Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympics starts today

The grand event in sports - Beijing Olympics starts today. The opening ceremony will be telecast live throughout the world. In Malaysia, it will be telecast live through TV2 from 8.30pm local time. The three and a half hour ceremony should be worth watching.

When I was in Beijing in 2006, the Bird Nest Stadium was still being built and we passed by it a few times during our stay in Beijing. I was attracted to the mini mascots sold by the roadside. It set costs RM10. It consists of five mascots, namely Bei Bei Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying,and Ni Ni. The names are actually a sentence which reads 'Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni' or in English 'Beijing Welcomes You".

I shall be watching the games at home through the idiot box whenever I am not engaged in teaching.

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