In Chinese numerology
and phonetics, the number 18 is associated with prosperity.
1 with his heir apparent, the heir apparent's heir apparent, solar-powered golf carts, 15,000 acres of lava fields, tropical climes, 120 junior golfers, 20,000 spectators, a bit of Chinese numerology
and healthy dose of dragons, tigers and snakes?
According to Chinese numerology
, one is a yang number ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism.
The latest move targeting entrenched Chinese numerology
reflects the superstitious beliefs still held by some, who continue to prefer to avoid the number "four" because it sounds almost exactly like the word for "death" in Mandarin.
As the score so graphically directs, for example, calaf strikes the gong three times, a significant number in Chinese numerology
insofar as it is taken to represent heaven, earth and man.