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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No Luck Gambling

Now I know I really am not meant to gamble. Zero luck there. And I learned the hard, expensive way.

For most of my life, I haven't won anything significant from games of chance. The only time I remember winning a raffle was when I was told to have won a "kaldero", but unfortunately, I was not in the venue so it was forfeited.

Last December, I disregarded my spotless record and was coaxed to join the gang to the cockpit. It was my first after so many years. In fact, to underscore my being a stranger in the hall, the "kristo" even announced my presence, he he.


I never realized it was so much fun being there. There was drinking, joking around, cajoling, shouting - all the works. If only for the festive atmosphere, I for sure would have been addicted to it, as many others are.

But I am required to place bets, right? And not just simple bets: I was called twice to fill the gap between the two sides just so the fight could push through. The moron that I was, I agreed.


True to form, I lost all bets. I was not even given the proverbial beginner's luck. Not even a draw.

I left with empty pockets, swearing never to gamble again.

But only after a few days, I got convinced maybe it was just my bad day. One more try, they said. I agreed.

The result? Same story. Ugh!

25 comments:

Fjordan Allego said...

naku, nakakaadik po yata talaga ang mga ganyan. kaya lang sayang yung pera mo kasi nga hindi mo naman kontrolado yung game.

sayang ang next time though kung enjoyment ang hanap mo, makukuha mo naman po yata dun yun.

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

abe mulong caracas said...

tagal ko nang nagsusugal...

at ngayon pati mga sugal na hindi ko dating nilalalaban, pinasok ko na.

kailangan eh. indeed, life itself is a gamble.

pero marami pang bagay na dapat ko pa ring sugalan!

J said...

atty: kumustasa? mukhang nagluwag ang great firewall of china at nakakapasok ako ngayon sa yong blog.

nice pics and subjects. sorry abt your cockfight loss hehe blnt. sa amin at least binibigay yung manok sa talunan - makunat nga lang dahil tandang.

ganyan talaga buhay ofw - minsan talo ka, minsan sponsor ka :D at least may acknowledgment.

ingats diyan.

Anonymous said...

di bale po, sabi nga nila, pag malas daw sa sugal, swerte naman sa pagibig.. sige na.. subukan mo nga kung tama.. kwento mo ha.. wait kita sa cavite ..dont forget huh!!

caryn said...

homaygath. winner ka talaga ;-) i've never tried it myself but my lolo used to raise and sell fighting cocks as his bobby. i used to accompany him and his brothers to matches in arayat...that is, until my lola found out. wahahaha!

r-yo said...

fjordz: masaya sya talaga. kakahiya nga lang di pumusta, he he.

r-yo said...

abe: kanya-kanyang trip lang yan. yung iba naman kasi nananalo din kaya masaya. ako lang talaga ang malas. :-)

r-yo said...

J: Bat nman great wall. pwede naman anonymous comment dito ah. mahirap ba? nway, ano na naman yang sponsor na yan? ;-)

r-yo said...

anonymous: mali. malas na sa sugal, malas pa rin sa pag-ibig. hay buhay.

r-yo said...

caryn: ganun din gawain namin nung bata pa. full force kami laging magkakapatid. tagatakbo ng nabihag na manok. he he. yup, nasa tokyo po ako. kitakits!

Musicero said...

Wow. Tough luck. Parang ako lang, basta kapag may kinalaman ang "posibilidad" at "tsansa" nagba-back out nako. Lalo na kung may kapalit.Pareho tayong malas ah. :D

amoymoose said...

attorney, dehins ko ma-gets reply mo. cge na nga, amoymoose na lang ako.

happy weekend... nasa odaiba ngayon queen mary II dami tao pitsur-pitsur. baka intresado photogroup nyo mag-uzi.

carlotta said...

manood ka na nga lang, mas enjoy pa. =)

happy weekend! :D

yatot said...

ive been buying tickets from school (since kindergarten!) for some raffle draws which the school requires... you know that red cross raffle tickets thingies... ayun... hindi naman din ako nananalo... kahit sa mga games of chance like lotto... wala talagang luck... easy money is not really easy to get! you just have to buy tickets more and bet or gamble more not realizing that these already cost you a fortune! waaaaa... kaya nga hindi na ako umaasang tumaya pa sa lotto at manalo dahil alam ko na din ang istorya! hahhahaha...

totomai said...

aha sabungero ka pala. pakilala kita kay papa at kay utol haha

baka gusto mo din bumili ng manok nila haha biro lang

r-yo said...

musicero: sabi nila, "quitters never win". pero kung di ka naman talaga nanalo, aba e, kalokohan na kung di ka mag quit!

r-yo said...

amoymoose: kasi naman di agad sinabi. akala ko tuloy, ang blog ko ang me great firewall. sabi ko naman kasi, lumipat ka na dito. heheh

r-yo said...

yatot: uy! long time no hear! nway, marami rin pala malas sa sugal he he.

r-yo said...

carlotta: nakakahiya kasi manood lng ng sabong. kukulitin ka talaga pumusta.

r-yo said...

totomai: ipakilala mo sa kuya ko. pag manok ang usapan, walang aatrasan yun. :-)

Lawstude said...

pareho pala tayo. wala akokaswerte-swerte sa sugal. siguro ibubuhos na lang ang swerte ko sa lotto. pero kailangan siguro tumaya muna ko lol.

realscore said...

feeling ko din mas enjoy pag audience ka lang...ewan ko lang kasi i've never been to a place like this...hehehe

yatot said...

@r-yo: uu.. and im one of them! wahahhahha... ngaun lng din napadaan eh... hehehe

the donG said...

at least you tried and you learned. funny people tries it and still do it.

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