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the charleston

By Elaine Sandberg

January 9, 2011 | 2:44 pm

                                  THE CHARLESTON

The Charleston is an anomaly in American Mah Jongg. No other Mah Jongg has it, be it Chinese, Japanese, German, Philippine... read on

  • NEW YEAR GREETINGS

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 26, 2010 | 10:01 pm

     

     

     

    NEW YEAR GREETINGS


    For the Holiday season, I will be taking a short break.
    I hope you have enjoyed my posts and have found them useful. 

    For the New Year, I would love to hear from you, particularly if you any questions, comments or tips you may have, any interesting... read on

  • A QUESTIONABLE CALL

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 19, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    A QUESTIONABLE CALL?

    I received an email from a former student the other day, describing a situation that was the cause of some “problem” in her group.  She asked for my “professional opinion”.

    Actually, there is no “opinion”, but a definite rule, which I gave.

    Here is... read on

  • PAY ATTENTION

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 12, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    PAY ATTENTION!


    Mah Jongg is the most fun when the participants are friendly even though the game is intrinsically competitive.
    When the game is over and everyone is mixing the tiles and building the Wall, that’s the time to chat and exchange ideas.  But once the game begins, your... read on

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  • WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    By Elaine Sandberg

    December 5, 2010 | 3:44 pm

                               

    WHAT WOULD YOU DO?


    As part of my classes, I teach important strategies for both beginners and novice players.  But which strategies to use depends on the situation you are faced with. It’s not always an easy decision because there are... read on

  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

    By Elaine Sandberg

    November 28, 2010 | 7:38 pm

    THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS


    It’s once again, that time of year when all things traditional are in vogue—the week-end for family reunions, preparing the Turkey feast, the football games and shopping on Black Friday.

    But I always wondered why it’s called Black Friday. To me, it... read on

  • THE SYMBOLS OF THE SET

    By Elaine Sandberg

    November 22, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    THE SYMBOLS OF THE TILES


    Part of the enjoyment of Mah Jongg is the sensory aesthetic of the set—the color, feel and the different depictions of the Suits, Dragon and Flower tiles. But newer sets are pretty standard in their depictions of the one Bam, Dragon and Flower tiles.

    ... read on

  • THE MAH JONGG SET

    By Elaine Sandberg

    November 15, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    There are many reasons people love the game of Mah Jongg—the challenges, the excitement of winning, the friendships and the fun of it all.  And even sometimes the food and drink top the list.

    But beyond that there is one reason perhaps you’re not aware of—that is the Mah Jongg... read on

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A kid from Brooklyn, a graduate of Syracuse University and an immigrant to California via Palo Alto, San Juan Capistrano, finally, Los Angeles, I have been here for the past 15...

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