Perhaps known to you as a 1970's rec room relic, the ping pong table is a veritable altar of worship for the Chinese. The ball may look pansy-ish--until it's coming at your face at 100km per hour. An exhibition round of 'beer pong' to slow your adversary's reflexes would have been prudent. So warm up your paddle arm, jinx your opponent with a case of ping pong elbow, and learn about the passion of the game in this Mandarin lesson.
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