Apple, apple, and apple
To have one is a special treat
To have tree is a luxury
Apple, apple, and apple too
All of them are good for you!
There are three permanent occupants of my desk. Apple, apple and apple. Everything else is not always there, but these apple are. A powerbook G4 12″, a Powermac dual-processor G4 (+ 20″ screen), and a granny smith. Cannot survive my day without the trio.
Somehow apples are just embedded in my life. My mom told me that when she was pregnant of me, she ate a lot of apples (simanalagi, local ones — in Indonesia), which wasn’t something she did when she had my siblings. Why? My mom said she was inspired by a true story of a certain computer scientist whose mom had been eating many apples during her pregnancy. So, she thought apples would make a smart baby boy (yes, boy! ugh) who would become a famous computer scientist. I don’t know where did she get the story. The only apple-computer story I know is the story of Alan Turing, a computer scientist who committed suicide by eating a cyanided green apple!
Anyway, I wasn’t a boy and didn’t become a computer scientist. But hey, apples are good for my hair! I’d never worry about getting bald! I was born with so much hair (too much, really) — which my mom assumed it was an apples’ driven blessing!
When I was a kid, there were times when I had stomach problems and I would only eat apples. Everytime I got ill, my mom came home with apel kaki lima (five-legs apple, huh?).
I guess I stopped eating apples when I was adult. Then I came to the Netherlands and I started to get to know Oma Smit a.k.a. Granny Smith! Kecutnya passss deh! So, I’ve been eating one-two green apples — only Granny Smith — everyday, in the last four years or so.
Oh yeah, one of my kid songs I used to sing was like this: “Apple-angi Apple-angi…. alangkah indahmu” (sorry, only Indonesian speakers understand this).
Three apples a day keep insanity away….