Wednesday, June 14, 2006
World Cup Nights
Well one of my favourite events in the world is on right now. The FIFA World Cup is being beamed into living rooms around the world from Germany to us. The time zone is all wrong for us who live just to the left of the International Dateline. Matches are kicking off at 1am, 4am and 7am, New Zealand time. 7am isn't so bad, but so far the matches I have wanted to watch have been at 1am. Things are made worse for me as I need to be up for work at 5:30am. This means I have been going to bed at 9pm, getting up at 12:30am, watching the game until 3am and then getting another couple of hours sleep. You think it's tough for the players to be kicking a ball around in near 40 degrees celcius heat (that's 104 in Fahrenheit)? Try greeting the world having as little sleep as I have had! Not that I am complaining. As Cergie pointed out, one of the teams I support, Japan, played awfully and lost, but last night my favourite team, Korea, beat Togo to go top of their group! Please be excited for me!
Anyway, this is an excuse for not blogging as much as I have in the past. I know there are literally thousands of people out there who live for my posts and to you I apologise. I will try to write more and post more photos as soon as I am able. I assure you that my journal is getting a hard and steady workout.
San Nakji for President!