Monday, January 26, 2009
GONG XI FA CAI!!
Woke up well-rested to face the Year of the Ox, also the year our family ox turns 12. The plan was to head for Eugene & May's (aka as the Laws) for lunch followed by mahjong till dinner when we'll head for Druzba, a Chinese restaurant in the city. Brian's shirt was a new one we bought the last time we were in KL, I still can't remember when; I was just glad I found something new for him. Sean's supercool superman tee we bought when we were in KK early this month. My lucky red top is new in that I've never worn it, cos I never liked the cut...but I bought this at least 2 years ago in London. Eddie's shirt is newly bought on our last trip back but he wore it once on flight.
Wearing red helped and I was the sole winner for mahjong today. Hehe, had 3 limits and won $56; it's not much but considering our stakes aren't high (limit of 6-tais pays $24 for self-pick), it was a good haul. The best was the last game we played just before leaving for dinner...Pulled the last white board (pek pan) for a limit game, wooo hoooo. Nothing beats that feeling. We have plans for more mahjong in the weeks to come as the Laws are leaving for their next posting in Paris come March, they are our only mahjong kakis here. So here's hoping my good run continues.
Roy, Lynn and Zoe joined us at Druzba for CNY dinner. The dishes aren't quite familiar to me, but it was really just too much food again. A lot of fun and a lot of laughter over too much food after a good mahjong win made this a pretty good CNY for me.