June 11, 2010

waka waka

images from opening ceremony

The day has come and it is time to enjoy the first World Cup on African soil. Four years waiting for this day. I don't usually watch much television, but this is an event that will keep me glued to it for four weeks. Luckily this time due to time difference we can enjoy it in the morning and still have the whole afternoon to get some work done. I've already told my family to schedule everything they need to do with me around the half-times and between games.
Back in '90 I watched the World Cup in Madrid where I was living at the time and where soccer is a national feast year round. Then in '94 I watched it sitting on the floor in the middle of the desert in Israel. In '98 I happily watched France win while living in Panama, and then for the last three World Cups I've been in Bolivia where there is a large Brazilian community, so the Verde-Amarela or Samba Kings are widely and loudly cheered.
This time Costa Rica did not make it to the World Cup so I will be cheering for South Africa and Spain.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Time to waka everyone!!!!! Go Bafana Bafana!!!!

images from opening ceremony

(images via yahoo news)


  1. It's hard to believe it's really happening! I'll think of when I'm watching - I'm determined to catch as many matches as possible. And of course, as every crafter knows, lots of soccer means lots of knitting and crocheting ;)

  2. Well done SA!!!!
    Exactly what I am doing right now. Sitting in front of TV with yarn and needle in hand... and laptop next to me :-)) Enjoy!!!!

  3. Lovely pics! I was too nervous to crochet during this first one, but there's lots left to crochet through!
    Wonderful to have your support from the other side of the world!

  4. Great post! I agree with you what a great event. I just hope that more folks in the US will watch this time around. I will sit in front of the TV with my laptop in my lab.

  5. I love the world cup too!! Sadly Australia is not doing so good :-(


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