Thursday, May 17, 2007
This is the only big catch for that day and my friend, Taufik caught it. I was the one who told him that the bell on his fishing rod ring. I think we will be going there again soon. Writing code everyday make me sick and I think I'm going crazy too. So what if you have money, but no joy.
When I was there, I meet one oldman who was also there fishing. He is trying to fish for River Catfish (also known as Baung). The thing about this river catfish is they hang out in group or school. So, it's either you get them or you don't get them at all. It's like casting your line and wait for your destiny or fate. So, while he is waiting (and I'm also waiting), we had a little chat. He told me that the other side of this dam, it's haunted. He told me that there's a little "pontianak" staying there (the other side). He told me not to go to that section and don't even stay there till late at night. He is a little timid, I guess. Compare to the other 2 old man, uncle meng and uncle "massage" .... those 2 are fanatics! At their age, they don't give a shit about ghost or vampire. I was told as long as there's fish, you will see both of them. I remember someone tease him something, and uncle meng just reply "sekarang sudah tua". The other uncle, I don't know why they call him uncle "massage" and I thought he is also a retiree but he is not. They say he cannot retire, and I wonder why. Then they told me that he have four wives and he still need to manage his foundry business. Well, if you want many wives, you can move to the state of Melaka ... LOL.
It seem to be quite common there, in fact, one of our friend stay on top of a hill in Melaka, and further up the hill is a small housing estate and again I was told that a rich man keep his four wives there. Four houses up there in a small gated community. Anyway, joy of success is not about having many wives as trophy. This is not what my post is about. I'm against polygamy.
I found a meaningful quote today ...
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain