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Oh No… Bunuh… UNO!

Seven cards dealt
One card faced up
Left of the dealer starts
Players follow instructions
Into the discard pile
Colours or numbers are played
Word cards the most feared
A muttered “Bunuh”
Reverse the direction
Luck can change
Left to right; right to left
Change a number
Skip a player
A turn missed
Oh! No. My Mum’s reaction
Change a colour
A Wild card for any colour
Draw two is mild
Compared to Draw four
Someone cast dagger looks
If looks could kill; Ha-ha
A last card in hand
A must to call out “UNO”
UNO becomes “Bunoh”
A kill with a Draw four
A reaction of “Oh! No!”
My Mum goes: Oh No…Bunoh…UNO!

(My Mum is 86-years-old and she loves this game of “UNO”. A game that keeps the mind stimulated and alert. Even with her failing eyesight she can see the bright colours and large numbers, except for the number “5” and letter “S” . )

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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