PHOTO OF THE DAY: The simple joy of a sweet mango

Photo by Gary Shillingford

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  1. dominican abroad
    August 11, 2011

    The man”s picture is not the isseu ,he seem s to be a retired dominican who have been over seas and came home to enjoy him self, in some cultures like japan he could be a sumo rastler, and be honored in his counrty, me personally love the man and wish i could be in his shoes eating a mango. so dont hate participate.

  2. Twain
    June 21, 2011

    Great work Gary

  3. Dominican in NYC
    April 12, 2011

    Give me a slice nor…..or a gwob no leave the seed for me with nana on it..That mango looks good!

  4. donna t
    April 12, 2011

    o how lovely, when ever me and my family make plans to come back to dom to visit the rest of the family , i try and make it during mango season.

    There are no better mangos in the world than dominican mangos, or a plate of food from your choice with mango juice.

    o i cant wait to be back, see ya soon save me some xx

  5. wondering
    April 11, 2011

    i ate on this morning I am not jealous

  6. mouth of the south
    April 11, 2011

    hhhmmm mr belly getting in the way when he tryna jam wii pal,,,, dat is too much work papa,,,

  7. tweet tweet
    April 11, 2011

    wosh my mouth waterin there. to get a mango tasting like those back home in states is hard work i tell u. so happy summer time is here. summer=mangoes. belly gonna b bursting wen i done. i’m already feelin the taste in my mouth, and the juice sliding down the back of my throat and me rushing to drink the bit of juice running down my hands b4 it falls to the ground. sigh.

    • syndee
      April 21, 2011

      i love this comment this is how ppl suppose to comment on a pic

  8. observing
    April 11, 2011

    garcon mi un boudeh…

    • syndee
      April 21, 2011

      looooooooooooooooool a happy boudin i might add

  9. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 11, 2011

    I think it is Trevor Johnson’s sibling.

    • Roy Davis
      April 12, 2011

      Here you go again, what about Tony, what good for the goose is good for the gander, i also think that he is your father or step father

  10. EaSiLy
    April 11, 2011

    pappy in bliss wii. eyes close and ting
    he really enjoying it eh

  11. justice
    April 11, 2011

    home is soooo sweet u can go grab a mango on the neighbours tree n wont get a bullet in ur head. the last time i had a really nice mango were in my days b 4 residing to the virgin islands (6yrs) and only had a taste of a mangoe about 3 times n i will neva eat mangoes again. sooo distasteful n yet stilll ppl in st.croix play sooo frigging ignorant and savage to share fruits with neighbours i wud bow my head and shake it to see that fruits here sep. mangoes are in such great abaundance,fall to the ground wastefully. HOME SWEET HOME. THIS IS WHERE MY HEAT BEAT BEGINS. DOMINICA BAAAAAABY!


  12. Mattt
    April 11, 2011

    What a great photo. My mouth watering really bad. Mangoes we get here in the US can never taste like DA mango. I love Da man, Love this place.

    • justice
      April 11, 2011


    • yah man
      April 11, 2011

      boss i had to come back and look ouii.. if u see the mango dem does sell in bajan island lol dem ting sad and BOBORY!!!!!! not even the mangoes that does fall on de road in DA that sad lookin.. Yah man start exporting dem ting by the bulks ppl would buy it trust

  13. yah boy
    April 11, 2011

    My boy give me a gwab!!!!

  14. Anonymous
    April 11, 2011

    What? that belly is a shame, that is all the motivation I need to eat right and exercise.
    where de mango non? I cannot even see it, only the belly I can see.

    • observing
      April 11, 2011


    • mango for so
      April 11, 2011

      all u sort eh….stupes

    • jst sayin!
      April 14, 2011

      i hope ursz wont b twice dat size eh!

  15. Elliot
    April 11, 2011

    Papa God. Boi look trouble, daddy on Internet eating mango.

  16. Anonymous
    April 11, 2011

    thank u 4 not littering

  17. dd
    April 11, 2011

    shewww his stomach looking well full with mangoes he must have eaten already LOL I wonder if he will be able to stand up after eating this one. LOL enjoy yourself. I wish i had one all now wi.

