Wednesday, July 30, 2008

When in China...be in an Olympic-promo commercial

During our first week here (sorry, this post is much delayed), Anna, Beth, Shanthi, Andrew and I were in a short film, produced by BOCOG (remember this stands for Beijing Organizing Commitee of Olympic Games) and intended to promote international friendship during the Games.

To describe this experience as a "hurry up and wait" game would be all too true. So I won't describe it all, other to say that I dreamt that night the following chant, which may or may not have been repeated for 4 hours whilst banging noise makers (or thundersticks, whatever you call 'em at your University):

HO HO HAI! HO HO HAI! HO HO HAI!

Go China, go. :)

P.S. I still have not seen this commercial, although someone has recently told me they've seen parts of it on TV. Somewhere. Becoming skeptical, but the experience was definitely worth having.

2 comments:

Marsha said...

Hi. Emily. Your grandmother Dorothy called me and was wondering if The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs would be interested in linking to your blog. We are! Can you e-mail me at mhoffman@nonpareilonline.com and let me know if that is OK? Congratulations on being at the Olympics!
Marsha Hoffan, Nonpareil Internet Coordinator

RJ said...

Hi Emily,
Mark Javier, Philippine Team-archery, is my nephew. Hope you can meet him and please tell him "Hello and Good luck."

My family and I live in Harlan.
RJ