Boy was the spirit of the Olympics ever-present at the Torch run protests today! Everyone showed strong team participation and competitiveness. Check it:
Team Darfur (represented by the green balloons):
Team Vietnamese Fisherman:
Team Friendlies (yes, that’s what the Mascots are called):
Team Lion Dancing:
Team Fudan (represented by the blue flag-i have to give a shoutout to the university where I was last summer):
and my favorite, Team Athletes:
Where did all these people come from? How did they start “cheering” on their respective teams? Where were they before all this? Are they JUST starting to protest now? I felt a little left out, like I should have been holding a sign or something.
Here’s my chat with Melissa after we left:
Me: I just bought sek lau jup (guava juice from a store in chinatown)
Melissa: I just bought a mocha
Me: guess that means I’m pro-China and you’re pro-America.
Can I just be pro-people?
Side notes: My pictures are pretty horrible here. For better pictures, see Scott Beale’s post and Rockbandit’s flickr set.
This was also the first event that I used Twitter. With the torch route so unpredictable, it was awesome to get real time info/updates from folks all around the city, especially @laughingsquid.
My parents are over in China somewhere climbing the mountains…well, most likely just watching other people climb the mountains. And Chris and Melissa are on a flight to Singapore right now where they’ll be transferring to a plane that’ll take them to Burma. Fun. I seriously gotta get away. But then again, I’ve been saying that all year. Well, I’ll be going down to visit OJ next month to see her all BIG! It’s a boy. I’ve been asked to come up with some boy names. I need ideas. Anyhoo, pray for safety for my family. Me and Anthony will be hanging out here in the Bay Area.
Good thing I’m not going anywhere. Next month, I gotta vote and got called in for jury duty.