Are ya’ll watching the Olympics? I tried to watch a few Canadian events but if I see the “this video is not supported in your region” message one more time I think I might just flip out.
But then again, the summer Olympics really aren’t the place where Canadians shine. If you read my weekly wrap up post on how new Canadians are born out of snow in the spring time (real facts from a real Canadian) then you might understand why we’re not really killing it in the summer Olympics. As this picture demonstrates:
I think I might be a little biased. I could watch Olympic hockey for HOURS. I literally put on the gold medal game from 2010 for one of my little monkeys to watch while I prepped for classes on Wednesday. He stood over my shoulder and shouted “pass! PASS!! WHITE SHOOT!!” So obviously I am the best English teacher in all of South Korea for teaching him these most basic and necessary words. Don’t worry, they’ve got please/thank you down pat, I’m working on “your welcome” and “bless you”. Hard concepts but at least they can watch hockey.
In the summer Olympics, I generally just expect a lot of medals to go to Asian countries. South Korea is amazing, China is amazing. Japan? Amazing. I’m more than happy to let them take the medals. Although this year Canada is doing very respectably in the medal standings, in large part the first week to our women. Cos Canadian women are hard as rocks! YEAH!
Now let’s talk about this beautiful picture:
I read an article about Usain Bolt’s mama wanting him to get married and settle down. Now I’m not sure if she was talking to MY mama since they have the exact same train of thought. My dentist told me today that I was “too young” to get married and I asked her if she could pass that “medical advice” directly onto my mom. She laughed and continued to drill my tooth. But for this beautiful man, I’d change my opinion 😉 Like seriously, he’s a Christian, his character seems to be one of a great human being (did you see him stop an interview for the USA national anthem?), he’s humble and he already shows great taste in befriending his Canadian competition. Plus he’s very attractive, and he can obviously fly which is why he is so fast. Why can’t I find a guy like that?!
Let’s talk about something just a little bit more serious: The Russians.
What’s the deal with the Russians?! They are getting booed at events, banned from competing?! WHAT?! While I don’t respect a few of their political ideas, I respect how hard athletes have to train and there must have been something MAJOR to force them to be banned from the games. My dad said that they had developed some sort of new drug to enhance their abilities? I think their abilities come from being Russian.
All I’m going to say is that they need to get their shenanigans sorted out before the winter Olympics (which is in South Korea btw) because if they aren’t there to play for men’s hockey, you might as well just drop the whole sport – give Canada the gold, USA the silver, and probably bronze to Sweden?
Last Saturday a friend asked why I loved Russian hockey so much and I literally go so into explaining it, and so passionate that other people in the restaurant were kinda looking at me. It could also have been because I’m in South Korea, was in a Canadian restaurant, watching ex-pat hockey, while talking about how Russians are the best hockey players. That might have had something to do with it….maybe….
Since I’m not watching any of the Olympics, what are you guys watching? I personally love the diving and gymnastics. I know its over in a few days so what have been your favourite competitions this year? Did anyone see the male gymnast break his leg? I accidentally watched that on facebook and gasped out loud when I heard it snap. That is not a sound I’m going to get out of my head anytime soon! No matter how many “hamsters eating carrots” videos I watch on youtube!
*pictures supplied via google search*