Pinoy Dad & Daughter Seek Your Votes To Become Olympic Torch-Bearers

October 7, 2007 at 4:23 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Michelle Florcruz and dad, Jaime.

Dear Filipinos and Friends,

We are seeking your kind vote for a compatriot who wants to carry the Olympic torch. Suportahan po natin si Michelle Florcruz at kanyang ama na si Jaime Florcruz sa pamamagitan ng pagboto sa kanilang dalawa. Nasa ilalim po makikita ang links na kung saan ay maaring makita ang kanilang larawan at bumuto.

Narito po ang nai-pakiusap ni Jaime:

Michelle and I just joined a competition, sponsored by China Daily and Lenovo, to select 8 expatriates who will join as torch bearers in the upcoming torch-relay for the Beijing Olympics.

People anywhere can vote on the Net for a maximum of eight contenders until the end of October. Or you may just vote for us two.

We need a lot of votes to catch up with the early birds. We think we have a good chance to get into the magic eight.

But we need friends like you to take a few minutes and click into their website and, if you think we deserve the honor, vote for BOTH of us.

Type in uplifting comments if you wish. To vote and post comments for us, please go to these links.



Boto po kayo ha…


At heto naman ang kay Michelle:

My name is Michelle. My father (Jaime FlorCruz 吉米) says my name was inspired by the Beatle’s song “Michelle”. My Chinese name is Meixia 美霞. That’s because I was born as a beautiful dawn was breaking.

I was “Made in China”, born in the Philippines, and bred in Beijing. I guess that makes me a top-quality product, a fusion of different cultures.

I’m turning 17 soon and am very much at home here. I am keenly learning Mandarin, Chinese history and culture. I’m now a senior in high school at the International School of Beijing, where over 1,000 students are enrolled from different parts of the world.

In school I play rugby and softball. Recently, I had the chance of meeting Olympians like US swimmer Michael Phelps and Australia’s hockey team captain Matthew Wells (see my photo with him in front of the Bird’s Nest). It was neat to see them in Beijing.

Like my father, I’ve shared the joys and pains with the residents of Beijing. When the SARS epidemic hit the Chinese capital in 2003, our family chose to stay and stick it out with Beijing. As a token of support, I donated a modest amount of my monthly allowance to help the doctors and nurses in the frontline of fighting SARS. No big deal, really. Just trying to help cheer up people.Go Beijing!北京加油!
My father and I both wish to be one of the torch-bearers. We’re really glad that Beijing will soon host the Summer Olympics. We are happy for Beijing. We’d be thrilled if we could join the relay and carry the Olympic torch in the city we call our “home”.
Mabuhay ang Pinoy!


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