  18. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    April 11, 2011

    Oh, the joy of eating Dominican mangoes and fruits. Yes! Let him enjoy his mango and in sunny Dominica. Makes us envious too. I recently purchased a few mangoes. Those mangoes even though they may be imported can never taste as good and sweet as Dominica’s mangoes and the various ones. This includes other fruits. In Toronto we have no alternative but to settle for what we get. I suppose that by the time they are imported and sold in stores, they could lose their taste.
    Enjoy your mango and keep on eating them!

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      April 11, 2011


      The difference between fruits like mangoes, which we buy in the suppermarkets of Toronto, is that those mangoes are picked off the trees for export, as soon as they start to mature. So even if they look ripe, when you open them, you will find that they are sour and still half mature. So the sweetness, the vitamins and minerals in that mango was not yet formed when they picked it from the tree.

      But I am sure that the mango in this picture is one that was picked from the tree when it was fully ripe. In other words it was completely mature, with sweetness, and all the vitamins or minerals that it contains was well formed. That is why it is much more appetizing and of course, more nourishing.

      But anyway is not mangoes that caused the size of that man’s belly, nuh! Some people like to see their plate reaching way up to their face, and they empty out a plate like that at least two times a day. Just imagine doing that for at least 10 years, especially if some bottles of beers were added.

      Medical research has confirmed that a person shows in his/her physical shape, after ten years, what they have been eating during that ten years. Just look and see who is fat or obese around you. See if that person is not almost 25 years and up.

      • Anonymous
        April 11, 2011

        They should consider too that they do not know what they will look like some years down the road and how they will age, gracefully or not, if they live long enough.
        My parents taught me never to laugh at people, jeer at them and make unbecoming statements about them. It is also unloving. It is a photo of a man eating a mango and enjoying it. This is what I see and comment on; not the size of his body. This is what everyone should see and comment on. Unless we can help someone, we should not comment about them in such a manner. This man may be healthier than those who are also younger than he is.

  19. shatta
    April 11, 2011

    Boy mango and marijuana ,there’s nothing better

  20. dominican4true
    April 11, 2011

    purrrrrrrrrrfect!!!!!! captured the true essence i love this pic

  21. Respectful
    April 11, 2011

    That’s a lovely photo of day.

  22. justice
    April 11, 2011

    Dat man making me want to cry..d other day i deh longing for a mango i cannot even get one…Mango from store business i not in dat. And check dis man eatin dat sweet looking mango dere boi..i miss home for them tings eh….alas

  23. wawww WAWW
    April 11, 2011

    boy a mango does come down wi!

  24. Island Beauty
    April 11, 2011

    now that is what you call chilling and la vie doux! things I miss about Dominica

  25. lisa dodds
    April 11, 2011

    hmmmmm.longing for some grafted ones now.

  26. badvibes
    April 11, 2011

    I wish i had one too!

  27. DA's Guest
    April 11, 2011

    Let him eat the mangoes! A picturing truly capturing the essence of daily life!

  28. malkasay
    April 11, 2011

    i miss mu Domnekah for that wee! miss de sweet juicy mango, mandweh, tin, grafted, long, istash, fawine, mango bab,mango won and de guavas. I longing to eat a grafted mango and some guavas. Dominica sweet and ire. de best country on earth.

    • LawieBawie
      April 11, 2011

      Dont forget Lapo a’meah, Coco beef, and most of all the ‘Miss Mary’ which is quite rare in Dominica.

  29. a lady
    April 11, 2011

    nice photo !

    he really enjoying that !…. see his face !

    priceless !!

  30. so sweet
    April 11, 2011

    Purple Turtle beach and mango hmmmmmm. relaxing and sweet. man that mango looking nice.

  31. wi bourday
    April 11, 2011

    how much mango he eat already.

    • Congrats
      April 11, 2011

      Yeah that joke is Fresh because his stomach is telling a heck of a story. I hope my boy can send some mango my way in New York. Nice comment wi bourday.

    • me
      April 11, 2011

      a whole tree. motivation to eat healthy and to work out

  32. BETH
    April 11, 2011

    ha ha :lol:

  33. LawieBawie
    April 11, 2011

    Surely this could not have been his first for the day. Judging by the size of his tummy, he must have shaken every mango off the tree and eaten them and this must be the last one. :lol: Nice pic though.

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