**Update: Rockstar saw the pic below on the blog, and while he may not know just how expensive a HKD 1,000 durian is in relation to how much they cost in SEA, he does know 1,000 is big…
Me: Yes, darling that is a thousand-dollar durian.
Rockstar: Wow. Can it fly?
Me: As a matter of fact, it’s possible, darling. (Bearing in mind my initial quip below)
Rockstar: Not just any durian! Fly-ing durian! Hee hee hee.
Me: For that price maybe they can fly their own plane.
Kings: Maybe you can fly after you eat it.
Rockstar: Mum –
Me: We are not finding out. <giving Kings the eye> But let me offer you a compromise – we’ll put the money into a fund for future flying lessons. Lessons are more guaranteed than the easy way out like eating fruit that might fly right?
Flying lessons can join the wait list that includes ice skating lessons, further ski lessons and trumpet lessons (I’m kinda hoping to nudge him toward a saxophone instead :P)
Browsing a supermarket amid the clanging din of Chinese New Year music, I came across a stall that I thought would especially tickle my Southeast Asian readers:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and yes these 3 durians have price tags of HKD 731.80, HKD 587 and a whopping HKD 1007.40 respectively.
Obviously these durians had their own seats on the plane. And it was probably not in coach/ economy like all us mere mortal schleppers during the holidays…