Just thinking about the Vancouver 2010 Olympics now made me think my first time ever watching the Olympics live broadcast on TV (see, here in the RP back in the days its broadcast but few days late and not the whole thing too) that was in the year 1992, the Olympic Games were held in Albertville, France. Almost all households in America were glued to the TV set, including Bob and I. We were watching the opening of the Olympic games.
It was really fun for me because for the first time I watched the Olympic games straight shows on TV if I want to uninterrupted. I was so hooked to it and in amazement of how nice the show was. Then it was time for the parade of every country. I was just in awe of how every nation and their people supported the athletes they had in the games. Spending the money to travel there was just unbelievable to me. It was awesome.
Then Bob said something like ” I wonder how many athletes the Philippines sent there? ” Oh my God, I think I jumped out of the couch and said to him “are you insulting me and my country? Are you out of your mind. You know better than that, how could the Philippines have an athlete to compete in winter Olympics we don’t have any snow in my country.”
Saying this with a high tone of voice, because I was freakin mad and furious. To be honest, Bob was kind of caught off guard and shocked over my reaction. He never thought and imagined how I reacted. (He said to me along this lines “I never want to insult you or your country. I was just wondering if your country sent somebody there for the event? Nothing else was in my mind). Bob knew that I was really pissed. We continued watching the Olympics, he would try to say something and I was just ignoring him a little bit. Like if he would made comments about how nice the costumes of the country or something I was just be quiet. Then almost time for countries that started on letter “P”. We were both so focus then. I think on Bob’s part, he would be praying that please God let it be that the Philippines have athletes. To be honest my confidence was way beyond me, thinking that the Philippines don’t have anybody there. Now came the the countries that starts with letter “P” at a distance when the camera starts rolling I think I saw a glimpse of the Philippine Flag. Hmm, I was thinking then, maybe the Philippines have somebody there. And it sure did.
Wow, I think my jaw dropped instantly. Really I was shocked and embarrassed by my stupid behavior towards Bob. He just said to me that see honey you don’t have to be mad it really turns out the Philippines did sent an athlete there. I was quiet and I think I apologized to him. Ha ha ha, its funny now but not back then. 😉
For the information of everyone the athlete from the Philippines that they sent in Albertville, France his name was Michael Teruel. He participated in the alpine skiing. Not sure how he scored on the event he was in. I’ve heard that the Philippines had a few athletes right now in Vancouver BC. I hope they do good. Just being there makes the country proud. I don’t really keep up with it now. We watched some events that kind of interests us like the snowboarding (big fan of Shaun White) (watched the woman snowboarding Torah Bright deserves to win), hockey and my favorite before the figure skating. I am not as enthusiastic for the events as before. Now I just read on the net and if the winner interest Bob and I, he will download the show and will watch it later.
Anyway, to all the have fun watching the Olympics. No wars. 😉