The Wonders of Globalization
Blazersog is a big fan of Tom Friedman’s “The World is Flat”. Some of the contributors to this blog use it during their day jobs teaching the youth of America what the future has in store for them. One of Friedman’s major themes is that our world is getting better through globalization, as the best talent in the world has the entire planet as its stage. No longer is your limit in life set by where you were born. The wonders of globalization found its way to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night (and no, we’re not talking about Sergio or Nocioni). Most half-time shows at the Rose Garden are lame. Too often we have to witness dogs running up and down the court, or rec-league dodge-ball, or the worst, middle school girls doing dance routines. But once a year, the stars align correctly and the Garden gets to experience the greatest half-time show, hands down. We’re of course talking about “Chinese Bowl Lady.” Some of us at Blazersog where fortunate enough to first see “Chinese Bowl Lady” about 5 years ago, and it’s safe to say it was love at first sight. The way she rode her unicycle, the balance she displayed both with the bowls on her head, and the bowls she sets up on her leg, and finally the grace she displays when flipping the bowls into the air before catching them on top of her head. If you haven’t seen it, you are missing out. The “Chinese Bowl Lady’s” name is Krystal Liu, and she works with the Red Panda Acrobats. Her job is to go to arenas around the country and entertain the masses. And let us at Blazersog tell you she definitely entertains. You will be amazed with her skill, enchanted with her grace, and soothed by the chinese-techno blend that pumps throughout the arena during her performance. Some may say we are excited simply because the Blazers beat the Bulls that night. Win or lose, “Chinese Bowl Lady” makes any trip to the Rose Garden worthwhile. The unfortunate thing is “Chinese Bowl Lady” makes her appearance at the Garden only once a year. So as we count down the days until next year when we see “Chinese Bowl Lady” again, we have these video links to help tide us over. Thank you globalization. It would be a crime if only people in China were able to experience the wonder of “Chinese Bowl Lady”.