Long time no blog!
May 14, 2022
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Tons of stuff has happened since my last blog that it would be pretty difficult to fit it all in and on top of that, who wants to hear about stuff in the past anyhow? Let’s talk about what I’ve got going on now!

 

Well, it’s that time of year again, with the World Series of Poker right around the corner and I am once again on my annual, self-imposed poker hiatus. Sorta. In years past I have taken the month off before the World Series to do anything and everything as long as it has nothing to do with poker. That time away from poker really helped me clear my head and prepared me for the long days of pokering that was ahead. I have a tendency to get burnt out pretty easily with the packed tournament schedule I take on during the series so it’s nice to just get away from it all before I get chin-deep for the six-week stretch. But this time around it’s been a little bit different. Since I have been playing online a lot more this past year than I used to, I have come to realize how important and lucrative it is to be playing in the tournament series online leading up to the WSOP such as the SCOOPS on PokerStars and FTOPs on Full Tilt. I’ve also missed playing live cash games and am hoping to take this month to do more of that as well. And on top of all that, I am scheduled to play in World Team Poker being held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas May 19th as a member of Team China with Johnny Chan, David Chiu, and Chau Giang, just to name a few.

 

So I guess my hiatus will just have to wait ‘til after the series this year. I just hope that I will have something to show for my time and energy when it’s all said and done! I did manage to take a nice, relaxing family vacation, which I just got back from a week ago. I went home to my native Taiwan with my parents, to see my grandma and aunt, who still live there. It is really nice to go back from time to time not only to see family but to be reminded of where I come from and to see how much Taiwan has progressed economically since the last time I was there. We also went to China after to see the World Expo which was being held in Shanghai. Shanghai was such an amazingly modern city, and I had such a great time seeing the sights and taking in the amazing skyline the seaport had to offer. The only bad thing about the trip is that I returned with the worst case of jet lag EVER! I have had the most difficult time readjusting my sleep schedule since I’ve been back and have had many sleepless nights. Anyone have any good remedies for jet lag? I’m thinking a bottle of NyQuil and a glass of wine tonight!

 Hope all is well on the felt! 

MARIAHO
At the Golden Nugget filming World Team Poker.My Team China teammate Johnny Chan gettin his nose powdered http://yfrog.com/75lzgj

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