Apparently today's some sort of single's people's festival? 11th of the 11th month= 1111. All single. According to my teacher this "festival" was made up sometime during the early 1990s, when college students in Nanjing thought November 11 should be the festival for single people as it contained four number "1". Since festivals are often embraced over here, my teacher also clamed that “singles day is now a special day for all fashionable young people.” It’s a perfect day to go on a blind date or go out and have fun. There you go. All singles out there: out and hunt!
Anyways, I read the most hilarious news story today on in our news reading class: a mom, unhappy with her 30 year old son because he hasn't found himself a girlfriend yet. The son, however, blames it all on the mother, because she bought him a flat that just happen to have number 11 and be on the 11th floor. He claims his misfortune in love is due to his unlucky address: 11-11. Apparently, he had also gone to see a fortune teller who had pointed out that his address might be causing him a dry love life.
(Geez, to think that people actually gets paid for coming up with such crap?).
Is that superstition pushed to the limit or what?
I wonder why the mom doesn't tell her unhappy son to buy himself a new flat to see if he's any luckier in that one.