Trip to the Farm

  It was bad enough that my best friend was a werewolf. Did he have to be a monster, too?

(—–> Photos might come later. Sorry. 😉 <—–)

On the first day of Chinese New Year, my si pek (fourth uncle) brought us to his farm at Pokok Sena.

We gathered at his house at 6. Then, we -my si pek, Soo May, Hoon Jie Jie, Sean Jie Jie, Kevin Ko Ko and his wife -Wati, my mum, my si em (fourth aunt), my ta ku (first aunt) and I- set off in two cars, si pek’s jeep and Kevin Ko Ko’s BMW.

The journey took up 20 minutes. We had to drive through a small kampung in order to reach si pek’s farm.

Si pek’s farm consists of dragonfruit, papaya, mango, cempedak and jackfruit trees. He began this orchard business last year. I think.

We only got beyond the dragonfruit and papaya trees, as twilight (ironic, huh?) was approaching.

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That’s si pek in the white shirt, standing in front of his dragonfruit orchard.

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Dragonfruit orchard.

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Dragonfruit tree.

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Hoon Jie Jie and a dragonfruit tree.

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First stage of the dragonfruit.

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Second stage.

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Third stage: nearly riped.

After that, we proceeded to the papaya orchard, quite difficultly as the grass there was knee-length high and unkept.

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“The Long and Winding Road” -David Archuleta. ^^

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Papaya orchard.

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A papaya tree.

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The tree with the most papayas.

I was really surprised when I saw the papaya trees in si pek’s orchard. They were exploding with papayas! Si pek explained that an average papaya tree is supposed to be like that, its fruits are bore from the top till the bottom. That really sent me WOW-ing.

Besides, si pek also plans to plant his trees 100% organic. Kudos!

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Si pek handing freshly plucked papayas.

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Papaya plucked by si pek.

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Owh, bitten by birds.

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Me plucking a papaya! Yay!

After that, we headed to si pek’s mini house not far from the orchard.

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Lovely house on the hill.

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Exterior of the house.

Si pek plans to set up a homestay somewhere near his farm. I couldn’t help but agree that this would be a lucrative business as the surroundings there are calm and peaceful, far from urbanity.

All in all, it was a pretty great visit, and I gained a bountiful of experiences. I plan to come back to this haven someday, when I get the opportunity.

p/s. The papayas are sooooo sweet! Boo to pesticides and whatever chemicals injected into the fruits.

 

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Author: Michelle Teoh

21-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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