I would like to begin today by congratulating the Chinese people on a fantastic opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing!! We have been watching through out the afternoon and now we are seeing the highlights on television. The whole world had high anticipation to the opening ceremony, and I would like to congratulate China for a perfectly synchronised and amazing performance.
What I found most fascinating with the performance is the human element. Synchronised movements with something as simple as thousands of small lights were used to create elegant scenes when watched from above. I feel they also did a lovely job of highlighting their cultural contributions to the world, as well as the diversity of ethnic groups within China. I admit that I am guilty of seeing the Chinese people as a whole and have not had a proper appreciation for the ethnic diversity within the enormous country.
As I hope most of you know I am a supporter of equal rights, and do not support censorship and strong governmental control. However I as an American feel that I cannot always stand for the actions of my own country. I do not agree with the war in Iraq either. I feel that we cannot judge all the people who have worked so hard to make this show a reality by the politics of those in power. When China is finally opening its grand doors to the world, let us embrace the positive, the beautiful and the amazing which can be found within.
Now on a more personal note, my humble blog has been awarded the Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 from first my good friend Sandee at Comedy Plus, and soon afterwards my partner in blog-crime RennyBA. My blog is still quite young and I thank you both from the bottom of my heart for feeling that I am worthy of this honor!
The rules for this award are:
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
* Link to the person you received your award from.
* Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
* Put links to those blogs on yours.
* Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
I now have the honor of sending the award on to seven other bloggers. Here are my picks:
These are blogs that I read and enjoy..and they are not listed in any particular order you are all favorites of mine!! Congratulations I think you are Brilliant!!