Finally, it comes. Have you seen the opening ceremony?

China
August 8, 2008 9:44pm CST
We turned on the television at about half past 7, the live broadcast of Chinese central television(CCTV)1 started at a quarter to 8. The formal opening ceremony began at 8 past 8 on Aug. 2008 Beijing time. We, six, gathered together, they're all my colleagues in the dormitory, bought lots of snacks to witness the glorious occasion together. Oh, I think it’s wonderful at the very beginning, the footprint I like very much. But I don’t think the theme song sung is good, as least not as beautiful as I expected. Have you watched it? What do you think about it? Please share
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8 responses
@littleowl (7157)
14 Aug 08
Hi lynette to be honest I dont watch the olympics or any sport as it bores me to tears especially as this year its in China your friend littleowl
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• China
18 Aug 08
God, is it because it is held in China? We make every effort to perfect it although it can't be flawless.
@littleowl (7157)
18 Aug 08
Hi lynette i should of re-phrased that am not predjudice in any way but am not totally into sports I did watches the gymnastics it was brilliant but no plese don't think I meant because its in China your friend littleowl
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• China
18 Aug 08
Littleowl, sorry for misunderstanding
9 Aug 08
Hi lynettebyc, Do you know I have forgot all about it because it is shown in the U.K in the early hours in the morning and I was busy Mylotting that I have not seen any of it, maybe I just have to watch the news tomorrow. Tamara
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• China
9 Aug 08
Hey, Tamara, you can watch the rebroadcast as well, also there will lots of news available online. Yeah, i know that there's time difference between UK and China. So you may need to stay up late if want to watch the games.
• China
11 Aug 08
Actually, i don't the exact time in UK I only know there's time difference. Thanks for telling me
@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Hi lynette, I haven't been in the mood to watch the Olympics, I keep reading that the ceremony was really nice. Which event do you like so far. What song were they singing? Who has the most medals? and how is the United States doing? sorry for all the questions, and I hope you will tell me.
• China
9 Aug 08
Hey, i like the footprint designed by the director. Twenty-nine footprints symbolize the 29th olympic game. The song was sung together by Chinese singer Liu Huan and UK singer Sarah Brightman, i don't know the neme. So far there're only two gold medals, the first was attained by Czechoslovakia, and the other was got by Chinese weightliffter. I think Ameira is doing well too. Good luck
• United States
9 Aug 08
Hi lynette, thanks for the info, I bet it did look nice. I just have not gotten into the spirit of it. I haven't real set down and watch TV. I start off my morning logging on here after that I'm doing my homework and by the time I done with everything It's time for my sitcoms. have a great weekend
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@rookiekan (883)
• China
14 Aug 08
yes,i have seen it.but i dont think it's excellent as i expected.it can score 85 points of total 100 points.
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• China
14 Aug 08
85 is ok, i don't like all of them, and you know seeing in the stadium is much better than seeing in tv broadcast.
@youless (90446)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Aug 08
Sure, I wouldn't miss such a wonderful performance. I watched it from the beginning till the end. And I didn't leave from my seat during the ceremony was open. On the contrary, I like the theme song. It sounds very innocent and special. I am going to buy the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies DVD when it releases. I love China
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@liulin (68)
• China
15 Aug 08
i saw the opening ceremony ,and it is really beautiful and impress on me,i like it very much , but i found the problem is that the opening ceremony is seem to be a little long ,do you agreen with me?
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• India
11 Aug 08
Well, lynette, I started watching it out as I have always done for the inaugural ceremony of every Olympics. Yes, the beginning was rather spectacular, indeed, with the dancers sketching out that picture of the sun and the clouds with their graceful movements. i also particularly liked those numerous blocks of Chinese script which were pushed up in unison to form one picture or a letter from the Chinese alphabet. I was more startled when they showed that it wasn't any computer-controlled feat; rather, it was the extremely coordinated movements of the numerous artists standing below them. Then, when the thousands of dancers came out in the open field with their glittering apparel, that was also a feast for the eyes and I wondered how on earth could so many dancers could perform so flawlessly and synchronously. But as always, the spectacle went on for so long, that eventually I became bored with them, thought the spectacle was still brilliant, I admit. I only tuned in much later, when the march past began. Keeping the footprints of 10,000 participants is really an innovative idea. I watched some of the contingents, and when the contingent of my country marched past, I once again switched the channel. Too much of a good thing is also not good for health, as they say, you know. Cheers.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I watched part of it, not all. My favorite part was where the people were pushing up blocks to make designs. My whole family thought that it was done by computer and I thought for sure there were people under there. That was so cool when they showed the people, that must have been a difficult routine to learn.
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