I was so disappointed by not seeing the Olympic torch relay in San Francisco. Guess what? I saw it today in Guangzhou! And I couldn’t believe my luck – it ran through the street right in front of my hotel!
Thousands of people were gathering along the Liu Hua Road in the morning, waiting to see the torch relay. Contrasting to the tension between protesters and supporters in San Francisco, people in Guangzou enthusiastically welcomed the torch arrival. The banner says: “One World, One Dream.”
Exactly at 1:30 pm, the torch runner, holding the “sacred fire” and waving to the people on both sides of the street, was running proudly in front of where I was standing. People were cheering: “China, go on!” “Olympic, go on!” Some people even climbed onto the tree in order to see the torch.
I was glad that people in Guangzhou were not disappointed, and I was grateful that I was given the second chance to see the Olympic torch!