Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympics are over

After 16 days of exciting sporting competitions, the 2008 Beijing Olympics are finally over.

I had upgraded my Starhub setup box to the HD box, and yeah! - the HD5 channel was really bright and colours were so vibrant! Made me very gian to go and get a Blue Ray player (or the PS3) and start watching some Hi-Def stuff... *rub hands in eager anticipation*

(Sigh... but with our impending moving house and renovation costs hanging in the air, I hesitate to spend on such luxuries leh.. )

Anyway, things I'll remember about this Olympics (other than the beautiful Hi-def pictures):

1) Singapore got our long-awaited medal after 48 years (well done! Feng Tian Wei, Li Jia Wei and Wang Yue Gu, of the women's table tennis team)

2) Michael Phelps' 8 Olympic gold medals is simply awe-inspiring and should serve as great motivation and inspiration for young swimmers world-wide. (NIKE's motto comes to mind: Impossible is Nothing)

3) Usain Bolt's record breaking 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay sprints. Is this guy even human?? yeah... maybe he "ain't no man"...hohoho

4) Guo Jing Jing's beautiful diving and ice-cool winning style. (need i say more..?)

5) Nastia Liukin's beautiful gymnastics and her moves on the uneven bars and beam. This impressive and graceful American young gymnast is just so unlike the tiny and puny little wonder "kids" representing China ( though i must say, these "kids" are good at what they do!)

6) Liu Xiang's missing out on giving the Chinese (or in fact, Asians) a representative for the Gold medals in the track events. Such a disappointment (more so for the Chinese people..) he couldnt compete due to his injuries...

Anyway, now that the Olympics are over - it's time to get back to the BPL!

Go Man U!


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