Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 1 in Taipei Deaflympics

3 Sep, early 7.45am, Ivan and Brian Sir were sent off by Zenders representatives:
~ Mr & Mrs Mok
~ Jason Mok & Kareen Lim
~ Benjamin Teo
~ Kingston Mok
~ Genevieve Gan
~ Serene Lim
~ Winnie Soo

We were first greeted with Deaflympics in the China Airline plane greeting...

Then, even the drinks they serve reminds us the importance of our support!

The design of the emblem for the 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 incorporates the following 3 elements: the Chinese character for north "bei" representing the host city Taipei, an ear representing the Deaflympics, and a figure representing the athletes. These 3 elements come together to form simple, flowing calligraphic lines that create a sense of dashing forward, while cleverly evoking the image of a running man. The lively emblem symbolizes Taiwan's undying vitality as well as the courageous spirit of deaf athletes as they meet the challenges of the competition.

The 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 has adopted as its mascot the lively Taipei green tree frog (Rhacophorus taipeianus). While it is the tinest of Taiwan's eight indigenous species of frogs, it is remarkable for its ability to jump long distances. Similarly, although Taiwan is a small island nation, it has impressed the world with its economic power, springing to new heights.

Long schedule of transit between meetings, trainings & ceremony...
Deaflympics, WE ARE READY! (photo: Elaine/SADEAF, Ivan/Deaflympics Player representing Singapore, Geraldine/Ivan's mother, 3 volunteers at the transit)

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