Thursday, August 14, 2008

So… 080808?

Filed under: Couch Potato-isms — jungzx @ 12:09 pm
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That quiet little country named China has finally stepped up. And now they’re hosting the 2008 Olympics.

After a week of Olympic-this and Olympic-that from every form of media possible, here’s my take on this:

Okay, so the “controversies” I’ve read about were interesting enough: That poor little girl wasn’t pretty enough. And what?! Computer-generated fireworks? Oh no they, didn’t!

But… Meh.

I have always thought the Olympics was boring. Every four years, I try to psych myself up and say “Ohhh I have to show some love for our Filipino athletes! I have to be part of this hullaballoo because it’s a historical event (and whatever)!”

But what happens instead is this:

Something comes up so I’m not able to watch the opening ceremony (which is usually the only fun part for non-athletes like me anyway). So, I forget about the Olympics completely and life goes on.
Then, a few days later and days after that, when I plop down in front of the TV to watch the TV shows I like to watch, they’re not there! I’m munching down chips, slouched into the sofa comfortably, only to find out that most cable channels opt out of their regular TV programming in favor of boring Olympic sports events.

And thus, my feelings are justified, and my Olympic blog entry concluded.

I want my TV shows back!!!



  1. I guess “quiet little country” pertains to they eyes of the Chinese people hehehe. And yeah, a lot of things were fake. Does that follow the Chinese reputation on consumer products? Hehehe.

    Comment by sheenah — Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  2. Well, it was a quiet little country before they dove led this year’s Olympic craze. ;p

    Good timing, too, now that you mention it. The Olympics ought to work to distract people from all the fake Chinese merchandise and all that lead-content drama. Haha.

    Comment by Jewel — Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  3. Here’s my weirdest thought regarding the Olympics: I really wish tourists at the Forbidden City would stop doubling in number every day… they’re devirginizing my dream destination! I have to be there before foreigners have it littered with out-of-theme stores and coffee shops.

    I have fun watching sports on TV though, only if it’s tennis/weightlifting/swimming/soccer. But I do agree on having the regular shows back! I want my Jeopardy back. May Solar Sports naman, pwede na sila dun.

    Comment by anna o — Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  4. watching gymnastics is pretty cool! :)

    but well… yeah… it’s hard to watch the olympics esp if you a non-athlete. that’s why i bought dvds to keep me happy until the olympics are over. :p

    Comment by alphasensei — Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:10 am | Reply

  5. @Anna O: Inevitable na yun. If something or someplace is gorgeous, people flock to it. And because of so many people flocking to it, that something or someplace is essentially ruined. :(
    Think Baguio.
    Synchronized swimming is kinda fun to watch. :)

    @alphasensei: Haha. I guess… And weightlifting!
    I’ve been watching more HBO na lang lately. Sigh.

    Comment by jungzx — Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

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