Welcome to Beijing


Well, something to cheer up. This is the song released for 100 day countdown to Beijing Olympics, sung by 100 Chinese singers/entertainers. Though the MV is busy giving every participant a front shot, it also contains rich elements of Chinese traditional culture, such as calligraphy, architecture, costume, custom, food, entertainment, art etc., many of which are just subtle indications or a quick 1-second glance. Those who are interested in Chinese traditional culture can try to make a list of them, or even write something about them in the feedback:-)

Below is the translated lyrics of the song, courtesy of hermitcarp from youtube.

Title: Beijing welcomes you

Bring in a fresh day with brand new start
Changes abound but love is constant
Aroma of friendship we offer with tea

The doors to my house are always open
My arms stretched out awaiting you
With an embrace we will better understand each other
You will fall in love with this place.
It matters not you are from near or afar
Be our guest and make yourself home
We have a rendez-vous. We welcome you!

The evergreens in my garden broom legend after legend
Seeds planted on traditional soil
Let your memories grow.
The strangers and the well-acquainted, drop your guard
Whether this is your first visit or one of many,
We will have so much to share.

Beijing welcomes you!
Expand your horizons
Bedazzled by the energies of athletic feat
Beijing welcomes you!
Let us breathe together under the sunny sky
And shatter old records on this yellow earth

The doors to my house are always open
As my heart and mind
The ancient years now bloom in youthful smiles
Ready for this day.
Between the vast heaven and earth we are all friends,
Please do not be shy
Come meet our poetry, our art, and our genuine hearts.

Beijing welcomes you!
Its music will move you!
Cheer us on journeys to transcend ourselves
Beijing welcomes you!
With a dream anyone could be a giant
With courage we will find miracles!

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6 Comments

Filed under Beijing, China, culture, Fun, Olympics, Video

6 responses to “Welcome to Beijing

  1. Pug

    That’s a pretty nice video. Thanks.

  2. mitwildthing

    Great job. This is a joyous event and a time of celebration of past achievement of China. I am always amazed by how much China has improved every time I return to the country.

  3. Dululu

    Very nice and touching song. It’s kind of sad though. The Chinese people open their arms and try their best to be a good host. What do we get in return? Finger pointing, face slapping, bashing, ridiculing, … talking about ungrateful guests…

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  5. Hi all great information here and good thread to comment on.

    I am an adict to training and really want to get to my best this year!

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

  6. Pingback: 2008 Beijing Olympics 100 day countdown song: Beijing Welcomes You : Pinoy China Expats

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