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Saturday 9: Games People Play

1. What was your favorite active game as a child?
~ A dodging game called Bakunawa (gigantic sea serpent); played it with cousins in an uncle's wide basketball court

2. What was your favorite board game as a child?
~ Scrabble. Ok that is originally my mother's favorite, but I learned to enjoy it very much although it was difficult to win over a parent who's a scrabble ace. I still love scrabble to this day, and my mother still wins when we play

3. Tell us about a friend you played these games with in your youth.
~ Cousin Angelica looks like her name, is sometimes mean but nice most of the time, as brainy as she's unmotivated to attend school, materially well-provided by a moneyed father (the uncle in #1). Angelica loves to party, collects boyfriends, ends up with a handsome frenchman, and right now is undergoing chemo for breast cancer. I hope she pulls through.

4. What is your favorite card game?
~ I have none, but I play Malunggay when there's nothing else to do and because it's easy

5. What board games do you enjoy now?
~ Scrabble still, but I play it online now and finally wins. It's great to play when you win over someone that's not an old opponent. I love the fact that the game is played with people from all over the world

6. Do you play video games? Which ones?
~ Nah

7. Tell us about the friends you play games with now.
~ Could be a bit boring as they're still mostly family. But oh, there's a friend, yes. Growler and I fancy some time at the shooting range (maybe a 22 or perhaps an AK 47 lol) in the coming weeks. She's a doctor, and much to my pleasure, single like me so we're both available for games whenever we have time off work

8. Do you play any sports now?
~ Only a little driving range golf with my 5-year old (Thanks to the ex for lending the clubs)

9. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
~ Just once - football. It was some World Cup in the early 2000s. I watched out of curiosity because a niece was screaming on it in the living room. Before the Cup was over I was screaming too

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Indrani said…
Interesting, this peep in to your childhood. I too love playing scrabble, some day if we meet, we shall have a game. What say, dear?
Hazel said…
Indrani, let's! :-)
Genefaith said…
love scrabbles too..kita dula sis di ba pildi lagi ko nimo...he..he...
I am Harriet said…
Never heard of a couple of those games. Scrabble was big for us too.
Lisa G said…
I loved your description of your friends. Have a happy Saturday :)
Diana_CT said…
I get so frustrate playing Scrabble because I am such a lousy speller.
Best of luck to your cousin. I'll have a good thought for her...
ShannonW said…
I like to play Scrabble now and then too. Good thoughts and prayers for your Cousin!

Thanks for visiting.
cheery said…
my brod and sis are aces at scrabble, and i always was the one with scores at the bottom...but gee, who cares, i'm Growler, and one of these days im gonna shoot the xyz@#$*&! with you at that shooting range of our dreamzzzz. 'til then! ROAR!
Gigantic sea serpent's a great name for a game. I like Scrabble too, though can never find anyone who wants to play with me (except for my nephew and niece and they both cheat). Hope all goes well for your cousin.

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