I am pretty sure you can tell that I am pro Mahjong with that very positive intro of the game. Some of you might not know but I've learnt how to play mahjong since the age of 10. It's one of the very few things that my dad has taught me since young. Not exactly a thing I am proud of if you look at it as a form of gambling but it has taught me a lot too.
I know friends who will meet random people online or friends of friends just to play mahjong over the weekend but that is one of those things that I cannot do. I am very particular about my mahjong kakis. To me winning is not important, it is about the process of the game and like I mentioned, social gathering. I am not too sure about you guys but there are some mahjong players that I simply can't stand!
1. Die Die Must Win
Winning, it's Monica's thing and we all know.
The super competitive players. They want to win. They will keep winning no matter what. I think this is a very personal preference for me which a lot of you might not relate. Maybe because I 1st started playing Mahjong with my parents and brother and winning and losing ain't really the biggest thing that we try to achieve so when we see anyone losing until very badly especially on the last "wind", we will try to game a bigger game of at least 5 - 6 folds minimum. With such gentlemanly (I would shamelessly call myself a gentlemen in this case) practice at home, it is hard for me to accept people who win 1 fold just to finish the game because they already won a lot and do not want to offer others a chance. #ItsProbablyJustMe
2. The Zero Fighter
If my mum can read English and is reading this, this is probably for her. I cannot stand people who has basically 0 folds on table and pong chi pong chi all the random suits and HOPE to get a flower in order to win. I mean like, WAH LAU EH! ENJOY THE GAME CAN? I know gambling needs a lot of luck but can you don't be so lazy and leave EVERYTHING to luck? JUST DO IT DOESN'T WORK THIS WAY!
3. The Slowpoke
I think this is one of the most hated players by everyone who plays in a decent pace. I understand we need to think once in awhile but this slowpoke is really out of the world. Think very slow and worst part is not during their turns they just refuse to pay attention and look at phone and what not. Wah Lau eh.
4. The Problem Child
Always play but forever asking the same question.
"Eh, if I no tai, I can game the middle tile or not?"
"Eh, if I half color is 2 folds?"
"Sorry ah, so if I pong already can I still chi?"
OIE! USE YOU BRAIN LAH!
5. The "Sorry I never draw money, let me transfer you or maybe next time"
|DBS got this part right, JUST PAY LAH!|
6. The Tiny Bladder
Self explanatory. Forever going toilet, after toilet go drink water, after drink water go find snacks. Take forever to finish 1 game. MEH
7. The Couple
|No good reason for tag team play unless you are good like these boys.|
8. The "You Shall Not Pass"
|No surprise on the choice of meme here.|
9. The Sore Loser
I guess this is the ultimate one that nobody can stand. Lose already black face whole night, don't talk to people, give people attitude, scold people, curse people, etc etc. I once had a friend who lost almost everything in the drawer (which was only $50 I think) and instead of counting the left over, she pulled her drawer out, threw the rest of the remaining little chips she had and said, "give you all lah give you all lah. Take everything lah" DOH. Cannot lose don't play.
10. King Of Mahjong
On the opposite pole of the sore loser. Not the type that keeps winning but the type that is very okay with losing. Sometimes I lose so much and still so happy about it that I scare my friends. They will wonder if I am really okay or am I just putting up a fake front. I am bias like this, if I am willing to sit down to play Mahjong with you, that means I am very okay to lose to you as long as we all enjoyed ourselves and had a good time. And sometimes people really hate someone who is THAT nice. #CantBlameMe
So why did I write this post? Because I just watched King of Mahjong and I was very inspired. We can tell that this is a comedy from the unbelievable cast of comedians. To be honest, I've never imagined to see such a cast on 1 single movie. Basically some of the best comedian from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
|Local King meets HK King. This two dudes are super funny and quick witted. Not just in the show but also during the red carpet event. Meeting them in person is really an amazing experience!|
To be honest, losing is tough, nobody likes it when you lose. I hate to lose in certain things in life even till today but I guess I had it the easy way for me when it comes to mahjong because I started really young. My brother and dad was very strict about me being a sore loser especially when I was younger. My brother set a very good example to me. He was always laughing and positive about it even when losing. He will say things like "small money only, I HAVE!" As times goes by and you "lose more often", you start to understand that it is not just about winning sometimes. It's about losing gracefully. Sometimes losing is winning. That's the morale of the story.
|I really like how prety Cheronna Ng 吴嘉熙 is. She totally caught my attention at 1st glance but Venus Wong 王敏奕's character had more to show in the show. Super awesome acting from her.|
|Local "Jokers". Pretty cool to see Pat Mok! Been awhile since we saw her on any shows. And that's Dennis Chew with his "GONG XI GONG XI GONG SIMI Tee!"|
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