the eight contenders

Knock out stage that I managed to watch…. 

Germany – Sweden: Germany was really amazing. They were everywhere, Sweden can hardly move. I adore Lahm. He is small, but a fast-pace winger with style. Klose is gorgeous! I also love Klinsmann. He expresses his emotion while on the bench, unlike some other cold-hearted coaches.

Argentina – Mexico: Mexico is no easy meat! Ingatkan Mexico boley kena goreng dgn Argen (mcm Sweden tadik), meleset rupanya sangkaan ku. They are very good in defending, looks like they have study how Argentina plays. But still the best man wins, congrats Argentina!

England – Ecuador: I am so ashamed watching England played. It’s amazing how each of them excel individually in their clubs, but sucks that night. Come on guys…Lampard, Terry, Beck, Gerrard…All are fantastic players! But that night they are really really bad. They are not passionate to win (except Ashley Cole I guess), there are no playmaker amongst them and lack of synergy. They are just lucky to meet Ecuador. Kalau kena lawan dengan Mexico ntah ntah boleh kalah. Beckham long-overdue free kick saved the day.

Italy – Australia: Italy has the experience, Socceroos has the eagerness to win. Some might feel it was a questionable penalty. Still, Totti – Son of Roma perfect penalty make them the final eight! I’m glad!!!

Spain – France: I was so sad to see Spain lose. Really really want them to win. Love them!!! Puyol is a great defender and Torres is amazing! They were just unfortunate last night….sob sob…

Looks like all the eight contenders are in the Q-finals except Netherland (replaced by Ukraine). Although I’m an England fan, I feel like Spain deserves the spot more. Nak buat macamana, dah lumrah…harap harap France kena bantai dgn Brazil!

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WC fever…..after 10 days…

It has been 10 days since World Cup started. This was actually the very first time I can watch all the games that I wanted. I was in States in 2002, and they never appreciate football like the rest of the world (means less airtime, no highlights). I only managed to watch the first kick off game between France and Senegal, which sucks btw. Lucky then I went back Malaysia for holiday and managed to watch the final at KLCC (with my dear boyfriend…hehe).

1998 was my SPM year. We were in the residential school then and the wardens took our television away. The rest was history. I did not even watch the final! But I guess now I can see that what the wardens did has benefited us academically :).

So this year I am actually all-out for the games. So far it was really fun, especially when hubby also loves football. Our living room has become our bedroom now. All the teams are impressive; sometimes I became ‘jakun’ watching their skills. I did not watch all matches though, only a reasonable amount so that I can still manage to wake up and be productive at work as normal. If this WC fever ever affects my job and my life, it has to stop. It is dangerous once interest become addiction. Need to remember that.

Anyway, my two cents on some of the games I watched:-

The first kick off game Germany – Costa Rica was fantastic. Germany is one of my favorite team, and hopefully they can reach final. A good start to inspire all other teams.

England – Paraguay was boring. I am rooting for England, really disappointed with their performance. They can’t even score!

Argentina – Ivory Coast. First time I saw Ivory Coast played. They are really fit physically! It was unfortunate that they are in the group of death.

Italy – Ghana. Italians was very impressive, compared to the 2002 WC. Very tactical. Hope they go far, want to see they play again!

Australia – Japan. It was a disappointing 10 minutes at the end. Australia quite good, Japan might be underestimating them earlier.

Korea – Togo. I love Korea! It is a disadvantage that they are physically small, but they give 100% to the game! Ahn Jung Wan free kick was a good one!

Spaine – Ukraine. I love how those Spanish played! Ukraine can’t even do anything. And it was amazing how audience love Raul. It was hard to be a great player, but it was even harder to be a player that everyone’s love.

England – Trinidad. I have to sit down straight while watching this. Wanting to go inside the television and slapped Crouch! Lucky Sven changes some player later. Who is that Lennon, quite impressive.

Italy – USA. Wowww…this was like a war. (I don’t know what will happen if USA in the same Group with Iran). Italy was not at their best. Underestimating their opponent, perhaps. Hope they don’t slack the next game.

Czech – Ghana. Ghana was really strong! Although lack tactical skill, it was still a big advantage to be physically fit and tough if use wisely. They prove the world they can do it.

Japan – Croatia. Another disappointing match. Looks like Japan is over-rated. I have not seen any greatness from them, yet. It will be hard as the match left is with the samba team.

Spain – Tunisia. I feel really worried when Spain was behind and seems to lose their rhythm. A lot of passes missed. But they did not give up. That was amazing. To not give up is something other teams can’t do. Hope Spain reaches far this year.

multi tasking

On one normal day, I just realized they are still a lot of things I have not achieved…It’s like waking up from a very peaceful sleep. I just realized that…

A lot of things I still don’t know about my work, which means I have to study and work harder.

A lot of places I have not travel with hubby, means I need to save more money.

A lot of family and friends gathering invitation keep pouring in, means I need to find more time.

A lot of pages from my Quran I have not read, means I need to find more time.

World cup is kicking off soon, again means I need to find more time to watch every highlights with hubby.  

Lucky there are 24 hours in a day for me to have everyday.

And lucky I’m a lady that is gifted to able to multi-task. So that I can work double hard. Well, I should start now! Cheers.