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Friday, September 12, 2008

August 8, 2008

Unlike what most Filipinos think, the Chinese are not really too enthralled about 8-8-8. You see, even if the numbers are the coveted 8, the date is based on the Gregorian calendar, which is not what Chinese people follow for selecting dates. What's more, 8-8-8 happens to fall on the Chinese Ghost Month.

There are a supposedly a lot of weddings on this date, but we didn't receive any wedding invitation for a Chinese couple getting hitched on the supposed lucky date. Most of the weddings during this day was for Filipinos.

Nevertheless, the Olympics started on this day in Beijing, China, at 8PM. So the Chinese government may have thought that this day was lucky still.

Oh, and Michael Phelps did get 8 gold medals during this year's Olympics. The number 8 was HIS lucky number, I guess. :)

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