Archive for November, 2022

Bridge 桥牌, anyone?

I’m picking up this card game again, and have been playing the contract bridge once or twice a week. The players here don’t do duplicate bridge because each time, whomever shows up, starts the game. Set day and time but not players. Some times it’s only 1 table and other times, three tables.

The points, conventions & scoring

Fun way to Serious Bridge (1978) by Harry Lampert is a good book to brush up skills, or learning to play. It was published in 1978, 13 years ahead of the For Dummies book series.

The slams

The hands that made 12 or 13 tricks – pls ignore the titles

Girls’ night in

… some parties

  1. 2023 annual

没人打百分 (这该有多老呀 [偷笑])
只能打桥牌 … 更老 [呲牙]

临时抱佛脚 – 这本📖 不错 👍

… 每次开叫前 借用手指头数分
就没有 然后了 [偷笑]🤣
热情不减 [调皮]

Some terms – contract bridge glossary

  • game: 100 pts
    • 3NT 40 for the 1st trick + 30 each for the 2nd/3rd
    • 4 ♥️♠ majors 4 tricks × 30 points per trick
    • 5 ♣ ♦️ minors 5 tricks × 20 points per trick
  • double: game can also be made via a doubled or redoubled contract: e.g., 2♠ doubled is worth 2 × (2 tricks × 30 points per trick) = 120 points.
  • rubber: best of three games (a game =100 pts); a team which has already won a game toward the current rubber is said to be vulnerable
  • above the line

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6-4, 6-3

I’m back in business -:): got my serve and backhand back; the forehand, what forehand? -:(((
🎾 6-4 and 6-3 [得意]

60度 长裤背心就都出场了
就俺还是烧包 – 裙子 [捂脸]

尤其是今天 发球赢了好多分[跳跳]
亮点是 … 正手还是不行[闭嘴]

🏊‍♀️ 525米 🏊


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The line at the top

Climbing the Everest isn’t lonesome sport anymore, for some years, if not decades. Lately, I’ve been seeing photos of the climbers waiting in lone long line to get to the top. Any fun?

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Dawn, dusk and yoga

Before the sun rise and set in November

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Getting my serve back!

Ok … I think I’m in business again -:) and found steady partners!

The four of us played last Sunday, at which time, I still couldn’t serve and hit. (3-6, 6-4) However, I went to a clinic Friday (11.11) and worked hard on my problems. This morning, I seem to getting into the game again. Just as we were leading 3-1 and 30 all in the fifth game, rain came down hard. Oh well. Next week, I guess.

I’m just happy that I can win point on my serve again.


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TGH Ice Plex

10222 Elizabeth Pl
Tampa, FL 33619

This facility is Tampa Bay Lightning practice rink – they won the Stanley Cup in 2004, 202 and 2021. One big difference is, it has a bar on site.

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My first pickleball paddle

The very first time, playing it with my own niupipo paddle -:)

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My first tennis

After 19 months hiatus, I’m on court again -:)

It’s round robin. However, my timing is completed off: can’t serve, can’t hit and simply can’t play!

A wonderful weekend

一年多了 🎾 都快不知道这是啥了
朋友的杰作 几十年没有吃过了😋

美滋滋的 💃 得瑟一下


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