Can you beat it? My friend who is now my client took the opportunity, when taking her accounting records over, to request for a mah-jong session! Aiyoh, so “lan-tou” (itchy to gamble)!
If you don’t call that “lan-tou”, what is???
My dear cousin and I played host, she came over for lunch to adjourn for a game. Of course, dear cousin did all the cooking while our guest and I did most of the eating. It is common that the one who cooks has no appetite to eat. So, while she starved from food, we were stuffed with food! Burp!
“No, no, it’s okay! I hardly have a chance to play. Must play, even it is only for one hour. Come let’s start. Where is your table and mah-jong set?”
Hahaha! If you don’t call that “lan-tou”, what is??? Hahaha!
Let’s do a simple calculation of time: Intended play time (3pm-1pm) = 2 hours – ½ hour air conditioner guys = 1 ½ hrs – ½ hr for cake and coffee = 1 hour. Ta-da, the net play time was only 1 hour! She said it (even 1 hour also must play!), she got it!
I must admit that was the shortest mah-jong session I had ever played! Hahaha!
Like the Chinese saying goes: It does not matter if we have it for a long time as long as we have had it before. This phrase is normally used to describe brief relationships; now seems useful to describe our short mah-jong session. Eh, I need to console my friend who had travelled all the way from Damasara Utama to my place for a game lah!
It happens; just as we are enjoying life or our time spent with somebody, it would be time to say good bye. Or just when we are getting to know a person better or when a friendship blooms or a twist for better relationship with a loved one, that person must leave us. Sigh.
Happy times pass quicker than we wish for, you agree?