EZMER - 4 years ago
Hi. Yes I do. I remember when I was 10, we live in the city. A water pipe of an abandoned lot beside our house had broken. So to make useful of the overflowing water, my dad improvised a man-made pond. I was really amazed by the countless little fish swimming in the pond. I told my dad that I’m a little bit frustrated because I really want to name all of them while they are all still a baby, but they’re too many. My dad burst with laughter and then he said “they’re tadpoles”. I didn’t know what a tadpole was so I felt sad when I knew that they are going to be frogs and toads when they grow up.
My dad saw how sad I was because I was really expecting that they were all fish. So the next morning my dad bought a lot of baby cichlid fish or "tilapia" in our country, and put them in the pond. I was so excited. My dad told me that the two biggest fish were the parents. I named them “tin-tin” and “jonie”, mother and father respectively.
All the fishes grew up, I didn’t know who is tin-tin and jonie anymore. Until one occasion, mom and dad took some full grown fish from the pond and grilled them. I just didn’t know if tin-tin and jonie was one of them. Sad.