Mahjong has been played in China for generations, with many variations. Taiwan is quite hot in the summer time. It was no exception when we visited there in 1969. But there were many mahjong games organized at different homes for Janice to play. It was curious, at the beginning, to watch a “foreigner” play mahjong! Later, quite a number of friends and relatives would want to show Janice that they could beat her. But Janice held her ground pretty well and kept them challenged!