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    09/09/09

    Today is a special day. Lucky for some, unlucky for others. At 0900 hours there were many ceremonies throughout Thailand in recognition of this special/magic day. The number 9 has special/unique properties; ask any mathematician. It is considered lucky in Thailand and China, but unlucky in Japan. In Thailand there is even more significance through Rama IX. Even the Beatles got into the act...."Number nine, number nine".

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    I thought the skytrain was a bit quiet.

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    I like the 9 in 69 the best

    Might put in a request for some 9 tonight.....lucky me

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I thought the skytrain was a bit quiet.
    And I as told that it would be very busy in Bangkok so hence my decision to give Bangkok a miss today.

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    errr isn't it the 9/9/52 ?

    Mark

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    Minor detail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    errr isn't it the 9/9/52 ?

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    And again ...

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    i wondered why they ahd the maids lined up on the sky train
    not that lucky as the train was late

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    The Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) is known as the Nine Dragons. The nine represents the 9 tributaries/mouths flowing into the delta. Actually, there were originally only 8 but that was classed as unlucky so they dug another channel.

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    I dont know for sure... but i think the sky might be falling.

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    I might try and have 9 shags today and night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta
    I dont know for sure... but i think the sky might be falling.
    Easier to just say 'It's raining' Peta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    I might try and have 9 shags today and night...
    Who is gunna take care of the plantation and for fvck sake mate leave your livestock alone for once.

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    Great day to have a birthday. Although the truck bringing the candles broke an axle.

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    This morning I had an early appointment downtown. It finished earlier than I thought and I had time to visit the park (Lumpini), before the next appointment. There was a large gathering at one end of the park where they were celebrating (?) 9/9/09 at 9:09am. Superstitious bunch,..there might have been a thousand (plus) people/kids there.

    These pictures were taken (Samsung SGH-X820) just after 9:09am, when some people/kids started leaving the area.













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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    errr isn't it the 9/9/52 ?

    Mark
    Good point, but you know Thais will manipulate everything to work their way. Today it's 2009. Tomorrow it's back to 2552, without a single Thai pondering for one second what you have just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    .there might have been a thousand (plus) people/kids there.
    Nah... there was only nine hundred and ninety nine.

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    All that way for just a minute.

    I only got to have one shag....but I made it last for 9 minutes.....around 9pm

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    Spectators gaze skyward, taking in a record-breaking feat as 99 paragliders float above Timbis Beach on the southern tip of Bali. (Photo: Antara)
    99 Paragliders in Bali Beach Bring Down National Mark on 9-9-9

    Creating a dazzling spectacle as they floated on air vents, paragliders at an event in Bali on Wednesday left onlookers captivated.

    And record-keepers taking notice.

    A mix of local and international paragliders converged at Timbis beach in Badung and reset the national mark for the most number of paragliders simultaneously in flight

    Paragliding officials said they counted 99 flyers, 11 more than the previous record set last year at the same venue, which was officially recognized by the Indonesian Museum of Records.

    Djoko Bisowarno, head of the paragliding division of the Indonesian Aero Sports Federation, hailed the flyers’ efforts and called it “exceptional.”

    Besides the record, Djoko said the event’s goal was to get the country’s paragliding community together and introducing it to the world.

    The foreigners who participated came from Malaysia, Canada and Australia.

    It was also another way to attract more tourists to Bali and market the island as an ideal venue for paragliding, Djoko added.

    Bucek Deep, a television actor who was part of the record-breaking feat, relished joining an event that called for a common goal and didn’t require participants to compete.

    “We all just worked together and showed our best,” he said. Made Arya Kencana

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    Thousands of Chinese marry on lucky 09/09/09

    Tens of thousands of Chinese rushed to wed on Wednesday, hoping that the auspicious 09/09/09 date would bring longevity to their marriages and lives.

    Published: 7:46PM BST 09 Sep 2009
    The ninth day of the ninth month, "jiu, jiu" in Chinese, is a homonym for another word, "jiujiu", meaning "for a very long time", thus making the date a lucky day to get married.
    The fact that another nine, or "jiu", is added for 2009 has only compounded the auspiciousness of the date.
    "We were going to get married in March, but when we looked at the calendar and saw September 9, we changed our minds," a young man surnamed Yang said on Beijing television as he queued at a local marriage office.
    "We have been waiting in line all night," he said as his bride-to-be held his hand and smiled.
    As of late Tuesday, 3,500 couples had made online bookings to marry in three Beijing districts, while nearly 5,000 couples had made advanced bookings in Shanghai, said the China News Service.
    By comparison, Beijing had a total of 170,000 marriages - an average of 465 per day - in the whole of 2006, which was a 25-year record at the time.
    In the southern city of Guangzhou, more than 6,100 couples had registered to marry on Wednesday, while numerous large Chinese cities each reported wedding totals of at least 2,000 couples.
    Officials were expecting many more newlyweds-to-be to crowd into marriage offices than those who had pre-registered, it said.
    The number tying the knot in China was expected to surpass the number of couples who married on August 8, 2008 - the number eight is traditionally considered lucky, as it also sounds like the word for wealth.
    On 08/08/08, 16,400 couples applied for marriage registration in Beijing alone, press reports said at the time.

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