Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

北京2008奥运会 (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games)
同一个世界 同一个梦想 (One World One Dream)
Date of Starting Ceremony:
August 8, 2008
Countdown: 28 days to go

“The Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles. The upcoming Games will feature athletes from all over the world and help promote the Olympic spirit.”
– the International Olympic Committee website

With less than a month to the start of the Olympic games in Beijing, I thought I’d pay tribute with a post on this blog. :] In the past, the summer Olympic games were held in countries I had no ties to, thus I never took to the initial excitement. (In 1996, the summer Olympic was held in Atlanta; but at that time I was still young and under the effect of the language barrier.)

This year, I feel so intimately tied to the Olympic games as it is hosted by my homeland. Having had the opportunity to go back to China this summer, along with the benefit of receiving China’s CCTV channel on the satellite here in the US – I can’t help but get caught up in the momentum. :]

So, if you’re not excited yet, it’s time you joined me! :]

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It’s been a while…

LISTEN: SS501 – “You Are My Heaven” (Instrumental)
https://webspace.utexas.edu/bx64/xanga/SS501%20-%20You%20Are%20My%20Heaven%20%28Inst.%29.mp3?

If it’s possible.. I’d like to pick up blogging again. Although I haven’t been writing online, there are times when I’ve jotted things down in my physical journal. But the number of those moments are significantly fewer than when I still blogged online.

I haven’t written here in almost a year… A year is a long time – many months, and many more days. With all the things I’m exposed to everyday, it’s such a pity that I’ve let so many countless ponderings and musings slip by my mind without recording them down. Now they’re lost… forever…?

It’s unfortunate, as much as I love the layout of WordPress, producing a well-written and “pretty” post is a tremendous hassle messing with html codes. And it has honestly made blogging for myself considerably less enjoyable, deterring me at times from sitting down for a good amount of time and sharing my thoughts with you.