Sunday, 3 April 2011

Malaysian Zebras love Passion Fruit - a short story with pictures

Deep in the humid Malaysian Townforest, the Zebra found an interesting plant growing. The plant was a kind of creeper and it had some oval shaped fruits on it. The Zebra was most interested as the fruit looked to be one of her favourites.

Nimbly, the Zebra pranced around the Townforest, looking this way and that. She was trying to ascertain that there were no predators around that would try and attack her. She also wanted to make sure that no other animals would hinder her as she snatched the fruits growing from the vine.

The fruit was the Passiflora edulis, commonly known as Passion Fruit of Buah Markisa in Malay. I never knew that Passion Fruit grew in Malaysia and was even more stunned to know that it was growing in our garden, I mean the Townforest.

The clever Zebra broke the fruit open and delighted in the soft, juicy interior. She quickly devoured half of the fruit before her mother asked her if she was going to share some of the fruit.

The Zebra absolutely adored the home grown Passion Fruit and only grudgingly shared some with her brother....

* My daughters favourite animal is the Zebra
* The lovely hairband was a gift from my cousin Lavinia Dhana!
* There are no zebras in Malaysia
* No animals were hurt in the telling of this story


bellini valli said...

If only the passion fruit were as ripe and gorgeous as the one your little princess is holding that we find at our local grocers considering how far they travel.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww she's so darling! I have a pair of Bambi ears from Disneyland which I treasure!


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