Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Cup 2018

Thought I'll drop by just to do a little update before all the memories from my brain is gone lol. This month is the WORLD CUP month yassss. Can't believe another 4 years has gone and it is time for another round of the most anticipated football event. I have been watching a couple of group matches since it started 2 weeks ago and so far it has been quite interesting, especially last night's match between South Korea vs Germany because it was such an unexpected match and not forgetting surprising too since South Korea managed to defeat Germany, the 2014 World cup champions into proceeding to the Top 16 round. Towards the 90th minute of the game, I thought both teams won't have the chance to score a goal anymore but lo and behold, South Korea's determination proved that they can defeat the champions. I mentioned before that I used to not be a fan of South Korea team back in World Cup 2002 because they defeated Italy and made it into the quarter finals. Yes, the young and dumb m at that time thought everything revolved around team Italy only and I did not even try to give an Asian country a try. Anyway long story short, I'm sure they did the country proud last night and even though they did not make it to the Top 16,  they've already made history with their victory (just had to rhyme it lol)

 I look forward for the Top 16 round in the hopes that if Portugal wins against Uruguay and Argentina wins against France, then these two countries might be able to meet for the quarter finals. It's gonna be the clash of the G.O.A.T.S and that is going to be very very interesting😱On the first week of World Cup, my girlfriends came over to KL for a short trip since it was Raya/school holidays for them as well. We managed to watch a couple of matches and also placed our bets on our chosen teams. I only managed to win once and basically just lost on the rest of my bets haha. On the second day of World Cup, we wanted to watch the match between Argentina and Iceland while we were down in KL and it was so apt that we ended up watching the match in this Latin American restaurant, La Boga in Pavilion KL. Always wanted to go to that restaurant to try out the food but never got the chance to. I am all for the nachos, guac and churros! I think the owner of the restaurant is Argentinean because of all the South America flags that was on display, Argentina was the most dominant one in the restaurant. The match was very enjoyable to watch and I was very impressed by Iceland's defending skills and also the goalie even managed to save a penalty kick from Messi...I was quite stunned by that haha.

I had a really good time with my girlfriends when they were down here although it was just for a couple of days, I felt like I have not been truly enjoyed myself for the past couple of months. This is what happen when your anxiety attacks you so bad that you ended up feeling hurt and sad all the time *sigh* But still thankful for having people that I love who is still going to stick around with me through thick and thin. Hopefully when the next World Cup arrives, we will still be able to hang out and watch it together again....but I don't even want to think how old we'll be in year 2021 😱😱😱
Eve and I just HAD to take a photo with CR7 because he scored a hat-trick against Spain the night before haha.
La Boga restaurant in Pavilion, KL. See that Argentina flag?

With my girlfriends aka childhood friends. 

After Vel, Simone and Eve went back to KK, I made plans with Ruth to continue watching the some of the matches after work. Fun fact: I've known Ruth since we were 9 years old! We lost contact for a couple of years after high school but got reunited again. We were taken care of by the nuns in the Catholic Convent after school since both our parents were working so that was how our friendship grew lol. She was the one who introduced me to the Disney cartoon 'Bambi' haha.

Some World Cup thoughts:
  • Watching Cristiano Ronaldo played football for years, sometimes I still think that he still acts like a little kid whenever he fell down on the field hahaha. I mean don't get me wrong, but kinda whines like a kid. But contrary to that, he is indeed a good player and I truly admire his determination to always want to win. Love him or hate him, I'd still give my support to him. 
  • Seeing that Italy did not qualify in this year's World Cup, I will be rooting for Portugal to the finals but I also am hoping that this year's World Cup Champion will be from a country that has never won a World Cup before. 
  • I kinda like Messi with beard? Somehow he looks like Adam Levine in some sort of way haha.
  • Iceland players are so damn tall and manly. Love the 'Vikings' vibe on them haha. This team is definitely an underdog team that I will root for.
  • Nigeria's World Cup 2018 kit design is so nice, I love it and probably the best WC kit design this year.
  • I'm trying to get to know all these young England players as I only knew some of them who are playing for MUFC. But these young players are pretty impressive so far. MAYBE they could be in the finals?
  • There are more than 15 penalties being awarded already, I am starting to think whether is this the World Cup or Penalty Cup? 
  • That VAR system thing is so high-tech...very amazed by that!

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