Love is like a durian. It drops unexpectedly but there is no other joy than finally hearing its thump on the ground. Once you find the durian, you'll realize that the durian is not as perfect like the durian you've been fantasizing for hours while waiting for it to drop. No, it doesn't look like a rainbow coloured blowfish.
And then we have to bring home the durian. There is not much trouble transporting the durian because we can just put it in the car but the car will reek of durian for a whole week. Once home, the whole family will gather around the durian. Some might put on a smug face and hide in their rooms because of the smell but almost everyone will welcome the durian with open gloved hands (and mouths)
A time will come when you will open up the durian to eat the delicious content. It's difficult to open it, I know. The thorns and the rock hard skin can be daunting. Just when you're about to open it, your brother calls to tell you that you are a step closer to win a stamp licking competition and that you have to attend the finals as soon as possible. Since stamplicking is your life passion and winning a competition means the whole world to you, you leave the durian and rush to the post office.
In the mean time, your family watches out for the durian. But the durian is already half opened so it will attract preys. But since it is so well protected, it is left on the kitchen floor alone until the strong smell wears off. You are in a middle of licking stamp when your mom calls you to tell you that the durian had just gone bad. And then you remembered how you promised to eat the durian. You just remembered the distinct scent of the durian. But it is too late.
The durian is too old to be eaten properly so Kak Seri made tempoyak out of it so opah could keep it in her room inside her sarong closet so a CHP (certified house parasites) like Afiq will not get his hands (and mouth) on it.
It's okay. Like durian, love is abundant. It's everywhere. Just wait for the right season when you're responsible enought to lick stamps and eat durian at the same time. Okay maybe the stamps will smell funny but that's okay, it will grow on you and the judges of the stamplicking competition.
Just don't get fruity and wait for the wrong types of fruits like italian grapes or puerto rican bananas like I did because these fruits carries deseases. Nononono. Whatever happens, the love of your life (god) will always care for you and grow durians for you to enjoy for the rest of your life. (and mouth)