A Cursed Chinese License Plate

This is related to a previous post I wrote about 666 being very lucky in China here . Only now, I recently found a license plate that most Chinese people would find totally cursed.
The number 4 in Chinese, 四 si4 (in Mandarin) rhymes with 死 si3 (in Mandarin) meaning death. As such, Chinese people avoid the number 4 like the plague. The number 4 to Chinese people is considered cursed and very unlucky. Continue reading “A Cursed Chinese License Plate”

Ubuntu and Linux Mint repositories within Mainland China


If you live in Mainland China, it can be extremely frustrating updating Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint from within the country if you are connecting to a foreign server because of the Great Firewall of China. In order to alleviate this problem, you should use Ubuntu repositories from within Mainland China. This article should work for any variants of Ubuntu as well which use Ubuntu’s repositories. This article is broken up into 2 parts. First is how to do it for Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 or any of their derivatives, and the 2nd half is how to do it for Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 or any of their derivatives. Continue reading “Ubuntu and Linux Mint repositories within Mainland China”

666 The Number Of The Beast Or Very Lucky

When you see the number 666, do you think it is very lucky or very unlucky? Why? If you come from a Western country, or a country greatly influenced by Christianity, then you might think that 666 is very unlucky because from the Book of Revelation in the Bible, 666 is the number of the beast (the Antichrist), and hence extremely unlucky or even an evil number. But in China, 666 is very lucky. Continue reading “666 The Number Of The Beast Or Very Lucky”