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Monday, July 24, 2006

Some people just love to commit foolish acts without thinking,
only to regret when it's all too late.

* S H A T T E R E D 9:35 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Before you love someone,
you've to love yourself.
Before I wanted to and thought I could do that,
I was a step too late.
In fact, more than a step.

* S H A T T E R E D 8:20 PM

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Serious work needed.
What atrocious grades I got. >.<

* S H A T T E R E D 5:29 PM

On a positive note,
The concert was a success! :))

* S H A T T E R E D 5:29 PM


* S H A T T E R E D 5:26 PM

No one knew what you were talking about.
You can't expect us to know what you were referring to when you just cut into our conversation like that.
It's the two Ds.
D************ and D******.
You know?
I bet not.
By the way, I do not want to either.

* S H A T T E R E D 5:00 PM

Sunday, July 02, 2006

You know, sometimes it just doesn't pay to be kind. Period.

* S H A T T E R E D 5:59 PM

Brazil gripped by sadness after loss
1 July 2006
by Reuters

Disappointment gripped Brazil on Saturday after its star-studded FIFA World Cup™ soccer team suffered a stinging 1-0 defeat to France, ending its hopes of a sixth championship.

"This was the worst thing that could have happened -- to lose to France again," said Fabio Santos, 39, a fan in Sao Paulo.

Brazil, which won the previous FIFA World Cup championship in 2002, and is the only country to have won five FIFA World Cup titles, considers itself a global soccer superpower.

But it lost to France in the 1998 Final and many Brazilians had prayed their team would not be jinxed again on Saturday.

Brazil's team struggled to find its rhythm and a tough French defense quieted the Brazilian strikers.

Many Brazilian fans blamed the coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, for not playing more of his young reserve players once it became clear the veteran squad was producing few opportunities.

In seaside Rio de Janeiro, the gymnasium of a top Carnival samba school, where thousands of people had gathered to watch the game on giant screens, emptied within minutes of the final whistle. Many fans were tearful.

Fans thought Parreira should have used players like Robinho and Cicinho from the start.

"The only time the team played really well was against Japan with these (young) players, but no, Parreira had to go back to the old scheme," said Aldo Santos, a doorman who watched the game on a small black-and-white TV.

It's just heart-wrenching that Brazil is out of the World Cup.

* S H A T T E R E D 4:32 PM

Firstly, this just had to happen.

He then really had to be subsitituted, which took England one step backwards from reaching the World Cup Finals.

The worst has yet to come.

He just did not have to push fellow clubmate C.Ronaldo to aggravate the matter. -_-"

YES, with a moment of folly and unnecessary rashness towards fellow clubmate Christiano Ronaldo, he further gave the referee an opportunity to send him off with a RED CARD. *heart sinks*

Now, this took England many many steps backwards from reaching the World Cup Finals.

Nonetheless, the remaining 10 England players gave an extra 10% each into fighting Portugal and managed to not let the Portugese players score. BUT, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard were both so disappointing. They had several chances to score after Rooney was sent off yet they just didn't grab the opportunity well. Even for the penalty kicks, both of them missed the goal as well. *hopes dashed* I was depending so much on the two of them to create a miracle! *totally disappointed* Only Owen Hargreaves managed to score a goal in the penalty kick shootout.


With a score of 3-1.

The winning penalty goal scored by Christiano Ronaldo of the Portugal team.

And everyone cheers.

David Beckham and coach Sven Goran Eriksson applaud fans after their 3-1 loss in the penalty kick shootout against Portugal. Good sportsmanship there. :)

England's John Terry Acknowledges The Crowd After Portugal Defeated England In Their World Cup 2006 Quarter-Final Soccer Match In Gelsenkirchen. Awww.

The two captains, England's David Beckham and Portugal's Luis Figo embrace after Portugal's 3-1 win in the penalty kick shootout. Sweet.

But I must say, England performed much better in this Quarter-Final match than any of their previous matches in this World Cup. This Quarter-Final match was a tough fight.

* S H A T T E R E D 2:55 PM

Saturday, July 01, 2006

England-Portugal: Drama down the decades
30 June 2006
by FIFAworldcup.com

It is 40 years since Portugal were last in a FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final.

That occasion came in the tournament held in England when, having just beaten Korea DPR in the last eight, they went on to face the hosts in the semi-final. It was one of two memorable confrontations between the countries who come face to face in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday bidding for a place in the last four at Germany 2006.

The two nations also faced each other at the quarter-final stage of UEFA EURO 2004 when Lisbon's Estadio da Luz staged incredible drama with the home nation eventually edging through on a penalty shoot-out.

Maybe it is nostalgia and the effect that the passing of time confers, but it is arguable that 1966 was the game between the teams, a match-up that brought two FIFA World Cup legends together on the same pitch as Bobby Charlton and Eusebio sought to drive their teams' onwards to a first-ever place on the greatest stage of all.

England – as is the case at Germany 2006 – had started none too impressively in their own tournament, drawing 0-0 with Uruguay in their opening fixture. They improved steadily while Portugal had begun as they meant to carry on , beating Hungary 3-1 and scoring three again in their next matches against both Bulgaria and Brazil, the holders. That result sent Pele and Co spinning out of the tournament.

Eusebio had scored four in the quarter-final against the North Koreans to take his tally in the tournament to seven but he was not the same threat three days later with Nobby Stiles keeping a tight hold on him. It left the stage free for Charlton who produced one of his finest performances in his 106 appearances in an England shirt, his shooting power and accuracy serving his country well on this famous Wembley night.

He scored first after half an hour when Jose Pereira could only block Roger Hunt’s shot and the Manchester United star coolly followed up to score. Eleven minutes from time England scored again when Geoff Hurst pulled the ball back and Charlton’s right foot put England in heaven and their first FIFA World Cup Final.

Portugal replied late on when Eusebio converted a penalty after Jack Charlton – Bobby's brother - handled. It was too little, too late as England marched on towards the Final where they would beat Germany 4-2 after extra time.

Since then Portugal have held the upper hand in the teams' meetings at major tournaments, gaining a measure of revenge with victories in the group stage at both the 1986 FIFA World Cup and at EURO 2000, when they progressed as far as the semi-finals before losing to France.

Two years ago, meanwhile, at the 2004 European Championship, England was experiencing 'Roomania' as 18–year-old Wayne Rooney inspired their run to the last eight with four goals. Crucially, he picked up a serious foot injury in the first half of the quarter-final against Portugal and had to hobble off but England were already ahead, Michael Owen punishing a defensive error to score in the third minute.

It looked as if England would prevail but with seven minutes remaining Helder Postiga – a striker who had enjoyed a disappointing spell in England – came off the bench to equalise. Into extra time where Rui Costa put Portugal in front only for Frank Lampard to equalise with five minutes left.

That meant penalties, the first of which David Beckham skied. Rui Costa also missed but when Darius Vassell saw his attempt saved England were under real pressure. The next kick was taken by Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo and he made no mistake. Portugal rejoiced. But unlike 40 years before, the victory was not to end in ultimate triumph, the host nation losing to Greece in the final by a single goal.

In knockout matches at big tournaments then it stands at England 1 Portugal 1. Who will have the better hand in Gelsenkirchen?

Right. It is one exciting match tonight! :))

* S H A T T E R E D 4:25 PM