Monday, May 26, 2008
An entirely inappropriate post
I just wanted to pass on this info to all of my American friends so that they don't have to learn this lesson the hard way like I did.
In Singapore, fresh fruit juice is very popular. After a spicy bowl of noodles or a hot bowl of soup, an ice cold glass of freshly made fruit juice is very refreshing on a hot day. Many people will order this after their lunch as a kind of dessert. I've been working my way through a lot of different fruit. Pineapple has been my favorite so far.
Today I ordered papaya for the first time. Absolutely delicious. It was a bigger glass than I normally have, but it was so good I finished it all. I can't imagine how much actual fruit went into this glass of juice. It could easily have been two whole papayas. I've had some fresh papaya a few times, but just a few pieces. Never an entire fruit.
As my boss and I are walking back to my car after lunch, he looks at me with a twinkle in his eye and says, "You know papaya is a good laxative, right?"
"Yup, it works great. Better than medicine."
Uh-oh. I basically just drank the equivalent of half a liter of prune juice. In the interests of normal human decency, there will be no further status updates on this subject.