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28 January 2006 @ 11:38 pm
japanese fruits  
a coupla discoveries while wandering in meidi-ya.

1. japanese honeydew melons cost a whopping 79bux each.

2. japanese strawberries are four times the size, four times the redness and four times the price of the usual punnets from other countries. quite reasonable really.

still don't understand what's with the melons.

feelin': amusedamused
Inwe Inglorion: Readerkarrot_22 on January 29th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
$79!!! What kind of melons are those? Are they really $79? Or $7.90? Geeez!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on January 29th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
they are really $79! they are all $79! o.o
jasonmichaels on January 29th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
For $79, that melon better give me a massage, a blow job, and taste like cheesecake when it's done.
JV: speckydrag0nette on January 29th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
i can't imagine that a melon which tastes like cheesecake is going to be all that yummy though.
(Anonymous) on January 29th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
OMG. Tagged at $79 for a melon? This is scary shite
JV: japogothdrag0nette on January 30th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
there were a few sampler pieces on a tray, which were snapped up before you could say "79bux", this being singapore and people being very fast to grab free (expensive) stuff.
.that girl.: blueygirlwhowaits on January 30th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
Isn't that like the hami melon or something?

Not sure if I remember right but it's supposed to be super sweet and much nicer than the normal melons we get in the supermarkets.
JVdrag0nette on January 30th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
yes, but it still doesn't cost 79bux! :P
The Citygentcitygent on January 30th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
not understanding melon costs, neither
JV: japogothdrag0nette on January 30th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
and they're rather small in size too.
The Citygentcitygent on January 30th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
they'd better taste like heaven at that price!!
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on February 1st, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
like....US dollars?
JVdrag0nette on February 2nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
oh no... SGD. :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on February 2nd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
when i read this i thought...ohhhhhhhhhh....phew. than i found a currency converter... its still $48.52! omg! What can i get for 48.52? Um...

65 cans of diet pepsi
168 pounds of bananas (holy shit!)
5 - 9 pound chickens at the price i paid this morning
61 cadbury chocolate bars...
192 cans of corn (i paid 25 cents a can today - but i think id rather have the one melon than 192 cans of corn :)

okay....im done...this is too weird :)
JV: speckydrag0nette on February 3rd, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
canned corn rocks! i'd rather take the corn. :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on February 6th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
canned corn is my favorite canned veg...altho...hm...hearts of palm is really good...so is asparagus hearts but...canned corn is great.

but 192 cans is a shit load of corn! lol....

i dont even have room for all that corn...
JVdrag0nette on February 9th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)

there is always room for corn! :D

and corny jokes. :D
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Them melons
I understand from a friend that they cost even more (S$50 per slice) when served in a Jap restaurant.

This friend found out the hard way, when he was dining a la carte at the Jap restaurant in Fort Canning with his fiance (now wife) and they were each served with a slice of what he called the juiciest, sweetest, crunchiest honeydew he ever had.

They both loved it. He asked for another slice. At the corner of his eye, he saw the cashier ring up a bill for S$795 for another diner, so he asked how much was the slice. After he found out, they decided to do without.

I think these fruits are genetically engineered and grown in a high-maintenance environment. Also, the freshest ones are airflown to SG and the price of the airfare is factored in.

JV: speckydrag0nette on February 2nd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: Them melons

i was thinking maybe they employ people to stand there and talk to the melons as they're growing, so they absorb good vibes!

if a slice is 50bux, i guess 79bux for a whole melon doesn't seem that bad. :)