So last night was my fourth time playing Maj Jong and I can still say with a high degree of certainty that I still don’t know what I am doing! But everyone has been very nice to me. I am beginning to think that new recruits are not easy to come by and so they are being extra nice so that they don’t scare me off. They are all oozing with patience. Right now the group plays every other week. That is a big commitment but so far, come the 2nd week when it’s time to play, I am usually ready to try again. The food is always good. And of course wine is always served. And the stakes are low in that we are only playing for quarters…and of course bragging rights.
The Maj Jong women are slowing sucking me in to their circle. They are plying me with their wine and kindness. I’ve been talked into ordering a new playing card for the 2010 Maj Jong season. I’ll bet you didn’t even know that Maj Jong had a “season”. Everyone plays from the same card which is a sheet that lists all the possible tile combinations you need for a winning hand. New cards are issued to start on the first of April and then everyone in the country starts playing the hands off of the the new card. Kind of like a Bingo card only with Chinese characters. Yeah, and really easy to read and comprehend. Not! I have been asked to host the group at my home on May 10th. Now hold your horses…I mean your bamboo. I haven’t even decided yet if I am going to officially join! They all just smile at me when I say that. It’s like they know something I don’t. (I think I might be joining a cult…If I disappear…send in a de-programmer.) Thanks. ;)
And don’t forget! I am having a Giveaway this week. Be sure to enter by Friday, February 26, 2010. Click on the icon on my side bar near the top of my page for more details!! Good Luck!