The World-Part 2

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My Mah Jongg Adventure Continues

(Please note Leah is currently at sea but is sending her blogs in order to share the experience. – frs)

Day 2

mjtilesToday we had our first class.  In attendance we had seven students.  I know it doesn’t sound like much, but there are only about 120 guests on the ship currently.  We have 6 beginners and one intermediate player.  My understanding is that several players already knowing how to play are not currently on board.  So my one student with knowledge was patient while my newbies learned the tiles and how to build the hands.

When we next meet, we will learn the broad strokes of the game.  From there on, we will refine and add with each coming lesson.

There is always one star student, and one needing a little extra attention. Ironically enough my star is a young lady (11 years old) and her grandfather is the student needing a little extra help.  They are from Australia. Love the accent.

I will not be teaching tomorrow because there are no classes while in port.

After that I believe we will have 2 sessions per day.  My goal is to have them ready to join the mah jongg players who are not sailing at this time.

Stay tuned.


Day 3

Today we were in port in Norfolk, Virginia.  While in port, there are no classes.

121220-N-ZN152-178NORFOLK (Dec. 20, 2012) The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the worldÕs largest naval station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)

(stock photo of ships docked at base)

Did you know that the largest Naval Base is here?  I did not know that.  I in fact did see it.  It is huge, seeing ships of various shapes and sizes.  It has its own security patrol on the water and what looks to be miles of fencing keeping all out.

Tomorrow, I have a double header with my beginners.  This is what The World has arranged.  If you can focus enough in one day, I think it should be great.  No chance of forgetting what you learned the week before.

Until next time,




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