Monday, September 24, 2007

Finalist

Love the sound of that!

Finalist!

I am a finalist! Hhahah, was practically jumping about going "ohmygod ohmygod!"

Finalist of what? Beauty pageant?

Nahhhhh, this crazy blogger camwhoring in the toilet ain't pretty enough.

Whats that little piece of paper in her hand?

Click to enlarge! It says
"One Day - Poker
Against Poverty
Finalist"


Finalist in my very first tournament!!!! I'm no Barbara Enright, who won the first tournament she entered (read that in Bluff Australasia, issue 9), but i'm happy enough!! =)

The next happy lady...
My dear house mate!

On her surprise birthday eve party!
Fruit cake, she doesn't like chocolate!

The girls!
Back row: KS, PC, Z, me!
Front row: HS and CT


A candid shot of the guys and the Bday girl
V, ST, T, PN, J, B , S, C, KW, S

And everyone!


Boring details below, u may skip!

Details (The charitable course of the Poker against Poverty night)

$30 dollar buy-in for the poker tournament will help 10 children in East Timor go to school for a year. Shit, i forgot what else i read from the Power Point slide they played while i was waiting for the finals. But thats the basic point. And from the info in our door gift bag there was more info on the community is East Timor. They live on less than $1.00 a day. AUD i presume.

Which somehow got me thinking about basic living expenses in Msia. AUD$5.00 which is about RM15.00 is enough to eat out (mamaks and hawkers) the whole day in Msia............ damn dirt cheap since AUD$5.00 can barely buy u ONE meal in Ozzzzz

Purchasing power parity, eh?


Details (How i made it to the finals)

I folded a two three. And then that hand would have won me lots of chips. The second time that hand came around:- a two and a three. I called and even raised when ONE three came out on the flop. Whoooo who, guess what? I somehow managed to get a full house of twos and threes! Wahahaha. After that was a winning streak with me coining my phrase for the night "This is so unreal!!!!"

I gotta be more in tune with my instincts wei! Usually fear overshadows the gut feeling.

Oh, by the way, i lost in the finals! Wahahah. But i'm sooo not bad ok? For my very first tournament!


Details (My lucky four leave clover)

It actually works! Its lucky! I won 36 dollars on roulette. Thats like RM100 weiiiiiiii. I brought it to Poker against Poverty but left it in my handbag. Shortly before my winning streak, i took it out and placed it on the table. And it got me to the finals!

I thought i lost it at the train station that night at Poker against Poverty. I went to look for it but to no avail. When i got back to where AN was sitting, there was some panic going on amongst the people waiting for the Frankston train. Apparently, the last train was canceled.

Was like shit. Must b cuz i lost my leaf! As soon as that thought left my mind, an announcement was made for the last train to Frankston. It was running after all! =)

Next thought that runs through my head:- the leaf MUST still be somewhere in my handbag. And it was! =) I didn't even have to empty my bag and i found it!


Details (I love my mommy)

Sorry, but i am down with sorethroat n a hint of cough and this is my third night home alone and i am getting depressed. Received a letter from my mom today and she's soooo funny! I cook exactly the way she teaches me how to cook! Let me give u a paragraph out of her letter:

"As for food, cook anyhow you like, add ginger, or garlic, or onions or spices, the meat will taste good! Also add oyster sauce, whatever sauces available in Australia, fry, braise, baste or stew them, any how they will taste good. Agak-agak can already. No need to follow any recipe (invented by someone also what)..."

Hahaha, my whole life she has been 'teaching' me how to cook in theory that way. It works when i actually try it out man! Hahahha, i love my mommy!


Note: More than half of this post was written and published on Tuesday night

4 comments:

sue lin said...

Sighsss. My four leave clover is broken! Lost a leave!

I lost 12.50 and then 11.00 on the roulette! =(

I am now gonna spend my time in fields looking for a new four leave clover instead of going to Crown!

Joey said...

Woohoo! Congratz on being a finalist!

And I lol-ed when I read about the cooking bit. Your Mum is so cute!

sue lin said...

Hey Joey! Thanks! So sweet of u to congratulate me! Means a lot to me =)

Haha, yeah, i laughed when i read her letter too!!! Lots of friends say my mom's cute =D

sue lin said...

About how i lost:-

Got 6 3 and folded even before its my turn. Which was bad. MANY of the other people folded, no one raised and i had enough chips to easily call the bet.

Flop came out a 6, something else and a 3. I would have hit a double pair on the flop itself!

Wasted.

Another hand i regret folding, 7 8 off suit. Folded when one guy went all in pre-flop. Could have easily called him. After all, i';ve been getting straights all night.

But i folded out of fear, despite a 6th sense telling me to call.

Flopped a 9, something and a 10. Turn or river a jack.

Fucker (sorry about the language) won the pot with pocket fours.

Quite a big pot, damn wasted.

After than i slowly lost everything

Which really sucked cuz. The feeling, the WANT to play in the Asia Pacific Poker thingie struck me when i was at that table.

Oh well