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.
Here’s wishing all athletes, officials and volunteers a successful event ahead.
You ARE making history & I salute you.