Hanoi with memory about time for playing fighting fish

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Only a day after the Paris Agreement signed in January 1973, Hanoi People evacuated in the provinces and cities to pull the continent. Dream of adult are peace then eat porridge is also happy.

Fighting fish

Young children wish the city for the summer was eating ice cream in Hoan Kiem lake, catch cicada, hiding and looking games … in all the games have a fun game: fighting fish. Traces and ruins are still homes with bamboo roofing paper oil province by helping households losing houses start to grow up in Kham Thien Phuong Liet, Giap Bat, Mai Huong lane, An Duong street… Rice stores, food crowd. kids while awaiting shop-assistant is open war players fighting fish.

A times for childhood of many vietnamese people
A times for childhood of many vietnamese people

Morning, after exercising in a certain space in the streets groups (now known as the ward) is completed quickly children back home to drink liters of water to boil in order to cool. Feedback that was reported on radio speakers, drink boiled water to cool the morning will cure many diseases should be up front today, the module that is available to the general pot. Children are with big stomach because of water though no pasta dishes ingested, waiting for adults to do is start our work. The child brought racket made of material go out drainage ditch to catch red warm or used iron hooks catch worm for their fish. Child does not have fish fighting that lived in Vong or Tam village, Giap Bat went to Mo market, children lived in the city went to Hom market, Hang Be or Hang Da market.

“Hot headed” more, they hide train ticket to take away the Thanh Nien road, Dong Xuan market to buy cheap. Daughters like gold fish, peacock fish, sword fish … but sons do well like fighting fish. Fighting fish two color green and blue violet or light yellow. The fish tank in the Dong Xuan market in which chatter of young children. Money is hidden in the upper hem of a trousers because we fear other older sons mugging, they show this fish, praise other fish, the other processors and finally choose for their children that the “Hot headed battle”. There is child feeling regret because not enough money. There child with no experience, go home to know buying female fish, whether young children in street common males always long body and dark fins longer than females.

Nghi tam village
A conner of Nghi Tam village now

Ornamental fish breeding time was in the village Yen Phu. For food, heating in winter, but who also was forced to confront fight fish give birth only the men held the family secret. Exposed not only job loss but were condemned. However, some of her who become a daughter in law of Nghi Tam village steal job , building fish tanks. At first the villagers of Yen Phu very frustrating, but also because the job only the husband is not considered normal and agricultural land of Nghi Tam is less. Ancient, Yen Phu incense have a job to do incense, but crowded land, many people, sunny days to struggle for dry incense in dyke then so many people out job. Story has it that a man in the village lay down in West Lake and fish as macropodus . He bring to drop in jar. In other day, he catch fish same then he drop in jar. Some looking to the day after two broken tail butterflies, this man thought of instant game clink fish. The net in the lake and just catch fighting fish. Nobody knows the fighting fishery in the Yen Phu but ever since the 50th century from the year before, the village has some houses. Besides fighting fish, they are gold fish, swordfish, … imported from Hong Kong. Children went in the village amazed because fish.

After there are dust worms, young children filter to clean the land and drop tanks for fish eat. Voracious fish is golden. Abdominal species always circular stretch. Fish farmers are more yellow because , when they tilted the pool spills dilute yellow like gold sword of King Le left the shells flying toward the gods Kim Quy in Luc Thuy lake. But keep gold fish need changing water constantly because fish had many feces and lack of oxygen is now dead yawn. Keep fighting fishis the most popular because they eat less more fighting. Aquarium made by corrugated iron frame, to most types of long and about 30 cm. They do not more because 5 cm glass is very rare, only 3cm, pour more water pressure break tank. Swimming made in Hang Thiec. The doctor hands the grain to fall to ships workers can be also made fish tank is. Glass has been cut, and then inserted into the frame and the paint is mixed with sand on the spot relief connection. Few days into the dry paint tank.

Practiced for fish put on air
Practiced for fish put on air

Before bring fish for fighting, young children practiced for their fish put on air, in many ways by a mirror to the right next to fish’s pot. If not for the mirror then put 2 pots serial. Characteristics of fighting fish have automatically put on air with shadow of us. When fighting, young children usually choice are equivalent, because big fish fight small fish then small fish has just running around pot. Each other fish teared fin then young children shout happy. Fish ran away then it was lose . Reward for individual home win sometimes very simple, who lost to pay a piece worm.

Fighting fish
Fighting fish

The only way that only children play forever not bored. Fish of any child is lost then we save money by not eating steamed glutinous rice morning to get the money to buy new fish. Now, children seldom play fighting fish. Whether players are playing attractive they also do not have time to look after, by children throughout the day to learn. On the other young children have many more modern games and more civilized. Can be fun fighting fish game will lose and it only is the story in any book but nonetheless it is also interesting games of the time.

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