Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fishing Village @ Boeung Rial #1

October 2009 (above)

January 2010

The revisit to the fishing village was interesting in many respects. Firstly it was strange to actually find that the village had 'disappeared' from their deployment site when we last visited in October. We knew that they moved periodically but to find their deployment site dry and totally deserted was somewhat strange.

By the way, the Village name is actually Boeung Rial, rather than Boeung Ria. The name just refers to the lake (boeung) of the Rial fish. The Rial fish is actually the 'greater snakehead' (Channa micropeltes) or as we know it, the toman, or loi her, or san yu, but in the context of this village I think it more refers to the small silver fish, Trey rial (Henicorhynchus siamensi) that the fishermen haul in on their small nets and use for making the fermented fish paste, prahok.

Trey rial (Henicorhynchus siamensis) (above)

Rial (Channa micropeltes)

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