...I see that there are 3 tilapias in the trap, along with a "buntyuk" (dalag
or mud fish) the size larger than a jungle bolo handle (putang buneng)
plus 6 gourami, an ar-aro fish and about a half cup of small grass shrimp.
No eegat (eel) this time ..."sayang" (shucks!). Looks like I almost have
enough fish to cook lunch for three.
My dad and one of his farm hands (my
Uncle Ambring) arrive from the other side of the rice paddies. I gather up
the fish, set the trap again, give them the fish to prepare. I then get
one of the "balang-gawisan" (13 ft bamboo fish pole) that is sticking out of
the sand by the "tarik", get it ready, dig up some earth worms in a secret
location, come back to the "balang-gawisan" and use it to fish for more
tilapia, this time, from inside the palaisdaan.
I catch 3 good size
tilapia in 10 minutes. My uncle Ambring, in the meantime has prepared 5
green bamboo skewers about ¼ in wide and 18 in long for the bigger fish
that has been caught. My dad is cooking the rice and setting the pot of
water for the "sinigang" (he will use "piyas" for the sinigang). I arrive to
the hut with my 3 tilapia and some "kangkong" in hand. I hand the fish to my
uncle, I then get some piyas from the piyas tree and hand it all to my
dad. Thirty minutes later, we have fish sinigang and b-b-q "dalag" and
tilapia with our rice…for lunch. Yummmmmy....
  
    
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