oh dear lord. not one, not two, but FIVE olympic mascots! (thunderclap)
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sent a congratulatory letter to the BOCOG saying China was “lucky to have so many beautiful animals to represent the Olympic spirit. I love them all. I believe that this little group of friends … will be extremely popular and will help to spread Olympic messages throughout the world.”
okay, they are kinda cute, but I can’t exactly tell the difference between the tibetan antelope and… whatever the others are. and I’m suspicious this is all another campaign to promote whitening creams (either that or peking opera).
the funniest thing though, is that the names for each of these fortune (-istic) dolls, put together is bei jing huan ying ni: “Beijing Welcomes You!” [elated sigh]