So its the New Year.
Except this time we have the moon to blame.
Silly Lunar New Year... (or Chinese New Year)
Its the year of the Ox (thus, or a nice pun, Happy "Niu" Year) and this happens to be my year... Which is kind of sad because it makes me old. But also the 3rd multiple of 8, three eights, 888, somehow rhyming with "rich" in mandarin/cantonese and thus lucky and good.