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Postby beenhere10years » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:10 pm

Thanks Everyone! Spot on! :D
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Postby koyuli » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:34 pm

Wear red undies during gambling sessions and Lady Luck is gonna shine at your way..

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:37 pm

Going shopping now - shall I wear red or blue undies?
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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:56 pm

go freeballing & buy some new undies :D
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Postby koyuli » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 1:15 pm

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Postby Alfalfa » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 2:15 pm

koyuli wrote:Wear red undies during gambling sessions and Lady Luck is gonna shine at your way..


The I should go buy TOTO or 4 Digits in re undies...will it work??? :???:
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Postby Alfalfa » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 2:16 pm

I mean I should go buy those things as mentioned above in red undies....the typing bug is catching up on me again.... :?
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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:21 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:go freeballing & buy some new undies :D


was wearing tight jeans - - - my wife doesn't appreciate the advertising
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Postby koyuli » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 4:25 pm

Hello Alfalfa,

Worth a try...
Afterall Superman has done it for whole of his life...


Alfalfa wrote:I mean I should go buy those things as mentioned above in red undies....the typing bug is catching up on me again.... :?

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Postby briceloh » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 4:34 pm

koyuli wrote:Hello Alfalfa,

Worth a try...
Afterall Superman has done it for whole of his life...




batman beats superman at that thou, he wore it on his head. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby The Deal » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 4:52 pm

Chinese superstitions - there are so many!

I like the one about lizards. If you grab one by the tail and it comes off off, the part that you pull off will jump in your ear and go to your brain and kill you.

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Postby VodkaCranberry » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 4:59 pm

Never heard of the one about the lizard :roll:

What about the obvious one? Avoid the number '4' (associated with death and plain bad luck) and go with '8" (prosperity)?
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Postby briceloh » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 6:08 pm

never heard of the lizard's too.
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Postby ksl » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 8:24 pm

My father-in-law always says, it is bad luck to have your age land on a 9, what I don't understand is that when he was 79, he would say i am 81. so I am scratching my head about the 2 year difference.

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Postby Raised by grandparents » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:06 pm

1) New Shoes - bite on the new pair of shoes first.. then the shoes will hurt when worn later

2) Not allowed to wash hair or cut nails on Fifth and fifteenth day of the chinese calendar. ???

3) Never to present a clock as a gift for someone's birthday

4) Never present a pair of shoes to a partner if you have yet to marry and intend to marry

5) When sweeping the floor at home.. start from the front door sweep a few times inwards first.. and continue to do the usual sweeping.

6) When walking in dark places or crossing dark paths with trees, say "excuse me" or ask permission to use the path..
alternatively, make noise with your bunch of keys so the "friends" are alerted of your arrival and they can make way for you

7) Make sure all your petty bills, PUB, telephone, lunch you owe your friends are paid before the new year.. otherwise, start your new year with debts will multiple future debts by at least 3 years

8) If the younger sibling wish to marry before the elder one, have a piece of new pants owned by the older sibling(s) (or a piece of material to be made into pants later) hung above the entrance of the house before the bride/bridegroom leaves the house. Otherwise the older siblings will have problem getting married

9) Chinese New Year - dont read newspapers or watch the news on the first day to avoid reading up or witnessing bad news at the start of the year. Brooms are to be hidden away

Couples celebrating the first CNY together will give away double red packets (one from the wife and one from the husband). First double happiness together shared in double.. double joy to return

10) Stick a coin on your calculator as it symbolises multiply returns







otherwise the elder one will have problem getting married later


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