Friday, August 08, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - astounding and exhilarating. Beyond words to describe its unique showcase. With their humonguous population, China is able to prepare itself for one of the best Olympic Games in history.

Indeed, the theme itself "One World One Dream" will spur many athletics to live their dreams by winning their events.
Even though, I'm in Sudan at the moment, was glad that our TV satellite subscription didn't disappoint us. What more can I do on a weekend in Sudan.

The Olympics will be on for the next sixteen days up to 24 August 2008. Google's website changed its logo for the day to commemorate the opening event too.
The opening ceremony began at an auspicious timing today, on 8.8.08 at 8.08:08pm. The meaning of numeric 8 to chinese is huge. It could mean properity, success or considered a lucky number in chinese culture.

In Malaysia, when we see a car number plate which has the digit 8 or 88 or 888 or 8888 (max of 4 digits) on it, we are very sure that it belongs to a chinese.
Tags: Beijing, China, Beijing 2008, Beijing Olympics, Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Sports, One World One Dream

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Blogger foongpc said...

I enjoyed the opening ceremony - it was grand and entertaining! I like the part where Li Ning was hoisted up and did some walking in the air round the stadium to light the Olympic torch. Yes Chinese love the number 8, although it does not mean prosperity in feng shui and astrology just like 4 does not mean death and bad luck.

09 August, 2008 09:58  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

i thot i heard li ning's name mentioned by the arabic commentator. so its confirmed now.

my, he's really old now. the last time i saw him was in his youth where he won golds in gymnast.

09 August, 2008 15:13  
Blogger Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

You're in Sudan? Working purpose, I suppose. Greetings to you back here from Malaysia.

I did catch up with the grand opening ceremony of The Games. Somehow, I dozed off halfway on my parent's comfy bed. LoL. I wonder if there were any artistes' performances? I was expecting to see that the whole evening. hahah.

09 August, 2008 18:34  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

definitely for work, wldn't want to be here for holidays haha

got artistes but china artistes of which i don't who they are

09 August, 2008 19:26  

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