A month ago today, one of my dear friends made a trip back to Singapore, she hasn’t been back in 7 years!! That’s like a whole lifetime … literally for my niece :p Anyway, besides eating her fill of local delights, she wanted to play MAHJONG!!
I am friends with some of the best mahjong players around and my own aunts are very well acquainted with the tiles but I have actually never played the game. Not until a couple of weeks ago, that is 🙂
We all trooped to All Hail Mahjong Queen Cherry’s place and I was taught to identify tiles, what ‘pong’ meant and no, it has nothing to do with smells, how to game and I even won money 🙂 I have to say, it is an interesting game and I can understand why older people all over the world play it. I suspect if Cherry lived closer, I’d be playing more often 🙂
Meanwhile, I’ll look forward to our next game, which is probably when Mia comes back … in another 7 years. Don’t wait too long for your next visit!!! For now, all I can say is thank goodness for whatsapp, skype and email.