Stillwater sisters, Not so long ago, I received this chain message on BlackBerry Messenger through one of my closest friends. I thought it would move you as it’s moved me, especially if you’re trying to fill your life with true happiness, but can’t find it. Enjoy the Word. ♥ Keep calm and carry on. No […]
I am lounging on my bed, reminiscing the good things that are currently happening in my life. I think I am blessed. I flip through the pages of my favorite magazine, Women’s Health, and turn toward the Life Skills section in search for the things I have yet to learn about life.
How should I look forward?
Within the course of half a year, I played Cap Sa with three other friends really often, and right after the dealer has finished giving out 13 cards for each player, this is what I get. Twice.
What are the odds? I immediately won, both games.
The first time was at the very end of the year, the next was about a month after that.
In the game of Cap Sa, or Big Two, this order of cards is called the Pure Dragon, where you get a perfect order of sequence from Ace to 2. Chances of getting an immediate win through this method, by calculating the probabilities (or not), can be expressed as:
How is it possible that I got it twice in less than 6 months? Is it because we played really, really often? By that, does increasing the frequency of chance opportunities have to do with increasing a person’s odds to stumble upon it? These questions made me think of the card game as a metaphor for life.