When I lived in Hong Kong, I became friends with an eclectic, global, vagabond known to many by his pirate name "Hong Kong Johnny". Though he was raised in the west, he embraced many aspects of older cultures and passed certain nuggets of eastern wisdom on to me.
Through his mentoring spirit, I grew to respect the power of good "joss", a mystical concept embodying fate, fortune, karma, and chance. For reasons beyond the scope of this post, 8's are symbols that foretell good joss, especially double 8's.
With that in mind, this post (number 88 in the history of WWDS), was made with a little extra care and reflection in the hope that it will have enduring relevance. At the suggestion of HKJ, I am listing here the top 5 posts on the WWDS blog selected from those that generated the most passionate reader comments.
The final selections, made by HKJ himself, are listed here in no particular order:
1. Freedom and Justice For All. Unless You're Gay.
2. 5 Baffling Sports Related Questions
3. It Ain't Easy Being One of Us
4. Misplaced Moral Outrage
5. Pirates: They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To
Hope you all enjoyed this look back into the recent past and may you all have good joss in the near future.