Friday, August 8, 2008

BEIJING 2008: CHINA SMILES AT THE WORLD

the 29th olympic games opened today in beijing.
may the olympic spirit prevail
& give us a time of peace, of respect & of dignity.
there may have been much criticism & concerns,
but this remains a momentous moment in history.
china is opening its arms to the world for two weeks,
& from the looks of it,
also its heart.
how could you say "no" to 1.3 billion people?
:)~

the opening ceremonies reflected 6000 years of civilisation,
6000 years of history,
6000 years of know-how,
6000 years of culture
that has brought great things to the global human culture,
be it gunpowder, paper, typography, the compass, silk
& kites!!
:D~
quite a legacy,
if you consider the impact these things have had on
all other civilisations.
china meant to seduce us
with a large array of colors
found in their traditional costumes
& light displays & the fireworks.
also through its music,
traditional & contemporary.
& the choregraphies,
done with military precision,
but so gracefully.
altogether,
the perfect balance between
exhuberance & sobriety.
everything was mastered to perfection
& gave us some memorable moments
with a most splendid show that was awe inspiring.
china may not have a perfect record as far as human rights go,
but i guess such a large population
requires a different set of rules,
different than from what we know.
but we must respect
the effort of this people
to receive us,
& in such a grand way.
definitely a first glance
that is magnificent.
thank you beijing!!!
:)~

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!

A GLANCE AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
SIMPLY:
WOW
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:D~

ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM
video

2 comments:

  1. 喝彩声 China!!!

    I just finished looking at the opening ceremonies... not just the hormones I think... I cannot stop crying with joy & my brain is on high-speed watching the synchro of all the performers, the technology being used and the pure creativity...

    Gotta go, my brain needs to expand right now.

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  2. they were simply amazing. i knew they would, but they were even more so than i expected....& lord knows i always have HIGH expectations!!...
    :D~
    i remained glued to the screen for the whole duration. not even a break to pee, as i didn't wanna miss anything, not even during the commercials...
    go figure!!
    is this what they call "obsessive"?
    :D~

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