Sunday, March 20, 2011
One of the perks of living in our place is the old school bingo hall around the corner. It looks like something from the 1950s, we have walked pass it many times but have always been too shy to venture inside purely becuase of its uninvitingness.
One night after many glasses of wine and hours of discussion as to whether we should give the bingo hall a go. We decided to see what this elusive place is all about. There were four of us together, arm in arm we ventured inside. The moment we stepped foot into the building, it was like going back in time. It was full of old timers in outfit that wouldn't look out of place in many decades past. We received many strange looks, but we solidered on and walked towards the receptionist.
After a long time of explaining on how to play and receving many grumpy looks from people from the queue becuase we were taking so much time, we found a table and settled in for our night of bingo. It took a while to get started, but once it starts, oh boy was it hard. I don't know how they do it, this is nothing like the bingo you play at pubs with mates, this is seriously! The lady spitted out numbers upon numbers, we could hardly catch up. There were no time for chatting, not even looking on to your neighbour's card.
I didn't win any money in the end, but my friend Lisa won 2 games which equals to something like $200+. The whole night lasted for around 4 hours, some would say it was time wasted, but we did have a lot of fun in the end. I don't think I would ever go back there again, but for anyone who has never been to a bingo hall before, I would higly recommend it just for the experience. But word of advice, this is not for the faint hearted.