Rambutan Picking

Tok Teh's rambutan trees

I was in Terengganu for the last two weeks for Eid holidays.

Kuala Terengganu is my parent’s hometown.

On the second day of Eid we visited Tok Teh.

Tok Teh is my grand aunty.

I called my grand uncle Tok Teh too.

It is very sad that he had passed away.

There were a lot of red, ripe rambutans on the rambutan trees at Tok Teh’s house.

So, a few days later we visited Tok Teh’s house again for a rambutan picking.

Kafah and I with our rambutans

Rambutan is a type of a fruit with hair on its skin.

Ripe, red rambutans

‘Rambut’ is hair in Malay language.

My big sister Kaman used a pole (galah) to pluck the rambutans.

My other sisters and I ran to collect to rambutans.

It was like a ‘rambutan rain’ 🙂

Kashah, Kafah and I rushed to collect the rambutans.

It was really fun.

This is the first time I went rambutan picking.

We sorted our rambutans and counted them. I collected 88 rambutans; more than my sisters did.

It was as fun as apple picking.

Later we ate the fruits.

They were very, very sweet.

Roselle Picking

Now I have three roselle plants.

They are very big and healthy.

I planted them from Rosie’s seeds.

Rosie was my old roselle plant.

It died a long time ago.


My roselle plants have a lot of fruits.

Today I picked 8 fruits from my roselle plant.

The ripe fruits are maroon in colour.

My roselle plants with lots of fruits and flowers

Roselle tastes very, very, very, very, very, very, very sour.

Before they become fruits they were flowers.

The flowers are big, pink and beautiful.


The roselle flower looks like hibiscus.

But hibiscus has a long style in the middle of the flower.


After the flowers fall, the fruits grow.

We can make roselle juice using the fruits.

Roselle juice is very tasty.

It is also a healthy drink.

It is rich in vitamin C and has a natural red colour.

Roselle picking is fun 🙂

And I love apple picking too.


Apple Picking

I like to go apple picking.

When I go apple picking I pick apple.

“]I choose the red apples from my Abah's friend neighbour's house in Palo Alto, California [2005]
I choose the red apples from Uncle Nisar’s house (Abah’s friend in Palo Alto, California) – [2005

I pick the big red apple.

When I pick the apples, I eat the apples at the orchard.

“]I ate the apples at the orchard
I ate the apples at the orchard – near Columbus, Ohio [2006

I went apple picking in Ohio and Palo Alto, California.

When I eat apples over there, I will say mmmmmmmmm

The apples are so sweet.

I love apples very, very, very much.

And I like to buy apples too.

Do you like to eat apple too?

Hugging big pumpkins near the orchard in Ohio
Hugging big pumpkins near the orchard in Ohio