Hey truth, what's been the public reaction in SK to the opening ceremonies? I watched the American TV broadcast of it and was sort of surprised...but I can't judge yet because NBC just admitted they didn't show parts of it "for time constraints" (meaning, they needed more time to run commercials).
The full ceremony without the annoying announcer yapping will be online tomorrow so I'll watch it then. But I'm real curious to know if there were any strong feelings about it either way.
Since no one has added anything to this thread, here is my thoughts..... I watched the ceremony on American TV and not online-- I was happy to hear Big Bang when the athletes were coming into the arena, disappointed (but not surprised) because Taeyang (BigBang) didn't perform event though he wrote a song for the Olympics-- someone at work said he was singing, I think that person misunderstood. I was pleased to see the North Korean and South Korean athletes march in together-- as this is a sporting event, but did not like the fact that Mike Pence did not acknowledge the sister of Kim Jung Un--- if Kim Jung Un was there I could see him not greeting him, but to not greet his sister seemed rude to me-- after all this is a sporting event, not a political event. Anyway that is my opinion..... hope to hear from others......
I was pleased to see the North Korean and South Korean athletes march in together-- as this is a sporting event, but did not like the fact that Mike Pence did not acknowledge the sister of Kim Jung Un--- if Kim Jung Un was there I could see him not greeting him, but to not greet his sister seemed rude to me-- after all this is a sporting event, not a political event.
I support Pence's decision to not acknowledge the sister of Kim Jong Un. She and her brother are on a same boat. She does exactly the same things that Kim Jong Un does. If she doesn't like someone, he or she gets executed or punished with a life sentence in a gulag.
I was not a Trump supporter before the election, but I am leaning towards one due to this administration's recent sanctions to NK. I am even for a military option if there is a way to do it while securing SK's safety.
It looked like Pyeongchang did a nice job with the Olympics. The skiing complex was especially nice to look at on TV and it seemed to do very well hosting so many events. I was disappointed that the opening and closing ceremonies didn't tell more about Korea's history...but maybe I'm biased.
Really it's a shame that the NK nonsense got so much attention because it distracted from the smooth operation and good work that SK did.
I agree with you ajk, I was hoping for information about Korea history and Kpop (not everyone likes EXO or BTS!)or favorite places to visit, was happy to hear that Big Bang's songs were played during the parade of athletes and during events. I really liked watching the snow boarders and some ice skaking. My favorite part was when Channel 5 did the broadcast before the evening events-- they did show some parts about Korea-- food, special places to visit, ect.