Friday, November 28, 2008

.: Saving Fish From Drowning :.

A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."

By chance, I found this book on one of the "unsorted books" rack in the National library a couple of weeks back.

And I thought to myself, another Amy Tan's chinese-cultural genre book again [after having read her The Joy Luck Club (one of my all time favourite) , Bonesetter Daughters & Kitchen God Wife].

I checked-out the book, and as I sank my hands into it, I realise that it's not something you typically would expect from Amy Tan (at one point I actually wondered if it was the same Amy Tan).

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p/s : I can't get hold of Eat, Pray, Love (since I no longer go to Sunway's library) - maybe will hang out @ Borders. *wink*

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