Saturday 04 July 2015

Playing Mahjong to Honor the Dead

Mourners play mahjong near a coffin during a funeral wake.MANILA Philippines 01 July 2015 - In the Philippines, gambling isn’t just a past time, but a way to honor the dead. Betting games, mah jong, and card tables are often set up at Filipino wakes, or paglalamay, where the tradition is to keep a 24-hour vigil over the deceased until the burial.

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OEMC Player: Elisabeth Frischenschlager

frischenschlagerElisabeth Frischenschlager from Austria plays mahjong nearly every day.

“It is my favorite hobby in my free time. I spend much time with playing mahjong, and that’s enough. Playing even more would not be all right.”

Elisabeth plays every Tuesday with her friends in her club at Baden. When she is at home and there is no one to play against, she often logs on the Mahjong Time server for somer games. “Mahjong I play for fun!”


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