In case you didn't already know, The Great Singapore Sale started last Friday. This Sale lasts two whole months, enough time to spend your shillings and cents. I did my bit in this national duty too, last night, we went to the 24-hour Mustafa's Centre. This place stocks almost everything one can think of, and more too. Last week they started selling Hyundai cars. Not only is the range of goods far and wide, the prices are kept low too, I bought a knife that was $2 cheaper than what they charge at Taka.
I keep the supermarket till the very end, because this is my favourite section, the produce there never fail to excite me. There is a space between the new and old wing where they display Mangoes, when Mangoes are in season. When there are no mangoes, this space is quite forlorn. To be more precise, when Pakistani or Indian mangoes are in season. There is always the sweet-but-dull Thai mangoes and big-sweet-and-also-dull Australian mangoes available almost all year round, but Pakistan mangoes, those we just have to wait and see what comes in. Last night was a good night because the Mangoes were in. I was almost clapping my hands in glee because I was so happy to see Alphonso mangoes. I ate one over the kitchen sink as soon as I got home. Alphonsos are sweet,juicy yet tart, with hardly any fibrous membranes and smells like a mango should, definitely a most delicious Mango. I also bought some Badami mangoes, from Pakistan, but these were not yet ripe, so I don't know if it is any good, but the feel of it in my hands tell me I am in for a treat.
Here is an alternative to popcorns and hotdogs. Bollywood snacks. I did not get any, but I did snap up some Hindi VCDs. Not knowing any Hindi, I selected the movies based on the actors / actresses, and the VCD cover: Pinjar, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Munna Bhai MBBS and mr and mers Iyers.
And here is the irresistible Amul moppet. A refreshing change from happy cows and twee milkmaids.