Sunday, October 28, 2007
Haru Biru Sang Jurulatih
I am not the biggest fan of Wayne Rooney, despite his prowess in front of the goal and ruthless behaviour in the game - which priced him £30m and earned him the respect of being the most expensive teenage footballer ever. But this claim made by him somehow earned him the thing far beyond the magic of his flair and performance, which is respect. On the field, he may be the man of anger, the man of animal. Off the field, he proved to be one heck of a proffesional lad. As his performance with United would suggest, he matured well. Very very well. An exemplary I would say. My respect. It may be true that England's blunder against Russia a week ago accounted much of the stupidity of Steve McClaren, the head coach, we all know that. He came under fire after the bizarre humiliation in the defeat - which cost England danger of not making into next year's Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland. And no one would expect the bad boy would stand up and back the coach. And what kept me surprised was the fact that he put the blame to the players, themselves, himself.

'We're the ones playing the football, we're the ones representing the country and we feel responsible for it.'

Exemplary. Pure exemplary.

I suggest Shukor Adan to do the same and FAM to take note, that changing coach every now and then only shows how terrible we are (or the FAM) and how clumsy we are in making the decision of selecting the man who will coach our boys. The latest one would be a perfect example. It is not the coach who will play the ball damnit. Stop looking for great coaches, but start searching for untapped talent around!

Rooney should be invited to give some motivational talk. If not to the budak sekolah rendah, the people in FAM.

P.S. I am not a fan of Steve McClaren either. I would favour Jose Mourinho to coach England. His big mouth is so much missed nowadays. I wonder when his big mouth will go into the fray of big pond, the international football action. Possible. Possible.
posted by Izham Ismail at 10:08 am | Permalink | 7 comments
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Sapa kata aku bagus?

This is what I directly retrieve from a comment post from somebody on my previous post, which clearly has no related note on the post, but more to express his/her annoyance towards me.

Anonymous said..

mcm la bagos sgt
tak tau nak ckp ape
rase nak hentak je sesekor
hope u guys go to hell
that's quite nice words

Just a straightforward words from me to that person , that the fact that you remain anonymous shows that you are a coward, if not a wanker who got nothing else better to do. Dude, kalau nak cakap besar and have something to say about me or something, please at least let me know you first and establish yourself. Kalau nak cakap belakang belakang macam ni, lebih baik potong KONEK. Potong KONEK. I can tolerate criticism, but I can’t tolerate BACUL.

P.S. Excuse my language. It’s just that there is someone who wants to hentak me in the first place. That anonymous someone.

posted by Izham Ismail at 9:50 pm | Permalink | 12 comments
Friday, October 12, 2007
Lirikan Manja
One thing that I find typical in blogging is the way we express ourselves in an effortless copy-pasteing of song lyrics in our blog, which I find very fascinating to some extent. Well, we all have songs of our favorite that can really relate to our current state of affairs with ourselves, and maybe people around us. We find ourselves wedged to the tune all-day, and for some people it can drive them to an indulgence into the sea of self-pitiness and a superlative mechanism in drowning their sorrows, and convey happiness and the feel of contentment – merely by putting up song lyrics. I’d came across a blog full of mendayu-dayu tangkap lentok baik punya song lyrics, which give an impression that the owner is in the mood of grief, maybe resulted from recent relationship breakdown. And the other blog full of rock, heavy metals, and what not song lyrics, which telling me that the owner is trying to be vocal and ‘screaming’ via offensive and strong song lyrics can release his stress out and can makfe him look unruly and some point. Apart from the difference of notions and ideas through lines of lyrics in different blog I stumbled onto, they share a common and simple objective - all of which intentional in expressing themselves better, and this time with rhythm and harmony. And I beg not to differ.

Sound check, here it goes..

Satu hari di Hari Raya
Ku lihat cahaya bersinar indah
Langit cemerlang tak terkira
Tanda kuasa yang Maha Esa
Memberi nikmat pada manusia

Satu hari di Hari Raya
Ku dengar irama yang sungguh indah
Ku coba mendekati padanya
Kira irama itu adalah
Suara pujian pada yang Esa

Satu hari di Hari Raya
Aku menangis tanda gembira
Aku menangis tanda ku cinta kepadaNya

Satu hari di Hari Raya
Ku lihat wajah suci ibuku
Ku lihat wajah kasih ayahku
Ku gembira
Mungkin inilah dia kebahagiaan

Very emotional huh. 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin

posted by Izham Ismail at 12:20 pm | Permalink | 4 comments