Bowling Part III

Went bowling again with Daniel, Johnny, and Frank. Played three games,
however there was not
much improvement this time. Didn’t get a strike, got a couple of
spares though. Anyway, I saw this group beside us, it’s a family of 5.
Only the father was playing, while the wife was sitting there dutifully,
cheering when he bowled a good game, and making comforting comments when
he didn’t. For some reason, I felt kinda sad when I watched them. Granted,
I don’t know whether the wife wanted to play or is just content watching
him play. The man is what one would call the dominant husband type, the
wife is pretty submissive. Interesting. It’s not that I feel sorry for the
wife, coz I don’t know if she likes it that way, but that scene just seem
melancholic to me. Anyway, we went to North Star Cafe after that to get
some supper. Had some of their renowned deep fried yew char kueh (oil
fried pastries?) with mayonnaise.

Sibu Superbowl Part II

I was planning to update sooner, but I was caught up in a game of scramble
(a word game) in #kuching. Pretty fun and addictive stuff. Anyway, I went
out with Yi Ching, Daniel and Johnny today for some bowling action. Me and
Daniel had a game of pool while waiting for Yi Ching to arrive and I can
safely say that my pool skillz have not atrophied. It feels good to be
able sink shots using a dodgy cue. =D

My bowling skillz have improved somewhat too. I managed to get a strike in
this game.

Overall, I did better than last time. I used a heavy bowling ball and
rolled it down the lane with brute force, which seems to work much better
than that spinning nonsense I was trying last time. Heh. Managed to down
plenty of pins for a change. I think the velocity of the ball when it hits
the pins is very important, so I used a heavy ball and just hurled it down
the lane for maximum pin trippage.

After a couple of games, we headed down to the UCA (United Chinese
Association) food court in Bukit Lima. Had a bowl of those “longevity
noodles” that people eat during Chinese New Year and birthdays. It’s that
thin, clumpy rice vermicelli that is eaten with chicken soup. I don’t know
what possessed me to order that, since I don’t like that stuff at all.

Sibu Superbowl

I went to Sibu Superbowl today for some bowling action. There was a 9 pin
tag competition going on too, so we had to wait for a bit before a lane
was available. I think I’ve only bowled about 3 times before in my life
but it should be fun. My fingers were numb by the end of the session
because bowling uses muscles in my hands that I haven’t used in years. Heh.
We played for a total of two rounds, and I came in last. Johnny played a
couple of times before so he did pretty well. Daniel is a novice too, but
had a bit of practice a couple of weeks ago, and managed to get a score
close to Johnny’s courtesy of three strikes. I didn’t get a strike, but I
did get a spare, so I’m pretty happy with that. Anyway, we were using Lane
22, which has a bit of an anomaly with the pin grasping machine. A 1 point
score is guaranteed each time because the machine only grasps 9 pins
instead of 10 and thus 1 pin will be swept away each time when it resets.
That probably boosted my score a bit too. =D

6SEAL    = Huai Bin (me)

SUCKA  = Johnny

NIEL       = Daniel

Not off to a good start. The 1 mark is due to the glitch, my ball went
into the drain both times.

The anomaly. Look at that one pin that wasn’t felled but is about to get
swept away by the bar because the machine didn’t pick it up.

End of first round: 47, 91, 86

End of second round: 115, 231, 176

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