Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116) [similar]

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

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

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Billiards is a beautiful, yet mentally challenging sport.
It's something in the way the balls move. Glinding effortlessly over green pasture. Meandering through the dense maze, sometimes defying logic to make what seems impossible... possible. What's not to love? ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•
#billiards #8ball #9ball #poetryinmotion #nostalgia #poolloversthought #pooltherapy #brunswick9ft #highperformance #predatorcues #predatorP3 #daretobebold #defyinglogic #thebeautyofpool #focus #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

The moment when a Hustler got hustled ๐Ÿ˜‚. He committed 3 consecutive scratches on a saftey play (almost didn't want to own up to it. Luckily, I had it on recording ๐Ÿ˜‚.) Wanted to side bet that I couldn't do a 3-9 combo, but since I agreed to the preset conditions of no fishing on a scratch, I decided to honor it. Instead I set the shot up for a 4-9 combo, a much tougher combo than the 3-9 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜
#billiards #9ball #3fouls#ballinhand #no๐ŸŽฃonscratch #sidebet #combo9 #ftw #ilove๐ŸŽฃ #huslter #gothustled #byagirl๐Ÿ˜‚ #funtimes #allgood #focus #daretobebold #moneygame #pooltherapy #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

I believe that Valentine's Day should be a universal day of sharing love, not just among couples but among us all. We could all use a little tender, love and care. Happy Valentine's Day to all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
#chocolatecoveredstrawberries #pecannuts #sluttybrownies #redvelvetbrownies #marshmallows #chocolatechipcookiedough #homebaking #valentinestreat #giveaway #sharingiscaring #spreadthelove #oneworld #onelove

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Caught with a tough angle on the 4 ball. There were numerous shot possibilities that ran through my mind all with pros and cons, safety play of course is always an immediate option. But, if i see a possible out I'll go for it. After juggling back and forth in my mind, I let out a little grunt and went for the cut to left corner pocket. CB rebounded off the nipple for a nice position on the 5. And with a bit of luck, the rest was history. Sometimes you just gotta trust your gut ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽฑ๐Ÿ˜
#billiards #9ball #toughangle #possibilities #mentalgame #weighingoptions #pros&cons #justdoit #nogutsnoglory #daretobebold #moneygame #trustyourgut #girlswhoplaypool #alwaysfishing #evenwhenimnotfishing

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Pool halls are my kind of playground. The lively atmosphere, the senseless chatters and giggles that permeate the air amidst rattling balls. It's a place where you stop and say..."it's playtime!" ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽฑโค๏ธ
#billiards #playtime #tbt #8ball #9ball #10ball #onepocket #lastpocket #pokerpool #allin #scotchdoubles #cutthroat #stakes #funtimes #chillax #pooltherapy #bondingtime #nightowls #girlswhoplaypool #daretobebold

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

A trip down memory lane. First pool maestro that I had the honor to play with. He was good. He was damn good. Couldn't beat him in a fair 1-1 combat in my early days. With each and every lost, he never let me live it down. This pic was a perfect example. I missed a shot and sure enough he was there to rub it in my face. And just when he thought I relented, I showed up the very next day! And the next... And even though many times he was busy behind the counter, I waited. And waited.
That was years ago, he went back to his country. And till this day, I missed him dearly. ๐Ÿ˜”
#tbt #memorylane #blastfromthepast #billiards #8ball #poolmaster #mentor #thegreatmaestro #poolshark #relentless #focus #artofpatience #perserverance #foetofriend #moralofthestory #dontgiveup #forgetneverforgotten #nopainnogain #nogutsnoglory #daretobebold
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