TRIP TO RENO, NEVADA, USA

Q: Do you like to play slot machines, cards, etc. in any casinos?

A: Yes, but I am playing only slot machines and I am not yet playing cards because I don't know how to play cards since when I was in Philippines. I love to play any kind of slot machines if you have a lot of money. Don't take it seriously while you are playing slot machines because you'll get dissapointed once you get loose.

Q: Do you have an idea where is the best casinos here in USA to play slot machines?

A: Yes, in Reno, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada. I have been to Reno, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada many times. Las Vegas, Nevada is a well-known place for gambling especially along Las Vegas Boulevard. Reno, Nevada is the second to the well-known place for gambling. According to my friends here, there are also casinos in California like Cache Creek in Vacaville, California and also in the east coast area in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Q: How far is Reno, Nevada from San Francisco, California and how to get there?

A: Reno, Nevada is four hours drive by long drive from San Francisco, California and 30 minutes travel by the airplane. You can go to Reno, Nevada by public transportation by means of riding on a Greyhound Bus, or riding on an Amtrak Train.

Q: How is the weather at Reno, Nevada?

A: The weather in Reno, Nevada is also extreme. In the summer period, the temperature is 90°F or sometimes 95°F but it is not humid there while in the winter period, the temperature is 20°F or sometimes 15°F. Reno, Nevada is also snowing during winter period.

Q: When did you go to Reno, Nevada and with whom?

A:I wento to Reno, Nevada on January 6, 2001 with my mother, two aunts, and my aunt's friends, and we rode in a bus courtesy of Lucky Charms. We spend in gambling at El Dorado and Harrah's.

Q: We heard that you went to Reno, Nevada again and with whom?

A:I went to Reno, Nevada again on June 9, 2001 with my mother, two aunts, and my mother's co-workers. We rode in a bus courtesy of UPAI (United Pangasinan Association, Inc.). I am not a native of Pangasinan and I am a native of Bulacan. My mother's co-workers are the natives of Pangasinan. They invited my mother and my mother invited me and my two aunts to join the trip. We spend in gambling at Silver Club.


Q: Isn't true that you were invited to Reno, Nevada by your relatives?

A: Yes, they invited me again on May 24, 2003 with my aunts like Mrs. Flora Macaraig, Mrs. Herminia Peņa, my uncle Mr. Rogelio Macaraig, my niece Sayenne, and my nephew Allan. My aunt, Mrs. Herminia Peņa, rented a mini-van for our trip to Reno, Nevada from Pacifica, California. We spend in gambling at Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.


Q: Isn't true that you went to Reno, Nevada again and with whom?

A: Yes, I went to Reno, Nevada again on October 4, 2003 with my mother, Mrs. Rosario Magtalas Balajadia, and my aunts like Mrs. Flora Macaraig and Mrs. Herminia Peņa. We spend in gambling again at Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.


Q: We heard that you went to Reno, Nevada all together with your family, isn't it?

A: Yes, we went to Reno, Nevada together with my parents and all my brothers on October 27 - 28, 2004. We stayed at Boomtown Hotel and Casino for 1 night. My younger brother took his vacation from his military duty assignment at Hawaii and he wants to use his vacation days by having a family get together like this. He planned a family get together at my mother's birthday. The weather there was so cold because it was snowing there. We stayed only at Boomtown Hotel and Casino since the whole area are covered with snow. Actually, the place is not exactly in Reno, Nevada but it is a neighbor city in Verdi, Nevada. Thanks God that our family get together was so memorable and we had a lot of fun there by eating in a buffet restaurant and playing slot machines. We had a tour also although the place is covered with snow.


Q: Are you lucky to win the games in Reno, Nevada?

A:Yes, of course. Sometimes I win and sometimes I loose. I am lucky usually in playing slot machines. Here's my tip and this is my experience, if you want to be lucky in playing slot machines, I suggest that you look and find the "Wild Cherry" because that machine is more generous than the others. At the pay line of slot machine, if there is a cherry whether at the pay line or any position where there is a cherry, you can still win some coins.

Q: Do you have a plan to play slot machines again in Reno, Nevada?

A:Yes, of course but I have to prepare some money to spend. I will try to discover and look the other games of slot machines which are generous also. I will try to learn how to play cards so that I can play Poker Games, Black Jack, etc.

Q: We noticed that you went to Reno, Nevada with your former co-professors at De La Salle University, isn't it?

A: Yes, I went to Reno, Nevada last December 8 - 9, 2007 with my former co-professors at De La Salle University. My former student, Ms. Genevieve "Bebang" Castillo invited us to go there because she will graduate her Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Nevada Reno. She gave her treat at Boomtown Hotel and Casino. We had a lobster buffet for $19.95 per person and everyone was enjoyed in eating lobsters together with her family and classmates. This was a good time to go there because we gave also a nice tour to Dr. Carlito Salazar who visited in US for only 6 months. We went there together with Dr. Jun Olaņo and Dr. Carlito Salazar. We supposed to invite also Dr. Carmi Olaņo, wife of Dr. Jun Olaņo but she could not join to go there because she was busy in final examinations and computing final grades at Pinole High School. We stayed at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino and then we had a tour at Lake Tahoe. Thanks God that we were not involved in an accident because there are many cars that are slipped and crushed at the roadsides and trees with high and thick snows. Actually my car doesn't have snow chain and we were slipped along the curve and downhill roads and thanks God that I stepped at the brake and my car did not slip later until we were reached to Lake Tahoe. Although that place was totally covered with thick snow, we were enjoyed in looking at the Lake Tahoe and had picture takings. Next time, if I will go to snow areas, I have to put snow chain at my car because it's also a law in US.


Q: We heard that your cousin from Philippines, Alvin Alvaran Magtalas, a tourist would like to go to Reno, Nevada. Did you go to Reno, Nevada and with whom?

A:Yes, we went to Reno, Nevada on August 23-24, 2008 to give my cousin a great tour together with my mother, Mrs. Rosario Magtalas Balajadia, my brother, Mr. Alfredo Magtalas Balajadia, Jr., with his wife, Joyce Cristobal, and his son, Angelo. We used my car and my brother's car to go there. We stay for two days at Circus Circus Hotel. We played slot machines at Circus Circus, El Dorado, , Harrah's, Fitzgeralds, Peppermill, and Boomtown. We had a great tour and picture taking at Reno, Nevada especially at the downtown area where the landmark of Reno is located. We had to give my cousin a tour because he will go back to Philippines very soon. This was a very nice tour because the weather wass nice. It's not too hot or too cold. The temperature was 95°F in the morning and 80°F in the evening.


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