FIFA World Cup 2010 is getting closer to the end. The round of 16 has been played and now it enters the Quarter finals and matches will be played on 2nd and 3rd of July 2010. Four South American teams represented all the four matches, two European teams and one African.
This blog is drafted on board Marine Star 2 from Kuala Perlis to Kuah, Langkawi.I am running on Celcom Broadband now. Its 7.21 when I write this blog and to test the coverage signal while at sea.
Last night we left Kuala Lumpur at 11.00 pm and arrived Kuala Perlis Jetty at 4.50 am. Think it was quite a fast journey.I don’t know how fast the driver drove since I slept on most part of the journey.
Last month on about the same day I was in Langkawi for 4 days and this time around (same date as last month) I will be on Langkawi Island for 4 days too. Staying at Langkawi outside the peak season will be a bit peaceful and things will be cheaper compared peak season such as school holidays or weekends
Beginning tonite will be the kick off of the 2010 World Cup
in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first match will be between host South Africa playing Mexico. As from tonight all soccer fans will be glued to the TV screen or big screen at mamak stalls, cafe’s or favourite waterholes. Its a soccer fever with different degrees of temperature as from tonite depending on the teams playing.
South Africa had made two appearances in the World Cup in 1998 and 2002 while on paper Mexico is a more formidable side with 13 Final appearances and had a host of tittles to their side.For me I pick Mexico to win this inaugural match.
In Malacca, Sukan Malaysia XIII
is gaining momentum and the opening ceremony will be held on the eve of 12 Jun 2010 at Hang Jebat Stadium. Malacca promises to present the unexpected and we will wait and see what is the unexpected.