Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 396 – This is how you play Mahjong.
There was not much entertainment in the district. Luckily, almost every school in the Northeast will have its own ice-skating ring. It was a tradition in the Northeast region to have ice-skating classes from secondary schools to universities.
Feng Yu, Wen Dongjun and Liu Kun went to a nearby secondary school’s ice-skating ring.
At the new Ping Pong hall’s entrance, there was signage. Tai Hua Table Tennis hall. Although it stated that this was a table tennis hall, there was not only table tennis inside. There were also gymnastic facilities and badminton courts. There was also a gym inside too. Most importantly, it stored all of the school’s sports equipment.
If there were an indoor sports hall in the schools, 80% would be table tennis hall. That was the reason why table tennis was China’s national sports.
“Teacher Zhao, you are in charge of the sports hall now? Do you have skating shoes? We want to borrow 3 pairs.” Wen Dongjun said loudly. Even before his father had become a leader in the District office, Wen Dongjun was more well known in the school than the top student Liu Kun. He had created too much trouble!
Those good students will never leave a deeper impression than those notorious students. Especially, Wen Dongjun was good with sports, and the physical education teachers will notice him more.
“Xiao Wen, you are back with the rest? We have skating shoes. 50 cents for 2 hours. The deposit is 10 RMB. What size do you all need?”
“42, 42 and 44.” Wen Dongjun took our 32 RMB and place it on the table.
“Here. You can try it and see if it fits.” Teacher Zhao returned 50 cents change to Wen Dongjun. He was holding on to a small radio, listening to Deng’s selected works!
In the era, what was China’s best seller? First, it was Mao’s selected works, and the second was Deng’s selected works. Almost everybody has a copy of these books. There were even some that own more than one copy. These books were selling better than any other classics. Maybe this record will be broken in a few years’ time when the was published.
Feng Yu could not help but grumble under his breath. Who was the one who did not want others to worship him……
Fine. Feng Yu had also bought these books before and had worshipped these two great leaders.
The trio tried on the skating shoes and walked towards the skating ring.
The skating was the running tracks of the stadium. The school and poured water onto the tracks, forming a layer of ice. The football field in the center was also covered with ice. It was reserved for those ice sports.
When Feng Yu and the rest arrive at the skating , it was already crowded.
Wen Dongjun was the first to change into the skating shoes. He threw his shoes to the side and started skating.
By the time Feng Yu finish changing his shoes, Wen Dongjun had already skated one round. He must admit that Wen Dongjun was really talented in all sports. Even when he does not skate often, he was still better than a lot of people.
Wen Dongjun was skating happily, and he even spins a few times, attracting the attention of the people nearby, stopping beside Liu Kun.
Liu Kun slowly stood up and skated slowly. But he lost his balance and held on to Wen Dongjun.
Wen Dongjun was feeling proud. Look at this top student. This is his skills level in skating. I am better than him even when I was 10 years’ old.
“Those kids there are just learning to skate, and they are using those training chairs. So you need me to borrow one chair for you?” Wen Dongjun purposely asked.
Liu Kun embarrassedly released his grip on Wen Dongjun’s arm: “Let me practice on my own for a while. You go and skate first.”
After Wen Dongjun left, Liu Kun fell down. Among all the sports, this was his worst. He was solving math problems at home and was dragged here by these two guys!
Feng Yu also skated two rounds along the tracks. Although his speed was slow, he still enjoyed himself. Just when he was enjoying, he felt someone zooming past him at high speed.
He raised his head and saw Liu Kun waving at him!
Damn, I might be slower than Wen Dongjun, but how can I lose to you? You are too arrogant!
Feng Yu started to speed up. But before he could catch up with Liu Kun, he saw Liu Kun falling into the snow pile by the side.
Feng Yu: “……” He was still thinking how come Liu Kun became so good at skating. It seems that Liu Kun still sucks at skating.
Feng Yu stopped by Liu Kun and Liu Kun was picking himself up: “Why didn’t you help me when I waved my hands at you?”
“You are asking me to help you earlier?”
Damn, I thought since when did this Liu Kun start to be so arrogant. He was actually asking me for help.
“If you are not good at skating, why did you skate so fast?” Feng Yu helped Liu Kun up.
“Dongjun had told me that it will be easier to skate if you are going fast. It will be easier to balance.”
Feng Yu rolled his eyes. How can you believe what that moron says?
“You are going too fast just now. It will be fine if you are moving slightly faster than your walking speed. Look at that young girl. Just follow what she does, and you will know how to skate in no time.” Feng Yu pointed to a young girl around the age of 10.
This Liu Kun had indeed disgraced all the Northeasterners. He still does not know how to skate after so many years!
Feng Yu saw Liu Kun following that young girl. That young girl turned and looked at Liu Kun panicky and immediately speed up, creating a distance between her and Liu Kun.
Liu Kun was following that girl’s speed, and when he saw that girl moving faster, he also speeds up. But that girl could change direction easily, and Liu Kun fell into the snow pile by the side again.
After an hour, Liu Kun wanted to go home. He had fallen too many times. In the physical education classes in the past, he only needs to play around. Their test was also skating in a straight line.
After changing to their own shoes, the three of them ran back to the table tennis hall.
Teacher Zhao saw the three of them and noticed that Liu Kun’s clothes were all dirtied. He knew that Liu Kun must have fallen countless times. How old was he? How come he can’t even skate? But if Teacher Zhao knew that Liu Kun was a student at Huaqing University, he would look at him differently.
“It is still too early to go home now. How about we go and look for Xiao Jie?”
Liu Kun hesitated for a while and nodded. The three of them went over to Xiao Jie’s house. Xiao Jie was their classmate and was now studying at a university in Bing City.
“Xiao Jie, are you free? Do you want to play cards with us?” Wen Dongjun smiled.
“Fine. Let’s go over to that room.”
Once they entered that room, Wen Dongjun saw something more interesting.
“Eh, let’s not play cards. Let’s play this instead. This looks more interesting.”
Liu Kun looked at Wen Dongjun: “I do not know how to play. My parents also do not play mah-jong.”
Feng Yu thought for a while and said: “Liu Kun, this is very simple. All you need to do is to change your tiles into nAAA+mABC+DD, and you have a winning hand. M and n can be considered zero. At the start, we will have 13 tiles each. You will take one tile from the stack and discard one tile. If you have a pair and one of the players throw out a tile that matches your pair, you can ‘pong’. If you had 2 tiles of ABC and the player before you throw a tile that matches, you can ‘chi’. If two players ‘pong’ and ‘chi’ at the same tile, ‘pong’ will get the tile. You understand?”
Liu Kun nodded: “This is so easy. I know how to play already.”
Wen Dongjun and Xiao Jie looked at Feng Yu as if he was speaking an alien language. Mahjong can be explained this way?
Top student was indeed smart. After playing once, he knew all the rules and started winning game after game. Wen Dongjun was losing the most.
They played until evenings, and Wen Dongjun was the biggest loser. He looked at Liu Kun angrily. He swore that he would never play mah-jong with Liu Kun again!