Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Moscow Here We Come....

The headlines of the top article in tells a story - Ferguson: Tactics Were Spot On.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Tactics justified

It was a cruncher, damn it! Damn, it was a cruncher! The victory over the Catalans was purely from the counter-attacking tactics that Man Utd deployed in kicking the 2006 Champions out of the competition all together.


It was an awesome game. I somehow missed almost the entire game as I was really tired. The night before was a big night for me too. Vessel of Worship (VW hereafter) took part in the Talent @ The Attic competition. We were victorious as well. We were the winners of the heat and we've qualified for the semi-finals on the 17th of June 2008 (Tue).

Going back to the game, Man Utd were always criticised for playing defensive football. This was a clear showing especially at the Nou Camp when we played away against the Catalans. But in Old Trafford it was different. Although we played some what defensively, the counter attacking tactics were priceless. We have a complete squad right now. With the valuable experience of the old timers and of course the speed and agility of the young guns. We have proven to the entire football world that we are a force to be reckoned with. People should not take us lightly. We are the finalist of the UEFA Champions League. We are also on course to be the Premiership champions for th 12th freakin' time. So people....REALISE!

Glory Glory Man Utd!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Clay Balls....

We have a lot of friends. But at times, we come across new people in our lives whom we more often than not - disregard them. I don't know if the word 'disregard' fits the equation here, but the point I am trying to make here is - we do not take them seriously. We only see the external picture that is potrayed by the individual.
I was thinking about this when my dear bro-in-law Balla said what he said when we attended a wedding dinner in Bangsar - some time back. Now, Balla is a Masters degree holder in Finance and he is also a qualified Radiologist. We were sitting down having dinner and then a particular gentlemen asked him (Balla) - "So, Balla, what do you do?" Balla said, "I just do some typing in the office - I'm a clerk". Anyone sitting on our table would have noticed how differently this gentlemen was talking to Balla after he said this. Why did Balla say what he said? I asked Balla and he said, "I don't like telling people what I do, because you are judged or looked-up to from that point on". It is sad that people are like this. I am glad Balla did what he did cos' we were just laughing our guts out when we saw this gentlemen's face.
The story below is a true explanation of why no one should be judged on their outer being - or even for what they say they represent. This article is specially dedicated to Balla. Thank you Paul for the contribution of this ever so amazing story. Enjoy it everyone.

A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls.
It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake.
They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.
He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!
Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away! It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel.
It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it. We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy but we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person. There is a treasure in each and every one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.
May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay.
May we see the people in our world as God sees them?
Have a good week ahead everyone.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I apologise for not updating the blog for sometime. I have been really busy with work, my birthday and with the CLEO thing going on. I will be updating it everyday (God-willing!) from now on.
Mr. Alvin Ong whom I affectionately call 'macha' sent this article to me. I know, that I will never argue with a woman. You know why? You can never win! Even if you do, you're labelled a bully - for not being a gentlemen (see you can never win). A very interesting story.... check it out.
Never Argue With A Woman....
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.

Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'

'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'For reading a book,' she replies,

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her again,

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'

'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.

'But I haven't even touched you,' says the game warden.

'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

Never argue with a woman. Especially one who reads. It's likely she can also think.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Roma 0 - Man Utd 2

A great win for United. In fact an amazing win. Going into the second leg (@ Old Trafford) of the quarterfinals of the Champions League tournament with a 2 goal lead is a great run to be in. I hope we can continue this 'oh-so' lovely run and play the football we have been playing all this while.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo - his 36th of the season - and Wayne Rooney put United in the driving seat with a 2-0 win over Roma to take into the second leg at Old Trafford next week.
Ronaldo made the breakthrough in the 33rd minute, and Rooney added a second in the 67th minute to leave Roma dispirited.

Ronaldo made the breakthrough with a brave header, and Rooney's was a simple tap-in after Park Ji-Sung had headed the ball into the area from the back post. What an awesome night it was for United. I hope and pray they really continue to play like this throughout.

Sadly, United's celebrations were tempered as defender Nemanja Vidic was forced to come off with a knee injury in the 33rd minute. I hope it is nothing serious. Wish you the very best Vidic, hope you heal fast.

Glory Glory Man Utd!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Water vs Wine

A friend sent this to me…..good stuff!

Benjamin Franklin once said.... 'In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.'

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) - bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer, (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering, and/or fermenting.

Remember: Water = Poop ; Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I am merely doing a public service.

Cheers everyone!