We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanities matters more.
~ Bill Clinton
|International Judges brainstorming|
- note the number of white bowls with Goldfish
for the first round of judging
It was a great honour working with various Goldfish dignitaries, but a task that I was not mentally prepared as I am not a professional translator. Fortunately, the International judges were very accommodating of my translation. It was a great experience to witness the judges persevere to complete the judging of more than 2000 fishes under fatigue and time pressure - Everyone put their heads together and work relentlessly to solve various unforeseen problems arising from the complexities and logistics of running such a big show. It was also heartening to see the sincere mutual respect amongst the International judges in understanding and accommodating each others' aesthetic standards and judging criteria in this International congregation. Isn't this emblematic of the spirit of friendship and harmony of the Goldfish hobby?
|Grand Champion Ryukin|
|Rare blue brown fantail Pompom|
It was a fruitful trip meeting old friends and making new friends. Till now I am still picking up the aftermath of the show - catching up on the backlog of tasks while I was away :P
I have also updated the Vermillion Goldfish Club website with more photos of our trip. Enjoy :)) !!!