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my story

Growing up in New York, my mom played Mahjongg every Friday night! I loved hearing the sound of the tiles and the ladies utter all these funny words, like dots, bams, craks, flowers, dragons, and then exuberantly exclaim Mahjongg!
After graduating from UMass in Amherst, I moved to San Francisco in 1978. I married a Native San Franciscan in 1984 and we bought our home in beautiful Marin County.

After I retired from Corporate America in 2011, I took a 4 week Mahjongg class. I was so overwhelmed after the first class and had a new respect for my mother's intellect! But there was something soo intriguing about the game. After the second class, it started to slowly come together. I was hooked!
American MahJongg is a challenging, frustrating, exciting but wonderful, fun, and very social games. My love and passion for the game and its strategy grew and I began teaching over 8 years ago. I love introducing new players to this wonderful game!
Around the same time, I did a Groupon art social, and attended a paint class in Berkeley. I did not have an artistic bone in my body, but I found that I had a knack for colors! I started acrylic painting, and that led to a whole assortment of wonderful crafts, inspired by Pinterest. My creativity soared and now I’ve combined it with my love for MahJ.  I’ve started making MahJongg jewelry and accessories!
I hope you enjoy my site.  I am very lucky and grateful and totally love what I do!

Checkout my Etsy store: 

LRFexpressions - Etsy

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me flaunting my jewelry


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities.

Let's connect!

Leslie Friedman
Corte Madera, Marin County
(415) 823-2022
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