Thursday, December 30, 2010
2nd Leg
We did it. We all did it. Thanks for having faith in the team, and the game. Great ending for a great year.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
1st Leg
Although nothing like Barcelona, we came close to perfecting the art that has long lost in Malaysian football: slick pass, fluid movement and sweet amalgamation of virtuoso and artistry on the field.

Three goals in the bag for the trip to Jakarta, and a feeling that it is cool to be a Malaysian - thanks for the gifts, boys.

Good luck in Gelora Bung Karno. Let's show the same class and bring back the silverware for the first time.

Tanah tumpah darahku.

P.S. 'Ayuh!' has got itself more than 1k views. Thanks for watching!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Good luck Harimau Malaya!
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Monday, December 20, 2010
This is one of the nights I woke up not to a glorious morning, but to a confused premonition why I feel so rested after a mere two hours of sleep. I am quite sure that it must be placebo effect The Green Book has given me prior my departure to the snooze land. Speaking of which, I am fairly worried with the pace of my reading.

I could dribble between the words like Lionel Messi and now I can feel the Messi is aging. I realized I have been neglecting the need to nourish myself with literature and hard-covers because most of the time I have to juggle legal notes and lengthy decided cases for grades.

But yeah, I can tell myself that when this happens, I have to get on to the pitch more often - because Messi moments come with hard work.

So come on placebo effect, stay with me until the last chapter of this bloody book.

And to all of you, may your day is as illustrious as Barcelona's fluid performances.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Row Your Boat
Greatness could stem out of disagreement.

Paul and John weren't on the same page when 'In My Life' and 'Eleanor Rigby' were written. Both songs then hit the right chords and went on to change the face of music and win the hearts of many.

Banksy was not made out of agreement either. An artist who battles his wits against despotism on walls and concrete, he is Scotland Yard's John Dillinger. He is now a star at Sotheby's, making money for himself and people he loves. My kind of Robin of Locksley.

So when people come to you and be at some variance, just smile and look out for inbound greatness.

You can disagree at so many differences you have with other people and escape victorious, but never disagree with yourself.

You are dead the moment you give up on yourself.

Love your life and have a nice day.

Smile, alright?

P.S. Picture of a graffiti taken by a kind of friend who still thinks of me when out travelling. It is a Banksy, of course, spotted in Bristol; Banksy's hometown.

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Saturday, December 04, 2010
Knock knock!
Put on your best shirt, go out, talk to people you love and most importantly, love your life. Because hey, there's more to life than sitting in front of the laptop questioning why other people are having more fun.
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