here comes the torch

For someone who loves sports and the great outdoors, I must admit I haven’t been all that enthusiastic about the YOG.

A few weeks ago, I read an article about how most Singaporeans were not in the least bit interested in the YOG. This saddened me somewhat. I wasn’t thinking about how the government was spending hundreds of millions on hosting a global event, but of the young athletes who were probably working really hard towards realizing a dream that no one cared about.

So when I was on my way home yesterday and saw the patrol cars lining the streets for the passing of the YOG torch, I decided to camp out a little on the pavement and wait for it to go by.

And you know what?

I felt some pride in me when this enthusiastic guy ran past me with the flame. I felt like I’d witnessed a historical moment and even with my very impractical work clothes and shoes, I ran alongside him for a bit to try and catch a little bit more of the action.

all the way!

Here’s wishing all athletes, officials and volunteers a successful event ahead.

You ARE making history & I salute you.

8 Responses to It only takes a spark

  1. Linzie says:

    Hello Janice,

    Pardon me for intruding like this, but I thought you would be the best person to ask since my friends are not that IT savvy.

    Recently I have set up a blog for my students and I was thinking of making it nicer and more interactive for them to check on it. I signed up under wordpress but I am not sure how do i go about to customizing the templates. It was really confusing.

    Do you mind just sharing on the pointer level on how I can customized the outlook?
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  2. anon says:

    “…even with my very impractical work clothes and shoes, I ran alongside him for a bit to try and catch a little bit more of the action.”

    omg can you don’t do such things, you are too classy for that.

  3. jasmin says:

    Heh… did you know, my mum actually ran with the torch along Henderson Rd yesterday? My mum of all people…

  4. Esther says:

    Thanks for this entry! Until I read it, I’m one of those apathetic about this whole YOG fanfare. Besides thinking (and complaining as a typical Singaporean would) about the possible traffic delays and inconveniences, I’ve not thought about this YOG beyond my own little self-centered concerns.
    Go Singapore! I support you, our youth athletes. You’ve trained hard to make your dream come true so go forth and shine!

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