Auspicious Numbers; Chinese Culture or Belief?

Auspicious numbers may bring you significant bountiful of good luck. On the flip side, bad choices of numeric figures can also turn out to be an ominous day for you.

Numbers. Chinese culture or a belief? Rationalism or symbolism? Fanatic or superstitious? Or a bizarre in your western culture? 88, auspicious number

I used to have a Chinese colleague who constantly having a look out for numbers, be it at work or during lunch break.

Craving for great inspiring numbers which don’t grave her good fortune down the old sewage.

Office work are always stressful, but her mindful of numeric figures was the only leisure to keep her motivated for …(?).. monetary luck.

Permutations and combinations of digits for lottery bets are her prime focus.

Her rational outcomes are based on simple logical probability and statistical guessing.

Also including past records of lottery from a very old almanac booklet, that unmistakably look pathetic with some obvious slips of fly-leaf, weakening split spline and withered covers.

In addition, her office desk was decorated with items of numbers. Almost any single integers you can think of.

A key chained of figure “6”, emblem printed with digit “2”, rolling dice of 4 units, a mahjong tile with Chinese character “8” engraved. And this is comically irrelevant to office desk, a set of 7 colorful dwarfs resembling those from the fairy tale, Snow White.

You might think there look stylishly peculiar, yet to her, there have Chinese symbolism for bringing remarkable streaks of luck to her door step.

If “13” is bad for you, then “4” could be the equivalence to some Chinese. Others similar ethnicity differ to emblem “4” as happiness, which is good.

Auspicious numbers; Chinese culture or a belief? What do you think? I’m finding out too.

Preparing this in the next few weeks for a series of short post on auspicious and ominous numbers in Chinese culture.

Photo credits to Flickr member: stevenbrandist