Month: June 2006

After midnight

Weekends (Fri/Sat) are great for watching the World Cup, because I don’t have to go to work the next day. I’m blogging as Switzerland are playing Korea. Park Chu-Yong received a yellow card and I told myself, “Switzerland look slightly better”. A minute later, Philip Senderos headed in a goal. However he collided with Choi …

Big fan

I was roped in to help at an event over the weekend. Taufik* was there. After singing a song, he went backstage and stood around with the rest of us, waiting for his turn to sing another song. Seemed like quite a nice, normal dude. The weather was hot, and I didn’t want our star …

A sporting chance

Since our subscription to the World Cup channel on cable TV hasn’t been activated yet, we watched the French Open and saw Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a nervy final. I’ve generally supported Henin when it comes to women’s tennis. However, her hunger to win has proven on a few occasions that she’s willing …

Germany v Costa Rica

A quick review before I go to sleep: It was a most exciting match, especially in the first 16 minutes. A bit of dubious refereeing, though. Lehmann was disappointing – certainly not in his recent Champions League form, though the Costa Rican goals were fast and furious. Admittedly, Germany was busy attacking and had lapses …