(Korean baseball fans, impromptu, to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb): "Dongjoo, Dongjoo, Kim Dongjoo Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah! Dongjoo, Dongjoo Kim Dongjoo! [Something in Korean] Kim Dongjoo!" (upon which Kim Dongjoo knocks in the winning RBI to beat Japan in the semi-finals).
American twentysomethings, on trying to understand the nature of the Ippon in Judo: "Oh, faceslam!... Faceslam is a thousand points!!!"
New Zealand field hockey fan, during a 5-minute video review: "The Chinese built the Great Wall faster than this!"
New Zealand field hockey fan, on seeing an injured Spaniard on the field: "Get up, this isn't soccer!"
Baseball announcer, having to introduce the Olympic mascots, which have no traits describable in the English language: "It's Fuwa time!...Fuwa for you!"
P.S. We saw Jackie Chan! 20 feet away! Beat that for Chineseness, Chronomorph!
Did anyone see us on TV during the Olympic 3m mens diving? We saw ourselves on CCTV, trying to keep a stony silence while a bunch of Russians cheered their diver as loudly as they could.
Some other highlights of our recent travels: - a guy chucking his bronze medal onto the floor and storm off the podium in disgust (that's right, 3rd place is 2nd loser!) - seeing the Lakeside Pavillion of Washing the Tassle of My Official Hat in the Master of the Nets Garden! - seeing 24 pandas: 2% of the world's population! - 100 dumplings in 48 hours!!! - this awesome song!
(P.S. If you don't think it's awesome, play it 49 more times in the next 8 hours.)