February 21, 2008
Mahjong is one of my passions! I'm a 3rd generation player and teacher of Riichi, Cantonese with Honk Kong Scoring, Wright-Patterson and American styles. Like I said ... PASSON!
I created this meetup in honor of my Filipino Mom who passed away in 2004. She was master player at Wright-Patterson and National Mah Jong Leage styles. I inherited her passion for the game.
Roswell, Alpharetta and Johns Creek are most convenient for me but I'll venture out to Buckhead, Marietta, Cumming and Woodstock too. If someone wants to join our meeting and start a group within 2 hours of Atlanta, I'll drive out to help get it started!
I am an advanced player in American/NMJL, Cantonese/HKOS, Japanese/Riichi styles and Wright-Paterson styles. Riichi is my preferred style of play because of its novelty and strategy. I really enjoy playing American style because it has intricacies that make it challenging in a way unlike any other style. I also enjoy playing Wright-Patterson style because it brings back wonderful childhood memories. Cantonese style is what I recommend most to new players because it's the easiest to learn.
I learned how to play Mah Jong in '73 with Wright-Patterson/Air Force rules and have been playing ever since. Over the years, I've learned how to play American/NMJL, Cantonese/HKOS and Japanese/Riichi styles. I'm currently studying World Mahjong Competition Rules - this will take a while to master!
Fun, diverse group of people playing a game we all love :)
Michele I apologize but I will be unable to make it tonight. I've have been at work since 6 AM and may be stuck here late tonight. I am so sorry and hope that you understand. I am glad that Elizabeth is planning to come so you will have a 3rd. Have fun! Jeanne
Thank you so much for the nice greeting. I am looking forward to the September lesson! Will you be there?
I'm trying to decide if I want to learn Cantonese or American since it looks like lessons on both are coming up... (I know Japanese is coming up, too, but from what I've read, I don't think that's the one for me.) Which one is easier? And which one is more popular? Thanks a bunch! :o)
Thanks! :o) I got my card in the mail yesterday, and now I'm just waiting for a lesson date to come up. Woohoo!
Thanks, Michele! Looking forward to getting back into the game.