Saturday, February 21, 2009

Internet connection......

If you're thinking about moving to Malaysia to play poker full time because of it's relatively low living expenses, think twice before you make that decision.

Internet connection is horrible in this country. I'm sick and tired of looking for different solutions. All I want is a stable connection to play poker, that's all. I am no expert but why the fuck is it so hard to get that in this country?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

holy fucking swing.....

I hate swings...
Seems like nothing I'm doing is working lately. I might as well be playing my cards face up.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fun day

6k hands today, dead even. Fun.

Spent Valentine's day with a bunch of single friends. Had some Korean bbq today. Holy shit the Korean bbq here sucks ass.

Tomorrow is the big parade. I had a lot of fun last year and I will attend again this year. The article in this link pretty much describes the whole parade.
There are some pretty cool stories about the parade. The parade started back in the 1800s. In 100+ years of parade, there has been no rain every year on the day of the parade. Every year without fail. One year the Sultan denied the permit for the parade. He fell sick after that for weeks and no doctor could figured out what was wrong with him. He somehow got better after changing his mind with the permit.

I'll try to take some pictures if I can. My camera on my phone sucks so don't count on it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some updates, if anyone cares

Been back in JB for a few days now. We had a really nice celebration for my mom's 60th birthday. Huge amount of people showed up and we had some good food and good company. It was awesome.

While I was in KL, we (the poker gang) went to a Chinese new year dinner at la la Chong, a seafood restaurant in Subang. Food was good and company was awesome. It's good to have the whole gang together at one table and have a nice time just bullshitting each other. At the end I lost the credit card roulette along with David Wong. Screw you all. We're gonna go out again and play that stupid shit again.

Chinese new year is finally over, it seems. Today is the 15th day and I went to a really close family friend's house for some really nice food again. Played some majong, spent some time with a lot of uncles and auties who watched us grew up. I can't tell you enough how much I love Chinese new year. I also went to the oldest temple in JB after dinner with Chloe, Ms Quek and Chloe's mom to pray a little. A nice foot massage session followed that and now I'm finally home getting ready to sleep.

Well, for people in JB, Chinese new year is not really over until the big parade is over, which will happen on the 21th day of the first month of lunar calender. I'll try to find some links and show you how big a deal it is for people in JB.

It seems like the recurring theme for my blog lately has been good food and more good food. I'm gonna have to really watch what I eat from now on. I've splurged too much lately and it's not good for my weight loss plan.

Wait, I don't have a plan.

Well, it seems like the holiday festivities are coming to an end and life will go back to being normal soon. Hopefully that means I'll get in some playing time and start making some money. I'm way behind on my goal of getting to Supernova in 3 months. It's still doable but it's gonna take a huge amount of time for me to finish before March is over.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm all talk and nothing else.....

Like MLK said in his famous speech, I was like all 'I have a dream!' before the year started. I wanted to hit supernova in 3 months, and I was actually thinking that I could realistically do it in 2 months if I can really spend some time on it.

Well, first month is over. Due to various reasons, but mostly because of my laziness, I'm not even at 20% yet. I've played a little less than 90k hands and the results are shown below:

Not a great win rate but I'll take it I guess. What else am I gonna do? I keep hearing people beating nl50 at 4-5BB and I'm honestly jealous. But it's ok, I know my game and I know there's plenty of leaks in my game. I'll be the first one to admit I'm nowhere close to being the best at the games I play at regularly but I'm definitely in the top 10 percentile.

I checked my database and the last time I played was Jan 21. It's been 2 weeks. Chinese new year took up too much time. Actualy I kinda let it happened. I coulda come back to KL a few days sooner but something just kept coming up every freaking day. There's a couple of more events going on in February too. We're gonna throw my mom a big party at home for her 60th birthday. Happy birthday mom! There's gonna be a huge celebration in JB for the oldest temple in town. A parade is the best word I can come up with. The gods will come out and parade around town in a 10km route. There are gonna be all kinds of shows and stuff throughout the whole route and it's awesome. Lots of stuff to see.

Chloe also asked me to go to a singles party. Ok, that one I'm not really looking forward to. I'm shy you know.

Despite all the stuff that's going on, I'm hoping to get in at least 100k hands this month. If I can hit 150k hands I'm gonna give myself a good gift. Don't know what yet. Hookers and blow?