Monday, April 21, 2014

Failures & Successes ~ 成敗得失

子曰: 知之為知之,不知為不知,是知也。

Knowledge is knowing what you know and knowing what that you do not know.
~ Confucius

It's been 3 months since my first Ranchu spawn for the year 2014. This year there are more fishes meeting my personal expectations. I am also extremely happy to have overcome a couple of major hurdles that have been puzzling me for years. 

Passion Fruits
Making Ranchu is very much like making crops in agriculture - even if we are prepared to work very hard and are equipped with the best tools and techniques, there is always a major element we cannot control - the weather. I reckon it is nature's way of telling us to stay humble even at times when things are looking good. The law of nature is ever ready to make a fool of any complacent man.

How easy it is for us to be enslaved by our own egos if we are afraid to admit our ignorance and only desire for others to see our successes? The fact is, experiences are gained through failures. 

I know not if I can do better next year, but common sense tells me that not everyday is Sunday ;-)


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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