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No movie review for today. Last night was just spent at Shakey’s Pacita Complex eating a basket of mojos and bottomless root beer after I finally was able to give the last Adidas Philippine Flag jacket (at a marked down price) to someone who asked for it, and it fit too!
Just to round out what happened in the previous days, Monday was actually spent at the school of San Sebastian College Recoletos Canlubang, and lunch was at Woodbridge Pizza in Carmel Mall.
I have yet to try the Woodbridge 36 inch pizza, and I hope I will get the chance to do that sometime soon.
As I said in the micro blogging communities, this day I was forced to by the Hello Kitty Uno Card Game at Japan Home Center in Walter Mart Crossing because it was either that or go all the way back to Santo Tomas to get the Monopoly Deal card game. At least it lends variety to what could be played at the settings.
This is because just like last week, hanging out that the Canlubang golf course has become synonymous with playing card games.
Last week we even tried to place bets with candy, but one of us kept eating the currency and just throwing the wrappers around.
Too bad from that hole (or area around the hole near the residential area where everyone has decided to ignore the broken down fence) the whole of Mount Makiling cannot be seen, but the partial view is still awesome.
It was not the main reason we went there though, but for this local eatery called Three Holes (I’m not sure if that was golf inspired) which are actually three stores in one owned by three brothers where one can order at one store and stay at the eating area of another. Fries are twenty pesos each, the perennial summer concoction halo-halo is only twenty five pesos, and the most expensive meal is around seventy pesos.
I wasn’t surprised that workers from the not so nearby industrial park would drive all the way there just to eat.
What’s more interesting is that all their fame is all by word of mouth because the eateries are actually at the back of basketball court bleachers, so it is not seen from any road.
There were some interesting points about our game though, as again I posted as it happened from my phone.
The people I was playing with first of all thought that just being able to yell “Uno” with one card left already won the game.
Of course, this goes against the strategy of being able to lay down all your cards despite warning your opponents.
Also, having been inured to the Just Say No card in Monopoly Deal, they thought that the Skip card had the same function of allowing the player to turn down having to draw two or four cards.
Lastly, one house rule we implemented, which I had learned since the first time I played the game, was that instead of just drawing one card when you pass, you keep drawing until you can put down a card.
Yes it adds to the frustration of getting more cards than you expected when you are so close to winning the game, but at the same time it makes it so much more of a great victory when you do put down that last card.