Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"isles of Wonder highlights"


okay this post took a while to be done due to bad weather hoho. I was thrilled and so amaze to see some videos of the opening ceremony of  2012 London Olympics held last July 27Th. the whole ceremony was entitled "The Isles of Wonder" and was directed by the great Danny Boyle.they said 27millions viewers watched it.now let me just list some of the high lights of the said event.
•the ceremony started with the traditional Olympic bell ringing  which is done by an Olympics cyclist pioneer Bradley Wiggins

•an epic "rings of fire" slowly joined to form the Olympic rings and showered sparks on the ground.

•a short movie was shown showing James Bond [Daniel Craig] picking Queen Elizabeth II from the Buckingham palace through a helicopter and sky dive to the event[well it was their double of course hoho].

•a lot of Mary Poppins flying with their Umbrellas and also a giant replica of Lord Valdemort were showed at once.

•Mr. Bean [Rowan Atkinson] were also there with an orchestra adding some humor on the event.

•David Beckham was driving a speed boat carrying the Olympic Torch.

•and of course the parade of Athletes was part of the program

•the Queen officially opened the game.

•also another great British retired Olympian Steve Redgrave carrying the Olympic torch passing flame to some young British athletes which lit the a chain of torch on the ground which is soon raised to be the Olympic Cauldron.

•whats an event with out Fireworks? hoho

•and the ceremony ended with Paul McCartney singing "hey Jude"

47 comments:

  1. i actually have not watched this opening ceremony, not any events of the London Olympics 2012.. what a shame~~ :p

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    1. a lot of people stayed up till 3am (our time) to watch the opening, but of course i didn't plan to do that, sleep is more important!! haha~~

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    2. but i heard this is the Olympics with the most celebrities participation.. hahaha!! at least the Queen also joined in the ceremony (though she didn't really jumped from the helicopter)..

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    3. have a great week ahead and happy blogging.. :)

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    4. haha well i havent watched any olympic event before either this i just saw some clips at net this was amazingly done i guess anywyas sleep os really more important

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  2. Sana naman makadale na tayo ng ginto d'yan sa London Olympics. Kung wala pa rin tayong napalunang ginto e di punta na lang tayo sa Recto at dun tayo magpagawa ng medal.

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  3. marami akong tawa sa mama ko nung nanood kami ng opening ng olympics nung linggo...

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  4. I've watched the "Opening Ceremony" here in the Mid-East live via OSN Channel. Never slept until it finishes. And here's what I observed: "The British creativity and class made for a dramatic yet sincere Olympics Opening Ceremonies. The London organizers, led by director Danny Boyle, didn't give in to the lure of over-extravagance and pomp, but rather opted for a dressed-down yet symbolic approach which is what the Games are all about. To me, the highlights of the opening were the flying human doves, Sir Paul McCartney's "Hey, Jude" sing-along that brought gender equality into the picture, and the seven young athletes who lit the gigantic Olympic cauldron. Congrats, London, you did it!

    In my opinion, it didn't surpassed the glitz and glamours, the technicalities and somehow precision performances of the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony but it's a seal of what UK is all about. Showcasing their culture and tradition.

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    1. i agree :) symbolic and modern ang naging dating ng london olypmics opening :)

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    2. i never watched any of the previous ceremony so i cant compare at least it went well oho

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    3. want ko nga mapanuod ng buo ee

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    4. If you have cable channels, may mga replays naman ata, so you can watch it, just find the directory listings of the TV shows para easy access ka sa timings of the replays.

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  5. I have been watching Olympics since Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and now the London 2012. I have been a die hard swimming fan though I also watched other sports discipline.

    The elusive gold for us have been achieved already during Atlanta 1996 but we were cheated by the judges when it favored the Bulgarian boxer over Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco. It's so saddening to note that even the highest sporting spectrum is still vulnerable to controversies and inequalities.

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    1. Hay naku Juicy Jay, I can not forget that Velasco Olympic robbed! Me and my friends stayed awake watching that match in PH grave hours cheering, not minding if the neighbors will get mad at our noise LOL!

      When Onyok lost, we were so frustrated :( we ate a lot and drink beer till morning hmp!

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    2. Tama ka Light! Who would forget that wee hours of waiting for Onyok's fight only to be clearly robbed of his deserved "Gold Medal". Kung pwede lang pumunta doon at makipag suntukan ginawa ko na ng time na yon. Galit na galit kami ng tatay ko dahil doon sa insidente ng pandaraya. We both are boxing fanatics too.

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    3. grabe ka jay fan na fan ka nga

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    4. di ko tanda yan di ko din alm lang taon ako nun bsat ang alam ko sikat na sikta si onyok nnnun

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    5. Hahahaha...you're just a young boy and maybe not minding all these things (Olympics) at all back then...hahaha..and by the way, since I forget to greet you on your birthday (forgive me) hehehe..

      Belated Happy Birthday to you Mecoy! Stay blessed and be a blessing to others too. I hope to see you in interesting times. God bless you always.

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  6. I used to follow Olympic event closely

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    1. I like the swimming event and acrobatic

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    2. I bet the closing ceremony will be just as grand too

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    3. haha lucky you you have watched previous events me i have wathced nothing

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  7. But I'm equally appeased hearing and reading news that racist athletes are automatically banned and sent home to their countries. At least the Olympics organizers and even the officials of the countries involved are taking positive action to end this racial discrimination.

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    1. well im galed to know that jay thanks for the info

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    2. Welcome! This kind of attitude don't deserve a place in a sporting event where it's primary purpose is to spread camaraderie and humanitarian precept

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  8. It was a great opening = very "London" (British). Beckham, Bond and the Queen, Mr. Bean, the cauldron. The best for me was Hey Jude by my ex-boyfriend Paul (lol).

    And I really find it humorous is James Bond picking up the Queen from Buckingham and later the Queen is caught on camera picking her nails. epic! :)))

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    1. haha yeah i cant imagine queen is jumping out of the chopper

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  9. this is the best opening to date.

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    1. is it?? well i loved it so maybe it is haha

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    2. I disagree, hahaha..maybe symbolic-wise and essence-wise it is, but on the platform of technicalitieS, precision performances and synchronization nothing can beat the BEIJING 2008 in my opinion...hehehe..peace

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  10. I enjoyed Bond and the Queen jumping out of the helicopter. Wasn't so sure about all the sick kids in bed and the Mary Poppinses. Liked the parade of nations and the cool way they lit the torch. That was worth waiting for.

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    1. hoho and the olympic rings were great too isnt barbara

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  11. I watched a little of it, but the part I like best is the Mr Bean one. That's funny! Other that that, I find the opening boring, definitely can't match the grandness of the Beijing Olympics in 2008! That was awesome! Have you watched it?

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  12. gumising ako ng 4am just to watch the opening hahahahah

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  13. astig! pero mas gusto ko ung opening ng beijing olympics

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    1. dame nga nag sabi mas magnada yun want ko mapanuod

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  14. Darn, I missed the event and now have to go to youtube to watch it!

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    1. I guess it's the time zone differences that make it hard for me to stay up all night to watch Olympics nowadays.

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    2. hmm im afraid it wasnt on youtube i tried searching for it and i didnt see any copy

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  15. awesome! bonggang bongga ang opening noh!? :))

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  16. I just love the Queen. Hindi siya KJ. Really cool. Di katulad ng mga politicians at mga principalia aristocrats natin- MGA FEELING COOL. Mga conyong balat sibuyas, garapalan naman sa kagaguhan. Hay! Eto na naman ako, puro negativities! Sige na, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

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