Beijing Olympic 2008

August 09, 2008

Dis is 1 of da BIGGEST event tt I've been waiting 4 dis whole year..The 2008 Olympics will open on today in Beijing, China..a nation tt has been dreaming of hosting da world event for 100 years..more than ten-thousand athletes from 205 countries as well as leaders of some 100 nations will attend da event which is expected 2 b da biggest Olympics in history..China injected around 40-billion dollars, with full support from da government, in organizing da event..12 new stadiums were built and 45 facilities were set up n expanded 4 da games..Da Chinese government has declared Friday a holiday for all firms, excluding some government agencies, as part of efforts to celebrate the nation’s hosting of da Olympics..
The ornamental lines of the water-wave designs are taken from well-known Chinese paintings of the past. Among Fuwa, Beibei is known to be gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring.
Jingjing makes children smile -- and that's why he brings the blessing of happiness wherever he goes. You can see his joy in the charming naivety of his dancing pose and the lovely wave of his black and white fur. As a national treasure and a protected species, pandas are adored by people everywhere. The lotus designs in Jingjing's headdress, which are inspired by the porcelain paintings of the Song Dynasty (A.D.960-1234), symbolize the lush forest and the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Jingjing was chosen to represent our desire to protect nature's gifts -- and to preserve the beauty of nature for all generations. Jingjing is charmingly naïve and optimistic. He is an athlete noted for strength who represents the black Olympic ring.
In the intimate circle of Fuwa, Huanhuan is the big brother. He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport -- and passion is the blessing he bestows. Huanhuan stands in the center of Fuwa as the core embodiment of the Olympic spirit. And while he inspires all with the passion to run faster, jump higher and be stronger, he is also open and inviting. Wherever the light of Huanhuan shines, the inviting warmth of Beijing 2008 -- and the wishful blessings of the Chinese people -- can be felt. The fiery designs of his head ornament are drawn from the famed Dunhuang murals -- with just a touch of China's traditional lucky designs. Huanhuan is outgoing and enthusiastic. He excels at all the ball games and represents the red Olympic ring.
Like all antelopes, Yingying is fast and agile and can swiftly cover great stretches of land as he races across the earth. A symbol of the vastness of China's landscape, the antelope carries the blessing of health, the strength of body that comes from harmony with nature. Yingying's flying pose captures the essence of a species unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the first animals put under protection in China. The selection of the Tibetan Antelope reflects Beijing's commitment to a Green Olympics. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of Western China. Strong in track and field events, Yingying is a quick-witted and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring.
Every spring and summer, the children of Beijing have flown beautiful kites on the currents of wind that blow through the capital. Among the kite designs, the golden-winged swallow is traditionally one of the most popular. Nini's figure is drawn from this grand tradition of flying designs. Her golden wings symbolize the infinite sky and spread good-luck as a blessing wherever she flies. Swallow is also pronounced "yan" in Chinese, and Yanjing is what Beijing was called as an ancient capital city. Among Fuwa, Nini is as innocent and joyful as a swallow. She is strong in gymnastics and represents the green Olympic ring.

The 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium. It began at 8:08pm on 8 August 2008.The number 8 is associated with prosperity and confidence in Chinese culture.The ceremony was directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou and featured a cast of over 15,000 performers, and was dubbed beforehand as "the most spectacular Olympics Opening Ceremony ever produced".
the fireworks of opening ceremony..
fireworks go off
outside view of National Stadium

A rich assembly of ancient Chinese art and culture dominated the ceremony. It opened with the beating of Fou drums for the countdown.
Subsequently, a giant scroll was unveiled and became the show's centerpiece..
Confucius's 3,000 disciples
movable-type printing
silk road
sailing boats..
kung fu opera
artists performance..
lang lang
arts performance
Tai Chi performance..The official song of the 2008 Olympics was performed by Britain's Sarah Brightman and China's Liu Huan, and was titled You and Me..
smiling faces
Former Chinese gymnast Li Ning ignited the cauldron..
the olympic flame lit

da performances were magnificence..did u guys watch?It's late nite..^^..but I vry bersemangat now..tml stil gt skl..T.T

one world one dream

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