Monday 22 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!


Japan, Japan!

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For me, being in Japan was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But ever since I was there, for the 2002 World Championship in Mahjong, I wanted to go back. To see all the sights I did not see at the time. To see back all the Japanese friends I made then, and later on via the internet. To play in a riichi mahjong parlor again, or in a large tournament perhaps. To see the Japanese flowering cherry and Mount Fuji. To walk down the streets in Tokyo again.
When I close my eyes, I see the busy sidewalks, the pedestrian crossings, the crowded subways.

I close my eyes now and I see Tokyo as it probably is today. People are scared. There are less of them in the streets. They are hurrying as ever, but they are hurrying to get home, to close doors and windows. The mahjong parlors probably will be empty and most likely there will be no chit-chat and happy faces in the restaurants.

I think of my friends. Even when they are well, I know they are worried very much, and scared for their folks and family.

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How I long to see them back, to hugh them again and see their happy faces again. How I would like to see Japan smile again.
Japan, my thoughts are with you. All the time. Till the next, happy time.

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1Monday, 21 March 2011 20:12
Ildiko Hargitai
I asked Idota (Koji) and he say he and he is friends are ok.
That is something, and we will meet in Mestre. (I hoppe!)
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