Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Personality Of The Day

Hasbullah Awang is like the local version of John Motson or Andy Gray. His voice often accompanies footie matches shown on local TV, and he's been doing that for practically ages. Experienced though he is, he's not free from hilarious slips of the tongue.

Me and the boys, we still remember World Club 1998, when introducing the potent Chile strikeforce at the time - Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas - nonchalantly announced "gandingan mantap Marcelo dan Salas!".

A more recent gaffe was during a Champions League match involving AC Milan and probably Barcelona (forgot which year though), when he announced in his spirited way "di kubu kuat AC Milan, Nou Camp!". For the non footie savvy out there, Milan plays in San Siro aka Giussepe Meazza Stadium while Barcelona plays at the Nou Camp.

And of course the more frequent mixups of numbers "Nombor 8 pantas meluru di sayap kiri, maaf nombor 3 sebenarnya" or action itself "GOALLL! Ohh maaf, rupanya sedikit tersasar"

Other contributions are welcomed.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kit Theng

My feet itches for foreign soil yet again. I long to sit on the green grass in the shade of a tree, reading Nabokov while taking in the evening breeze in Bangkok. So I made a plan to return to the welcoming environs of Khao San.
Come July, I'm hopping on a train to get me to Hua Lamphong station. Pom ao pai Krung Thep leao.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bonne Nuit

Falling asleep with the sounds of Coronation Street playing on the telly is so comforting.

Are we back to 1994 now?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Beyond Apprehension

It's late in the afternoon, and it's gonna get dark soon. The roads are jammed up to the brims, heavy grey exhaust fume hangs around like the memory of your first love. The maddening din of honking soon manifests itself as a dull throbbing in your left temple. The hustle and bustle of the sidewalks is maddening yet comforting in its' familiarity.

Strange, but sometimes when I'm away from the city I would miss this.

I think I'm in love with KL.