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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Melbourne Cup 2007

Once again, the Melbourne Cup has been run and won. Won by Efficient this year, lost by me. As usual, my bets amounted to no wins. It was really funny at the TAB when I overheard as many confused people as myself trying to place a bet. People were unsure of how to mark the cards and which race it was. I was particularly confused about the ways to mark a trifecta. There were so many ways and the terminology was like another language.

The information on the back of the card wasn't very helpful. It must have been written by a lawyer since the terms that they used to describe a word contained the word. For example, it said something like "To pick a standout, mark the box labeled standout. If you don't wish to pick a standout, mark the box labeled mystery". What does any of that mean. If that was how they are trying to explain the terms, that didn't do a very good job. If it was instructions, well it's bloody obvious that if you knew what a standout was and wanted to pick it, of course you would mark the box standout. Needless to say, I didn't pick a standout. My choice for a trifecta didn't come close, but it's fun to place one bet a year in the hopes of winning some money.

Racing is supposed to be the sport of kings, but I just don't get it. What fun do you get from seeing some horses race around a track. To me, horse racing might as well be a coin toss, how can you pick winners. It's such a fickle thing. No one knows how the horse is feeling that day and all horses look like they are running the same to me. I like to watch any sport, even golf when there is nothing else on, but I just don't get horse racing.


Blogger The Oriental Express said...

Your writing is now more profound and mature.

Good! Keep it up Thanh. I can't stand those blogs which are shallow...they are nothing mor than keeping diaries....doing this and doing boring.


11/08/2007 3:11 AM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Choo, thank you for those very kind compliments. This particular post probably wasn't too profound, but some of the past ones were ok I thought. I also write some of those boring this and that posts too, but only usually when I'm bored. Otherwise I try to write something with a point to it.

11/08/2007 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You must be my soul mate!!!

You are spot on with Do's blogs!!!

I've only written 4 articles for this blog and they are much better compared to all his other scrap works.

11/08/2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Anonymous, did you read Choo's comments properly. She said my writing was profound and mature. And you agreed, but then said my work was scrap. Make up your mind which one it is.

11/08/2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger A-la-la-la-n said...

you just need more exp gambling.

asian people love gambling.

And: "What fun do you get from seeing some horses race around a track."

you don't feel a slight tingle when you the horses poundin down the final straight and your horse is making up 3 lengths?

horse racing is the sport of kings? hear ye hear ye!

11/10/2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Alan, I like a bit of a gamble occasionally at the Casino, but I don't get horse racing.

I guess if I bet on the horses I would feel that tingle when its racing down that final stretch and wins by a nose, but I don't.

From the sounds of it, you must like to be on the horses.

11/10/2007 11:02 AM  

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