Pronounced "vi", I'm not really sure now who brought the fruits and left them on the table in our lounge, I think it might've been Tiare or maybe Susan. I had never seen a wi before, and when I asked around, somebody said that it tasted like a cross between an apple and a mango. Some of the fruit felt hard like an apple and some were softer like a tomato. I found some interesting facts on a blog post called The Humble Wi Fruit. Here is an excerpt:
"Many of us Fijians who grew up in Fiji will remember the wi season when it is plentiful in the markets and also in the forests. You can smell the ripe wi when you get closer to the wi tree. The fruits can be sour when its green, but when its ripe it is sweet and juicy. In the past, the pressed liquid from the stem or bark is used for treatment. In Tahiti, parts of the plant are made in fermented drink to treat diarrhea. In Tonga, the pressed fluid from the bark is used to treat diarrhea."
This is Anne. You might recognize her from my recent photo shoot that we did at Moanalua Gardens. I haven't worked with Anne in ages 'cause she's usually scheduled to work at our Ala Moana branch. Lately though, she's been working at King Street, and I just love it 'cause she's one of my favorite, favorite people. She cracks me up all the time. Anyway, Anne is always up to trying new things, so here she is about to taste her first wi fruit.
Ummmm, I think it's small-kine sour . . . maybe not ripe yet.
Check out this amazing shot. Even after witnessing Anne's reaction, Leslie bites into the very same fruit that Anne tasted . . . and talk about a bite . . . no scared yeah.
Another amazing shot . . . Anne takes another bite!!! So brave! Anne actually finished the fruit. She said that if you peeled off the sour skin part, the inside was really good! Anne couldn't really describe the flavor, but Les said it tasted like a lychee to her.
Here's Yosh before partaking . . .
Mmmmmmmm . . .
Ptui . . . ptui . . . ptui . . . I think he shoulda peeled off the skin. Yosh said it tasted like passion fruit. . . which led to the debate . . . is passion fruit the same as lilikoi?
Here's my foot pedal. I use it to listen to the doctors' dictations. I wanted to share another interesting thing with you. The foot pedal at our Ala Moana office is missing. The day after Thanksgiving it was gone. CQ looked all over for it. It's heavy and it's connected to a USB port on a computer. I don't think it got accidentally tossed or accidentally swept somewhere. I think somebody swiped it! But whyyyyyyyyy???? So strange yeah!!??
Surf Report 04-26-2017 - Waves: 1 - 2 Feet Wind: Trades No worry - still small! Ride da rainbow! Cuzzins! Nelson Blue is back! Higa on a tear! Mahalo Derek for the pics!
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