Wednesday, September 09, 2009

is it all just hype?

it's that time of the year again when people get all excited with dates like today's - 09.09.09. is it really an auspicious date (read here) or is it all hype?

haven't read the papers yet but i can safely assume there'll be some sort of a mass engagement/wedding held somewhere today. at the hospital, 3 couples found it fit to have their children delivered by caesarean section today. in fact, one was delivered at an almost unbelieveably well-timed moment:

at a neighbouring private hospital, there are 11 (yes, ELEVEN!!) planned deliveries, & some of these will surely make it to the tabloids tomorrow. something tells me we have missed the point altogether. giving birth is as natural as eating or breathing &, except for medical reasons, should be allowed to take its natural course. after all, the Wise Man did say:

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. eccles 3:11


Jo said...

definitely too much hype! And to plan for your deliveries to coincide with the a date and time... man, that's beyond my comprehension.

doc said...


the lengths people would go to get what they want!!

i'm just glad all 3 babies born today were normal!

wenn said...

all just abt superstitious..

doc said...


i also believe so, but try convincing the 14 pairs of parents who decided to have their kids today!

suituapui said...

...and 999 upside down is 666, and nobody gave it a thought!

Yan said...

And yet doctors satisfy these nonsenses (the timing of the delivery of babies), just like my newspaper giving space to the mass wedding today.

Yes, He makes everything beautiful in His time!

Anonymous said...

One nephew of mine registered

on 9.9.2009.

just me

doc said...


& we all go ga-ga over 090909!!

doc said...


the docs see it as a job. if they don't do it, some one else will!

doc said...

Just me,

hope he & his wife will experience matrimonial happiness!