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People had told me that Sichuanese love cards and mahjong so I put that to the test with a little survey of my own. The conclusion - Sichuanese love cards and mahjong (and xiangqi).
Posted at 05:15 PM in Games, Travel | Permalink
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November 12, 2010 at 12:13 AM
November 12, 2010 at 08:52 AM
Amazing that you got in so close with these card/ mahjong games ! I had spotted a lot of them when in Beijing (the larger pavilions at the summer palace had lots of family groups w food and gambling) but was even more nervous than usual about approaching.
su sian |
December 05, 2010 at 09:31 AM
Su Sian - Sometimes (but rarely in Sichuan) people weren't in to it and I moved on. Other times I had to wait a bit until they forgot the camera was there. Sichuan people are crazy for cards and mahjong so it really didn't take long for them to get back to the game. I also think that Sichuan people are a little more 'chilled out'..you should go there next!
December 05, 2010 at 09:54 AM
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