Thursday, May 04, 2006

Conversation With Ex-Fisherman

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to talk to an ex-fisherman who is quite senior. He used to be part of a fishing crew traversing from Kuala Selangor to Langkawi and back. That was decades ago according to him.

Now he just relax at his house with his wife.

What was interesting is something that he told me regarding his ability to tell the type of fish swimming in school in the water just by looking at the bubles forming at the sea surface.

Wonderful isn't it, this extraordinary human capability. We can learn and recognise things if given enough time.

The same great mechanism works when we recognise different types of flowers. We wouldn't have problem telling a rose or an orchid or a lily.

I'm even remembering the smell of those flowers now. Lily has the strongest smell to me.

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