i'm SO not into football, but it's hard to ignore the 'invasion' of the FIFA world cup 2010. oh, it's nothing - just the biggest thing in any football fans' calendar.
i can't remember the last time i actually watched a match, intentionally.
i'm also happy to report that, though he was pretty excited over seeing the world cup matches, my mr. khairul is not a football freak. he was more of a martial arts kinda guy, golf for sure and definitely more into swimming.
so there wasn't a must-watch late night matches week in week out, or having the tv turned to sports channel 24-7, or afternoon out with the guys to play footie every weekend (blow cigar smoke kat jbr ade lah! hmmph!), or opening his closet to see half of it taken by nothing but jerseys!
but hey, guess what - my mak was a great football fan.
well, she doesn't play the sport - imagine that! - but my, was she a fan. she knew all the players. she knew who's the best goalkeeper. she had a dream-team. she even had a poster of the italian football player roberto baggio at the back of the kitchen door!
i remember us girls staying up with her watching a match, even when none of us were much of a fan like mak. i remember us 'setting up camp' in front of the telly - mattress, lots and lots of pillows, with snacks and such - to join mak in watching the final world cup match. she would explain the what and whys. especially the whos.
sigh. i miss her.
oh, yes - the world cup 2010. well, at least i know the host south africa drew 1-1 with mexico in the opening game. hihi.
oh, also, it looks like khaleef loves football, and has pretty kick-ass moves too around a ball. so i guess i just have to be ready to be a soccer mom when the time comes.
or can you be interested in, say - fencing instead? or just be a debater like mak? hmm, khaleef?