True Devotion

The Chinese girls are back. On the Full Moon festival they gather in each other's apartments and celebrate with moon cakes and endless games of mahjong. They play for money, winning or losing hundreds of dirhams in a night, but as there is no bank, only friends together, things even out over time. As Lily says, "Tonight no go Palanoma. Tonight pray. All night pray. Pray mahjong".


  1. you on dope or is this reality? why not play for less and less clothing (strip-mahjong)

  2. That might be fun for an onlooker, but these mahjong sessions are ladies only and as serious as any bridge school. They play in groups of four, sometimes quite literally for 36 hours non-stop. And they can be VERY noisy indeed.


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