North Idaho MaJiang Game?
Posted in Hobbies
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:29 pm)

If anyone is ever interested in a regular game of MaJiang (mah jong, mah jongg, etc etc) in the Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls area leave a comment here and we'll try to coordinate things. I don't know enough people that know how to play (you can get a copy of the Mahjong Competition Rules from my earlier post). I'm not interested in learning or playing the American style, so don't ask.

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Last Day
Posted in Warm and Fuzzy
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:21 pm)

Today is my long-time cow orker Rally's last day. He turned in his two week notice this morning, but his boss said to go ahead and make today his last day. I wish him all the best at his new job, and envy him for having a month off to hang around and do whatever he wants before starting his new job!

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Pirates 3
Posted in Pirates, Reviews
Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:28 am)

Lorien and I went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie last night, and we loved it! I think it was way better than the second one, although I'd have to say the first is still my favorite.

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MaJiang Rules and Interesting Chinese Names
Posted in General
Forenoon watch, 5 bells (10:57 am)

For those of you that don't know, I love to play MaJiang. I only recently came to the knowledge that there are official Majiang Competition Rules. They spell it MahJong, but by their own pinyin method, it should be spelled MaJiang.

Don't make the mistake of using the zh sound in place of the J, the Mandarin pronunciation is "mah jee-ang". The 'zh' may come from the Cantonese pronunciation, but I'm not too familiar with it.

That reminds me of my year in China. When I lived in Kunming, Yunnan, I worked with a young girl named Jiang Jiang Jiang and a man named Wang Yu (that's like naming your son "Mary").

In Taiwan I met a guy named Zhong Guo Ren (sounds exactly the same as "Chinese person" in Mandarin). Now that's some funny stuff…

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