by Anura Guruge
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Durian and Jackfruit are both tropical fruits
(though I think some will argue that Jackfruit, whose ‘kernels’ can be cooked, is a vegetable).
There is, as the above picture shows, a superficial resemblance
— albeit with Durian much more PRICKLY (in every sense of the word).
In reality they are like chalk and cheese.
The Jackfruit as a strong odour too BUT nothing like that of Durian.
IF it smells real pungent like real old cheese fermenting
in sweaty socks, for months — then it has to be Durian.
Durian + Coke = Cobra Poison.
Jackfruit + Coke ≠ Cobra Poison.
As far as ‘we’ know Jackfruit and coke is OK —
but moderation in everything, other than sex, is a good thing.
.by Anura Guruge
Looks like we are going to luck out. The weather for all three days, Friday to Sunday looks good. The so called ‘chance of rain’ on Sunday is for early morning. It, if it actually happens given the 35% probability, will have ceased by the time the “Games” start on Sunday — really around 11 am, if not noon. Actually Sunday with its (average) 69°F appeals to me compared to the 81°F. Yes, indeed, it can get too hot.
Over the 17 games we have attended, 15 at Loon, I have seen it all. At least 2 hurricanes, maybe three and the weekend of 9/11. And one of the hurricanes, if I recall right, was in 1999, BEFORE we had a ‘Performance Tent’. That was WET. They re-scheduled the Friday concert at the Lincoln High School — and refused to issue any new tickets. We still got to see it — though we hadn’t bought tickets, beforehand, because we knew that we were going to get pummeled by a hurricane. I then remember another Sunday when there was an announcement over the PA system that an event scheduled at a golf course that morning had to be cancelled because there were ducks swimming on the course. And the weekend of 9/11 was also dreary in MULTIPLE ways — the one MEMORABLE highlight being ‘The Brigadoons‘ Denis Carr who sang ‘Amazing Grace‘, with so much poignancy, SO MANY times, basically on-demand, during that weekend. Thank YOU, Denis. Without YOU that weekend would have been a bust.
2006 was Teischan’s first ‘Games’. She was ‘0’ years old having been born on March 22, 2006. We used to, in those days, go up to Loon for the whole weekend. We took her, Saturday morning, from the condo we were staying at in ‘Lincoln Station’ with a garbage bag over her stroller. So this ‘Games’ really will be a walk in the park.
ENJOY. See you there. Remember, I am the brown guy. Not many of us around. So I should not be hard to spot. Buy me a drink or better still a sausage roll. SMILE. Cheers.
by Anura Guruge
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Many Americans are going to be confused and confounded by this.
Many U.S. Catholics, including those with even recent European lineage, seem to think that all popes habitually speak English — even in private, at the Vatican! I kid you not. You will be surprised the number of Americans who will be aghast if I told them that Pope John Paul II ONLY spoke English, quite credibly, in public, when he had to and that he primarily spoke Italian, Polish, Spanish and even some Latin in and around the Vatican. [You really should read this post from 2011 as to Pope John Paul II, his deathbed request and the language involved.]
His words will be translated, on-the-fly, to English by an Interpreter. How that will play out, especially on TV, will be interesting to see. I hope that they will think about English subtitles for the TV broadcast. I think the people will like to hear the pope’s voice … rather than that of an interpreter.
The pope plans to speak in English at the White House and during his address to Congress. Appears he has been practicing his English. He spoke in English, earlier in the year, during his visit to Sri Lanka. It was a bit strained and at times difficult to follow and you can tell that the pope was NOT enjoying it. Benedict XVI, though not a natural, was better — and he made you realize how well John Paul II, a very gifted and talented man, spoke English. Here … listen to the Pope, speaking English, upon arriving in Sri Lanka. You can understand him …
From THE book about Francis’ preference for Spanish.
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First part of Pope Francis’ U.S. itinerary from “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit 2015“.