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Monday, August 11, 2008

Very Interesting...

The Olympics are still as magical to watch in China, as they were when Atlanta hosted the summer games back in '96. They've been full of seemingly impossible feats, and have left me with tears of joy for the accomplishments of extremely hard working and determined athletes.
The only thing I noticed while watching tonight, was the way the Chinese Men's Gymnastic team gave each other high fives. It was almost as if they were forced to practice the proper mechanics of "the high five." I'm not sure if there is such a thing, but really. The all gave each other a high five with the exact same silly style. They would hold their hands in front of them at eye level, fingers together, arms slightly less than shoulder width. They would make eye contact, put their hands together, and then push their hands towards the sky while keeping their hands together. It struck me as odd.
Tonight, the Chinese men captured their long awaited Gold medal...but was the real winning accomplishment teaching the world the proper mechanics of the high five? Now THAT's a good question!!

1 comment:

  1. i noticed the same thing! they looked ridiculous! like they didn't know what they were doing. weird. leave it to the chinese to not get it.