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Friday, August 08, 2008

durians and moon cakes

What do durians and moon cakes have in common? I have been able to resist eating durians this season ( except for ONE seed at CG meet 2 weeks ago ) Even a durian feast hosted by a friend did not tempt me. You see, I do like durians but I know they are loaded in calories.

Moon cakes are another favourite of mine. I used to put on weight in the month of September for this reason. But I know I have to eat sparingly now. Besides making a dent in the pocket ( they are really expensive, I think) daughter just reminded me today that one mooncake contains over 1000 calories! A slice ( if it is cut into 9 slices) contains 136 calories.

It may be a victory of sorts to be able to control eating these 2 items. I must aim for the higher victory of being able to control my tongue....use it to say encouraging words , praise another ( a nugget of wisdom also mentioned in " The Last Lecture)" by Randy Pausch ) and not to tear another down.


  • At my grand old age (61), I've never heard of either durians or moon cakes. What appalling ignorance! I've never seen them on sale - I wonder if they exist here in Belfast? You've whetted my curiosity now, I must make inquiries and see if I can track some down. There's a big Chinese community here so you'd think at least moon cakes would be obtainable....

    And I needn't worry about the calories. I've always been thin my entire life. Lucky me!

    By Anonymous Nick, at 3:25 PM  

  • Everything should be enjoyed in moderation.

    By Blogger Jonzz, at 1:07 PM  

  • Jonzz,

    you said it all!

    By Blogger doc, at 8:40 AM  

  • Reading this, my mouth is watering - we don't have them in Norway though.

    By Anonymous RennyBA, at 1:55 PM  

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