In the seventies, some students went to a store in Victory Ave near Pui Ching for their extracurricular activities (mahjong) after school. Those who are in Toronto are Mahjong ‘Kings’ at our alumni functions. They assured me they put on the blue blazer of Pui Ching School!!
I think I am the one who is most qualified to talk about the Victory Road Mahjong hideout.
I spent my entire lower 6 year there and God knows only why I did not manage to do well at the A level exams. Sad but true. My late Mom still haunts me every now and then and kicks my ass on this.
Another more efficient way was not to wear any school jacket(and we were not rich enough to buy another blue jacket) , after taken off our school badges and school ties, we could pretend to be Pui Ching Boys (培正仔) or Tai Tung Boys(大同仔). The cockloft at Fa Yuen Street ,the較脚架步 that Edmond mentioned was called ‘蘭亭咖啡室’ and it is still there . I have been taking my wife to have a coffee and egg tarts from time to time, fortunately I’ve never seen any Wah Yan boys there anymore .
Peter Lo & Andrew Kam Cheung Lung went to the states on the IACA (Int’l Air Cadet Exchange) in the summer of 1969 with Fr. Cunningham. In 1970, Kwan Pak Kin & I were on the exchange, with Mr. Warren Geddes as our escort. Mr. Geddes later formed ACC –Air Cadet Corps in HK & Air Scouts no longer had the chance to go on the exchange. But some Wah Yan boys joined ACC & were selected to be on the exchange as well.
For some reason, I don’t remember Peter Lo liked playing MJ. I also never played on Victory Ave.
阿John 穿大同校服，Edmond, 史提分陸穿培正校服。陳當穿玻衫。打快四圈。Pius 斯文在旁邊觀戰。作鎮定學人食煙。
史提分陸密食當三番，搞到阿 John 大爆粗口，聞者駭然。陳當驚嘆。如此流利順暢的廣州粗口，在祖國未曾聽過。
打完埋單，Edmond 欠 史提分陸八十皮。而今未還。
“Those were the days we thought they never end”
無錯, 記得當年在 ‘蘭亭’ Lunch Hour 聚會 (上中文堂當阿 sir談 及王羲之蘭亭集序時我們都會心微笑), 我們都是在閣樓玩十三張,當年還未興 鋤大D 。除了Edmond, 魏徵旦和我外, 其他同學們還有大埔仔李昌華, Eddie Chan陳熊森,胡可禮,鍾建邦班長,當年走堂比較少,但 Eddie 都是計算到差不多學校上堂時間才話最後3鋪，所謂一架的士坐唔哂，要截兩架的士,而且為了避開何校長之耳目，我們之的士會停在canteen 有瓦遮頭的地方，在牆角偷看何sir 是否埋首工作，我們便分二人一組衝上5D課室。
後記：Back to real life，最近一次麻雀聚會( 29/12/12)，阿John 和我都是輸家，可能David Ho在澳門潛修，他是贏家。而阿John牌品好好，並沒有阿陳當所說之大爆順暢廣州粗口，只是搖頭輕歎。
These fond memories are here with me everyday. I used to think if there is an inter-school Mahjong tournament, I would definately be WYK’s team captain but I now realised that the luck element perhaps played a bigger role in deciding who will win. Steve and David are both very good players and I am really looking forward to have a game with Dominic N.
I never participated in 蘭亭賭局, all imagination for laughter.