The Mahjong Guide


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  1. I consider my wife to be an average Filippina and she was up playing majong with neighbours past midnight last night. She does this about once a week. I have other family members that like to play all night, but nothing like 2 days straight. It’s still a popular pastime here.

    Comment by oneiloilojeepney — October 21, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

  2. yes, mahjong is still a favorite!!

    Comment by riclavmei — October 23, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

  3. it’s still a weekend favorite altho i notice only older (40+)people are playing

    Comment by Tabing Ilog — October 25, 2008 @ 8:04 am

  4. Not exactly most but there are still some who play mahjong. It used to be a favorite pastime for the Filipinos but with the advent of so many kinds of entertainment, mahjong seems to take a back seat. “Tong-its” ruled for sometime, taking over where mahjong used to lord over other forms of gambling/entertainment. Then there was “chikicha”. Oh well, it was good while it lasted but not that I play those games. The latter, yes, but just to entertain ourselves and not to bet.

    Comment by annabelle p — October 28, 2008 @ 8:36 am

  5. To be technically correcy, we can not say “most” Filipinos. That would mean more than half of the population. Or even just more than half of the adult population. I am sure it is not even a quarter.

    But that is not to say it is not a favorite. It still is, and would likely to remain a favorite for a long time, if not forever. Even with the adveny of pusoy, pusoy dos, tongits, and the now-popular poker games like Texas Holden.

    Old habits die hard.

    Comment by . — October 28, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

  6. Mahjong used to be a pastime for the rich and famous, playing the game with real ivory blocks, but now poor people only pretend to be rich and famous using plastic blocks.

    Comment by Benjamin C — October 31, 2008 @ 12:10 am

  7. only adults are playing that game cus children now like playing computers and children like now high tech

    Comment by Jon Carlo — October 31, 2008 @ 4:31 am

  8. Haha my grandmother does that with my aunts and uncles except they shorten the game to just like half a day with like one break. And whenever they would play it would be a Sunday and I’d have school in the morning.

    I learned mah jongg when I was eight, but it’s been ten years…I pretty much forgot it.

    Comment by Aji — November 3, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

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