Friday 27 February 2015

Conquering the Mountain in Kathmandu: A Mahjong Sojourn

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KATHMANDU Nepal, February 21st - When I first arrived in Kathmandu, the airport arrivals curb was busy and alive! The locals, noting a foreigner had arrived in their midst, surrounded me asking me all manner of questions as to the nature of my stay. Was I there to climb Mount Everest? Was I in need of a Sherpa guide? Did I have a ride to base camp at the foot of the mountain? Looking around at my fellow passangers, and the gear they were collecting from the terminal, there among them were backpack frames, ropes, cleated boots, and all manner of climbing paraphinalia. There was no doubt Kathmandu was the launching basin for brave expeditions to climb up the face of the tallest and most formidible mountain in the world. But I was in Kathmandu to conquer a mountain of a different sort; a mountan of tiles—Mahjong.

Scott D. Miller, MD of Mahjong News travels to Nepal to talk mahjong, learn new styles, and build new bonds in the basin city of Kathmandu, nestled in the shadows of the tallest mountain in the world.

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Stanislav Ilyin

Martin! Thank you very much for this publication! I think that Stanislav will be pleased by it very much and it brings him new energy to improve the program and the interface, which is not perfect, I agree (but it is definitely of it own style). The only mistake you made is by identifying Stanislav. This program was created and is developed by Stanislav Ilyin (not Petrov, the riichi player whom you'll see soon in Hanover) way) from the city of Krasnoyarsk, some 4000 km east from Moscow (: http://www.mahjong.ru/images/stories/msk09/PA244023_1.jpg
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1Tuesday, 06 July 2010 19:14
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No need to tank me, Mark! It is Stanislav who did a great job.
I am sorry about the mistake with his name, have corrected that now.
Greetings - Martin
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