S: What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear this quote?
Coral: Ouch, feel the burn
S: If you could have any type of fish what would it be?
Kaimoana: I’d choose a blue cod because they taste the best. They live 100m deep, so they're good quality and they're matured. But they also hang out with other blue cods and with their friends so they're quite social too.
Ariel: Christian, loyal, kind, nice to everybody, any romantic fish. Because I don’t like lying or cheating fish, like sharks, so I would prefer a down-to-earth (sea) fish, who wouldn’t hurt me. But also a fish that would make me feel like the best girl in the world! He can look at other fish that are more beautiful, but when he looks at me he thinks I’m the most beautiful girl in the world.
He also has to be funny, so maybe a clownfish… But I heard that when the lady clownfish dies the male clownfish turns into a girl and mates with his kid. That’s what I heard anyway…so maybe I don’t want a clownfish.
Coral: I want a seahorse. He will look after our children while I’m out working and bread winning, and it also means that I won’t have to give birth, thank goodness. He will be slim and of a muscular build, although seahorses kind of look like they have beer bellies, so I would prefer a seahorse that doesn’t have one of those.
S: Do you think you would be okay with being a single fisherman for life (SFFL)?
Kaimoana: No way.
Ariel: No, I want my little fishies with me. I would be too lonely. I sat next to this old lady at the bus stop, and she was all by herself. She was old, like grandma-old, and she said she went home to an empty house. She was a single girl for life. I felt so sorry for her.
Coral: No, I wouldn’t be satisfied, I need my nurture.
S: How true do you think the quote is that there are “plenty of other fish in the sea”?
Kaimoana: There are many fish in the sea, but you have to be patient. Sometimes you need to be actively fishing and sometimes you need to know when to stop fishing in one are, and move onto a different area. You can kinda fish-out an area, and then there are no fish left.
Ariel: Sometimes the fish just come to you. The ones that come swimming to you are nice and pretty, but they aren’t as nice to eat.
There's one special fish, Mr. Right Fish, and he’s hard to come by, but when you find him, you’ve found something special
Kaimoana: Yeah, like plankton
Coral: Or rainbow fish
I think its 80% true. It’s true, but it doesn’t mean that he will swim your way, or catch onto your hook. Sometimes you need to throw the fish back because they're not the right ones.
Ariel: Yeah, sometimes there are fish that aren’t mature and those are the ones that need to be thrown back.
Kaimoana: Sometimes when you catch fish, they poo all over you, especially when you kill them, poo can go all in the boat.
S: Is there any specific bait that seems to work for you? Or a type that doesn’t work?
Ariel: I think it’s just being nice and being yourself.
Kaimoana: Being genuine and being you.
Coral: All those things are quite hard though, when you are around girls that are more confident and pretty than you it feels like you need to compete.
Ariel: Sing to the boy. It works every time. In the old days in some cultures, the guys would sing to a girl under her window at night. It worked wonders for my grandparents, so I’ve tried that singing thing out lately and it seems to be working in my favour.
S: How successful have you been on your fishing trips? Is it better to fish in a group or to go to the wharf by yourself?
Ariel: I’ve never really gone fishing, so I’m not really sure. If I had to answer though, I’d go in a group, because it would make me feel more comfortable and confident. Especially if the group I had with me were people I was close with.
Coral: There is confidence in numbers however branching out of the group helps you realise what you were looking for.
Kaimoana: Well I used to go fishing by Kaikoura. I saw whales and dolphins. But it was always with my family, so I never got time to shine.
S: I’ve heard the cray fish are good in kaikoura
Kaimoana: Yeah, they are, but my cray pots weren’t very good. However from experience, its better to be out in the sea rather than to be on the wharf, the fish are better out there and you don’t catch as many stingrays. But I’ve never deliberately gone fishing. Occasionally fish swim my way, and I’m learning to let the fish pursue me, rather than me pursue the fish
I’m yet to actually land a fish. I HAVENT HAD A FISHY KISS BEFORE!
Ariel: It’s hard as well when your parents tell you not to have a relationship. I want to be in a relationship, but no one is coming. But I’m fine with it; it doesn’t bother me that much.
*Ariel begins singing ”I just want somebody to hold. Someone to give me their jacket when it’s cold. Got that young love even when we’re old. Sometimes I just want someone to grab my hand, pick me up, pull me close, be my man. I will love you till the end”
I guess sometimes I need to put myself out there as well.
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