Monday, December 21, 2009

durian in Brisbane

found D-24 at Yvens asian market near china town in Brisbane. After staying with Fruitarian Ann for two days (which was so lovely!), My Dad and I headed to Brisbane. This Durian is nothing like the fresh ones in Malaysia. Its good to try when you come here, but not worth staying here long for. I plan to try the Ma sang King variety today if I find it there.
Being with my father for one month in Australia has been amazing (fruit farms, surfing, golfing, relaxing, campin on beach, people watching, exploring, taking it easy, etc.)... I am very fortunate to have such a cool pops. He is so open to try my current fruitarian lifestyle. He has lost 10-15lbs eating mostly fruits and some greens, even with the occasional pastry, bread, cake and coffee. It seems like my 68yr old dad is more in the 40's when he is stayin on the fruit, he shines, he smiles even more often, and his energy seems never ending.
Dad, I wish you the best back in USA, dont be hard on yourself if you want to eat other foods, just keep making others smile like you do.

Stayin with Ann osborn, Nigel, and Cappy was sooo cool.....Little 5yr old Cappy is a good friend of mine now. To see a little guy so happy and content with his fruitarian lifestyle was great for me. I aske him why he doesn't drink milk from a cow and he says, "because I am a fruitarian and I eat fruit" (good answer, no debates here...ehehhe).....I brought Cappy Sugar Cane juice from the Noosa Heads Sunday Farmers market, he loves it, we call it 'rocket fuel'.
I am so happy to get to know Ann and be friends with her and her Partner. Ann is living on Oranges for the time being. She seems to eat twice a day and is maintaining her perfect body weight and has bounds of energy (I went skipping with her up the road a while and it seemed she could go forever).
For those of you that dont know, Ann has written a book!!! an excellent book on can buy it on

Heading towards Byron Bay area for a while. plan to spend some time with Freeleas mom, Lindy. Surf should be plentiful there. I enjoyed surfing around Coolum beach for a while, but now want some more point break style waves.

Over a year of the fruitarian style diet has been well for me (minus a week) body weight seems to like around 150lbs energy is very high, especially when I go to bed more light (after a couple hours of not eating at least).
Avocados seem to be my 'drug' of choice here in AU, since durian isnt fresh and ready.
One avocado per day seems ok for me. Some day I will have the courage to monoeat oranges for a long time like Ann. I have no hurry, the time will come when I am ready. Meanwhile I am grateful I am clean, sober, and fruity.


Anonymous said...

I love reading about your adventures!

'chard said...

I have been trying to find durian in Brisbane and was happy to come across your posting. I can't find any mention of the market 'Yvens' that you write about. Do you have any more details? street?

Was the durian frozen? Do you know where it came from? local or imported?


Anonymous said...


This is a year late but I hope it helps others as well.

I think he meant Yuen's market. An asian grocery chain that has branches in Fortitude Valley and Sunnybank.

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winnie said...

ur amazing. i love fruits probably as much as u do. only if i can travel around and look for all amazing fruits like u do. xoxo