Filipino performer recounts opening ceremonies

THE CHOSEN FEW. Patricia, middle, was one of the 15,000 chosen to perform in the Olympics opening ceremonies. Patricia Olabre.

THE CHOSEN FEW. Patricia, middle, was one of the 15,000 chosen to perform in the Olympics opening ceremonies. Patricia Olabre.

LONDON - As I write this piece, the opening ceremony has just wowed the 4 billion viewers worldwide and left me with an unforgettable memory to have been part of this once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza.

When I sent my application as a ceremonies volunteer performer in August 2011, little did I know that it was the beginning of my own countdown to the London 2012 Olympics.

A Filipina volunteer performer writes about her experience at the opening ceremony for Rappler. (Read more: OLYMPIC BLOG: Filipino performer recounts opening ceremonies) - Rappler.com