"A GOOD WORD IS BETTER THAN SILENCE AND SILENCE IS BETTER THAN USELESS TALK"

About Me

My photo
Seremban, Malaysia
A life I live is a story, what's done is done. Where it goes from here is totally up to me. I write my own ending.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Loving 9


Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08.

What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.
In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.
Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether.

**Source: Yahoo


2 comments:

gedek! said...

Tak sabar nak tengok cita ni.... http://images.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

lily abd ghafar said...

dis movie kuar msia on that date ker?
nvmind lah..rasenyer da lame tak ke cinema since i deliver jasmin..wuwu

p/s:however i'll ask my hubby to find the pirate one...hahaha (ketawa evil)~~

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails