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".