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Chew on this: 'Fat Choi' spirit

Chew Sutat
Chew Sutat1/13/2022 10:13 AM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Chew on this: 'Fat Choi' spirit
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The 2002 Johnny To comedy Fat Choi spirit starring Hongkong stars Andy Lau, Gigi Leung and Louis Koo is about to get its annual replay as we edge towards the Lunar New Year.

“Fat Choi” is Cantonese for “get wealthy”. Two decades on, one of the “morals of the story” remains how one should not throw a tantrum if one is having a bad game of mahjong. Tossing the table is a strict no-no because only when one stayed positive and behaved well could the “friends” return to give you a winning hand. It appears luck could be created.

Last weekend, for the first time in all the mahjong games I have played, I threw a tile and gave a friend the “13 Wonders” hand. I confess to being so amazed to see it completed — while emptying my chips — that I kept going. Despite being down and half out after round one, a series of winning “limit” hands including a “self-made” one right at the last draw carried me back above par at the end of the two rounds for a respectable finish.

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