8 minutes past 8 on the 8th day of 8th month 2008
The noise was deafening but I didn’t care because I was in the stadium. I felt very, very excited suddenly I saw the Olympic torch getting passed around. It got passed to the last person and he ran around up high in the stadium. That man must have been boiling hot and also proud of being the last man to carry the torch. I could smell gunpowder. I saw bright lights and I thought I would go blind. It was like the greatest Olympic day of my life. I could hear people singing while I watched their show. We had to watch people performing until the countries came in to the stadium. It was so loud because people were clapping and having fun. I was really lucky to get a ticket to watch the opening ceremony.