Friday, August 08, 2008


I'm not superstitious, but what the heck, a day like this only comes every 100 years. (Okay, twice, if you count the date in 2088.) From Wikipedia:

The word for "eight" (八,捌) in Chinese (Pinyin: bā) sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or "wealth" (发 - short for "发财", Pinyin: fā). In regional dialects the words for "eight" and "fortune" are also similar, eg Cantonese "baat" and "faat".


  1. An American friend of mine recently married a Filipina who had lived in Taiwan and spoke a bit of Chinese. He wanted to wait until 2009 to marry ......when he would be more financially stable; but, she insisted that it be 2008 because it was a lucky year.

  2. Feng Shui wise, 8-8-08 is apparently not lucky.

  3. I don't think its lucky for me... I really do not see anything special today.