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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Let the games begin...

I just finished watching the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. It was a bit of a sensory overload, but in a fun sort of way. Overall, I thought it was spectacular! Job well done!

On the way back from my friends' house, I thought about what this Olympics meant to the Chinese people. The past century has been hellish for them, the Sino-Japanese War, the Chinese Civil War, the Great Leap Forward, the Culture Revolution, but they have overcome against all odds... this is their time in the sun, to celebrate their hard work and achievements, and to host a grand party for the world's athletes! I can't wait to watch all the competitions!

Of course, to do our part to celebrate, we had to exercise our jaw muscles a little by eating some yummy foods ... thanks C and D for the fantastic hot pot dinner!