Lucky number


A lucky number is a number which is based on Chinese words that sound similar to other Chinese words. The number 9 is believed to have auspicious meanings because its name sounds similar to longlasting.


Well, 9th September is very familiar to me. Guess what?


@ 9 is strongly associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power.

There are 9 forms of the dragon;

It is described in terms of 9 attributes.

It has 9 children.

It has 9×13 scales:

* 9×9 being yang (masculine, or bad influence)

* 9×4 being yin (feminine, or good influence)

The dragon often symbolizes the Emperor.


@ 9 can be found in many ornaments in the Forbidden City.


@ The circular altar platform (Earthly Mount) of the Temple of Heaven has one circular marble plate in the center, surrounded by a ring of 9 plates, then by a ring of 18 plates, and so on, for a total of 9 rings, with the outermost having 81=9×9 plates.


@ The name of the area called Kowloon in Hong Kong literally means:

9 dragons.


@ The 9-rank system was a civil service nomination system used during certain Chinese dynasties.


So much about the number 9, let me reveal why 9th September is significant...

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my birthday

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Comments

  1. Happy birthday! And here's wishing you all auspiciousness that life has to offer. :)

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  2. Wish you an early Happy Birthday. Happy 090909 too. =D

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  3. Happy Birthday! Wow! This must be a special birthday for you since it's 090909! So many nines! : )

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  4. War...your Birthday? You must be damn lucky huh to be born on this date! Fuyoh! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Wenn! And thanks for sharing with us your nine tales! :p Have a great birthday ya!

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  6. Owh wow, this year is all about 9
    09.09.09

    So have a happy birthday, lots of blessings on your coming years, and don't forget to share them on the blog

    Horaaaay ^^

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  7. not surprisingly, many chinese couples are getting married on this auspicious day too.

    Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy birthday Wenn, a very interesting entry lah, i mau tiru! hehe

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  9. Happy Birthday Wenn. :)

    What a nice date this year : 09.09.09.

    :)

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  10. Happy Birthday Wenn! (oh I almost can't see the "my birthday" words down there, my eye-sight prob or what?...)

    09.09.09 is also special to my baby too!

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  11. Happy Birthday Wenn!! I almost can't see the highlighted words too :)

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  12. Happy birthday! Like your trick...

    Something I can remember about 9:
    In the Chinese novel Journey to the West, the monk was destined to suffer 9x9=81 times before he could accomplished his mission.

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  13. Happy Birthday!!!!
    9 X 9 joys to you!

    Aloha

    Comfort Spiral

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  14. Many Happy Returns of the Day 090909!

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! I love NINE too.. :)

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  16. Happy Birthday! Going to buy toto 0909, he he he!

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  17. Here is to the longevity!

    Happy Birthday to you, wenn!

    Thank you for sharing this great infromations :D.

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  18. Happy birthday, Wenn!!! So, are you going to have the number "9" on your bday cake? Have a great and memorable celebration!

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  19. Happy Birthday Wenn =)
    I saw your birthday cakes in suejean's blog. Hope you had a nice and memorable 090909 birthday celebration.

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  20. Thx, ny friends..I never had 2 cakes for my birthday before..so special this year..

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  21. thx everyone of you for the wishes..

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  22. That highlighting thing is very clever. I missed it the first time. Hope you had a very happy birthday.

    My favorite number is 7.

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday to u! That's an ez date to rmbr. :)

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  24. happy happy birthday... sorry i'm late =(

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