A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!



Pick and pay according to the (phone) number you choose.

Some are more expensive than others.

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Most likely not owned by a chinese.

NB: 4 (四 – Si) sound like to die (死 – Si) hence an unlucky number in China.
No 4th/14th/24th etc floor for example.

On a side note our car in Beijing had a 4 on its license plate (foreigner often had the “unlucky” numbers, first because the license plate were cheaper and they didn’t know better/weren’t superstitious) so when I asked our driver if he didn’t mind driving it he replied not at all because there were a 5 before the 4. 🤔
5 is “wu” (五) and sounds like “bu” (不) which means not; hence 54 (wu si – 五四) sounded like No die (bu si – 不死) 😉


15-Jan-2022: D-155 before departure

I still pay attention and notice numbers… in buildings, license plates, phone numbers, etc.

The problem when you start to live in different countries and culture is that you have an assortment of interesting belief you have kind of accumulated and they are not always easier to explain to your family and friends.


~~~Just a little FYI So for my last 200 days in Singapore I have decided to reblog, in no special order, a post from the 6 years I will have spent on the Little Red Dot. PS: you will then get 2 posts a day!!~~~

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