Mike was big into learning Chinese games. In Xiaogan, I taught him how to play Ma Jiang, and he was soon beating me in head to head matches. Eventually, Tian and her parents joined in for a piece of the action. Mike held his own and won several games.
One hot afternoon in Xiaogan, Mike and I walked around the neighborhood and came across these two ladies playing Chinese Chess. We watched them for a game, and then they invited us to play. They held nothing back and completely dominated us. Mike came in third, and I lost.