Monthly Archives: November 2016


John Davis, the inventive and creative Mah Jongg artist, is running a sale on his notecards, calendars, and posters that will end on December 1st. But…for the readers of this blog, John is extending the sale through December 5th! These are wonderful stocking stuffers and special gifts for your favorite Mah Jongg players (and be sure to get some for yourself!). When ordering let John know that you read about the sale on Mah Jongg and Me so that you will be sure to get the discount (remember – this is good only through December 5th). screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-11-58-36-amscreen-shot-2016-11-26-at-5-51-32-pm
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Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I adore Sandra and the fabulous Mah Jongg-related gifts she sells on her site, Gehazi Collections.  And look what I just received from her collection:

Sandra’s packaging is so adorable and appropriate for a Mah Jongg gift:img_1838More fabulous packaging inside the Chinese food take-out box:img_1839And inside all of this…a stunning and unique zipper pull! OMG – I love this so much!!img_1840

Check out Sandra’s site for unusual and wonderful holiday gifts for your Mah Jongg friends. And let’s support her – she is running this business in Detroit (my hometown) and helping to revitalize the city: img_1841screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-6-20-01-pm                                               

Look how great this zipper pull looks on my little Mah Jongg coin purse:img_1848


I let Alex know about the response to my posting on these fantastic Mah Jongg decanters and he has graciously put them up on his Etsy shop so that you can now purchase them for holiday gifts!  screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-5-01-42-pmHere is what Alex has to say about these beautiful and unusual decanters: This is the Twin Mini Mahjong Decanters made of Ceramic. The mahjong tile is the Green Dragon (pronounced FA) finished in color Red for representing prosperity. The design is taken from the old bone and bamboo mahjong tile. As the details on the side of the decanter still shows how bone and bamboo are put together. The bamboo details on the back goes all around from top to side.The ceramic is made in 1200 celsius degree baking oven for 12 hours. The straight corners of the rectangular decanter that holds the shape of mahjong is especially difficult to make.

And here is the original posting from the blog:

Our friend in Taiwan, the entrepreneurial and very clever Alex Chang (the creator of the absolutely fabulous Holiday Mah Jong Set), sent me the most fabulous gift – liquor in Mah Jongg-stylized tile bottles! I so love this gift – these fabulous bottles are now proudly displayed in my bar! And what a great gift to give to your Mah Jongg playing friends! 

Look at this fabulous presentation box:img_1830

Open it up and there are two bottles shaped just like Mah Jongg tiles!img_1831

The back of each bottle lets you know what is inside.img_1832

There’s even a spout to insert into each bottle to allow for an easy pour!img_1833

There is also a booklet (which, unfortunately, I haven’t translated just yet) –img_1834

The booklet contains some wonderful photos and drawings…img_1836img_1837

And, just to finish off the gift, Alex enclosed darling Mah Jong Holiday postcards. Alex – thank you so very much for this wonderful holiday gift!!!img_1843img_1844


…but because you don’t live in New York, you aren’t able to take lessons from me…well, I have good news for you…the ladies at Mahjongg Mentor are offering a special “Black Friday” sale – Mahjongg Mentor teaches you our beloved game online at their website!screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-9-12-57-amContact the people at Mahjongg Mentor for this special sale at:


I wonder if I could play for 24 straight hours? Maybe…in my dreams! How about you?screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-10-49-04-am

Danilo Serio MCR Tournaments 31 October 2016


MILAN, ITALY – Like last year, Luca Gavells wins the 24 hour tournament in Milan; at the second place was the Russian Aleksei Shpilman and third place was won by Stefano Rijoff.

28 players participated at the competition, with total entertainment from everybody. Thanks for organization to Italian Federation and the club of Milan, Associazione Italiana Mahjong.