Friday, August 08, 2008

08-08-08

If the date itself had not called it to our attention, Goggle did.

We'll never see it again. Right?
Today the Olympics began in Beijing, China. Such a day would be big and important, regardless of what day they began.
Let the Games begin!
My last glance at the clock before I went nite-nite revealed it was 11:11 PM.

China's 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies were outstanding. I was surprised to learn that the little girl who sang Ode to the Motherland in the opening ceremonies at the Olympics wasn't singing at all. According to Yahoo Sports, the little girls we saw in the red dress who appeared to be singing it was lipsinking. Read all about it at Olympic opening uses girl's voice, not face. Photos of both the singer, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, and the performer, 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, appear below.

Singer on Left - Performer on Right


Postcript on 08/12/08: One of my favorite photos from the Olympics Opening Ceremonies was that of Yao Ming, the Houston Rockets' star, as the Chinese flag bearer, and 9-year-old Lin Hao, a survivor of the May earthquake in Sichuan province that killed an estimated 70,000 people. It was sad to read today Yao has delivered, now it’s China’s turn.

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