Well, i was on my way to work yesterday morning, when I came up to a big mob of people and police on the road.Â My way was blocked, so I didn’t have much to do other than find out what was going on.Â And there it was, these teeming tens of thousands of people including police and journalists and young not-yet-working Chinese folks were out to see the Olympic torch pass just near my apartment.Â So, what’s a guy to do but watch?Â Â Here’s my take on it:
So I was wrong, it wasn’t the beginning of the torch relay in Beijing, but it seemed pretty early in the morning at the time, and wasn’t I excited.Â
Just before the torch arrived, in rolled the corporate sponsors. Everyone seemed a little confused with this particularly North American (I think) parade-style presentation:
Anyway, just to show you how excited I was, I took a shaky video of the torch lighting.Â Yay!Â Zhongguo jia you!Â Beijing jia you! Au yun jia you!Â (Go China!Â Go Beijing!Â Go Olympics!)
Well, now I think I feel a little bit of the Olympic fever…based on the sneak peak courtesty of the Korean media, the opening ceremonies are going to be fantastic. Let the games begin!