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Diana



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:47 pm    Post subject: Happy Chinese New Year! Reply with quote

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:34 pm    Post subject: the plesant king---Chinese Spring Festival Reply with quote

From the day before yestoday, all chinese have been indulged in the happiest holiday of the year. the colorful flags and red laterns seem to tell everyone that spring is coming and the new year is near. wish all friends have a beginning in the blissful day. enjoy ourselves in the most excited way !
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wing



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: the plesant king---Chinese Spring Festival Reply with quote

Mr. Green I stayed up all night playing 'majong' to make big bucks.
Gong Xi, Gong Xi. Gong Xi everybody Fa Cai.
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Diana



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: the plesant king---Chinese Spring Festival Reply with quote

wing wrote:
Mr. Green I stayed up all night playing 'majong' to make big bucks.
Gong Xi, Gong Xi. Gong Xi everybody Fa Cai.


Hi Wing! Very Happy

You play "majong?" I know what majong is. My dad plays majong with his brothers and friends all the time. I thought it was a Filipino game. Maybe the Filipinos borrowed this game from the Chinese. Shocked
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wing



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: the plesant king---Chinese Spring Festival Reply with quote

Hello Diana,
Mr. Green Yes, mahjong, marjong, majong...(I forget its spelling) is a game that originated in China. Your version of majong may be different from ours. About half of my tiles have pictures of Chinese characters, and the remaining tiles are bamboo, circles, flowers and seasons.

We are making the clacking sound all day long during hols Exclamation
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vivayo



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Happy Chinese New Year! Reply with quote

Hi!
I wish you a Happy Chinese New Year too!
I have noticed that there are a lot of chinese people in this discussions! Very Happy
I'm from Spain and I don't know how you celebrate the new year.
What do the words "majong" and "bucks" mean? (Excuse my ignorance Embarassed )
bye!
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wing



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy Chinese New Year! Reply with quote

Hi Vivayo,

Making big bucks = making money.
Marjong/Mahjong is an ancient game played by four people. A complete Marjong set contains 144 tiles, usually made out of wood, ivory or plastic. The tiles fall into 4 categories: bamboo, circles, dragons and winds.

The rules of the game are rather complex, and vary from place to place. (Taiwan, Japan, China and America Marjong have their own rules.) Put simply, it is like playing card games like rummy.

As I cannot upload images directly on this board, if you'd like to know how a Marjong set looks like, please click on http://www.viptrades.com/browse.php?15
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Diana



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:21 pm    Post subject: Majong Reply with quote

Hi Wing,
My dad plays with three other people, and they use tiles just like you do. The game does make a lot of noise. I think the Filipinos may have picked up the game from the Chinese because there are many Chinese in the Philippines.
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candylee



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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lansea



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:29 pm    Post subject: Mahjong Reply with quote

I know how to play mahjong.
In China, we always play it. But it is different form place to place! I know how to play Fujian's and Kunming's!

How many pieces do you have each one? 14 or 16?
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hironori



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have dog! Very Happy Very Happy

Pet name is Qoo. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
chiwawa! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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barrymore



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:02 am    Post subject: wooo..... Reply with quote

Very Happy Shocked Very Happy Shocked you are individuation!I 'm surprised to your explain which is about "majong"!i think all the chinese know what majong is Very Happy
i know how to play it,but i don't like to play it.it's a good way for you to spent your spare time,and it's not good for your health as you play computer games!
my American oral english teacher also know how to play the "majong" Cool
oh!new year is coming!you said "Gong xi fa cai"
I 'll say~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Hong bao na lai" Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:08 am    Post subject: wooo Reply with quote

Surprised by the way ,I think I'm necessary to explain my words!
'Gong xi fa cai' means "happy new year!You'll be rich in next year!"
"Hong bao na lai"means"you should give me a gift ----money!" Very Happy
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echo.jin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY NEW YEAR~~~

today is my last working day of this year. I am going for the annual family dinner.

bye all
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