Monday, 28 June 2010

..the world cup, blogging, my sex-life and Bachok...

....the World Cup is affecting my blogging life..along with my sex life, or whatever remnants I have left of it at this point of my late years..there is no window for spontaneous conjugal activities for the time spent watching the telecasts..and 1.00 am is bed time, no matter what..and the mornings after dawn prayers for replays and high-lights...
...though the wife is not complaining about it, she and Auji mentioned to the neighbours about not being able to watch their favourite dramas...it even tried to creep in into my solat..but I managed to keep it out, so far..and I am not even an ardent fan of the sports..I used to be, as a teen and as a youth..but it waned as our soccer standing and skills as a nation waned...

 
..getting ready for the game..

..but there is something about this game that titillates..and it gives great satisfaction to see traditional football countries, champions and ex-champions being jabulani-ed and vuvuzela-ed by little countries.."World Cup heroes reduced to zeroes..' sounds apt..and gave this old man a rush of adrenalin..

..the early crowd..

.it also brought a festival air into quiet Bachok..fans gather at stalls and restaurants which cater to the frenzy by installing giant screens and projecters..making them looked more like open air theatres..strangers became friendly and gregarious..

..watching Germany drubbing England..

..they talked about countries halfway across the globe like seasoned travellers..and rattled off names of
 players and their form just like the coaches..and the elderly amongst them rued about the time Korea and Japan were Malaysia"s weeping boys...

..the citizens of Bachok joined the world in its football revelry..and Pakmat apologises to the missus..until after the final, love...

17 comments:

ozz said...

Hi Pak Mat,

Haha....you owe lot of "scores".....

mekyam said...

samalah kat kampung saya ni, pakmat. mcm pesta. semalam saya dengar fans of mexico and argentina came to blow at the beergarden a few blocks away. :D

Anonymous said...

pak mat....umo da 65 pun bole lagi making luv ker....confuse...sori...


rose - silent reader

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Oops...need PG rating on this entry. You would enjoy the FIFA International FanFest revelry we're having at Darling Harbour then. Four humongous screen for football fanatics. Go Argentina! har har har *evil laughs*

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Pakmat, once in 4 years, ok what..Women should understand it’s a MEN thing mah..kakaka.

Pakmat, cheeky ‘rose the silent reader’ questioning your prowess. I’m sure she’s not from up your way, the land of the mystical love potion of budu, tongkat ali & tigers’ pe***. Not to mention the big ‘V’ which some men only takes half a tablet each day so that it stick out far enough as not to wet their shoes whilst taking a leak &/or hard enough so that they don’t roll off their bed whilst sleeping….kakaka.

On a serious note, I hope Holland goes all the way to finish the job that their great Johan Cruff & Johan Neeskin 74 & 78 teams came so close but yet so far. Anyway the Dutch used to rule South Africa too b4. So Go all the Van Houten chocolate & susu cap Dutch Lady fans!!!!

Cheers,
Tommy

P/S - Pakmat, that's what half times are for anyway ;))

Wan Sharif said...

Salam Abe Mat,
The thought that you are being humble did crossed my mind when I read this part
"....my sex life, or whatever remnants I have left of it at this point of my late years..

Whatever.. do take care and keep yourself young..

pakmat said...

..salam Ozz..not sure I can curved the ball and score like Maicon did..but will try..hehe..:)

..salam mekyam..we came to blows here in Bachok, too..but mainly verbal..I cant imagine if Malaysia were to make it into the World Cup..it will be chaos here in Bachok..

..salam rose silent reader..age has nothing to do with it, young lady..it is only in the mind and in attitude..and making love add years to your life..:)..so the answer is boleh..at 65 and beyond..nothing to be confused about..hehehe..

..salam tommy..no, halftime for taking that leak..and stirring a fresh glass of hot steaming green tea..for the days of Johan Cruff are long gone..Nederland has about reached its limit..its Portugal, tommy...Persatuan Orang Tua Gatal..(got it from today's NST..:))

..salam Che Wan..not humble..just being frank..and its not a matter of prowess..just a matter of the prow being a bit blunt..cheers..

pakmat said...

..my dear cat..sorry about the socceroos..I still think its the Tim thing..ahh..to be at Darling Habour with your darling in your arms..then, as said Sir Cliff..you got everything..

ozz said...

Dear Pakmat,
As reviewed in today's NST, have you registered your name with P.O.R.T.U.G.A.L?
(Persatuan Orang-orang Tua Gatal)
Hehe..Waka Waka Peace

pakmat said...

..peace ozz..yes..I have..waka-waka..tika-taka..and in the case of Malaysia's soccer team..gulong tikar..:) cheers, ozz..

yushida03 said...

world cup? i can only remember since 1986.. in thrilling Final when goals from Rummenigge & Voller staged a typical German comeback which only been undone by the tricks of Maradona.. and has been a fan of Germany (West Germany) since then.. a rare species in Malaysian football, being a fan of Germany.. will only stop rooting for Germany if they came to face Malaysia (bila tu??)

sot said...

Pak Mat, talking about World Cup - When Korea & Japan bowed out with dignity at World Cup 2010, at the same time seeing those Maxis Ad repeating that old footage of "hasan sani, hasan sani, james wong, ....gooool", ayooo...still living with the past maaa & try to feel good about it and fooling ourselves at the same time. Why? because Korea & Japan used to be our 2nd & 3rd feeder 20 yrs ago.

Cannot help but keep pondering, what really went wrong with our football since then? We cannot confidently beat Vietnam, Singapore or Indon nowadays. The president of FAM & the PM of the country should be held responsible, I think.

Let's do something drastic to put Malaysia at World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Let's draft the action register here: Import 7 players each from Brazil & Argentina, make them our citizen. No harm what, we have so many foreigners in our country already. Take another 11 players from our own existing Liga Perdana. Put 25 of them in 4 years training program coach by Guss Hiddink or Terry Venables assisted by Soh Chin Aun or Santokh Singh. How about that?

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Pak Mat, I would really love to see one of the unfancied small teams reach the Finals. That would be good, innit? It will serve to show that commitment, teamwork and discipline are more important than a group of very expensive stars.

pakmat said...

salam yus03..looks like Maradona is left biting his fingers after the drubbing by Germany..so much for the best team in the world..

salam sot..with no future, we have only the past to drool upon..import 7 players?..implant will never work..we hve talent..we just do lnot hve officials who can see beyond the linings of their pockets..

hi Andrea..agreed with you wholeheartedly..it gives this old man great satisfaction to see all those expensive stars being booted out..:) cheers

Vermont Wedding said...

haahaah..nice post..but i know you enjoyed a lot during the world cup..

rizal hashim said...

world cup yang menarik, pakmat...

pakmat said...

..dear Vermont Wedding..yes, I did..I enjoyed myself thoroughly..

..lc..indeed, it is..I think one of best WC tht this old man ever did see..:)