Unfortunately, the gods were not in my favor. Wesley is an American citizen and his visa was to expire in the month of August '08. In order to purchase Olympic tickets, you must have a Visa showing active at the time the Olympics were happening. However, in order to renew his Visa, Wesley had to return to the U.S. In order for us to get a Visa to visit Wesley, his had to be renewed. Long story short - we missed the boat. I decided to stay since there was no guarantee of seeing an event. Tickets would be available via scalpers or who knows what kind of lines. Given the $$ saved, I skipped the trip and encouraged Leon to still go with the fams. They left last week on Wednesday. They were able to catch one event - the U.S. vs. Japan in baseball.
Now for the past few days, I have thought about Leon being in Beijing with all my favorite things...
To eat: spicy fish, noodles, bao, and random crazy street food...yum! Is it coincidence that I have had Chinese food three times already since he has left? Szechuan food, Shanghai, Dim Sum...
On top of that: Wesley is a hip-hop DJ with many hook-ups in Beijing. They've been out on the town every night.
Yeah I'm jealous...here's my list of things I WISH I'd been a part of with Leon as he stays in Beijing:
2.The craziness of the Olympic crowds
But the biggest kicker of all? Here are the people Leon and Wes got to meet/mingle with these past few days:
- Dwayne Wade
- Kobe Bryant
- Jason Kidd
- Carmelo Anthony
- Deron Willliams
- Hussein Bolt
- David Beckham (ladies...this one hurts)
I know! Seriously....