Footy In A Week

My first and last tag
July 28, 2006, 3:01 am
Filed under: Misc.

Since Yazeed is a friend of mine, I’ll do the tag ;p


1. Male friend: Abdullah+Mohammed
2. Female Friend: Her

3. Vacation: Italy


1. Time of day: 05:00-10:00
2. Day of the week: Friday
3. Color crayon: none


1. Person you talked to that goes/went to your school: Abdullah.
2. Talked to on the phone: My cousin

3.Text: Her
4. Person who Instant Messaged: Her


1. What are you doing now: Talking to her
2. Wearing: t-shirt, shorts


1. Is: Technically its Saturday
2. Got any plans: none so far
3. Goal: do something fun
4. Dislikes about tomorrow: going to sleep early


1. Number: none
2. Song: Quite a few, snow patrol-run, snow patrol-chasing cars, howie day
3. Color: none


1. Missing Someone: Her
2. Mood: normal
3. Wanting: to see her


I am a cuddler: I guess
I am a morning person: nah
I am a perfectionist: not really
I am an only child: no
I am currently in my pajamas: nope
I am currentely pregnant: hard one.. no
I am currently suffering from a broken heart: NO!
I am left handed: False
I am addicted to Blogging: No, it’s going away actually
I am online 24/7: no
I am very shy around the opposite gender: sometimes
I can be paranoid at times: incorrect
I currently have a crush on someone: no
I currently regret something that I have done: false
I enjoy country music: eww
I enjoy smoothies: not really
I enjoy talking on the phone: depends
I have a hard time paying attention at school/work: no
I have a hidden talent: maybe
I have a lot to learn: probably
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal: not really


1. Are you currently mad at someone? nope
2. Which of your friends has the worst temper? my cousin
3. Have you ever thrown something at anyone? many times
4. Ever had something thrown at you? i geuss
5. When you’re mad do you prefer to stare angrily or yell and scream? neither, i dont show anger.


1. Has anyone ever thrown you a surprise party for you? nope, dont like parties
2. Are you easily excited? in some cases
3. What are you most excited about? the upcoming football season ;p
4. If you won a million dollars what would be your first thought? that’s only 290,000KD :/
5. If you could have anything right now what would it be? A million KD ;p


1. Name: N/A
2. Where were you born? somewhere in the balkans
3. What’s your main goal in life? to live my life to the fullest
4. How do you want to die? in my sleep


1. Sex before marriage: its better to wait ;p
2. Gay Marriage? not a good idea
3. Lower the Drinking age? sure ;p
4. Recycling? good idea


1. What was your latest dream? dont remember
2. Have any of your dreams come true? I guess
3. What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had? cant remember either!


1. Straight, Gay, Bi? Straight
2. Do you have a bf/gf? Yes.
3. Do you have a crush? yes, jessica alba ;p
4. How many beds did you lay in yesterday? one .
5. What color shirt are you wearing? red
6. Name one thing that you do everyday? brush my teeth
7. What color are your walls? white with a touch of blue
8. How much cash do you have on you right now? 14 .KD and and 860 fils (coins)
9. When was the last time you saw your dad? two weeks ago
10. What did you have for dinner last night? sandwiches from shar3 elma6a3im
11. What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone? dont do that
12. Does anything hurt on your body right now? my left hand


1. Have you ever failed a class? never
2. Have you ever sung in front of a crowd? no

3. Have you ever not taken a shower for 3 days? yes ;p
4. Have you ever slept with a night light? nope
5. Have you ever danced in the rain? Maybe if it rained more often ;p
6. Have you ever lied? of course
7. Have you ever had contacts? No
8. Have you ever tripped over something stupid?how can the thing u trip over be stupid?


