|Mahjong 2010 Resolutions|
|Written by Gemma|
|Friday, 08 January 2010|
The major news outlet columnists are publishing their New Year resolutions for 2010 and I didnít want RM.com to be left out.
WellÖ when I say all the major news outlets I mean the female columnists of the Daily Mail and their resolutions all involve either dieting or ďlearning to love my curves.Ē The choice of my reading material recently leads nicely to my first resolutionÖ
1) Read Less Rubbish and Replace with Mahjong Strategy
I do not want to know how much time I spend reading crap. I need to spend more of that time reading mahjong strategy books. After my performance at the 2008 European Riichi Championship, I ordered a load of books from Japan to read up strategy. My game improved massively and I lost a lot of my bad habits. I need to refresh my game again.
2) Reach Less
One of the bad mahjong habits I have at the moment is reaching without thinking. This is a habit Iíve picked up from playing mahjong mostly online. I reach just so I donít have to think or click to discard my tiles as I waitÖ Thatís incredibly lazy and tragic. I need to consider when Iím reaching and use the strategy Iíve gained from applying resolution one.
3) Learn Chinese Rules
Promised myself this one for a while. This time Iím going to do it. I will print out a list of the hands and I will memorize it. No more wussing out.
4) Keep in Contact with Fellow Players More
Last year I was always so busy with work that I really failed at this. It really isnít that much effort to chat and email people. But Iím sure youíve all understood the feeling of being snowed under that even a few hundred words seems too much. This year with the recession continuing is for better or worse not looking to be so busy.
5) Improve my Maths
The product of the British education system, my mental arithmetic ranges from poor to terrible. Itís caused me much embarrassment at tournaments as Iím hunting for a calculator to perform a simple sum while my fellow Europeans can complete far more complicated sums in their head.
Not exactly the most life-changing resolutions but I did qualify that these were mahjong resolutions. Of course Iím maintaining all the usual female resolutions Ė exercise more, eat less chocolate, shop less. These I guess will last all of one week at least my mahjong resolutions are more realistic! ;)
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