Sunday, June 20, 2010
World Cup 2010, So Far!

Here it is again, not being able to get any work done [at least in any decent manner!], south-africa-2010-world-cup-logo[1] due to "The Beautiful Game" being OOON. Gosh I luv the World Cup. =D It seems like everyone loses a big piece of their logic and sanity, and give themselves away to the frenzy that takes over the entire globe for an unfortunately not very long period of time. Everyone's talking about the same thing... everyone's screaming... everyone's cheering... everyone's looking for ways to get out of work/class to watch the games. =D So here's my confession, that even when I'm working / studying, I have the games running on my notebook / iPAQ screen, and at least half of my mind is there. And I'm not ashamed to say that I feel that so far, it's been worth it. =P I mean look at this... the year of miracles so far! I'm totally loving it! =D And here's my favourite games so far. [Oh ummm... yes, please keep in mind that this is the football opinions of a fencer, so don't ever make the terrible mistake of taking them seriously. ;D]

- The Switzerland - Spain match. God I loved that! =D Switzerland simply managed to create a miracle. They came to the field with a certain game plan, and they did a perfect job executing it. Spain made the mistake of not taking Switzerland seriously, and they paid for it. And hey, it looks to me like Switzerland quite possibly has the best goal keeper in the world at the moment. ;)

- The Germany - Australia match. Wow, this was a beautiful game, specially on the German side. I've always liked the German team, but this is the first time I REALLY REALLY liked them! Everyone says Germany plays too calculated and too boring. Well, in this game Germany was anything but boring. They were a ball of fire, and even though Australia also played very well, but they simply couldn't do anything against the kind of game Germans were playing! [Makes it even a bigger shame that Germany messed up their 2nd game... =/]

- The France - Mexico game. Go Mexico! Surprise surprise! They managed to beat France 2-0! =D Loved Mexico's performance and hope to see them keeping it up!

I also have to mention that I was extremely disappointed at Italy's performance in the game against Paraguay. They simply didn't play. =P I hope they're going to do a MUCH better job tomorrow. Another disappointment was of course Germany's 2nd game against Serbia. I don't know how or why this happened, but they seemed like they were extremely nervous the entire time and losing 1 player really left a hole in their wall. Ah well, I hope they can fixe whatever's wrong for the next game. =P

On another note, is it just me thinking this or is something severely wrong with at least half of the referees of this world cup?? I mean, red card for the South African goal keeper? Or the USA goal that was dismissed for no reason? Or another unjustified red card to the German player? There seem to be too many questionable decisions being made at this world cup. Anybody has any ideas why??

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Friday, June 11, 2010
Lord Of Ultima

For about a month now, I've been playing this online multiplayer game called Lord of  Ultima. And I think I really like it, so I'm going to recommend it for any of you w100126-lords[1]ho like me, 1 - Like games, 2 - Like to play with your friends, 3 - Like civilization style games, 4 - Hardly ever find the time to play anything at all. =)

Lord of Ultima is a strategy / civilization style game that's fully browser based, and runs quite smoothly on most any browser / system. So it requires no installation of any kind. You sign up for an account, choose a server, and start building cities and armies. You can choose to go to war with other players, or focus on building your empire. You can invite your friends to join in an alliance with you, and you can support each other. And the nicest part of all of this from the point of view of someone like me, is that it "can" take very small amount of time to play. Even though people do get obsessed and spend hours just staring at their monitors as stuff get built [or so I'm told], but that's not something you have to do. ;) Personally I play this game for 30 seconds each time, in between working or studying... and just that.

I currently play on Server 6 EU, where me and friends have an alliance called Ariadne. If you're by any chance tempted to join the game and play with us, you can check out a brief profile of our alliance @ Feel free to drop me a line if you like to join. =)

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Thursday, June 03, 2010
Robin Hood

Today a friend said to me "you should really see the Robin Hood movie, it's right up yourrobin_hood_2010_poster[1] alley!". And I said, "oh it totally is, and I've already seen it!". And he said "but... but... but... but... but there's nothing about it on your bloooooooooggggg!!!!". Well, you can imagine the utter SHAME I felt at that moment! =P Oh my GOD, how did I manage to not write anything about my all time favourite version of Robin Hood?? So let me fix that now...

Yes, a couple of weeks a go we went to see Robin Hood. And I'm glad that despite a few discouraging comments that I heard / read about the movie here and there, I did go to see it. I have to say I don't understand what's not to like! In fact I enjoyed watching the movie IMMENSELY! =) The small but important modifications made to the plot felt like they were exactly what Robin Hood always needed to turn into a most interesting story. Since I know many of you haven't seen it yet, I'm not going to say much more... but I just have to say that everything about this movie was very impressive. The cast were the best possible, and the the whole mood and feel of the movie really worked for me. So don't listen to anyone who says otherwise.... and go see the movie for yourself. =)

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