Star Apples?

Okay, I think it’s pretty presentable now. :) This is the less pink layout I wanted, and if you didn’t see this post before I edited it, I realized that I used Christmas colors here, but according to the Color Schemer website where I picked this scheme, it’s supposed to be apples. Green, red and the yummy flesh inside. Yum. :9 And because I liked stars, I also added them here. Now for a short math equation:

Star + Apples = STAR APPLE!

Does anyone know what this fruit is? :) It’s also known as Chrysophyllum cainito, or locally as caimito/kaimito. As described:

It has round, purple-skinned fruit that is often green around the calyx, with a star pattern in the pulp. Sometimes there is a greenish-white variety of the fruit. The skin is rich in latex, and both it and the rind are not edible. The flattened seeds are light brown and hard. It bears fruit year around after it reaches about seven years of age.

The fruits are delicious as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled. The flattened seeds are light brown and hard. Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. The bark is considered a tonic and stimulant, and a bark decoction is used as an antitussive. The fruit also exist in two colors, dark purple and greenish brown. The purple fruit has a more dense skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp.

I remember picking and eating star apples all day when I was a kid whenever we’d be staying in my mom’s place in Ilocos. We had this big star apple tree there, where my older cousins would pick fruits and drop them on the ground where us younger ones were waiting to catch it. Then we’d eat it while playing/talking.

Of course, my layout uses nothing of a star apple but of an ordinary apple…I just want to share that little bit of information to you. I wonder if this is in season already?

Anyway, so here’s version…14 if I am not mistaken. I’m too lazy to check. I played around with Beautiful Day and Gladiola theme and got this. I was getting sick of the pink, as mentioned, and now this is a fresh, summer layout which hopefully will stay long.

Some pages aren’t working yet because I still have to edit/update them, and tinker with the sidebar a bit to get what I want to show. But in the meantime, you may browse around whatever available pages there are up there and if you see anything that doesn’t seem to be working, just let me know. Don’t forget to visit Godchicks or Chismosang Kapitbahay!

Now I must go to EDSA Shrine to hear First Wednesday Mass. =) Happy lunch, everyone!