Friday, August 8, 2008
The Greatest Show on Earth
azzling fireworks at the unique Bird's Nest Stadium (click on picture for more photos via The Star Online's photo gallery)
It has to be the best Olympics opening ever. Directed by Zhang Yimou, it was pure brilliance. Zhang directed The Hero and The House of Flying Daggers. The grand opening was spectacular and if the dazzling display of fireworks we saw is a prelude of what's to come, we can expect a fantastic show ahead when the games proper begins.
The stunning display by Beijing is certainly a statement to the world that the New China has arrived. In short, see what we have achieved and see what we can do. At US$43bil, it is the most expensive ever Olympics but in cash rich China, the figure is nothing. The dragon has indeed awoke and China is certainly the pride of Asia. Let the games begin!