Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lucky Number 8

In Chinese culture, certain numbers are believed to be lucky (or unlucky) based on how the word sounds when spoken as compared to other words (good or bad) that sound similar. Of course, the number 8 is one of the most revered and it's no coincidence that the 2008 Olympics will begin on 8-8-08 at 8 p.m. Beijing time. The word for eight in Chinese (Pinyin: bā) sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or "wealth" (Pinyin: fā). Why do we bring this up? The floor on which the USA is based at the team hotel? 8.

1 comment:

Kylie said...

I read in a newspaper article that if it wasn't for bad luck, this team would have no luck at all this year-which I agree with completely, specifically in the injury department.

So, here's to hoping this changes some of the bad luck the team has had this year.

Keep training hard-for the first time ever, I'm actually looking forward to waking up at 6 am and 4 am twice...and I actually get to WATCH the team play LIVE!!-so it'll be soooo worth it. The US is cheering for you!