19 August 2008

UnHealthy Part Of A Saturday

View Of Basketball Court In The Distance From SamStacy's Apartment

... continuing from yesterday's entry.

... before my 2-on-2 partner, Sam, keeled over and gasping for air.

Sam: *wheeze* Eh. Jay. *wheeze* Smoke break.

JayWalk: *pant pant* Orh... yeah... ok..... *pant pant*

The other two were left dumbfounded when we just trooped off the court to get our "oxygen replenishment".
Basketball just isn't my game despite representing my primary school in the schools' nationals. It was after primary school where 25 points in a game will more or less assure you of a win. Sad fact was that my basketball skills after 25 years, is still primary school standard. T_T

I think I better stick to my golf, tennis, table tennis and pool.

Thereafter, we headed back to the apartment for a shower and a set of dry clothes. Once everybody is more or less cleaned up, we headed to do some Prawn Fishing.

We got there at around 6 and some of our friends were already there an hour earlier.

Pardon The Poor Picture Quality As I Was Holding The Camera In One Hand And Fishing Rod In The Other.

Prawn fishing isn't really difficult. Even the newest of novice would be able to catch at least 1 prawn. After all, prawns are very greedy animals and would not be able to resist the temptation of a bait. Besides, I think the owner of the establishment would have probably starve them a little bit to make them easier to catch. Bad for business if all the prawns don't take the baits.

So the main challenge is how many can you catch.

Prawn Fishing 101
  1. Hook the bait (usually little pieces of chopped pork)
  2. Lower the line into the water.

    You struggled to get the hook off your shirt and or hair as it get snagged while you were trying to geh kiang by doing the overhead cast when all you have to do is literally lower the line into the water.

  3. Watch the floater for movement as it will tell you when the prawn is taking the bait.

    Nothing ever happens when you are staring hard at the floater.

    You got bored and decided to light a cigarette. The moment you take your first puff, the floater gets dragged into the water. You panic. Not because you got a bite but because you dunno where to put your cigarette. Lan Lan, you put the stick of hoon kee perched precariously on the edge of the table.
  4. You wait for the right moment before you flicked the wrist to jab the hook right into the prawn's mouth for a confirmed snag.

    You missed as the hooks shot out of the water into the air and get stuck in the false ceiling above. You raise your hand sheepishly to the service staff to ask them to go get a ladder to unhook your line from the false ceiling board.

    You go back to your cigarette only to realise burn finish liao. @#$#^^$^%$%@!!!!!
  5. Repeat Steps (1) to (3), except this time you ask for an ash tray where you can put the cigarette on hold properly.

  6. Another flick of the wrist and this time you got a hit! You pull out the prawn out of the water. A tad tiny but at least you got ONE!

    Acting macho, you grab the prawn with your bare hand.

    You did not notice that this prawn while small, have a pair of HUGE pincers.


    You go flailing the prawn kiapping to you for dear life literally. You went from MACHO MAN to DRAMA GIRL in 0.4 seconds.

    You friend came to your rescue with a pair of scissors and snip away the pincers.
  7. With the pincers out of the way, you are free to grab the prawn while you remove the hook from the prawn.
  8. You throw the prawn into the net only to realise that you forgot to secure the net properly and is now floating away underwater in the distance.

    You spent the next 10 minutes using the handle-end of the rod to fish the net back.

    You drop the prawn into the net.

    Congratulations. You completed your first catch.

  9. Your hoon kee burned out again.
In all, the 8 of us caught a total of 3.5 kg of prawns which by average standard is SIBEH PATHETIC.
How pathetic you ask? It was SO PATHETIC than the owner gave us an extra 4kg because "你们会吃不饱的"

We will be back again soon.

- Voxeros

1. left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 1:29 pm
I did all of that in Singapore! Except mine was using fresh see hum!
And I had strangers give me their prawns because I was so charming....Or was it me that gave them because it was so pathetic?

2. TSSD left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 1:46 pm
walao damn fail can. You also have to measure how deep the tank is.

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 1:49 pm :: 
Karen: Probably they time up liao, then the net taken away so nowhere to put the last prawn that they fished. So give you lor.

TSSD: Don't like that lah... people noob mah.... The floater was already adjusted so no need to measure water depth.

4. Linny. left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 4:24 pm ::
AHAHAHAHA. Draaaamaaaaaa!!!!

5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 9:18 pm :: 
Linny: Where got drama?? NO HAVE OK!!!!! *arms flailing in protest*

6. Linny. left...
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 9:51 pm ::
Omg, the hoon kee parts are damn friggin' hilarious. Can imagine a "ARGGHH ?!?!" expression everytime a hoon kee burns out.

7. OLLie left...
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 1:20 am ::
hahahahaha.. 3.5kg is how many prawns?
Eh, how come got scissors one? Singapore one dun have sia. I had to kiap the prawn under a chair then snap off the pincers coz so scared that it wld kiap my hands.
And I dare not unhook the hook coz the prawnie keeps wriggling.

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 1:45 am :: 
Linny: So I try to hold it in my mouth while freeing both hands to do the prawn. Cannot leh.... smoke keeps getting into my eye leh!!

Ollie: Considering a prawn is about 30 to 50 grams, I say about 100?

Over here, we have scissors but you can always bring your own right? As for immobilising the prawn, you can get a hand towel to cover the body and hold it still.

9. Posh left...
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 1:48 am
1kg of prawns barely enough to cook to make fried hokkien mee or prawn mee noodles soup! F.A.I.L. *giggles* *giggles*

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