Category Archives: Football

Girl (not) from Ipanema

Sometimes you just have to dance to the music that’s playing.

I’d have to learn how to dance first, though.

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When I first got the confirmation in 2009 that we were going to Cape Town, it was quite difficult to wait for 12 months to actually go there.  This time around, things are a bit more subdued.  Many reasons for that, the economy is one, as the RM has softened against most currencies.  Having less disposable income to set aside because more is spent on petrol and household expenses is not helping my cause.

However, it is such a delicious thought to be able to just be in Brazil during the tournament, let alone watch a game in the Maracana.  I am already thinking of what to get the nephews this time around.  My vuvuzela is well used, meaning to say they’ve broken it into half and still use it to amuse us and themselves.

Mum and the sister asked if I’ll be writing a column again.  I don’t think so, since I haven’t even confirmed of when I’m going.  2 more weeks to go for that, although end of June is now the likeliest time.

No broken bones, please

Dear Abang,

I hope the x-ray result was a positive one and that your arm isn’t broken.

There are many more games for you to play and a broken arm is just not the way to end your fabulous season. Plus, Chelsea just lost! Heh.

*sigh* Four weeks!

A hundred more

Dear Abang,
Happy birthday! In December 2007, you scored your 100th goal for the club in all competitions. Yesterday, it was a century of goals in the premier league. Not to mention a lovely assist earlier for Rooney.
The next few weeks will be challenging for every team but somehow United’s been lucky in terms of injuries this time around. Hope you’ll take care and avoid getting hurt, especially during the busy year-end period. There’s Spurs on Dec. 1st in the Carling Cup and then on the 5th to West Ham in the league. Can kow tim lah, those two.

Much love,



I have a feeling that it’s gonna be a long, BLEARGHHH Monday.

another year to go!

CNN’s been highlighting South Africa’s preparation for the football’s greatest party – kicking off exactly a year from today – this whole week.

I’m thinking 12 months is not that long from now. 😀