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Asians & Gambling

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Got to admit, I add to the statistics as to why Asians are stereotyped as the group of people, who like to gamble and probably gamble the most as compared to other ethnic groups.

During my last check up at week 28, my obstetrician was as usual telling me how well Olive has grown and he also gave me Olive’s estimated weight of 1278g. Coincidentally, both the license plate numbers of our family cars are permutations of these 4 magical numbers, ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘7’, and ‘8’.

When someone gives you 4 numbers, and especially when these numbers seem ‘extra special’, the first thing that many Singaporeans will think of is to buy 4D. And that I did!

Click here to see the overview of 4D, a betting game in Singapore in which you select a 4-digit number from 0000-9999.

This was one of those times when I succumbed to the fascination with the mystical qualities of luck, fate and chance against my better judgment. ‘Luck’ and ‘Fate’ were already on my side, but because I was greedy for a bigger win, I missed the ‘Chance’ of actually winning something. 1287 4D

Hey Olive, even without this incident, Mummy knows how a tiny little thing like you is such a great big blessing….but, how about another set of numbers for Mummy? Pretty please? No really, I’m just kidding.

Author: JaniceT

A Mother in Search of the Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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