Pomelos are considered a very auspiscious fruit to most Chinese people. During major celebrations, the fruit is often used as offering to the gods, and also as gifts when visiting friends and relatives.
When I was little, my mom would tell me that doctors put "sleepy stuff" inside our flu and cold therapy because we needed rest. That made a lot of sense, until I started to need to actually function even when I was sick. Then, I thought why didn't they just leave the sleepy stuff out for those who needed to function?
If you grew up in Penang, or in Malaysia like me, you'd probably have heard the saying that forbids durian to be taken with alcoholic drinks. Some say you'lldiestraight away if you take "X.O" (a strong liquor) with durians.But is it true?