Remember 2008 when the Olympic theme song “Beijing Welcomes You” song was playing out of every store, public square, and radio station? (Wasn’t every student learning Chinese at the time forced to learn it too?) If you’re still bothered by the tune you may want to skip this video. If not, three Harvard students enrolled in a class called Chinese BB (elementary modern Chinese) have posted up this video “Harvard Welcomes You” sung in Mandarin. It’s a parody of the Beijing 2008 Olympics theme and extols the reasons why all should come to Harvard (not that Chinese people really need encouragement to send their kids to “Ha-fo”….we’re pretty sure it’s the MO of every family in the country). Anyway, if you must make us choose, we think the hands down best reason to attend the Ivy is because as these three boys sing, the Annenberg cafeteria looks just like the Harry Potter dining commons (check it out at 1:53).
If you never came across the original 2008 Olympics theme song, here’s the video for that too.
(h/t to James Fallows)