Lucky day today: 8th day of the 8th month, the luckiest in the Chinese calendar. Famously, the Beijing Olympics started on 8.8.2008. And not only that - at precisely 8 minutes past 8pm, which of course is 2008hrs. Can't get more auspicious than that. Why is 8 lucky? Eight in Chinese is Ba which sounds a bit like Fa which means to generate wealth. The only conscious decision I made today involving said number was to have eight jaozi for dinner tonight.