The boy and the bull
• The boy and the bull
I lived in the north of Vietnam in a remote mountain village boy Nguyen. His family lived a wealthy life, and because his parents every day working hard, growing rice terraces, and he was alone. At birth, a boy named Nguyen Van Qui.
Where are the names of the Vietnamese?
After the baby is born, his father throws in the kitchen on the floor pan.
As thundered, so-called - the Bam Van Dong, Han Hong Long ...
Nguyen (beginning) - probably because he was the first child in the family, Wang - middle name, which is given only to boys, and Kui - gemstone. And what else can be the first-born?
In the villages, small children, many Vietnamese give ugly names (Rat / Chuột, puppy / Cún and so on. D.). This is done because of the superstition that a child with an ugly name of the gods do not want to take to themselves or harm him.
The hut in which the family lived Nguyen was in the suburbs, and because he had no friends. More precisely, they were, but they were not the same boys as he and two burly buffalo - black and pink. Leaving for work, Nguyen parents left to look after the animals.
In its own way, he loved them, they responded in kind and forgave him all his pranks :) When hundreds of flies and horseflies sat on the back and sides of the animals, Nguyen desperately thrashed them with his hands. Sometimes he flies caught on the fly and then blow their palms flatten into a pancake.
In the village school, where he studied for the second year, it was not the subject of biology, but Nguyen was a very curious boy, and he wondered how the bull that and where it grows ... As a visual aid, two of his friend buffalo It was just perfect!
They allowed him to almost everything: pull the tail - please kick the foot in the balls - no problem! But what's different - he's their little master ...
You can play hide and seek ...
... or when it's spitting rain and cold, to climb to the head of the animal's back and bask in its warm side ...
To do nothing special, except that the look into the distance, on the road running from the horizon on which usually return home to his mother and father. But the day lasts forever, but the parents still no ...
Sometimes when there is very hot, Nguyen, along with his two friends, bathed in a large muddy puddle. But today, a drizzle of fine rain and climb into the water is not desirable.
Nguyen, although the first, but not the only child in the family - he has two younger brothers: Wang (cloud) and Kuan (soldiers). So they climb up the hill! So, soon will be mom.
Younger brothers, despite his age, also help parents with the housework - being dragged into the house of wood, stuck on the road by the river. So he told his mother, and parents need to obey.
Seeing strange uncle with the camera, the brothers stopped and chose to keep a safe distance. Somewhere after the mother goes, it is better to wait until the turn and her ...
And Nguyen lived with his parents and brothers in the mountains and endless terraces, and hardly ever anything to change in their lives. Will be almost daily fogs and rains will be shrill green of fresh grass, crystal clear air, and the hill on which usually graze two true friend buffalo.
And maybe someday Nguyen graduated from high school and goes to the great city of Hanoi, and will nostalgically recall his rustic childhood and her two horny friends - black and pink.