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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Volt Contreras
IT PUTS YOU IN THE MOMENT, WATCHING them gently glide in the waterwhite koi with orange markings, black ones with red and white patterns, or singular colors in platinum or metallic yellow.
Serene and surprising, koi are ornamental fish associated with good luck.
Its the stuff of Zen.
But for one Filipino enthusiast, breeding this colorful variety of carp has become a matter of national pride.
Since 2002, business executive Michael Romero has been putting the Philippines in the winners circle of what is historically acknowledged as a Japanese artand scienceof raising koi (Nihongo for carp).
Koi culture, …