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Ben's Blog

Post by Benjamin » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:10 pm

Just curious, who here\'s read it? I haven\'t updated it in forever. It\'d be good to know if there are people interested in reading more :side:

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Yttrasil » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:46 pm

I did, was lots of fun to read about all the mahjong adventures you\'ve had around Japan.

That said would be nice with more of them!

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Yukun » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:24 pm

Needless to say...
I was big fun of your blog!
Since I stopped my bologging I can\'t say much, but I wish I could read more of your thoughts on your blog.

Then, prolly I will restart my blog as well:woohoo:

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by dwillems » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:31 pm

Definitely loved reading it

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Shirluban » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:48 pm

I read it, and I\'m interested in reading more too.
Cats don't do タンヤオ (tan-yao) but タニャーオ (ta-nya-o).
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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by oxoboxo » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:47 pm

Haha I remember messaging you through your blog asking for some useful links on riichi XD

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by gemma » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:04 pm

Keep writing! :D

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by carl » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:51 am

i like the interview you did with the parlor owner.

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Benjamin » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks for all the encouragement. I just put up a post about yesterday\'s tournament in Tokyo. Have a look!

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by oxoboxo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:47 am

haha sick! congratulations man! We should play sometime!

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Benjamin » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:14 am

Thanks!
I didn\'t realize you were in the Kanto area. I might drop by a jansou in Shibuya this Friday. Let me know if you\'re interested (Ill start a new topic).

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Re:Ben's Blog

Post by Zi Rong Low » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:18 pm

Benjamin, your experiences mentioned on your blog are fascinating, and that was an interesting article you wrote there about Jenn/mahjong/jansou culture!

I\'m unable to fully understand your Japanese entry about the \"International opening of Japanese Mahjong\" properly though, so I\'m only getting the jist from the Kanji... :unsure: (Makes me more motivated to learn the grammar) Anyway keep it up!

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Re: Ben's Blog

Post by Zi Rong Low » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:10 pm

Ben Boas' blog showed an interesting insight into the Jansou culture in Japan, I can recall the bit where a Jansou owner was very pissed off at how certain people dob him to the police for operating "gambling activities" (he didn't get prosecuted), and how he related it to Japanese people being very private/concealing in general. I note a correlation, seeing that Reach Mahjong strongly emphasizes on concealed hands...

I'm unable to access his blog as of today :( , did he delete his blog?

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Re: Ben's Blog

Post by Barticle » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:21 pm

I think Ben stopped blogging a long time ago, but it's a shame if the old content has been removed/lost.

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