Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hail to the Chief!

CNN asked people watching the inauguration from the National Mall to send their pictures of "the moment" so they could create an interactive graphic of the moment Barack Obama took the oath of office.... here's the moment Barack Obama raised his hand from my point of view....ok, ok, I had to settle for watching it on t.v..... I was planning to schedule an interview in Baltimore to coincide with the inauguration, so I could be there in person... but obviously that didn't turn out.... even back in September when I was looking into it and Obama was still just candidate Obama, it was already hard to find an affordable hotel room in D.C.... oh well, at least I had a front row seat.... I can't believe that after all the anticipation for "the moment", it didn't go so smoothly with Obama jumping the gun, and the Chief Justice screwing up the words...

haha... oh well, it was a momentous enough event to not be overshadowed by some minor imperfections.... I didn't hear the usual soaring rhetoric that I was hoping for in his inaugural address though..... you know, the kind of speech that parts the clouds and ushers in the sparkling rays of the shining sun that he usually delivers?.... I did hear angels sing "aaaaaaaahhh" a couple of times during the speech though.... if you missed it here it is....
In classic Obama style, the new president will restore the tradition of making the first foreign trip of the new president to Canada, in a gesture to re-establish the Canadian-American bff relationship which Bush wrote off... so you better believe I will be there to see him in person that time around....

Congratulations President Obama, Congratulations People of America, Congratulations People of Earth!

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22 comments:

MeL said...

I'm first! Haha.

MeL said...

Hail Barack Obama! I hope he can be a global president, too, if he will.

All together now: "Yes, he can! Yes, he can!"

Angelo said...

Mel: Yahoo you're first Mel :) I'm sure Obama will do great :) Cheers!

ghee said...

Am I second??err,im not sure. :)

Im glad to see you blogging,Angelo!!

The moment,I thought you took the pic LIVE!Too bad I havent seen it on TV,its already 2 am here!

anyway,im really happy for this historical event(though I got nervous during the parade wherein the pres and the first lady walked amidst the crowd...)

I do not lose my hope and faith that everything will be alright now...

Good luck next time,Angelo!maybe we could view your LIVE pics with the Pres!!

keep on smiling!! :)

ghee said...

uhm,too bad i cant view the videos...

how`s Nermal doin btw? :)

Angelo said...

Ghee: Yes Ghee! Ya I got a little bit worried too, they were walking for 7 mins.... and I agree, all is well in the universe hehe... I'm sorry you can't view the videos, it might be something on CNN's end, I'm sure it'll come back online soon. Nermal's great, I cut off his beard so that he can clean himself better... he says meow :)

Dennis Villegas said...

Hail to our new President Barack Obama! heheheh feeling ko kasi parang presidente siya ng buong mundo (how i wish!)

Angelo said...

Dennis Villegas: ya Dennis, pretty much hehe...

ghee said...

Hi Angelo!I am trying to fix it,the "top commentators"...I think its not showing up?ive been here for 2 hours,trying to figure it out for half an hour...but i cant get the solution.... :(

anyway,it feels good to know that "I`m not the only one ONLINE right now"....yay!

thanx for the company,now i think i have to go to sleep...

oyasuminasai...i hope i can sleep without the codes in my head..haha!

are you sleeping well recently?

Puss-in-Boots said...

I think Obama's the best thing since JFK...Clinton wasn't bad, if he hadn't have become involved with "that woman", as he put it.

So with more rhetoric and flowery phrasing, do we look forward to "a brave new world"??

Angelo said...

Ghee: Hey Ghee, ya we were online at the same time! I don't know how you can do it changing your template all the time. I get dizzy working with all those codes :) I hope your blog is more cooperative now. I've been having less insomnia, thanks for asking :)

Puss-in-Boots: Hey Robyn, ya I think it's a brave new world, or at least a more eloquent new world. No more Nuc-ulars and misunderestimations. I'm glad to know what it's like to have a JFK for a new generation. Cheers!

haze said...

I am really extremely happy for America Angelo! I am sure that Americans black or white will stand out unshakable especially during this global crisis.

This is not only the victory of Pres. Obama but also the victory of American people!

P.S.

Ang Guapo ni Obama !!! lol

Angelo said...

Haze: Ditto to that Haze! even the guapo part I guess hehe... it's great to see a young family like theirs in the White House, it's kennedyesque, and the kids seems so well-behaved and normal.

ghee said...

Hi Angelo!!
Ohayou Gozaimasu :)

Where are you heading to?Have a nice trip then!Me and Ally are goin to Filipina Friends` house. :)

Oh,I meant I am flooding your comment box..I am posting a lot of messages here...well,I hope you don`t mind it and call me "makulit"...hehe

Ingat na lang :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I was watching that, too. May God guides Obama. God bless America.

Christian Bryan said...

I talked to my American friend before the US elections last November and he told me that there was a plan to assasinate Obama if he was to bacome president. Let's all pray that it's not true.

This has been a struggle for him because besides from he is the first black US president, he is also the first victim of Bush's idiocracy. lol

Take Care Angelo! :)

ghee said...

I like it here... :)

Im happy for you,Angelo!I really hope that you are gonna have a job there. :)I`m praying for your success and for your visa.No more funky days? ;)

Its snowing here today.More than the first ones.I hope that there wud be no train delays tomorrow.

Ingat lagi and enjoy your weekend.Im glad that you can use the internet.

ghee

infosoftz said...

just dropping by hoping for a link exchange!

dodong flores said...

God save the King!

Shoshana said...

I really hope that Obama will turn this downward spiral of economy around before China owns US, if they don't already.

Shoshana said...

Pres. Clinton passed a bill that limits how long someone can stay on welfare.

Obama just changed that around on his first month as a president. Where people are inclined to find job before, now, some welfare-proned people will just go back to gettting pregant and being on welfare because it's for forever.

I hope Obama will do great, and I hope it's not at the expense of tax-paying Americans.

ghee said...

Konnichiwa,Angelo Kun!

i assume that you cant see your chatbox so i prefer leaving you a message here. :)

great to know that you`re teaching Japanese!and yes,I wish you all the luck so you can visit Japan and meet me up one day!yay!!

are you still in W.V?

i haven`t opened a facebook account yet.I have a lot of invitations but im just too lazy and im afraid that I might not handle all of my accounts anymore.
i think everyone has a facebook account na,im a late bloomer* kasi...hehe

ganbatte ne,Doc Angelo!
arigatou gozaimasu!!

ghee