JC Friends Published in Straits Times On Mahjong

December 2, 2007 · Posted in TJC Related 
The Sunday Times

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!

Picture Published on Straits Timesp/s: Edwin and Justine, it’s great to “see” both of you again.

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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

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8 Responses to “JC Friends Published in Straits Times On Mahjong”

  1. Edwin Singapore Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0 on December 9th, 2007 11:23 pm

    Thanks for publicising the article for me and Justine! By the way, Justine’s a little miffed her surname got spelled wrongly.

    Heh, you can always find us for a game of mahjong anytime!

  2. Keith Neo United States Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0 on December 10th, 2007 9:02 am

    Erm… that was my suspicion when I saw her name written on the Straits Times – and I sort of wondered have I got that wrong for the past 12 years?

    Now, it’s just my lack of confidence; should have got it spot on. My apology, Justine!

    By the way, I’m ready for a game of Mahjong anytime. Cheers!

  3. Christopher France Linux Mozilla Firefox on December 10th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Hey, so what did the article say? You guys have a digital copy or something?

  4. Keith Neo United States Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0 on December 11th, 2007 8:45 am

    It was like 2 weeks ago. I did not keep a copy of it, but not sure if Edwin or Justine does.

    In fact they should, since they are the star of the event, with an extra-large photo of them in the picture.

    I’ll try to search for that, if it is still available in the house.

  5. Edwin Singapore Windows XP Internet Explorer 6.0 on December 11th, 2007 3:02 pm

    I’ve sent Christopher an electronic copy via email. It even has a link to the photograph of Justine and I.

    Justine’s not too sure this article was worth it: she seems to be getting a lot of snide remarks about mahjong at work now.

  6. Keith Neo Singapore Windows XP Mozilla Firefox on December 11th, 2007 11:11 pm

    Cool, can I have an electronic copy of it as well?

    As for those snide remarks, I can perfectly understand it when one becomes a celebrity status. Ha ha…

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