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April 5th, 2005
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Pachinko
The Japanese like to gamble, and among other methods they have this game called "pachinko" - or, as it is translated in my phrasebook, a vertical pinball machine.

Today I played it (knowing my interest in pinball, I'd be surprised if I didn't play it) and lost five bucks while at it. The game has nothing in common with pinball, except for the fact that it has balls involved - you may just as well call it vertical roullette. But anyway, there are a lot of people playing it, and there are some old ladies who are sitting there, looking like they are winning a fortune.

In any case - here are the rules of the game. When you put in the money, it gives you a few hundred little metal balls. You put your hand onto the only handle that the machine has and turn it to the right. As you turn it, the machine starts feeding the balls into it and shoots them up at a rate of some two balls per second. The more you turn the knob, the harder it will shoot the balls. When the balls go into the machine, they are bouncing around many different obstacles and eventually dribble down into the oblivion. But some balls can get into the middle hole and that will win you something. So the key to success is to find a position of the knob where the balls go into the middle hole with some regularity. As you put them through, things happen on the screen and you win more balls that come out and are added back into the game - at any moment you may stop, get the balls you have left and convert them back into cash.

The final word - I think that the game is stupid and over rated. It has no reaction, no skill and no valor. I won't play it again.

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From:molliana
Date:April 5th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
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аа.... ты снова пишешь на английском... В лучшем случае понимаю через слово. Ну да ладно.
Как я поняла Японские игрушки тебя не воодушевили :) да и с едой ты немного не угадал :) Но зато тебе повезло и ты нашел дорогу домой :) Уже плюс :)
Кстати я правильно поняла, у вас 1 один душ на всех??? Это что по записи и очередь :)))
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From:deema
Date:April 6th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
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Молодец! Всё понимаешь! Про душ тоже верно поняла. :)
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From:molliana
Date:April 7th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
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Стараемся :)) так что вы там утром по записи в душ ходите или все в кучу забиваетесь туда??? МЯСО!!!!!!
From:emidala
Date:April 5th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
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dma you are a silly monkey. :)
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From:deema
Date:April 6th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
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Monkeys!!! Aye, mate! ;)
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From:emidala
Date:April 7th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
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puma! en riktig puma! :D
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From:luxvesperis
Date:April 5th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
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The final word - I think that the game is stupid and over rated. It has no reaction, no skill and no valor. I won't play it again.

Good. I told you it was retarded. And most likely run by yakuza.
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From:deema
Date:April 6th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
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Uuu... Yakuza! I should join them, yes? :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 7th, 2005 09:32 am (UTC)

japan

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Hello Dimitriy,
This is Oleg. How many hours was your flight? Did they serve sushi in airplane?:) 5$ loss is not too much. Did you see high gambling bids?
Be aware of wondering samurais at night:). They like to test their swords on a live flesh:).
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From:deema
Date:April 10th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)

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Привет, привет. Летели часов 14. Сушами не кормили. Согласен - 5 баков ерунда, рядом куда больше проигрывали.

А самураям этим надо меня боятся!
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