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).
I received an exciting message from our dear friends, Judy Serrapica and Bonnie Wise – the brains behind Dragons on the Green Mah Jongg . Read on to learn about their great news and maybe, just maybe, you will see me there in the near future! If you are going to be anywhere near the Tampa area on Saturday, December 17th, please sign up for this great tournament…Bonnie and Judy sponsor these tournaments to support charities and this tournament will be supporting the JCC.
As you know, we are always on the search for new venues to hold our Dragons on the Green Mah Jongg tournaments. Well, we now have one secured for Saturday, December 17th at the soon-to-be-opening (December 11th) Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa located at 522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606. We are very excited about this venue as we will be holding their very 1st Mah Jongg Tournament and having the JCC be our charity for this event.
The room we have booked is big and beautiful and we are looking for vendors to join us. So, if you know of anyone (and those of you who have asked in the past), please contact either Bonnie or me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Yesterday was a special day – Judy S arrived at LaGuardia around 10am and headed right over to chez moi. From the moment she walked in until she left, we never stopped talking! Although we only met in person for the first time in July at the Destination Mah Jongg Tournament, it is as if we have been friends forever. Judy is such a thoughtful and giving person – she walked in loaded with fabulous gifts for me. And I love them all – a magnetic clip for my refrigerator…Mah Jongg coasters – I LOVE these and I know they will get a lot of use!A purse-sized measuring tape – perfect for using when you are out and about and need to measure tiles or tables or whatever! And, in case you haven’t figured it out, Judy is one of the two CEOs of Dragons on the Green Mah Jongg (Bonnie Wise is her partner in the business) – the company that gives all of those wonderful tournaments in the greater Tampa area. BTW, if you live around Tampa, Judy and Bonnie are also great Mah Jongg teachers. Send me a message if you are interested in taking lessons from them and I will send you their contact information. And a Mah Jongg fabric case to hold my NMJL card – what great gifts!!! I can’t wait until everyone sees my card in this case!After talking away for a couple of hours, we decided it was time for lunch and headed over to the local neighborhood hangout, The Beach Cafe, for a great hamburger. Afterward we headed back to my apartment for hours and hours of Siamese Mah Jongg. All in all, the perfect day!BTW, I must admit that Judy beat the pants off of me today – she is such a great MJ player!