Mangoes and Orange

Right now, I can’t find anything more interesting than the bowl of fruit on our dining table. Being in a tropical country, fruits like these are available in our marketplace. Whenever you buy fruits in our market, you gotta know how to bargain and to choose the sweet ones from the sour ones. It’s a little tricky in buying fruits here. Sometimes the good looking ones are sour and the ugly ones are sweet. In a little bit of color difference or scent or how the fruit feels in your hand, you can tell the difference. (Only if somebody teaches you how, and I’m no expert at that. lol) To be safe, you can ask the vendor to let you taste a piece or a slice. Don’t overdo this though.

Mango (or Mangga in our native tongue)by the way is the Philippine’s national fruit. As I searched the net, I am quite surprised that it is also the national fruit of Pakistan and India (check it out). I thought national fruits aren’t meant to be repeated. Oh well, that just shows how popular the mango is!

Normally, you can see flawless looking and sweet mangoes in hotel rooms. No spots, no bruise, just plain and yellow. I just thought that it is a little boring to draw. Our country exports most of those flawless and spotless mangoes to other country while we get to enjoy the remains – spotted, colorful and Β sometimes odd-looking mangoes. But it doesn’t matter because the taste matters more than the skin of the fruit.

In here we got three kinds of mangoes. We got green mangoes, yellow mangoes, and apple mangoes. The mangoes I drew today are yellow mangoes, the sweet kind. That orange is also a local one. It is a bit smaller than the oranges you might see, but it is sweet too. πŸ˜€

So, that’s my art for today. Hope you enjoyed it. Have a great day!

~ Melonaide

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19 thoughts on “Mangoes and Orange

  1. I also loved the info. Do you mind me asking where exactly do you live? I have a very good friend from the Philippines. She has not been able to travel home for quite sometime. I am seeing her on Thursday. I know her son is finishing his degree in computer science at a college in the Philippines.

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      1. I’m from Bulacan, just a few hours drive from our capital city – Manila. If the traffic is good 2 hours, but if it is bad, make it 3. lol! Where does your friend lives? πŸ˜€

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  2. I love this even though I am terribly allergic to mangoes. The colors in your painting are terrific. It’s a very inviting arrangement.

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    1. But they really are sweet. I ate one mango before drawing that. Even the orange has no much hint of sourness when I ate one. So, in the end I drew them for making me happy! lol πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Jodee!!

      Btw, it’s odd…I found this comment in my spam folder. I just had to un-spam it. (I check and delete the spam comments from time to time.)

      But anyways, thanks for dropping by! πŸ˜€

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  3. I never knew thatthere are different kind of mangos… even though I love to eat them and my realtives still live on the philippines.^^’
    What is special about the apple mango?
    Beautiful drawing by the way, I like how you managed to give them substance. πŸ™‚

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    1. You got relatives from Philippines? That’s cool. πŸ™‚
      I personally don’t like the taste of apple mangoes. (tastes like medicine, lol!)
      They literally look like a combination of apple and mango. (http://bit.ly/x6aVON)
      Thanks for liking my posts, and I guess the yellowish brown added substance to the fruits. πŸ˜€

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