Well, first of all, congratulations to South Africa. It's good to see the World Cup back on the right side of the equator.
But more importantly: Today is my eighth chinaversary. Eight years ago today I arrived in China for the first time. In Changsha, in fact, as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as the jetlag would allow.
Of course, you have to subtract from those eight years the six weeks I spent in Norway and six months in New Zealand to get the actual amount of time I've been in China, but still: Eight years. Somehow that makes me feel old.