Here’s a piece of interesting news carried in Oct. 11th’s China Daily Mobile version:
“October 10 this year, or 10/10/10, was supposed to be such a lucky date that some couples arranged Caesarean sections specifically so their babies would be born Sunday. But Niamh Bond arrived on the 10th day of the 10th month of 2010 all by herself – and, just for good measure, at 10 seconds after 10 past 10 as well, UK media reported. She was born weighing just 1.68kg after being delivered naturally at 8 weeks premature. Hearne, the girl’s mother, said, “When I looked at the clock I was gobsmacked. It is certainly a date to remember.”
You are lucky enough if you were born on a date with triple tens ( Oct. 10th,XX10), and it’s like a myth in the Arabian Nights if you were born exactly 10 seconds after 10 minuttes after 10 on Oct. 10th, 2010. Niamh Bond, however, has made it by being born with sextuple tens. Isn’t she lucky?
We Chinese regard the figure ten as a state of consummation, or perfection as it contains all the other single-digit figures, and a symbol of auspiciousness or sheer luck. The Chinese idiom of “Shi Quan Shi Mei ” refers to a perfect state that hardly exists in reality, or an illusion.
However, there are even luckier ones. A lottery ticket bought in UK won a record 113million British pounds on the Euromillions lottery draw last Friday. It is not clear yet whether the winner is an individual or syndicate. No matter what, the person or persons having won the prize would the luckiest one in the world, as the chance was one in 76,275,360… (OO_^_OO).
So, go buy some lottery tickets right away, man! 🙂