Friday, July 03, 2009

Blog Update

It has been quite a while since my last post — some sixteen months in fact! I am guilty of being too busy with too many things in my life, thus leading to the neglect of this blog. Mahjong, however, does remain an important and essential part: I continue to play mahjong, if infrequently, and continue to keep track of mahjong news (for example, the Mahjong News website is a good source of news on developments in Europe!). However, I just have not kept up with the blogging.

Now, I am trying to make more time for this blog just so this blog does not die a long, slow death by neglect! I will not be able to blog much on my Mahjong Competition Rules play sessions, since I rarely get to play mahjong with my MCR group. However, to make up for lack of opportunities to play MCR with people in the flesh, I have been spending a little bit more time on MahjongTime. Yes, I got myself a subscription! So, more online mahjong, less "real-life" mahjong. I will have to be content with that, as long as there is mahjong for me to play!

So, what is in store for this blog then, for the future? I will continue to post my thoughts on mahjong in general, with little bits of history, culture, analysis and other things thrown in. If I get to play some proper MCR games with my MCR group, I might also post some interesting titbits gleaned from these sessions.

6 comments:

Keith said...

Hey, indeed it is more than a year since you last posted on your own blog. Great to know that you're doing well and still very inclined into MCR. For me, I'm still playing the usual Singapore-styled version.

EP said...

Hi Keith,

Yes, it has been a long time. Unfortunately, I really have little time and energy to write much these days so this blog has been somewhat neglected.

Oh yes, I still play a lot of MCR, mostly online on MahjongTime. However, I still do play the Singapore style, most recently during the National Day holiday! I am glad you are also actively playing!

Mark said...

Hey, sorry if I am being extra, but do you have an idea how I could get a Japanese Mahjong set in Singapore complete with 4 red dora?

EP said...

Hi Mark,

As far as I know, there seems to be no shops in Singapore selling Japanese mahjong sets with red fives. I have just gone to two shops in Chinatown (Yit Fatt Mahjong Centre and Mahjong House, both in People's Park Complex) in the past two weeks, but I did not see any mahjong sets with red fives.

A way to get them would be to order them online. There are at least two English-language online shops: MahjongMart and Japanese-Mahjong.com. It is worth checking out these online shops. I will continue to keep a lookout for shops that see Japanese mahjong sets with red fives.

Mark said...

O.o Okay! Thanks! I just got addicted to japanese mahjong, and I want to teach me friends the game. The red 5s are kind of a must for the game to be taken up a notch for me. Thanks for the info!

Latifah Ali@Tipotz said...

YITT FATT MAHJONG CENTRE AT PEOPLE'S PARK COMPLEX IS MOVING TO OUTRAM PARK (PEARL COMPLEX) AT THE END OF THE MONTH AND THEY ARE SELLING JAPANESE MAHJONG WITH RED FIVES. TRY TO CHECK THEM OUT.