"@maryjessmusic: Yay 888 followers! Thank you so much!"
This is spooky, Mary Jess tweeted the above on Twitter yesterday at the same time this Forum was launched. I am led to believe that the number 8 in Chinese is a sign of good luck and prosperity. Having 3 number 8s is therefore very good indeed. Many Chinese over here have 888 on their car registrations. This is surely a good omen for this Forum don't you think? Please correct me if I am wrong but a Singapore Chinese man from work told me that today.
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2012 23:49:42 GMT by bobscullen
I don't entertain thoughts of luck or superstitions but they're fun regardless! Funny how different cultures have different lucky numbers. I think for the Japanese it's 13? Or am I thinking of somewhere else (13 in unlucky for us!).
I am not superstitious but I still think it a good omen considering the Chinese factor in Mary Jess Music, the launch of a new forum and the number 888 featuring in her Twitter followers. It would be interesting to see the statistics at the end of the week for visitors? There again that is 3 things and according to Jenny that is also a sign of good luck in Chinese culture?
An interesting topic, though I am not superstitious at all (I gave that up years ago, being a Stoke fan! ) What will happen, will happen, but anything which points towards the success of this forum I am all for.
So far we have had 365 unique visitors which is absolutely magnificent. I expect that number to be slowing down so if we get 888 by the end of this week (won't happen ) I will be absolutely ecstatic and will start digging out my old lucky pants. ;D
I think China's internet is regulated (please, please correct me if I'm wrong!) And that goes for their music. If anyone releases an album anywhere in the world, you can bet our amazons will also list it, but as an import. Despite the huge following that must be waiting for Mary-Jess - her album isn't even listed on the Chinese website. I don't know how aware they are that she's even made an album? But then, they mostly aquire music illegally over there.
I am not 100% sure on the details but you are right Nicola.
China's internet is regulated a lot. Access to all Google search websites has been banned in mainland China since 2010 and operations were moved to Hong Kong.
China's main search engine is Baidu, which I eventually managed to submit this forum to. I did a search and there seemed to a be a lot links to Chinese websites relating to Mary-Jess. If we get only one Chinese member who finds this forum after searching Mary-Jess through Baidu then it will have been worth submitting.
429 unique visitors, nearly halfway through the week, and nearly halfway to 888!