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Floored by the Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

I was completely bowled over last night with China's Olympic Games opening ceremony. Particularly so with the torch-lighting ceremony....really got the 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' feel to it, man! A friend was telling me about the giant footprints leading to the stadium, didn't get to see that! Shucks! But I was awestruck with the final lap when they lit the big torch. Even the doves-dancing bit was really awesome. 
The main reason I am so impressed is because I am PROUD! It shows the world that Chinese can do anything....and they will go ONE STEP FURTHER than is required of them! Nothing is beyond the race because we have spirit. If given Malaysia, what kind of opening ceremony do you think we are capable of? Apparently, some twenty billion was spent on the show itself....and the news folks are bantering about it's London going to reach the so-high-up-there bar that China's just set for the standard of the opening ceremony! 
They better make a rocket or something because the ceremony last night was simply unbelievable! Breathtaking and completely jaw-dropping, if you ask me! Everything was simply larger than life, from the stadium to the dancing, from the crowd to every entertainment aspect of it all! Awesome! In a lot of ways, the protests surrounding the human rights issue, the ceremony and stuff like that seems to have made people like me anticipate the ceremony more. In the end, the glorious display is magnified by a thousand fold....I bet some people are crying already. :-)
Anyway, it was a spectacular show. Nothing short of beautiful and awe-inspiring it, let's wait for the closing ceremony and then four years later for London to reach the bar that China's just raised. 
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Jamie said…
yup...caught he Opening in Cambodia. All in all was very very nice except for the part where Li Ning flew like a Superman to light up the torch...the running part was a bit toooooooo long. Fireworks was top notch!!

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