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Chinese New year by HowXu Chinese New year by HowXu
Gong xi fa cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le.
(Congratulation for making money, happy new year)

Today(2013,2,10) is the first day of Chinese new year(大年初一). Happy Chinese new year, everyone!

For those people who aren't familiar with Chinese new years, allow me explain what is this pic is about.
The game they are playing is "MahJong(wiki: [link])". It is a popular game that are commonly played by adults from various ages. Older ones may play it to keep their brain running(Playing MahJong is recommended to avoid Dementia), younger ones may play it just for fun. However this game could be for gambling as well. Gambling MahJong is prohibited in Taiwan, one may play mahjong in their home but it must not involve money. However, in the period of Chinese new year, the police officers would be less strict about the law, as long as you are not brazenly open a gambling house, they wouldn't mind you play privately with your friends.

So here is it, Celestia held a royal game with some important figure, but if you understand mahjong, you'll know that Celestia, Luna and Chrysalis are in serious trouble.:XD:

We Taiwanese play 16 tiles mahjong. The winner would win with the 17th completing their set. I know other area may play 13 tiles mahjong. As far as I know, except the number of tiles, there's no significant differences in rule. Though I never really play other countries' mahjong myself.^^;
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Cracotte06 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Well, pretty different from the Japanese Mahjong. I wondered why there were 5 sets in Discord's hand. This would have been a Tsuu Iisou - Dai Suu Shii - Suu Ankou Tanki - Tenhou, in the Japanese Mahjong. %)

Nice drawing !
CivilNitrogen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Wow, Discord obviously has a winning hand, but he only has 5 of the 8 flowers. He's probably waiting for them to be drawn (by him as he's most likely rigged the wall), before calling a win.

Mind you, I only know of the Hong Kong variant (with 13 tiles). I don't know what rules the Taiwan variant has regarding the flower tiles.
MoGaOphiuchus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Well, obviously, Celestia's losing, Princess Luna's not got anything, Crysalis is deeply concerned about her hand, and that devious... Umm... guy... whatshisname... lol... it'll come back to me... has done it again, and set up all the tiles from the start towards his favor.

The games been rigged!
NDospark320 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Wait... Why does Discord have 17 tiles? It is supposed to be 14.
testabuddy05 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student
happy chinese new year/ 恭喜發財,新年快樂 :3
testabuddy05 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student
lol majong i use to watch how my parents play when i was young :XD:
poorlittleme Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
um Sweating a little... its mahjong not majong
testabuddy05 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student
oh sorry my bad typo :XD:
Christorfer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Christorfer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Hey That's Cheating [嘿,这是欺骗]
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