Last night I watched another Netflix recommendation – a 2010 movie titled Checkmate. It really looked like a class “B” movie. The dialogue especially was painful to listen to. Examples: “That’s totally tops!” “Since I was a little kid I always wanted to sweep sewers.” On 2 different occasions I noticed they didn’t have the chess board (not the pieces) set up correctly (a white square always has to be on each players right side). In a few weeks this kid supposedly became a national champion and the tournament was held in what looked like a school gymnasium with maybe 20 players. I checked IMDB and its rating is a woeful 4.4.
I went to bed at 11pm, got up once during the night, woke up at 6:25 and finally woke/got up at 8:30.
I bought a slab of pineapple on my way to Mall de Laureles but cut through Viva mall and ran into the security guard I’ve been flirting with for sometime now. Finally I asked her name – it’s Juliana. I’m not romantically interested but it’s still nice to have friends.
At LM I was going through my chess book when Harry stopped by only this time he said his name is “Harry, but not dirty Harry”. I asked him where his girlfriend is that wants to play chess with me. He said that he regretted learning the game himself and I told him I’d be happy to give him a lesson and he said maybe next week. He did make mention of his wife so I know he has one of those too.
At 10:45 Augusto showed up and we started another chess marathon. At 12:30 I ordered an empandas & Coke for each of us for a total of 8mil. He left at 1:45 and the final result was 6 wins for me and 2 for him.
At 4pm I was getting hungry so I had the Hamburger Combo #3 from Gordog’s for 10,500.