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...bie, where I saw an act of altruism and generosity. A Sikh community was handing out what smelt like a delicious curry and juice to anyone who wanted. The duality of despair and generosity was ever present in the Downtown East Side that day.
Having been thoroughly depressed by my observations, I decided to get back to the Olympic Spirit. I met some friends at a bar in Yaletown to watch the Canada vs. Switzerland game. Our seats were in the back of the bar, with a partially obstructed view of a tiny television, but that did not dissuade our enthusiasm towards the game. The bar was filled with excitement, people were cheering with drunken fervor. The beer was expensive, the television was small, all the while the excitement was invigorating. Following Canada’s narrow overtime victory, the patrons of the bar cleared out and filled the streets in celebration.
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