Friday, August 8, 2008

8/8/2008 -- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games starts...



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Today is finally arrived. A day of global celebration. A day of historic moment for everyone. A day of people await for a long time. Yes, today is none other than Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Day. Most probably, most people are glued in front of the television to watch the opening ceremony. Personally, I am very excited of the fireworks because usually that is the climax of the event.


8/8/2008 at 8pm tonight, will be a night to remember. As you can see, there are a lot of eights in the date and the time. In Chinese Culture, no. 8 is a prosperous number, which also represents wealth and fortune. Oooo, I also like the no.8 too.(^ ^). Obviously, the highlight of the night is also the extremely famous Stadium in Beijing-------Bird Nest(Actually, the bird nest reminds me of a famous and expensive delicacy, 燕窝 a.k.a bird nest) . When all the fireworks are released, I bet the ceremony will be very majestic and breathtaking.


Apart from this, the mascots of Beijing Olympic Games also captivates people around the globe. With five cute and adorable mascots, they symbolize the culture and the tradition of China. Okey, it is time to let them come into the pictures.They are the FUWA(福娃).

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Haha, are you all envy of me now? I have a collection of them - key chains and even Chinese famous knots(I think so).


Now, they will be introduced briefly.
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From left to right:
  1. Beibei (fish) -symbolizes prosperity and harvest {blue Olympic ring }
  2. Jingjing (panda) -symbolizes blessing of happiness, harmony between human and nature { black Olympic ring}
  3. Huanhuan(Olympic Flame) -symbolizes passion, especially in sports{red Olympic ring}
  4. Yingying(Tibetan Antelope) -symbolizes the vastness of China's landscape, the blessing of health and the strength of the body results from harmony between human and nature{ yellow Olympic ring}
  5. Nini (Swallow) -symbolizes the infinite sky and the spread of good luck when she opens her wings {green Olympic ring}
[Adapted from the "The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games"] click here for more info.



Furthermore, the sports games will also be very exciting as well. Which country will top the ranking? Is it China?or, is it going to be America or even Russia? Omg, I really can't wait for the results.

Hopefully, Malaysia Atletes will do Malaysia proud too. Go and snatch as many medals they can. Prove to the world that Malaysia Boleh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Therefore, tonight, don't forget to tune in for the opening ceremony!!!!


5 comments:

Falcon said...

get us that gold medal!!

lcfu said...

hahaha...the opening is awesome, love the fireworks

Xjion89 said...

[falcon]
haha, we just hope for the best.

[Icfu]
Yup, it was spectaculars. The Bird Nest Stadium was so beautiful, a very amazing structure.

Cyren Wong said...

Yes I must say the opening was amazing

Though, there was this bit of irony that kept bugging me.

Prior to the opening of the Olympic games China put a lot of effort and money in an attempt to clear the air. And I must say they did a good job

But yesterday night, I think the ammount of fireworks the fired off just put their efforts to waste! You know what would've been a better thing to do, simply gone without the fireworks and tell the world it's China's statement of going green!

Now think of the ammount of positive publicity that would provide not to mention reduction on air pollution!

PEACE OUT

Xjion89 said...

fireworks are always spectaculars, but, there will always be a price. Anyway, I think that this event tries its very best to keep the environment clean. But, what I hope is that their effort will be continuous, not just for the sake of this event only.