Plucking Coconuts & Catching Cricket

Date:  Feb 8, 2016

During the Chinese New Year, we bring the kids to pluck coconut.

I have a piece of small land, and we planted coconut there.  As you can see the coconut are ready to be plucked.

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You pluck them by using a Parang knife tied to a long stick.

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It is hard work.  You have to handle the long stick, catch the strength, and cut it in one swift motion.

But once you have them all plucked, the reward is good ya.  Nice, fresh and sweet pandan flavored coconut water.

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This is where the kids enjoyed too.  They don’t need to handle the knife.  But they can enjoy the drink.

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After the drink, of course, do work.

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If you see coconut on the ground, bring it over here this side of the ground.

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It is fun to see your kids work under the hot sun.  Kay loves to push this.

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Daddy, where should I pull this to?

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This is my coconut trees.

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My trolley is empty.

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Ok, let’s move out.  You thought he is moving the coconuts.  Of course not!  He has no strength at all to push it.  He can only handle empty cart.  hahaha

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Yeap.  We cut that many coconuts.

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And all to be bring back to ah mah’s house.

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Oh look, it’s a cricket.

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Kids should be trained so that they are not afraid of picking up cricket or worms or any harmless insects.

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Nice cricket.

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Watch Jay Jay how he catch the cricket.  I can tell they enjoys it pretty much.

Since young, you need to expose the kids to wild life, do work under the sun, and they will grow up not afraid of insects, and not afraid of dirts.

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