already missing the Olympics
The Taiwanese TV coverage of the Olympics is actually totally abysmal. A couple of different stations carry the event, but none has spent any money on the production. They don’t have a proper studio, no invited guests or background reports on the participants. In the day-time they show a random schedule of synchronized diving and pingpong. Yawn! And in the evening they think nothing of breaking off a very exciting gold duel in women’s pole-vaulting in favor of the same old soap opera they show every other day of the year. Ahrrg!
Still, I’ll miss the Olympics when it’s over. I’m not really such a sports fan, but I like events that attract everyone’s attention around the world. The Olympics allows you to leave your private lives for a while and participate — even if it’s just as a spectator — in a shared experience. Collective experiences are always larger than life. I like larger than life.