Youth Olypmic Games 2010

Whew so the whole YOG affair is finally done with, i gotta say i’m really going to miss the whole thing, helping out with the camera teams and watching countless rehearsals. Watching these young’uns coming here after school to pratice their routines makes me kind of nostagic, yeah, i’m getting old. I thought to myself whilst watching them – why didn’t i get myself into more of these types of event when i was young.

The show was okay i guess, although i find the closing rather lackluster. Whether the money the goverment spent was worth the entire affair or issues about the food, well i’m not going to go into that. We all have our own thoughts on that.

Heh i loved the lighting effects of the show though, the buildings to the back have all sort of light patterns on them during the show like these polka dots and green lasers. No one in the audience will see them of course, because who looks in the opposite direction of a performance anyway. OH WAIT I DO.

I thought the performance have way too many things going on in the same time, for example i’m watching these dance in the middle of the stage, but the dancers on the left are doing another dance and the ones on the right are doing another dance, then there are those at the secondary backstage doing their own things too. How the hell am i going to watch it all ?! (or am i suppose to ?)

I feel a bit sympathetic for the performers at the back part of the stage dubbed the “pool of reflection“, i feel that for the most parts people dont even look at them or they couldn’t if they were sitting towards the front because of how much lower it is compared to the front stage. Not the picture above though, the one above is for the closing ceremony where they revamped  the whole stage.

I particularly enjoyed the school of dances’ dances, and the break-dancing boys. The phoenix’s wings  and the boy running up with the olypmic flame was quite a nice touch. I felt that those giant puppets representing the singapore’s heritage was très très creepy though. Oh oh the dragon part ! I love that part too, just love how it’s body was made up of fishes.

… and fireworks ! fireworks everywhere. Some of the fireworks was way anti-climatic, its like this ball of light shoots up and then it reaches the highest point it can possibly go, you hold your breath and expect it to explode in a dazzling display of light and colour but oh wait fucking no ! it just doesn’t do anything and comes shooting back down. Nothing. I feel a sense of disappointment whenever i see fireworks like that. For the most part it was good. i just regretted not being able to take a picture with one in the background.

In any case, i enjoyed my time there. Feels bad though all the chicks just wanted to take picture with youth female athletics (but to be fair i feel the same way towards the female athletics) and i didn’t managed to take any pictures with the stars because i was busy settling the camera. They uploaded the key parts onto youtube too so people can check it out !

.. and thats the end of that.

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