I don’t know about Noda going senile… I completely forgot to mention the presence of Nobu in my previous blog; but there he most definitely was. He even drove me home afterwards!
Nobu is a pretty quiet sort of chap at the mahjong table. He has a disconcerting habit of nodding and smiling when you discard a tile that he doesn’t need, which makes you think the opposite is the case!
However, he does give you ample warning when he has something good in his hand because he looks up his hand in his Japanese mahjong rules book. Despite this handicap, however, he finished the evening in the black for the first time ever with a final score of +10!
Well done Nobu (and thanks for the lift home)!