August 8, 2008

My Dear China Doll,

I thought you would be here with us already. I imagined us watching the Beijing Olympics with you sitting on my lap. Alas the wait for you is much longer than we imagined. Today is a "lucky" day in China but we know the day we meet you will be the luckiest of all.

  • Yao de fa, bu li ba” (If you want to be wealthy, don’t be without the number 8) - Mandarin Chinese saying

  • Eight was originally deemed auspicious by the Cantonese, since in Cantonese, eight reads as 'Fa', which means to make a great fortune in the near future.

  • The more 8s, the better, so it’s no surprise that the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing will start at 8 p.m. China time, 8 minutes and 8 seconds after the hour, on Aug. 8, 2008.

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