Saturday, August 9, 2008
Beijing Olympics Have Begun!
As the SF Bay Area is quite diverse and has a vibrant Chinese community, there were many celebrations surrounding the Olympics. When the Olympic Torch came through San Francisco, I was invited to perform in the closing ceremonies. Sadly, this was canceled outright due to security issues. While I'm glad the Torch was safely escorted, I am still disappointed that those gathered didn't have a chance to view it.
I felt a bit better after I performed for the Chinese Consulate and its distinguished guests in San Francisco several weeks later, and even had the opportunity to hold one of the torches used! Of course the flame had long moved on, but I was thrilled nonetheless.
Last night, I performed for an outdoor telecast of the Opening Ceremonies thanks to NBC, Singtao, and Redwood City. It has truly been an honor to be part of these festivities.
Best of luck to all the athletes in the coming days and weeks!