Friday, August 8, 2008

A Great Celebration

We watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies yet again, this time on NBC. They do such a better job than the CBC. I swear, when the hell are the damn Canadians going to cover these events the right way? Get your act together!

I'm on a patriotic high right now. What the motherland has achieved is history making, and I'll never forget this moment ever in my life. What the Chinese people are able to achieve is incredible, not to mention all the disasters that've happened this year.

We had a fantastic dinner tonight to celebrate. I opened a Champagne Chapuy, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs, from the village of Oger. Wonderful wine, I'll have to talk about it later. Prepared some nice fresh organic greens with my own balsamic/olive oil dressing and crumbly goat's milk cheese. Sauteed Chinese celery, as well as duck wings and squid from the deli.

The main dish? An extraordinary braised sea cucumber, poached in fresh chicken stock, topped with ginger, green onion, and shrimp roe. Delicious, and one of my favourite dishes.

Wow, I don't think I can sleep tonight. Just too excited with what I've seen, and what this means to my country. We'll never, ever, see an Olympics like this again. One World, One Dream.

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