He really hit the jackpot and Princess Christine found herself getting very excited esp when I stepped foot into the prawning site at Bishan which was just a few bus stops away from home.
There were loOOOOOts of pple at the prawning site when we arrived. Being the thrifty wife, I told woodblock that we will look and admire pple catching prawns so we need not waste money spending crazy dollars and numerous hours just catching 2-3 prawns or worse even none. Plus I was very sure that with so MANY pple, the chances of catching any prawn is like going to be minimal.
BOY I WAS SO WRONG!
However, just into like 10 minutes of observation, we realise that the frequency of catching a prawn was like pretty high and we couldnt resist the temptation to try it out for ourselves in the end. Again being the kind of cautious pple, we try not to let this temptation overrun our head and decide to rent the prawning rod for 1 hour.
The rate goes:
knight woodblock was wondering where the hook was...
The bait is provided free... but i m thinking of preparing my own one for the next trip.
Woodblock still finding the hook...... ??!?!?!?!?
Thank goodness in the end the lady boss was so nice to come and teach us how to use the rod and she even went to the extent to demostrate for us on catching the prawn even though we did not asked her.
She showed us that when we cast the line, we need to ensure the float is upright and floating. This allows us to know that when the prawns are "hooked up" with our line if the float sinks into the water.
Woodblock felt contented to finally cast the prawning line.
We started to wait......
It felt good leaning on his shoulder while waiting. I realise we havent been really spending such quality "quiet" time together in a long while. It felt like going back to the courtship days again!
Yay woodblock's 1st catch of the day!!!
We were pretty panicking on how to "unhooked" the prawn and then put it away in the prawn net which comes with the rod for the rental.
Soon within moments I caught my 1st catch too!!!
We realise why everyone seemed so joyful at the prawning side!!! The vendors try to maintain and keep everyone happy by replenishing the prawns once in a while to make it easier for the "fishermen" to catch!!
The excitement grew as our catch grows in number.
In the end we caught 9 prawns in 2 hours. Yes we were enjoying ourselves so much that we extended the rental to 3 hours on impulse BUT due to the late hours we decided to call it a day after 2 hours.... and WE WERE SO HAPPY to find out that we are allowed to use our last hour on another day!!!!
YIPPEE I always like flexible arrangements etc!
After calling off for the day, we went to the counter to get satay sticks and a small packet of salt to start bbqing our precious treasures.....
Oh Yah, GUESS WHAT????
I caught a HUGE prawn!!! I am so PROUD OF MY TALENT!!! Not only I am a talented housewife, I am also a talented prawnshermen!!
It wasnt easy for us to pierce the satay sticks through our life catch. Kind of cruel but we were REALLY HUNGRY!!!
The AROMA of bbqing prawns season with a pinch of salt is SIMPLY HEAVENLY.................... *I still drool upon the thought of it now
Woodblock was very thoughtful and wanted to bbq the prawns for me as he felt that it was very hot and didnt want me to hurt my hand.
But as a KAYPO I cant resist poking my hands around the bbq grill.
WAhhhhhh almost done. I can see the golden shimmery armour! (when you are hungry, you will also hallucinate like me too)
During the slow bbq, I cant helped but notice that it feels really blissful to do something with woodblock even without any exchange of words. You just simply enjoy the peace together feeling each other's presence and love.
Ermm we couldnt resist ordering satays...
and chicken wings too. THUMBS up to both items!
Not to forget the male and female lead roles....... drum rolllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
The Prawns in the Golden Armour!
After the superlicious yummy dinner, we went for walk and realise there was a restaurant and a fish spa too at this prawning site.
I think guys will really enjoy this place where you can catch the soccer fever while indulging in a seafood dinner esp a happy and victorious prawning experience!!!
I am already looking forward to my next Fantastic Prawnatic Adventure Trip!