27 May '18, 1pm
Black Expat Stories – Eating Durian in Malaysia (what was all the fuss about) https://t.co/A3fp0yh8uV
Just do it! Yes, I know it’s the Nike strapline but it dawned on me that its success had come from the fact that it was true! There are things which we take far too look to make a decision on and yes, I know about all of those sayings including the one that says that nothing happens before its time. I had not tasted Durian in Malaysia, even though 24 months had already gone by since I first moved to live and work in South East Asia. With the pungent smell that overpowered everything around it, that for me had a big turn off. Its offense was so indignant, that it was banned in hotels and many condominiums. That had been enough for me to refuse every invitation to ‘Durian eating sessions’. I had given into my fear of this strange fruit which others seemed to be happily enjoying with no lasting consequences or illness. You know that I had checked!!!