Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116) [similar]

Eyes Forward. Mind focused. Heart ready. Game on, World.

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Japanese sushi is truly an art form. The integrity and simplicity of each ingredient is perserved to the highest degree possible. Cooking is not required. Just simple, pure fresh ingredients you can taste. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š
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#homemade #nofussdinner #nocookingrequired #japanese #sushi #simple #pure #delicious #freshingredients #foodart #sushirice #tuna #albacore #salmon #salmonroe #avocado
#radishsprouts #plating #zenmode #chefma #instayum #foodpresentation

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

I don't often play much 8 ball, I prefer 9 ball better. But my opponent won a coin toss so 8 ball it is lol๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™ˆ. 8 ball is a much different game then 9 ball, so my approach and method is different. Since I'm up against a highly skilled 8 ball player, I'll be lucky if I get more than one chance. So I must focus extra hard.
Here in this vid, I'm solids. Luckily there are no big obstacles, no clusters to break. Pretty much open layout. My intention was to cleanly pocket each object ball with no disturbance to any balls on table - mine or my opponent's. After each shot I'm constantly looking over at the 1 ball sitting on right corner pocket which I have marked as my key ball. It's the ball I will play last to gain position for the 8 ball. Luckily for me I made it through... unscathed. Whew ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿค— .
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#billiards #8ball #speeditup #openlayout #gameplan #think #strategize #spotpatterns #mapit #nodisturbance #keyball #gamemodeon #calm #focus #runout #ftw #daretobebold #escaped #unscathed #girlsthatplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Sometimes we get lost in the hustle and bustle of the daily grind that we forget to stop and simply enjoy the moment. I am not complacent, but I am content. When your heart is in the right places you will find less reasons to seek and more reasons to enjoy.

#simplethings #simplepleasures #thedailygrind #hustle&bustle #stop&enjoy #notcomplacent #content #theartofsimplicity #zenstate #theartofmindfulness #inthemoment #mindovermatter #iAmMe #unique #daretobebold #yingyang #dontworrybehappy #๐Ÿ˜Š

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Final game of the night so it's bank 9 for the win. Had to rush before lights go out. Last game, so I decided to have a little fun ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽฑโฐ๐ŸŒ’ โ€ข
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#billiards #9ball #poolafterdark #lastgame #runout #bankftw #howabout3banks #bankcity #raceagainsttime #vamanos! #wtfwasthat๐Ÿ˜‚ #thefunway #myway #focus #daretobebold #iโค๏ธ๐ŸŽฑ #girlsthatplaypool #girlsjustwannahavefun

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

PART 1
He made some nice run, gave him a compliment. Saw he was getting too smug so I told him not to get too cocky. And... what's the next thing he does? Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
#billiards #9ball #race #part1 #nicestroke #betterthistime #dontgettoocockynow #whatdoyouwant #hemissed #iknewit #calledit #focus #eyeontheball #hilarious #funnyclip #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Most would seek competition outside beyond the parameters of this table, but truth is your greatest competitor is... none other than yourself. It starts with you. And ends with you. Concentration is crucial. Lose focus, and you lose the game.
#billiards #battleofminds #mentalagility #remainfocused #calm #cool #competition #existwithin #notwithout #beopen #alert #adapt #daretobebold #beyou #enjoy #girlswhoplaypool #poolwisdom #intheenditsjustagame #orisit

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Extra crispy Golden Fried Chicken with a special blend of Spicy Cajun sauce... it's the kind of bad that tastes soooo good. Mmm... ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‹
#homecooking #goldenfriedchicken #extracrispy #coated #cajunsauce #๐ŸŒถ๏ธ #lunch #feast #fingerlickin'good #mash #chefma #feedyoursoul #macaroniandcheese #sundayfunday #yolo #yummy #inspirationiskey #cookingwithโค๏ธ #instayum #comfortfood

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

When your plan falls short upon execution. There's really only two things you can do.
1. You can either moan and gripe about it all you want, which will oftentimes affect your next shot.
2. Or you can let out a little grunt and move along. Improvise. Stay focused on your next shot. Last shot is in the past. What's done is done.
Here I fall short on my set for the 4 ball and beautifully managed to block myself as well ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜’. Plan B. Luckily the 4 was a hanger, not so difficult. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿค—
#billiards #9ball #fallshort #safetyself #blocked #hanger #great #nowwhat #grunt #movealong #planB #improvise #curveball #nojump #focus #missionpossible #daretobebold #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

