A Fishy Tale


If you rush through the two pictures above, you'd probably think that the first picture shows a brown fish and the second, a white one but the truth is the first and second picture shows the two sides of the same fish! If you were to scrutinize further, you would see that the first picture show a more complete fish and this side of the fish in fact has two eyes while the other side has none! I came across this fish in a wet market in Borneo, in Mukah, Sarawak to be exact. This is the first time I have seen this fish but a friend told me that it could be found in the East Coast of Malaysia, that is in Terengganu and Kelantan. Mr. How even furnished me with a Chinese folktale about the fish. It seems that a Chinese Emperor was served this fish once upon a time and finding that it was so tasty, decided to release it into the sea. The half-eaten fish swam away; I heard it swims like a ray fish with the brown part facing the sky and was thus called the 'sole' fish in Chinese and since one side has been eaten by the emperor, this part does not have so much meat compared to the other uneatened part!

Comments

Liudmila said…
That Emperor was or very stupid person or had too high realization. In any case, it's great to know that it was not the good god to do it to the poor fish.
footiam said…
The Good God create fish for people to eat!
Liudmila said…
... and people for fish to eat too...
footiam said…
Now, no one can say God is not fair!

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