#9thMeeting (25.04.2017) Näsijärvi and game day

We meet today at the lake Näsijärvi. It´s a very unsettled weather but at 14:00 the sun was there and the day was beautiful. We went besides the lake and spoke about the normal life in Germany and China. The interesting thing from a European view is that they life at the WP_20170425_005university. It means the majority live not in apartments at the city, which could mean private. They all live together in apartment houses at the university area. In Europe, there are also houses they are placed next to the university but mostly we need to rent those apartments from a student organization. But the fact that those houses and apartment are cheaper than other apartments is in China and Europe similar. But a point that would be not possible in Europe, is that the students in China chare your room with other students. This means in one room there could be life 6 to 8 students, which is for Feng normal but for me it would be impossible. These and other topics of our normal life we discussed beside the like until the moment where the rain comes. We decided to went in the TOAS building Lapinkari and we drunk a real Chinese green tea that was good.

Besides we drunk the tea we also play some card games for example the German Mau Mau, which is a typical German card game for groups.

“The game is played with a regular deck of playing cards. The players are dealt each a hand of cards (usually 5). The rest are placed face down as the drawing stack. At the beginning of the game the topmost card is revealed, then the players each get a turn to play cards.

 

One can play a card if it corresponds to the suit or value of the open card. E.g. on a 10 of spades, only other spades can be played or other 10s. If a player is not able to, they draw one card from the stack. If he can play this card, he may do so, otherwise he keeps the drawn card and passes his turn. If the drawing stack is empty, the playing stack (except for the topmost card) is shuffled and turned over to serve as new drawing stack.

 

However, there are a large quantity of unusual, and confusing rules. One may not speak of the rules, and the rules vary from group to group, and even within groups. A chairman (sometimes called the “Mau Master”) is usually elected before the first round, and generally whoever has won the previous round, is elected the new chairman. The chairman may edit the rules however he or she sees fit, but they still have to follow their own rules.

One wins the game by getting rid of all of their cards. Most of the time, the winner will have to say something (Usually “Mau”) at this point, or they will be given penalty cards, and will have to get rid of those before winning. If their last card is a Jack, they must reply differently (Usually “Mau Mau”).”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau_mau_(card_game)2

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