The Complexity of Simplicity - this Shrimp Mint Fried Rice is simple yet so complex due to the depth of layers in flavors. Bold yet refined. Spicy but not overpowering.
Nothing like being completely immersed in your craft. For that moment, nothing matters but you and your creation.
#shrimpmintfriedrice #homecooking #chefma #thaifood #asian #cuisine #create #inspirationiskey #artofcooking #complexity #simplicity #focus #passion #foodtherapy #nothing #zenmode #instagood #instayum

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
#lifelessons #reflections #decisions #brainstorm #wisdom #OT #whatifs #weighingoptions #deepinthoughts #ifeyescanspeak #womaninblack #daretobebold #wordstoliveby #Reinhold Niebuhr

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Vietnamese Chicken Curry. Stews, curries, and soups are best eaten next day. This is one of my favorite comfort foods to eat. Something about the colorful, spicy, bold, flavorful richness of the curry that warms you up from the inside out๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š
#vietnamesecooking #cuisine #homemade #chickencurry #colorful #myfave #delicious #soulfood #coldrainyday #comfortfood #chefma #feedyoursoul #cookingwithโค๏ธ #happytummy๐Ÿ˜‹ #workhard #eatwell #instagood #instayum

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Finally, I've been waiting for this moment and I just couldn't resist. Here my opponent played a nice safety. The 6 ball was blocking the 4 with a 9 hanger. I saw the perfect opportunity for a nipple kick shot. So for the sake of being bold and daring, I thought, "eh... why not, let's have a little fun" ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰
#billiards #9ball #safe #nipplekick #carom #titshot #tit-rific #trickshot #itsallgood #๐Ÿ˜fishy๐ŸŽฃ #earlyout #funout #girlsjustwannahavefun #race #becreative #daretobebold #yolo #focus #norisknoreward #nogutsnoglory #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

There will come a time when people will fail you, your loved ones will fail you. And although it's easy and understandable to return the hurt with your own measure of pain, you will soon realize once the storm subsides that it was all part of a greater plan. Returning anger with hate, cruelty with violence is never the answer. It never solves anything. On the contrary, it will only bring you further into misery. Sometimes things must fall completely apart in order to fall back into place. Everything happens for a reason. Remember that โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ
#coffee #heart #homebrew #snowstorm #reflections #wisdom #lifelessons #theArtofLettingGo #bethebiggerperson #walkaway #humility #thestorm #theaftermath #violenceisnevertheanswer #happensforareason #iwillalwaysbeme #stronger #better #wiser

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Teaching bro the art of handmade sausage ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Let's just say it was quite an unusually awkward and funny experience. I laughed so hard I almost dropped my sausage! Haha๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
#homemade #germansausage #sausageparty #doityourself #cookingwithbro #cooking101 #sundayfunday #spรคztle #dirtyhumor #familyfun #inspirationiskey #therestishardwork #workitboy #whatamess #cookingisfun๐Ÿค— #cleaningnotsofun๐Ÿ˜’

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

When I see a hanging 9 ball or anywhere remotely near pocket, I instinctively will try to go for the 9 however possible. Because I know if I don't chances are my opponent will.
Here the 9 is situated off center from corner pocket leaning more toward short rail (or left side of rail.) Luckily there was enough spin on the CB to force the 9 ball in. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜Š
#billiards #9ball #race #hanging9 #goforit #calledthe9 #๐ŸŽฃFTW #draw #spin #stakes #moneygame #daretobebold #swimmingwithsharks #expecttheunexpected #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Life is about choices. Some will be good, and others might be bad. But regardless always stand firm by your decisions. And never forget to live humbly and be grateful for each experience. The good... and the bad. For the bad are often blessings in disguise. โ˜บ๏ธ
#lifelessons #perspectives #thegood #thebad #lifechoices #bewise #behumble #begrateful #behappy#keepingthefaith #blessingsindisguise #daretobebold #youngheart #oldsoul #onelifetolive

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Here I was tired and out of focus, a bit all over the place. Fatigued was starting to kick in, and I was struggling to regain composure. The toughest shot here was probably getting position on the 7 ball as it was tucked behind the 9. Somehow, I managed to pull through just in time to close out for the win. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฅ
#billiards #9ball #fatigued #outoffocus #struggling #regaincomposure #forgottochalk #maddashFTW #runout #thehardway #autopilotmode #blurredout #lovebirdsintheback #focus #keepittogether #daretobebold #girlswhoplaypool
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