(Letter) Beijing Paralympics Opening Ceremony September 9, 2008 by Charles Liu 9 Comments China kicked off 2008 Paralympics on September 6 (h/t to CBC for covering it):
I missed the ceremony… 🙁 Did somebody watch it? Was it as impressive as the other one?
The Trapped! says
I think Beijing Paralympics Opening Ceremony is more impressive, more symbolic and more harmonious style than Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.
I agree, it is very impressive, extremely romantic, 浪漫的匪夷所思. My favorite three performances:
See here if you missed the openning cemony, http://2008.cctv.com/cahkms/
The wheelchair athlete who lighted the Paralympic flame by winching himself towards the stadium roof using his own strength, probably worked harder than Li Ning who lighted the Olympic flame 🙂
bit-torrent it baby…
I put a video link for the Paralympics Opening Ceremony into the recommended readings list on the side bar.
I was very impressed.
New York Times put it best — in English at least — SUBLIME
I can see first hand how people’s attitudes towards the disabled are changing in Beijing (including my own!). Never paid it much attention before, but the Paralympics rock. (Will bittorrent opening ceremony if internet ever starts working at home!)
I saw some of it online too. Very sentimental and heart warming indeed.