The weather in NYC has been unbelievably hot and steamy. What to do? Perhaps we should take a hint from the other side of the world. Look what is going on in Foshan, China:
Looks like those swimming pool Mah Jongg players in Foshan have started a trend! A scenic spot called Qiu Dao Valley in Foshan has taken it to the next level by holding an entire Mah Jongg tournament in their swimming pool, Chinanews.com reported.
According to the general manager, more than 100 tourists entered the first competition, and the preliminary contest would last till the end of August. All tourists can join and every winner in the preliminary contest will receive a prize. During the final, the first-place winner will be awarded 5000 yuan, the two second-place winners will be given 1000 yuan each, and the three third-place winners will each receive 500 yuan.
And swimming pool Mah Jongg isn’t limited to young people in tournaments – it looks as if everyone is getting into the swim of things (as it were…):
Check out these residents in Foshan City, Guangdong playing Mah Jongg in a swimming pool. They considered it a great way to cool down under such a scorching weather as well as entertain themselves, Xinhua News reported. Seeing how sultry it gets in Shanghai, we kind of envy them.
BTW, I just heard from Lynn at Where the Winds Blow and there’s some good news from her: “We are getting a lot of our stock back in this week (we’ve been out of a lot of stuff).”
So, along with that great deal on the gold glitter 2014 Year of the Horse Mah Jongg set, all those other goodies that have not been available for a while will soon be back on Lynn’s website – keep checking!