Not swimming pool, I am referring to the pool as in pool and billiards. We supposed to have our 3-hour Quantitative Analysis class today, but the teacher shorten it to 2. I am quite happy about it actually; it isn’t exactly a joy to be in that class. However, in addition to another 2-hour break we have, it totals up to 3-hour worth of free time.
I can’t recall who suggested it, but it wasn’t long that I find myself at the pool house. Those whom I know who went there were (in alphabetical order): Benjamin, Peishan, Priscilla (I think that’s her name, I can’t confirm; many a times I daren’t call her name), Xinni, Yong Liang and Zhi Yuan. They asked me if I tried pool before and I shook my head. I lied (not verbally at least).
As a matter of fact, I did try pool. Once, I played once only. I won too, against Billy (I think we were at Billy Billiards, lol). Billy made a mistake, allowing his white ball to go into the hole without touch his last ball (the black one). If it weren’t for him to tell me that I’ve won, I wouldn’t have possibly known it too. However, I do not consider myself knowing how to play still; I can’t even hold the cue properly.
Anyway (anyhow), back to the point. Zhi Yuan taught me pool there. I played against him and lost the first round with him. I played the second round and won! This time, I did not win by that foul committed by Billy. I really did win.
Reasons I won: I am damn lucky, watching those solid-colored balls entering those hole. Zhi Yuan is constantly pointing out to me which ball to hit (although he kinda stopped after I left 3 balls). I have quite a number of chances to place the white ball anywhere I want.
Reasons Zhi Yuan lost: White ball goes into the hole several times. He has been quite unlucky as he failed to direct the ball into the holes. The position of his ball does not favor him, as mine is blocking a lot of hole entrances (I never intend for this to happen, those balls just went there themselves, hahaa). More importantly, Peishan taunts him constantly, supporting me instead.
Beginner’s luck perhaps? I do not know about it, but Zhi Yuan looks at the pool table in dispair. He was so mad that time. He couldn’t even believe he lost.