May 21st, 2011
I was just listening to a report about how the number 39 is unlucky in Afghanistan. In the West, the numbers 13 and 666 are unlucky. In the US, many buildings even skip having a floor numbered 13 and will number them 12 and then 14 consecutively. Ayako wrote from Japan about unlucky numbers there: […]
February 15th, 2011
Yesterday, I helped at a Chinese New Year event at my daughter’s school. Red is a lucky color in China. Nane, the mother who ran it, had all of the helping Mom’s wear red. The tables were all decorated with red tablecloths. Oranges were placed around the room for decorations – like centerpieces on the […]
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