Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet The Monkey...

In exactly eight days time at 8:08 on the evening of 08/08/08, the world will be watching Beijing as the opening ceremony for the Games of the 29th Olympiad kicks-off. I don't know about you but I'm a HUGE fan of the Olympics whether it's the summer or winter game and my favourite events are badminton, table tennis, water polo, wrestling, and all the diving, gymnastic and swimming events.



Speaking of which, has anyone in the UK seen the BBC Olympics campaign for Beijing 2008? If not, you have to watch this! It's so COOL! The concept is based around Journey to the West, a famous Chinese novel, published in the 1590s and considered one of the four most important works of fiction in China's history. It follows a monk with several disciples, including a monkey, as they battle increasingly fierce demons on a quest to retrieve Buddhist scriptures for China.

Hmm, when rich Chinese traditional culture combining with Olympic culture, I have a strong good feeling that this year's Olympic Games is gonna be amazing. I just can't wait for the Olympic Flame to be lit!

6 comments:

LeFaune said...

Personnally :
1 - Chinese violations of Human Rights ;
2 - Permanent censorship of the broadcasting ;
3 - Denied visas of entry for HIV positive people...

Enuf' said.

I will certainly not watch the Olympic Games.

PR8 said...

Yes, I totally understand your views but it's the Olympic spirit that counts, so just chill man and don't be so stuck up! To me, no country is perfect, and sport should NOT make a judgement over politics.

LeFaune said...

The Olympic Spirit has been thrown off the day Beijing has been selected. Money and hypocrites, that's all that counts.

There will be many other occasions to watch speedos bulges.

(and believe me, I just love to watch the Olympic Games, usually.)

GayPornFans said...

I have absolutely no desire to watch the Olympics. I hate sport and it's just an excuse to fill our tv screens with lots of it. It's not quite so bad when the event takes place in a country where any live footage takes place in the middle of the night then you just have to suffer the highlights.

Kenneth Johnson aka Sebastien Penn said...

cool, you have a picture of sun wu kong, the monkey king

Jon said...

well, as I had just left comment at somewhere about China. Let me tell you this: China is the most misunderstood nation in the world. All those human rights thing are still an big issue in this nation and believe this, as historian A.J.P. Talyor once mentioned, when the door of revoltion is opened, it won't be closed again.

At least right now there is a kind hearted premier who put efforts to make this country better!