I have to give it up for Neko Zhang here (not to be confused with Neko Case, mind you): her message is effective. First, I won't be forgetting that Yao Ming is tall. Almost, one might say, like a mountain, or perhaps a rocket ready for take-off. And second, I have no doubt that he is from Shang. Hai. Chi-na.
What can I say, I tend to retain information from women holding chains.