THE MAH JONGG QUEEN!

Whenever I hear from someone in the Bay Area asking me for a Mah Jongg teacher recommendation, my go-to – and only – person I send them to is my dear friend, Toby Salk. And now Toby has finally received the recognition she so deserves – she has been crowned as the Bay Area’s Mah Jongg Queen by Berkeley Hills Living, a private, neighborhood-focused magazine that serves the Berkeley Hills residents and Montclair and Piedmont Pines residents. The magazine’s mission is “to bring neighbors and businesses together with a positive, relevant and family-friendly monthly magazine, customized to meet the needs of the neighborhood.”

Read on about Toby and you will learn some of the reasons why I think she is the greatest!

HAPPY NEW YEAR…AND A 2018 REMINDER…

WISHING ALL OF YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WONDERFUL NEW YEAR,                                 FILLED WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF JOKERS!

And now, believe it or not, it is time to order your 2018 National Mah Jongg League cards, which will be mailed out to you in late March/early April. Just go to the League’s website here and follow the instructions. The earlier you order, the sooner you will receive your new NMJL cards!

THERE IS STILL TIME…

…to be a part of another Donna Eschen-involved event supporting the Special Olympics held this time at the Minami Community Center in Santa Maria, CA. We know that every event in which Donna is involved is always a smashing success and this one will be no different. Santa Maria is in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley but not far from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara…which means if you are looking for a way to banish those January winter blues, hop in your car and head up to this mini tournament. Just print out this form and send it in. There are still spots left!

 

I AM WISHING YOU ALL GOOD THINGS…

…including lots of Jokers…on this Christmas holiday!

Our dear friend Meredith bought this wonderful Christmas set last year  –

and she decorated her card table to reflect the season’s greetings:

And so, in the spirit of the holiday, we send good wishes and happy thoughts to all of you for a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ANN & LIZZIE!

WHAT IS LIFE?

Well, if you are Forrest Gump, you might say: My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'” But, if you are quoting Blastworks Mahjong, you probably will say, “Life is Like a Game of Mahjong!” Again, you never know what you’re gonna get but you do know that it is gonna be fun!

ON THIS LAST NIGHT OF CHANUKAH…

…I am sending you all good thoughts that you received everything you wished for…including lots of Jokers in your Mah Jongg games!

Happy Chanukah!!!