Of coins and chess - gamble and game
It's supposed to be my third day with a friend but because duty calls, she has to cut short her stay and had to travel early today.
Yesterday, we spent the rest of the afternoon in one of the parks here in the city, a place that she has not visited in a long time.
We had fun taking photos.
There were lots of "wishing wells" in the park. We were joking that this could be a lucrative business. Set up a wishing well anywhere and watch as people toss coins into it then you can collect later on.
In one of the wells, there is a small well (I'm not sure if it was). You can see in the photo above at the right corner. A lot of coins are already around it. I tried shooting a coin in that well with no wish at all. I myself was surprised that the coin found its mark into the well.
We were laughing about it especially that I didn't make any wish. We were asking ourselves if it is valid if you make a wish after you shoot the coin.
Anyway, she then tried her luck but after three tries, she gave up.
I have shared before that I have been here when the park opened after the renovations were done. There were actually new improvements being done in the park. Right now, the fee is minimal but the city is planning to raise that by as much as 400% and that's just for residents of the city and nearby places. Tourists will be charged higher.
What I was eager to revisit was the greenhouse for succulents and cacti. It was the last stop that we went to.
I like what they did with this - a chessboard of cactus complete with pieces. Would you dare make a move?
That is a succulent/cacti heaven - filled with different kinds.
In life we have to aim and fire or fire and aim and see what works for us. Life is a game of taking chances and opportunities. Of course we have take calculated risks.
Then again we can't foresee the future so our move may either be bad one. However, we should not be disheartened. We have to make sacrifices. Because of the uncertainties in life, we can only learn from our mistakes, our losses, our failures.
I am in search for a job right now and this is how I feel, firing and aiming, aiming and firing, gambling and taking chances.
It's not easy especially when my financial resources are dwindling by the second but I know eventually I will get there.