CRAZY RICH ASIANS & MAH JONGG

Our dear friend out in Central California, Donna Eschen, has found the most interesting blog on the Internet called Angry Asian Man, which explains the Mahjong scene in the new hit movie, Crazy Rich Asians. 

I think you will enjoy this explanation – just remember that they are not playing American Mah Jongg in this movie…duh! And if you cannot read the small print, take a look here at the Angry Asian Man’s blog


SHE’S A WINNER AGAIN! AND ALWAYS!!

The wonderful Toby Salk has once again won the East Bay award for being the absolute best Mah Jongg teacher! No surprise to me because I know how great she is! And if you are lucky enough to live in the greater Bay Area, this is the person you want to teach you how to play the game or take your game to a higher level by taking some of her advanced classes. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO TOBY!!!!!BEST MAH JONGG INSTRUCTOR 

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/general/flash/2018/08-15-2018/  Page 26

WE LOVE SIAMESE MAH JONGG…AND GLADYS GRAD!

So many of us are now playing Gladys Grad’s Siamese Mah Jongg that it really was only a matter of time before Gladys created a special card for the game. As Gladys says, “Siamese was originally created to be played with the NMJL card.” But, as more and more people became interested in this new version of the game, a new card needed to be designed “specifically for the new strategies and excitement of Siamese Mah Jongg…with extra challenges included for 3 & 4-handed Royale Siamese.”

So, leave it to Gladys to create this card and make it available at a very inexpensive price to add to our Mah Jongg pleasure. The card is the same format that we are used to with rules and how-to play on the back of the triptych card. Once again, Gladys rules! Order some cards for your group and get into the newest form of Mah Jongg that we are all playing and loving!

MAH JONGG FUN IN THE SUN!

Eventually the sun is going to come out this summer and the temperature will rise. When this happens, how about some Mah Jongg in the coolest possible place during the hot summer months? It would seem that people have been beating the heat while playing their favorite game in the water for quite a while. Here are some photos of Mah Jongg players trying to keep their cool – physically and mentally!And just in case you would like to enjoy your summer games in this very same way, there is a company in China by the name of DHgate that will ship a floating Mah Jongg table with chairs to you for $132.84  with free shipping – and I think that is a pretty fair price to be able to play our favorite game in the cool of a pool or lake! If any of you have one of these floating tables, take some photos and send them to me so I can show it to everyone in a future posting.

MY NEWEST ACQUISITION…

I am so excited about my newest toy – a phone popup stand with a Mah Jongg design. I have seen so many people with these stands on the back of their phones but didn’t want to put something plain on my Mah Jongg iPhone case. Last week I was browsing gifts at my favorite Mah Jongg online store, Where the Winds Blow, and sure enough, there was a Mah Jongg popup phone stand, which I immediately ordered.  And yesterday it arrived and immediately was attached to my iPhone…LOVE IT!!!

ANOTHER MAH JONGG MYSTERY SOLVED!

A few days ago I published a posting about the history of Jokers found in our Mah Jongg sets. I noted that I did not know who had originally written the article but asked the readers of this blog to let me know if they had any idea. Well, two of the mavens of the game, Tony and Annelise, both contacted me and told me that the article had come from none other than our dear friend, Tom Sloper. You can see the original article From Tom’s Sloper on Mah-Jongg, written on February 26th, 2012, column #509. Yet another mystery solved thanks to two really wonderful friends in our fabulous Mah Jongg community.