(ok, for 1st round at least and more to come!)
The `living legend' (at least to me) who gave me the reason to support Argentina since my first WC in 86.
Messi the whiz kid and dubbed the next Maradona
Superb goalie Buffon celebrating with his team mates
Am happy! My two favourite teams - Argentina and Italy - are through to the 2nd round ie the last 16 teams!
These two teams have lots of supporters in Malaysia but somehow the people around me esp. male colleagues are totally not for them. It makes me more determined to support them! Not like it really make a difference to the results but hey, this is the beauty of World Cup!
After four consecutive mornings staying up till 5am - with no sleep before 3am either, i think the unearthy sleeping pattern is taking a toll on me! Sigh... I must admit that I'm not young anymore. I remember watching many matches in USA 94 and France 98 (with time differences) and matches shown in wee hours in the mornings.. but I was ok - just adjusted sleeping hours and lack of sleep didn't affect me at all!
But now it's quite different.. I suddenly felt so tired today - despite after sleeping almost 7 hours with a short interception of my home alarm blarring.
Anyway, I decided not to stay up for the 3am match ie Brazil vs Japan/ Poland vs Australia mostly also because I have an 11am assignment in the morning. and no way i could survive on less than 5 hours of sleep!
Well, at least my favourite teams had played and gone through.. i am happy. :D
For the sake of extra `entertainment' and `education' (to prove that some women do love and know about football) following is a g-mail chat conversation I had with a girl friend today. Ms Cheah a lawyer is also a footie fan and probably knows more than me though she couldn't watch many of the matches.
ee-tan: so have u been using that chart?
its very useful for me. ;)
Sent at on Thursday
ee-tan: finally u here
mayyoke.cheah: yeah... have been faithfully filling it up every day :D
mayyoke.cheah: back from lunch
ee-tan: i also just had lunch
but still at home!
4 days watching match1
mayyoke.cheah: so nice... you watched again last night ah
ee-tan: of course, it was
but not as exciting la
mayyoke.cheah: i like
ee-tan: cos both know they're thru to next round
mayyoke.cheah: i watched
sure u must watch!!
what time ah? will it clash w the wedding rehearsal?
ee-tan: phew. its
ee-tan: got mixed up with next week's!!
mayyoke.cheah: so u not going for rehearsal?
ee-tan: going. i am the usher head fpr church.. so just need to understand here and there.. :D
leave at in time home for hte match!!
mayyoke.cheah: just to watch football?... cheh...
ee-tan: why cheh
and they need to win!
not if czech beat them and
mayyoke.cheah: I think overall
ee-tan: yeah yeah
did u watch enland's match? poor Owen!!!!
mayyoke.cheah: 3am... nolah
heard abt it on radio this morning
ee-tan: u know owen injured himself after 1 min!
broke his knee or something.. poor thing
mayyoke.cheah: cruciate ligament
out for 6 months
there goes his world cup!! :(
mayyoke.cheah: and he just recovered fr ankle injury
i think joe cole is cool!
better than david beckham?
ee-tan: cool as in can play well
beckham is cool as in suave
and plays well but not as fast as this crazy j.cole
mayyoke.cheah: got different style of play i think
ee-tan: yeah true
mayyoke.cheah: beckham good at crosses
but cannot dribble
ee-tan: beckham always taking free kicks. he's precise.
hey, so who u think or like to see play in the final?
mayyoke.cheah: who i like different from who i think will be in final
on current form it could be
ee-tan: wah.. u and i think alike!
i was jsut telling my colleague that.
i would like to see argie and
ee-tan: (hey can i copy and past this coversation and put on my blog?)
women footie chat
mayyoke.cheah: ha... serious ha
ee-tan: just an idea but why not? ;)
mayyoke.cheah: hehe so we can show that gals don't only talk abt good-looking football players
ee-tan: oh but u did mention
haha but good looking is just a bonus
ee-tan: it's the skills that count! right?
so i am quite impressed with most of the big teams minus
mayyoke.cheah: of course... just look at anna kournikova...
i'm impressed with
i like their style of playing... very open and attacking
ee-tan: i think so far i like the matches better than japan/korea 2002 first round.. if i could still remember but not that memorable. maybe becos none of the big names are kicked out yet.
mayyoke.cheah: seems to me like there are more goals this WC. Last WC the teams seemed more defensive
hey, i am still at home
:p i gotta go
(but will save this conversation to be used..)
have a good day... cu later!
ee-tan: happy to chat football with a gal pal!
(have been doing it with guys..)
mayyoke.cheah: yea :D
ee-tan: some guys like one or two of my colleagues make fun of me! but others happy to talk..
ok la.. see u tonite
mayyoke.cheah: cu :)