1. Sambosa, Pakora, Kebab: right now im stuffed
2. Bollywood, Lollywood, Hollywood: Hollywood.
3. Love marriage, Arranged marriage: Love Marriage.
4. Honeymoon, no moon: Honeymoon
5. How many kids would u like 1,2, 3+: 3 would be okay.. first one has to be a girl ;p
6. Kulfi, Ice cream: both
7. Shah ruk khan, Orlando Bloom: neither
8. Meenar-e-Pakistan, Eiffel Tower:
Eiffel Tower.
9. Lahore, Khi, Islambad: those don’t exist on my map


Computer Simulation of Zidane’s headbutt
July 22, 2006, 1:46 am
Filed under: Misc., Video, World Cup 2006

I’ve been contacted by NaturalMotion, an Oxford based technology company. They have an AI software called endorphin, which as I can understand from, simulates body movements accurately. They used it to create a rather entertaining simulation of Zidane/Materazzi headbutt.

They suggested I take a look at it and share it with you.

I guess what I could tell from the video is that, Zidane’s headbutt was a painful one!

My thanks go to Scotti McGowan, who represents NaturalMotion, for contacting Footy In A Week.

Streakers and Pitch invaders
July 17, 2006, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Misc., Video

Streaker: Someone who engages in streaking, purposely appearing and running nude in public.

Football had it’s big share of streakers. Here are some videos.

WARNING! Might not be safe for work. Includes brief nudity.

A streaker actually scored an amazing goal once..

A funny streaker commercial. If streakers ruled the world!

Joga companion – Firefox extension
June 16, 2006, 12:35 am
Filed under: Misc., World Cup 2006

This is an awesome extension! Check out the features.

-Stay up to date with the latest scores, see videos of the best goals, and talk about the 2006 World Cup with fellow fans.
-Downloads in minutes, installs in seconds, and keeps all your existing bookmarks and settings.
-Get all the football action you can handle using Firefox's tabbed browsing and integrated search.
-Show support for your favorite team by changing the browser's look and feel.

This is how my web browser looks with my supporting team theme, Ukraine:


Young player to watch – Juan Carlos Chera
June 8, 2006, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Misc., Video


He's 137cm tall and weighs 35 Kg. Oh ya and he's 10 years old. Around the world he's known as 'The next coming of Pele', in his town he's called 'Maradona', but he simply likes to be called 'Anderson', a nickname his parents gave him. In January 2005, a video was released by his old youth club, Associacao Desportiva Atletica, showing off his skills from age 6, sparking huge interest and hype. The Brazilian kid is an excellent dribbler and possesses a sharp finishing touch. He launches missiles with his left foot and he skillfully makes players years older than him look stupid with either foot. His youth club's team president said about him: "He’s a phenomenon, probably the best player to come out of Brazil.” Following the release of his video, Juan Carlos attracted interest from top European clubs like, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Porto and Inter Milan. But Brazilian club Santos beat all the European clubs, and he currently trains with them. His favorite soccer club is Barcelona and Ronaldinho is his role model.

Did I mention he's 10? 

Togo wins Miss World Cup
June 3, 2006, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Misc., World Cup 2006

Edwige Madze Badakou of Togo was crowned the first Miss WM ahead of the June 9 start of the month long World Cup in Germany. The 24-year-old student competed against 31 other women representing the countries competing for the world football championship to take the title.

Coming in second was Maria Garrido B'aez, 23, of Spain, and third was Ecuador's Katty Lopez Saman, 23.

The competitors in the pageant appeared in their national football jerseys as well as the traditional swimsuit and evening gowns. Miss WM and her runners-up were chosen by a jury that included football players, a referee and a rhythmic gymnast.

Most of the 32 competitors were average though. I personally liked the Ukrainian representative and the Ecuadorian girl was okay. Oh yeah and Saudia Arabia had a representative too!

The Ukrainian babe

Check out more pics from the event as well as all the 32 girls here.

The club that can never be promoted
June 1, 2006, 1:19 pm
Filed under: European Football, Misc.

German soccer team Eintracht Fuhlsbuettel have been nearly unbeatable for the past three seasons, but no matter how much they dominate their division, they can never be promoted.

Why you wonder? Because it's a prison club! The team includes convicted rapists, killers and drug dealers. For the only prison soccer team in Germany, which plays in a regional league, away games are not an option.

Their 62 year-old coach says football is like therapy for the inmates.

I wonder if they play guards vs. inmates heh!