I finally found out why I’m so lucky in Penang.


Today was a very productive day – we managed to visit a lot of places, thanks to Cheryl and her soon-to-be-husband Kah Weng who kindly drove us around Penang to visit all the heritage sites. Cheryl has been a long reader of sixthseal.com (since 2003) so it’s great to finally meet up with her. One of the places we did today was the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Georgetown.


The mansion does not allow photography inside the premises, but I discreetly (okay, blatantly, sixthseal.com does not do subtle :p) roamed around the interior and snapped a lot of photos. Simon followed suit when he saw me doing that and he was reprimanded by the tour guide. I’ve always wondered how I managed to get away with a lot of shit (probably broke more than a few rules today) and the revelation came during the 1 hour tour.


I finally found out why I’ve been so lucky. My car license plate is QAG 4114. The tour guide at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion mentioned that the address of the mansion is 14, Leah Street. 4 is considered an inauspicious number for the Chinese coz it’s a phoneme for “death”. However, 1+4 is 5. 5 is considered lucky coz it represents “wu fu ling men” meaning “five kinds of luck entering your door”. Heh! That explains A LOT of things. πŸ˜‰

lucky buddha

Another thing I picked up during the tour is that six is associated with the phrase “lu lu wu cheong” which is literally translated as “road road no poverty”. It’s a couplet articulating that you won’t be left wanting in your life. It’s a good thing I picked sixthseal.com as my domain name – twice the luck for me. LOL!

I also kissed a Laughing Buddha effigy today (no touching the statues) – now it’s thrice the luck! w00t! =D

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21 thoughts on “I finally found out why I’m so lucky in Penang.”

  1. Disregarding numerology, I dare say you’d still qualify as one of the luckiest people on earth (with the exception of lottery winners) for all the times you’ve narrowly avoided having your heart explode. I’d say that endearingly, of course.

  2. Trey: Yeah! I never figured out why I’m still alive after all the torture (?) I subjected my body to. Haha!
    Cheers mate! πŸ™‚
    cynthia: Yeah, I’ll be here till 8:40 PM tonight. Quick text me at 016 888 2069.
    Wendy: Heh! Yes, I am. I’m actually scared of when my luck will run out. I’ve always been kinda lucky since I was born. πŸ™‚
    mknace: Yup, very awesome life. πŸ˜‰
    Donny T: Ah, I didn’t manage to do that. I went to the fort though. Wild horses abound. πŸ™‚
    KY: Yeah, it’s just like people in KK. Most of them never climb Mt. Kinabalu coz it’s always there. πŸ™‚

  3. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai iguguered pu wos to dot my little dog from bitining my hands. every time It does that to me, or bites. I bite its ears. Simple, but it works. I just have to remember I am 49, and the little shit head is only about three in human years. he has chewed through the cords to my phone, and humped the pillows ony my couch. ( plenty of DNA on that pillow)still love the little shit. I was gonna take him to be denutted ( vasectemy) but the vet reqired a bucnch of tests, and it came to almost $600 usd. This for a found dog? sorry,no go. Any way, better a designer pillow than My ear. I aheve come to love the little dipshit. His name is buckie, but I call his stupid. On the other hand, he needs to go out, so who is the shit head?

  4. hey. my brother is picking me up from penang.
    need to swith off my mobile.
    my brothers mobile is 016 517 0266

  5. Okay, not so lucky today. Was feeling a bit off on Sunday and then caught the flu today. Don’t worry (or be excessively happy, depending on which camp you’re in ;)) it’s not A(H1N1). :p
    I’ve been seriously bedridden the entire day. Gonna get some sleep now. Lots of pending work tomorrow.

  6. tom robinson: It’s good training for the dogs. πŸ˜‰
    I can see that you love your dog, awesome, my friend. πŸ™‚
    cynthia: Cynthia! It was awesome to be able to meet up with you in such a short timeframe. Thanks for coming to the snake temple to meet. πŸ™‚
    KL, I’ll bring you guys around. πŸ™‚
    shaoweii: 4114, 6666, 6130, 3535. πŸ™‚
    Ping Ping: Can, but it’s very hard to change car plates. Last time I asked, you have to take off all illegal mods (including tinted windows if it’s over the limit) and then pay about RM 1k for a new registered number (the current running number, not the ones in circulation). I wanted QXX 69 and QXX 78 – both same price, only 1k. It was just the hassle that deterred me.
    e: Haha! Thanks buddy! I love the Laughing Buddha. Maybe this would be a prosperous year for me. πŸ™‚
    Jade Zheng: Cindy! You bad influence la. πŸ˜‰
    I cannot go anytime soon though – need to save up for my bankroll first. Quite the broke dy. πŸ™
    shimmers999: No worries, next time then! It’ll be fun. πŸ™‚
    I like Penang, except for the way people drive with one hand on the honk. Jesus Christ. πŸ™‚
    eiling: Melaka! πŸ™‚
    Ipoh, Penang, and next on the Peninsula itenerary is Melaka. Jom, let’s go! Drive down is fast from here.
    Simon Seow: Ya, change it to 5555. πŸ™‚

  7. Hi, I just started reading your blog – thank you for the good work. I wanted to inform you that it’s not displaying correctly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Pearl). Either way, I am now on your RSS feed on my laptop, so thank you!


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