JC Friends Published in Straits Times On Mahjong
Two old Junior College buddies of mine, Justine Tay
Tey and Edwin Phua, have made the Life coverage section of Singapore’s The Sunday Times. It was a surprise to see friends, whom I have not spoken to for years; to have their pictures printed right in the paper.
The topic? About Mahjong. Of course, this may sound relatively traditional, as the game is often precariously stereo-typed with uncles and aunties in their late 30s and above. But no, this game is very much popular with youngsters. A cousin of mine, yet to be in his teens, is able to handle mahjong equally well!
Mahjong, at the end of the day, is a hobby to enjoy and also to exercise the mind. It involve a lot of memory calculations, probabilities and predicting moves of other players; either to win the game, or to minimise losses. Of course, it involves luck as well.
Well, as I was saying this, I just won $20 last night in a game of Mahjong!
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Out of curiosity, I went to Google to search for Edwin’s blog site about Mahjong. Apparently there seems to have several articles about the dynamic duo who got published on Straits Times.
At last, I found it. I believe this is the article that was published on The Sunday Times, Lifestyle report – Mahjong Magic.
Last updated: December 29, 2007