Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116) [similar]

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

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

The moment when a Hustler got hustled πŸ˜‚. He committed 3 consecutive scratches on a saftey play (almost didn't want to own up to it. Luckily, I had it on recording πŸ˜‚.) 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 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸŽ±πŸ˜
#billiards #9ball #3fouls#ballinhand #no🎣onscratch #sidebet #combo9 #ftw #ilove🎣 #huslter #gothustled #byagirlπŸ˜‚ #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 πŸ€—πŸ˜‹πŸ˜β€οΈ
#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 😁🎱😍
#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!" πŸ€—πŸŽ±β€οΈ
#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. πŸ˜”
#tbt #memorylane #blastfromthepast #billiards #8ball #poolmaster #mentor #thegreatmaestro #poolshark #relentless #focus #artofpatience #perserverance #foetofriend #moralofthestory #dontgiveup #forgetneverforgotten #nopainnogain #nogutsnoglory #daretobebold

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

When food meets art equals ε’Œ (harmony). There is no limit to the power of creativity. Hence, an uncreative mind is an unexplored mind.
#minioreo #matcha #cheesecake with #mixedberries #compote #mycreation #foodart #creativity #balance #yingyang #focus #calmness #zenmode #homebaking #instagood #instayum #desserts

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

The one shot that solved the problem. Dilemma: 2 and 7 frozen at rail. Chalk mark the spot. Connect the balls. Cluster free plus shape. Sweet. Problem solved. πŸ€—πŸ˜₯πŸ˜€
#billiards #dilemma #cluster #carom #kick #combo #1shotwonder #chalkit #focus #eyeontheball #daretobebold #goforit #problemsolved #norisknoglory #9ball #race #girlswhoplaypool

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Another year has come and gone. And here I stand... a year older, and hopefully, a year wiser. I have come to realize it is not how far you have traveled or where you came from, it is simply knowing that you have arrived. For learning to live in "the moment" is truly the greatest gift of all. πŸ™‡β˜ΊοΈ
#birthday #timeofreflection #older #wiser #lifelessons #artofhumility #livinginthemoment #mindfulness #countyourblessings #begrateful #oldsoul #youngheart #daretobebold

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

I am so grateful and blessed for this moment. I believe you are only as great as the people you are surrounded by, and I am surrounded by truly great people. I am humbled and honored. 😊❀️
#mybirthday #birthdaycake #surprise #friends #families #greatpeople #honored #humbled #redvelvetcake #myfave #feelingspecial #celebration #preciousmoment

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

This plating design struck me at the oddest hour. Like a mad scientist I just had to grab a plate and went with it. And this was the finished product. When ingenuity strikes, you have to roll with it! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ€—πŸ§
#ingenuity #creativity #thatspark #plating #concept #caramelsauce #oreocrumble as base #foodart #toastedseseamebrittleicecream #belgiumwaffle and #basil as #garnish #brainstorm #instayum #instagood #latenightcravings #dessertπŸ˜‹

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Ta-da!! Meet my new radish family, from left to right -- Doofy, Mini, Nosey, and Piggy! They were carved from leftover radishesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ€—. Which one do you like?
#radishfamily #sundayfunday #justmebeingsilly #goofingoff #havingfun #laughterisgood #knifecarving #creativity #invent #create #brainstorm #cuteπŸ‘― #garnish #instagood #picofday

Thien_Nga (@tina_ma116)

Sometimes, it's not how you start. It's how you finish. He almost had it . Unfortunately, it wasn't his lucky night. πŸ™ƒβ˜ΊοΈ #billiards #unluckyforhim #luckyforme #9ball #gameofchance #risks #stakes #allin #focus #daretobebold #bankshot #ftw #nogoingback #carpediem #eyeontheball #girlswhoplaypool
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