8-8-08 – A Lucky Day for Chinese

The AP and BBC are both reporting in today’s news (21 June 2008) that Chinese couples in Beijing are lining up in the thousands to register to wed on 8 August 2008 — the 8th day in the 8th month in the 8th year of the millennium. The Chinese believe that the number 8 brings good fortune, so it’s not by accident that this day, when day-month-year are in alignment, was also chosen for the opening day of the Beijing Summer Olympics. And of course, as all fayenatics are aware, the 8th of August is also Faye Wong’s (王菲) birthday! The icing on the cake would be for Faye to perform in the opening day ceremonies of the Olympics. Talk about a lineup of good fortune symbols IF she decides to participate: Faye was born in Beijing, and, on her birthday, she’d be starring in the August 8 opening day ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. You can’t get any luckier than that!

A baby picture of Faye Wong, who was born in Beijing on 8 August 1969.

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