FOR Ms Jerlyn Soh, the date on which she ties the knot is of utmost importance.
Not only must it be easy to remember, but it must also be “special” to her and her partner.
So Ms Soh, 27, was quick to decide on Oct 10, 2010 (10.10.10) for her upcoming nuptials.
In Mandarin, the number 10 – shi – can allude to shi quan shi mei – a Chinese idiom which means “perfect in every way”.
The private-school student told my paper: “We want our wedding to be perfect.”
She and her husband-to-be have been together for 10 months and they intend to have 10 bridesmaids and 10 best men on their big day.
“If possible, we’d even like to have 10 cars at the wedding,” Ms Soh said.
While they have yet to consult a geomancer on whether their chosen date is considered auspicious, Ms Soh said she will not change her mind.
“As long as the date is special to us, it shouldn’t matter whether it is considered auspicious or not,” she said.
This same enthusiasm cannot be said for Sept 9 this year, 09.09.09.
So superstitious! It's going to be a pain in the ass to have a wedding on a day that everyone else is having one too. These people are too superficial. I went to a wedding last year on 08.08.08. First of all it was a Friday so I was pissed off cause I had to work and then rush home and try to get ready and make a 7:00pm wedding. Plus it was no fun cause the bride was in an absolute panic because nothing was allowed to go wrong on this perfect day. Of course they're divorced now. They were not ready to marry but because of 08.08.08 they rushed into it. All because of a stupid number.
In this article if the lady is planning now for a 10.10.10 wedding then she has lots of time to prepare. But it's still going to be a shit show! The bigger the wedding, the faster the divorce I say!