Round, here “Pool” or “Billiards” is called Pocketball, for whatever reason. Snooker is more popular, and I get how it’s played, but I haven’t played it yet. Pocketball costs about $6 an hour for the table, which is super cheap, and they give you a cup of pop or juice for free, so it’s a pretty cheap way to spend an hour with friends. We found another place that is $3.50 an hour, and has what looks like brand new tables. Ditto on the free pop or juice.
This is Zarif. He says he was briefly a sponsored pool player in his native Uzbekistan. He’s a pretty good pool player, he can do some pretty impressive shots, so I am inclined to believe him. He’s also a huge fibber and likes pulling your leg any chance he can, so I have my doubts. I’ll upload a video of him doing an overhand “spear shot” when I can.
This is Daemyoung, (dame-young), of Myanmar. He’s not a bad shot, but he bears a striking and unfortunate resemblance to Taiwanese pool great Jeanette Lee, the “Black Widow”. The hair, the expression, the shirt rolled up exactly to the elbow, it’s a little of everything.