Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The number 88

I wasn't thinking about blogging today but the number of followers made me go yipdiduyaiyea. Its 88. Double eight!
Ever wonder why the number 8 plays vital part in Chinese Astrology? 

For Chinese the number 8 is considered lucky just like the number 7 is considered lucky in the West.


The main reason has to do with the pronunciation of the word for the number 8 in China. It is pronounced "ba" and sounds like the word for prosperity which is pronounced "fa". Another reason why the number 8 could be considered lucky is because it is a perfect symmetrical shape. You can cut the number 8 in half vertically or horizontally, and both halves mirror themselves perfectly. Perfect symmetry lends itself to perfect balance. In Chinese Astrology, perfect balance is considered the ideal

Number 88 you're lucky. haha.

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