Friday, October 05, 2007

My Adventure During Ramadan

Mark Twain once said that the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mr. Twain, the twat has never met my stomach.

To date, my gastronomical crisis brought about by the endless variety of food I have scoffed down like it’s nobody’s business, has resulted in an extended and recurring stay on the crapper. Not a very ideal place to be, mind you.

In addition, the company’s panel clinic doctor has increased my dosage for my flu medication and antibiotics. This has inadvertently turned my vision into a hi-resolution color scheme, much like the 1024 x 628 Windows true color.

Deteriorating personal health and vision notwithstanding, I then had the testicular capacity ( or in other words.. “balls”) to take up an offer to do a follow-up report on the marine life of Glenmarie Cove.

No, wait. It gets better.

I was required to carry out was an assessment and identification of both inland freshwater fish as well as the estuary saltwater fish of the Langat river estuary. There's the kicker! The things is, when it comes to reptiles or amphibians or mammals or even avian, I wouldn't have much a problem with but I have absolutely no bloody idea about fish.

My knowledge are only limited to the three main type of fish that I know off; sweet and sour, broiled and fried. Not only are riverine fish species are less photogenic than their reef-dwelling cousins, there is a lack of a detailed species report of them lying around. Might as well try to figure out the formula for cold-fusion while I'm at it, why don't I?

8 comments:

Hedonistics Anonymous said...

the last one is a cichlid. i'm quite sure of it. but they're quite few types of cichlid but i can't tell which type is yours from the photo.

Hedonistics Anonymous said...

#4 is from the discus family.

#6 is from the catfish family. I've seen this one in a pet shop before and they can grow really really huge.

You should bring your pictures to some pet shop or aquarium and ask them to ID the fishes for you.

princesswaffzonkle said...

i only know ikan kembung and ikan jaws. sorry mate.

lilyliverbird said...

Yesterday, I had ikan keli and ikan cencaru bakar for dinner.

Does that help?

9 said...

princess:
yes.. and you're only interested in 'anak ikan'... like me.

hedonistic anon:
#6 is ikan baung.

i do need the exact name for the rest la.. but still, thanks for ur help. :p

Crash Test Mom said...

i know clownfish and dory. lain2 ikan, i tau makan je.

not much help are we?

[V]landa said...

wait, number 3 is ikan bawal!
I saw it dekat pasar tmn tun smalam.

a babe of very little brain said...

i kenal ikan sardin dalam tin.