Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Random Photograph 98 – Superstition

Random Picture No. 98 is one in a series of pictures, taken in Liuzhou, which amuse, baffle or otherwise interest me.

As most of you will know, 4 is considered to be the most unlucky number in Chinese minds. The character for ‘four’ is 四 and the character for die is 死, both pronounced si* but with different tones- sì and sǐ respectively.

Someone in Liuzhou is obviously not superstitious.

Vehicles with 8s in the registration plate are, on the other hand, highly prized. There is a 桂B 88888 in Liuzhou, but I’ve never managed to catch a shot of it. Here is an inferior version!

The most desirable plate in China is probably this from Beijing which cost more than the vehicle it adorns.

* ‘si’ is pronounced as in ‘sister’ not like the Italian or French ‘si’ pronounced ‘see’.

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