The Pride of a Nation

Join me in my celebrations.

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Well here we are the Olympics are here and what an opening ceremony last night !!!

We remember the honour of having the torch carried through our small town nearby not so long ago.

Needless to say away we joined others that day in great high spirits and of course armed with a camera.

To be perfectly honest Dai had the camera and a great day was had by all.

Another memory to treasure and to be so proud of our nation ;there are so many gloomy faces around here who moan about everything; but especially at the moment on how so much money is being wasted on the Olympics !!!

This is what makes me so glad that I do not have a heart filled with bitterness and that I can also see and feel the beauty all around us .

I am truly looking forward to following as many events as I can ; and I hope you all enjoy my Rictameter poem plus the photos that Dai took.

Enjoy !!

x

This day

In history

The Olympics now here

A stirring so wondrously great

Our nation’s pride so safe in each heart

A pride soaring to the heavens

Golden tipped emotions

I share with all

This day.

This lady is 83 years old.
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18 Comments
  1. Posted July 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Nice image like it

  2. Posted July 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Watching the Olympics now on TV

  3. Posted July 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Great share ^_^

  4. Posted July 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you for this.

  5. Posted July 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Fantastic Eddy. Wish I’d written this myself. Wish I’d taken these stunning photos too!!!
    Wasn’t the opening ceremony great? Now I’m getting stuck in to the swimming, tennis and women’s football!
    Gave you a plug on my blog – at:
    http://sheilanewton.blogspot.com

    At the end in the ‘Write On’ section.

  6. Posted July 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Good share…Thanks!

  7. Posted July 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    A nice write-up, and great poem! Wonderful pictures! Thanks!

  8. Posted July 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Great event. The photos are very interesting, especially the last one. What a wonderful lady.

  9. Posted July 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Beatiful pictures and a good write up.

  10. Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I did see the opening ceremony yesterday. It was so great!!! Well, I have been long disappointed because the Philippine team is so far not bringing pride for our country for the past 4 Olympic games already. This year, we only have eleven athletes who qualified and all the sports they are in are the sports where poor Filipino athletes won’t possible excel such as swimming… well USA and Japan are the powerhouses. We even sent athletes for archery, weight lifting, running, long jump and shooting. My God, perhaps our Sports Commission is not aware that Philippines athletes do excel in sports like rowing, boxing, billiards, and bowling. My God, I bet…it’s another medal drought for my poor country. Even a single bronze is quite illusive.

    I envy those neighboring countries who are poorer that the Philippines like Indonesia and Vietnam who sent more athletes for the Olympics. Thus, it also mean that they have more chances of bringing pride and honor for their country.

    I don’t think China will be the over all champion. My bet is USA!

  11. Posted July 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Eddy this is a great opening ceremony .I am not fond of games but I am enjoying news about that every one here and there is enjoying.
    Beautiful pics Thanks for share

  12. Posted July 29, 2012 at 7:18 am

    very good image

  13. Posted July 30, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Thank you so very much for each and every comment.
    They are all greatly appreciated.
    Eddy.

  14. Posted July 30, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Great article Eddy, thank you for sharing.

  15. Posted July 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Eddy, Really nice photos by Dai and a heart-warming rictameter in proud tribute to the moments of greatness which brought each and every athlete to this event.
    Appreciatively, Stessily
    P.S. I hope that my comment “takes” this time; the comments module was in grumpy mode on Saturday, didn’t feel like working (probably fast asleep!), and gave an error message.
    I’m crossing my fingers as I “submit comment”!

  16. Posted July 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    thanks for this share

  17. Posted July 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Called in again. This is great. I’m feeling soooo patriotic at the moment. Come on team GB!!

  18. Posted August 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Thank you for these latest comments also.
    Yes Sheila like you I am feeling very patriotic too.
    Enjoy .
    Eddy.

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