One reason is when the month ends "ber", I'm kind of reminded that Christmas is just around the bend. Thinking about (and anticipating of) the Yuletide Season never fails to bring "that anticipating" smile on my face and a childish sparkle in my eyes. BTW, I've heard few Christmas carols over the air few days back.
Another is, it is at this time of the year when my favorite tropical fruits come aplenty. Mangosteen. Jackfruit. Mangoes. Lanzones. Rambutans. And a lot more.
These are rambutans and I've been eating plenty of these these days. Hairy, spikey, succulent rambutans (the spikes are not sharp though). In Malay, the language of Malaysia where this fruit is widely known to have originated, rambut means hair. Thus, the name.
This fruit also goes by the name of hairy cherry or hairy fruit. In Vietnam, they call it Chôm-Chôm. When the rind is ripped off, it will show a luscious whitish flesh which is distinctly sweet and juicy.