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About Mah Jongg and Me

Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).

UH-OH…

One of my wonderful students sent this to me…she almost had made “The Big Hand” on the My Jongg game website. How many of you can spot right away why she was tossed out of the game?!BTW, in spite of this “beginner’s mistake,” she has become quite an accomplished Mah Jongg player! We all have slips once in a while, right?!! And I have to give her extra credit for trying to pull off this most difficult hand!

I KEEP TELLING YOU…

…MAH JONGG IS EVERYWHERE!!! And now mainstream America continues to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Check this out!Our good friend Donna in Central California sent me this ad from Adidas…Adidas celebrates the Year of the Rooster with Mah Jongg tiles on their sneakers!!!

SO TALENTED!

Mondays at 4:30 I teach a Mah Jongg class with four truly fun, thoughtful, delightful, and wonderful women (and I don’t mean to slight my other students – I am so fortunate to have made such incredible friends from all of my classes). Yesterday Ginny came to class a bit early with a gift for me – this wonderful recreation of our class…not only is it fabulous, as well as a perfect depiction of the women in the class but, as Ginny told me today, she whipped up this creation in less than 30 minutes. I am blown away by her creativity and artistic talents – and her friendship – and wanted to share this with all of you. Enjoy!img_2048

I’VE SAID IT BEFORE…

…Mah Jongg is everywhere! Check out this 58 across clue in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal crossword puzzle. Do you know the answer?! Scroll down to see the completed puzzle and learn if you were correct!img_1813-jpg

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THE HISTORY OF MAH JONGG SNACKS!

The wonderful Faye Scher shared a link from My Jewish Learning – this link took us to “The History of Mah Jongg Snacks” written by “The Nosher” (explained as a “blogging tour of all things Jewish food, recipes, and news, written by Shannon Sarna and other Jewish food lovers.”). If you have been a reader of this blog over the years then you know how important I think snacks are to our beloved game…and I suspect you will all enjoy this article.  Pass the licorice!screen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-52-19-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-53-14-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-52-56-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-53-14-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-53-28-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-53-48-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-54-00-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-54-29-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-54-18-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-02-at-8-54-29-pmI had to laugh at the last paragraph in the article when Ivy Barsky observes, “food is a kind of fifth player.” So true!!!!