I consider myself lucky to have a husband who can do marketing. As in going to the wet market buying chicken, fishes and vegetables for me to cook.
At times, I would still be sleeping with the little guy when the big guy would rise early morning to do marketing. Heaven! Anyway, last weekend, he informed me the night before that he wanted to go to the Gelugor market because it's been such a long time since we had breakfast there. Being me who loveeeeeeesssssss eating so much, of course I agreed instantly!
Our trip to the market this time was full of adventure. At least for me it was. As my mom pesan some stuff to get from the market too, we decided to buy things separately. He bought for our home and I buy for my mom's. So while we were at the chicken vendor, we acted like strangers buying our own sets of chicken while pretending not to know one another. Hahaha! I thought that was real cute and sexyyyy!
And then, when we went our own separate ways after that, I had much trouble finding my way as I wasn't wearing my contact due to eye allergy. I tell you, I am practically blind without my contact! So when I was done getting the stuff for my mom, I wasted no time in finding the big guy and stick by his side at all time.
Then an embarrassing incident happened when we went to buy ikan cencaru. Fyi, the only fish that I truly recognized and would never mistaken it for another fish even if I'm blind is ikan bawal. So our search for the fish was made worse without my contact, when I suddenly had so much trouble identifying ikan cencaru due to the blurry eye sight. I didn't want to embarrass myself, thus, decided to let the big guy looked for the fish himself while I strayed away a little bit, window shopping at the next-door fish mongers. Hahaha!
While the big guy was scratching his head trying to decide which was ikan cencaru , I saw this uncle in ketayap pointed his fingers at those fishes and explained something to the big guy while the big guy happily nodded his head. After the uncle walked away, I moved closer and asked the big guy what was that all about. Apparently, he had just gained a useful knowledge that I didn't have. Which is to identify the difference between ikan kembong and ikan cencaru. I have to say, they look awfully alike that without my contact, I almost thought they were the same type of fish! Oh ya! Good thing I could blame it on the contact. Kalau tak, malu ok a housewife tak kenal ikan! Hehehe.
What about you? Can you identify the type of fishes they have in the market?