Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scramble-Struck!


I once said that I am not addicted to Facebook and I'm still standing my ground. I am however, admitting to being hooked on one game there … SCRAMBLE! Similar to Boggle, Scramble is a word finding game that challenges you to live games with other players or you can invite friends to a turn-based match. It serves as an excellent stress-reliever for me; one that is not only fun but helps to increase my vocabulary and spelling skills too.

I have always fancied myself to be a good speller and I love words, so when I discovered Scramble, there was no turning back and I’ve been spending most of my free time playing it online. So far, I'm having loads of fun playing Scramble with some wonderful blog friends like Bobby, Emila, Nessa, LJ and Jesse and now, I would love to take on new challenges with other players. So, if anyone is interested in a Scramble match with Mariuca, just give me a holler and I'd be happy to take you on!

Besides Scramble, I have been playing Facebook Poker too. I first learned how to play poker during a holiday spent with my younger sister in UK. We were both students then; she was in Sheffield, UK and I was in Pennsylvania, USA. The plan that Christmas holiday was for me to go home to Malaysia. Unfortunately, there were no available flights during that peak season and I made a spontaneous decision to visit my sister in UK instead. For two whole weeks, I spent my mornings sleeping and my evenings shopping. Nights were reserved for dining, clubbing followed by some serious poker!

When I returned to the US, I gained enough confidence to join in the poker sessions with the students there. It was fun to play with the guys because they seemed to underestimate my playing skills but I did give them a run for their money with a few good hands! It has been years since I last played poker, so I am somewhat rusty now. I guess that explains why I have been losing terribly on Facebook Poker; thank goodness real money is not involved! However, if you feel like having some fun with the real thing, you can visit Top USA Online Casinos. Who knows, today might just be your lucky day!


27 comments:

LadyJava January 22, 2008 8:40 PM

GP! Is it my turn on scramble yet... you are great the game lahh.. am so far behind in points :(

Hmm have not played poker before.. maybe should play with you... eh where to learn??? :P

Mariuca January 22, 2008 9:10 PM

Lol...LJ! I deleted the last game cause GK didn't move, so we were stuck there for so long! Hear that GK? ;) For that I'm going to start a fresh game with LJ, tonight perhaps? YAY!!

You can check out the Poker Rules on FBook, senang je nak dapat. My friend belajar from there je! Hurry up and join me at the Poker table k! ;)

Nick Phillips January 22, 2008 11:02 PM

Hah, trust that Genie King fellow to put a damper on a game! But can't blame that poor guy, he has to go to school again now and can't stay up to late to play games anymore ... hahahaha ...

Where do you guys find the time to play games online? LOL!

Bobby January 22, 2008 11:39 PM

I'm sorry I haven't played! I tried one game of scramble but got a phone call and time ran out...hehe:) One of my favourite books is my trusty thesaurus...I just love learning new words. Maybe I'll play you in some poker too!

Mariuca January 23, 2008 12:41 AM

Nick...oh no you saw my msg to GK lol... but of course, we all understand GK is going back to school he he he..hope he's having fun too and not studying all da time! ;)

Mariuca January 23, 2008 12:43 AM

Sure Bobby, we should play poker one day! Just have to get on the same table and if I start losing, u can give me some cash!! :):):)

Nessa January 23, 2008 1:16 AM

Marzie, you always beat me flat la :*( I too shy to play already... :D

I love Boggle... I'm just not used to the online version of Scramble (excuse, excuse). I need lotsa practice.

Mariuca January 23, 2008 1:37 AM

Nessa! He he he... sometimes I just simply make up words, specially during the last few seconds, to get as many points as possible! It's been ages since I played Boggle so this is like a wonderful substitute for me! Play some more Scramble k.. lolz!! ;)

Adrian January 23, 2008 9:33 AM

Alakazam!! Okay I heard my name being mentioned!! hehe Sorry lah GP!! have been having problems with my pc so haven't had the chance to play the game...thanks for the invite though and the game sounds like fun too!! And judging from the comments you are looking for new blood LOL Maybe this weekend if I don't have homework :(

Cheers guys!!

LadyJava January 23, 2008 12:48 PM

Yey... Me first commenter... yey. wow that's been a while!..lolzzz

Eh I thought you won the the last time.. your points so much... me paiseh to play again but will play anyway lahh.. ok will check out the rules of the poker... maybe i can beat you there...lolzzzz

This time kita jangan ajak GK kan GP!..lolzzz

Emila Yusof January 23, 2008 2:41 PM

Yay! I love it too! I haven't check whether it's my turn or not! Will do it now!

Mariuca January 23, 2008 3:45 PM

GK ha ha ha ha... I haven't used the word homework in ages ... Don worry about it GK. Come and challenge me when ur PC is ok, I'll be waiting... lolz...

Mariuca January 23, 2008 4:01 PM

LJ! You're almost always my first commenter, which makes u so sweet! :):):)

Couldn't complete that game cause GK didn't move mah, so tak kira I menang la lol... Yay, can play new game with LJ now. Am gonna take my turn right after I'm done replying to my comments here...hang on..!! ;)

Mariuca January 23, 2008 4:03 PM

Emila! I knew you'd like this game too, something like Text Twist remember?? That was fun wasn't it?! I'm going to start a new game..u and me..yeeha!! ;)

LadyJava January 24, 2008 12:56 AM

Yelah GP! I kan stalker!..heheh.ok i think its my turn now kan??? here i come!!

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:02 AM

LJ! If you're a stalker, you're my favourite one he he he... I can't seem to get into the Scramble match la, been getting timed out msg it seems! :(

LadyJava January 24, 2008 3:04 AM

hahehehe.... a favourite stalker..... I'll take it!!!... yeap was having problems with them too just now but now ok already..nevermind take it easy!!!

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:10 AM

Oh you too? I have like 6 games pending and it's all my turn but still can't seem to play! Been trying for hours oredi... ;)

LadyJava January 24, 2008 3:12 AM

yeap.. but now ok already.. did two turns.. now it's your turn!lalalala. but you very good lahh... my points pathetic lahhh

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:17 AM

LJ, yesterday also diff to play Scramble. My first round hang, got 0 points, must catch up with you and Nessa la! Am still getting that connection timed out error. In fact, I've been trying to reserve this PPP opp also cannot! :(

LadyJava January 24, 2008 3:19 AM

I think streamyx also acting up lah GP! GK also had some problems. Yesterday also like that so slow then this morning was ok..now not too bad for me but that might be the cause

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:22 AM

Yes LJ! My fren Zeff asked me the same thing today .. if Streamyx was okay... very slow la today, want to leave comments also so slow...!!!

LadyJava January 24, 2008 3:23 AM

Yeap... I keep getting timeout on lots of site.. very frustating.. that's why I was my Caesar 3 today.. and not surfing too much! streamyx or streamyx!

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:30 AM

Oh yay, managed to get through one game but it wasn't ours...shall try ours now... come on Streamyx...don't disappoint me again! ;)

LadyJava January 24, 2008 3:35 AM

Yeay!! heheh.. oklah GP! goodnight... dah sleepy dah and my back is killing me... nite2 see you later today ya!!

hugs and kisses
LJ

Mariuca January 24, 2008 3:40 AM

Nite nite LJ, thanks for keeping me company tonight. As always, it was a pleasure! :):):)

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:53 PM

Poker eh?? tak faham langsung the game.. tembak2 tau lah..

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