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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

the noble palm-fruit (nungu)

This morning's breakfast included a nungu. The lesson that I learnt from this noble fruit is that we should neither be too soft nor too hard in life. It means trouble.
In the context of the fruit it becomes hard to skin the soft ones and the hard ones though easy to peel can be a cause for a stomach ache.

So it is good to be in the mid-range of hardness and softness in life - adjust, compromise and live life to the fullest as it comes through.
Of course that doesn't mean that we compromise on the values, quality or the ambitions of life.


  • This reminds me on an arabian proverb :)

    i'll try to translate it, although i know it would never sound or mean exactly the same :)

    "La takon layenan fa to3sar, wa la takon qasian fa toksar" i.e: don't be soft, for you'll be squeezed, nor be harsh (or hard, solid), for you'll be broken :)

    i've never heard of the "nungu" fruit before, but i surely would love to try it some day ;)

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 11:20 AM  

  • Well said.
    And sure shot when u make it to India in the months of April,May or June.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 10:16 PM  

  • And rain, nungu is the name of the palm-fruit in tamil.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 6:21 AM  

  • that's what i find weird about it :)
    over here, palm trees look like this:

    and it's fruit (dates) look like this :)

    as you can see, they are totally different :) we are not familiar with nungu... i've never seen it before :)

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 9:18 AM  

    check out this website,rain for pictures.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 3:18 AM  

  • Coconuts,dates,the palm-fruit and the betel-nut are all various kinds of palm-fruits.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 3:22 AM  

  • i never knew that before :)
    thanks for the information ;)

    By Blogger Rain Drop, at 7:46 AM  

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