Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:

In the Background


Photo by Myra Lambino

Here’s the explanation and example from WordPress (text and photo by Pick): 

      “In the Background: The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the limelight stolen by our smiling faces. In today’s challenge, let’s turn the tables.


“Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background, or — as in the example above — the foreground, the center of attention.”

                                        – by Pick



(what i ate yesterday.)

the blog is using the Filipino name, makopa. (or, if you want to amuse people, you can exaggerate your fake  Americanized tongue and say, “mackow–ppa”. Like when i say, “ow–ckrah”, for okra, to make the vendor smile.).

      The search engines show that it is also known as Malay apple; one site even provides several alternate English names: Malay rose-apple, mountain apple, water apple, etc.

     the blog is using the Filipino name because the English names are obviously from the point of view of “discoverers” who, instead of adopting the local name where the fruit is endemic, just named it after the fruit that it looks like, the apple.

     Have you ever tasted a makopa? it is infinitely more subtle in taste than an apple. The red skin cannot be separated from the white, succulent flesh inside, the small fruit being more delicately crunchier. And when you sink your teeth into it, there’s a primary note (scent) of small, fresh leaves, then a woodsy scent, and finally just a hint of slightly sweet flower sap in the end, the sap-taste clinging to your teeth and tongue for a few seconds.