While the Chinese consider 8 to be the most auspicious number. Thais considers 9 to be the most auspicious number. Happy 999999!
Eventhough the number 9 isn't especially special in other parts of the world, 09/09/09 doesn't come very often, so a number of companies are taking advantage of this date to launch their new products.
Good thing I'm getting paid for a number of my projects this month. Will post some pics when I have more free time.