Ubah sana sini, hasil nyer sama jugak, cukup la untuk happy kan diri sendiri.

May 30, 2021

In my garden | cow grass

We had this cow grass planted in 2014.

We got a contractor to do it for us for about RM2k at that time.

Now we have more plants in our backyard, we have more pineapples, ubi kayu, limau kasturi and the guava trees are still there. Actually, we planted a new limau kasturi tree at the same spot.  The previous tree was getting old and big, I got it removed and planted a smaller and cuter one ๐Ÿ˜ This is our 3rd pokok limau so far. 1st one was planted in 2007.

Ok, back to the cow grass story.

I haven’t really put much attention to the grass, normally we just let the grass cutter uncle do his work. But since the 2nd CMO just started and I have taken a more than 1-week Gawai leave. Can’t even go back to visit my parents, might as well look for something to do to sweat out a bit in the evening.

So today I started plucking these unwanted weeds manually. I got a small stool and a portable sony speaker with me, The Beatles were playing on repeat.  Ahh, such a relaxing activity on a lovely evening.

Before..

3 baskets of these unwanted weeds..

This is how the unwanted grass looks like.  Ada ubi dekat akar nya, which makes it hard to pull out, good exercise.

After..

Nampak beza tak?