Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture because " bā " (八) sounds like " fā " (發) the word for becoming prosperous. Besides being an auspicious day for opening the Olympic games, today is also my sister's birthday!
I, however, have an unlucky Chinese number in my birthdate: Four, which is " sì " (四) sounds like " sǐ " (死), the word for death. Yay! Well, it's kinda cool, in a goth way.
Anyway, happy most auspicious day ever! I plan on watching the opening ceremonies tonight and maybe eating some " bā bǎo fàn(八寶飯) or Eight Treasure Rice. It is my favoritest Chinese dessert .