Saturday 20 December 2014

Happy Christmas from the Weitzs and Mahjong News!   

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KIRKLAND, Quebec (Canada) - Even though their Christmas Card has to travel all the way from Canada to Holland, Allan and Lila Weitz never fail, like Santa. For years, they have been the first to get their Christmas card in the postbox of Mahjong News. And then, we mean a real postbox, not a digital one.

Allan and his wife Lila Weitz are long time collectors of mahjong sets. They always picture themselves on the card they send their numerous friends, in Canada and world wide. E.g. last year, we saw them shopping and wearing T-shirts with the text ‘Mah-Jongg Sets Wanted’. This year, they pose behind some of their most beautiful mah-jongg cases.

Thank you so much for your faithful Season’s Greetings, Lila and Allan. Mahjong News seizes the opportunity to share your pretty card with all mahjong friends on the globe who are the visitors of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Hong Kong schoolboy sends text message suicide note to parents

HONG KONG  - A 13-year-old schoolboy sent a suicide note to his parents by mobile phone text message before leaping to his death from a Hong Kong high-rise flat, a news report said Wednesday. Chan Wai-lok, who jumped from his family's 14th-floor flat early Tuesday morning, wrote in the message, 'Goodbye, daddy and mummy. Mum, don't play mahjong again,' the South China Morning Post reported.

No explicit reason was given for his suicide in the note, the newspaper said. Mahjong is a hugely popular Chinese dominoes-style game played mostly by Hong Kong women for modest wagers. Youth suicide rates in Hong Kong are relatively high with sociologists blaming pressure to succeed at school and lack of communication between working couples and their children. Fifteen Hong Kong secondary school children committed suicide in the 2009-2010 academic year compared to 11 in the previous academic year.

© Deutsche Press Agentur



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