Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Same But Different ~ 相同即不相似


Our Greatest Strength As a Human Race is
Our Ability to Acknowledge Our Differences,
Our Greatest Weakness is
Our Failure to Embrace them.
~ Judith Henderson

Differences are part and parcel of life. In fact, looking at it in a positive light, differences create diversities and add colours to this world. Immoderate approaches to ironing out differences usually backfire as Mr Mikhail Gorbachev quipped: "Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences".

Candid shot of programme screening photographed by Alvin Lim
The calico varieties offer the most diverse
colour combination one can ever imagine
- very high grade Calico Bubble Eyes
collection of
the Nanjing
Goldfish Club (China)
Lest this post became off-topic, it is inspired by a small announcement that I wish to make - the Vermillion Goldfish Club will be appearing in our local TV programme : "Same but Different" on next Wednesday (February 23rd). There is a change in the timing from to 9.00PM local time (GMT + 8). I will also be checking if there will be podcast or uploads to the YouTube for our  International Goldfish friends. If any, I will let known in my blog.

Come to think about it - the diversity of Goldfish varieties has enchanted mankind for centuries. There are diversities in conformation even within the same varieties and those groomed in different geographical regions; aren't they all marvelously same but yet different? :)

Batch 1 spawned 6 February
- photo taken on 15 February
Thanks for the many emails inquiring about my TVR fries. As usual, I will be looking at the outcome of the fries from different parent pairings and decide on how many more spawns to collect. The peak of the TVR season means lesser time to write. Nevertheless, a picture is worth a thousand words - I will try to post videos or picture updates as and when time permits.


Breeding the TVR

Breeding the TVR
Breeding and maintaining a bloodline of the Japanese TVR since 2003.

Goldfish Artwork

Goldfish Artwork
Marriage of 2 of my passions - Goldfish and Art.

Creating a New Variety

Creating a New Variety
My dream of creating a new variety of goldfish in 2006 has proven to be more than just an impulsive fantasy.

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