Saturday, August 23, 2008

welcome to beijing!

Like many of you, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics this year. I have especially enjoyed the swimming and gymnastics. And how about those Opening Ceremonies?! A-MAZ-ING! Go check out the pictures (including the one above) at this link I found on Jordan's blog - absolutely stunning!

A few months ago, long before the Olympics, Jeff introduced me to this song, the welcome song for the Olympics. He found out about it in his Chinese 101 class last semester. The way he described it to me was "a thugged up version of 'Do Your Ears Hang Low?' " I know, sounds random, but you'll see why. Make sure you pay attention to the subtitles for the occasional phrases in English. We've been know to randomly sing, "We are young!" or talk about our "glory day" in our everyday lives. We seriously love this song!


Jeff said...

My teacher said this group is very popular in mainland China and I think the rapper is from Taiwan.

Also, you may wonder why you never heard this song. Well, NBC cut clips out of the full opening ceremonies. So we only heard about 5 seconds of it in the background at the end of the ceremonies when a reporter interviewed Yao Ming.

Jason, Natashia, and baby Tyson said...

I love the Olympics! I'm so sad its done.

Angela said...

I'm sad the olympics is over too. Last night Brian said, "is there anything good on TV, now that the olympics are over?" No :(
Also, thank you for introducing me to the chinese backstreet boys!

Kiz Fam said...

Hey Karla! I just had to write and let you know how much I miss you and love you! It sounds like Idaho is "treatin' ya right"- I'm so glad! Your job sounds really perfect for you and exciting at the same time.
Jason and I were hooked to the Olympics the entire two weeks. I knew every detail about everything happening...I basically could have been one of the reporters. I'm sure you can imagine Jason screaming as hi "favorites" took the gold...and his disapproving opinions for the ones that didn't. It was so much fun to watch.
Love you!

Kacey and Drew said...

I'm glad to hear you are making the run to the Oregon border. You'll get one more state crossed off on your list! Although, you still need to head for my side of the state (it's prettier!!)

Adam and Kiley said...

The Olympics WERE amazing! Sounds like you guys are getting all settled in up in Idaho. Congratulations on your job!

Hunter and Rosa said...

Hey Karla... Hunter and I are so excited we found this blog! I hope everything is well. Great to see what you are up to. Check out our blog at Take care! Rosa, Hunter and Camilla