Friday, March 7, 2008

It’s not fair!

In football, and life in general, you don't always get what you deserve. Most people that know me will know that I am a big fan of Manchester United... I wasn't planning on it, but jet lag meant that I woke up at about 5am local time today. So I decided to watch my beloved team play a tricky FA Cup game at home to Portsmouth. The game is almost over now and I can't believe my eyes. We've totally dominated this game, but through a series of bad decisions, bad luck and one bad mistake, we're on the verge of being eliminated from the competition. Nobody, likes to lose a game, but if you play badly and you lose, it's easier to take because you only feel the disappointment of defeat. Right now, I had the added feeling of being cheated. Don't get me wrong, we only have ourselves to blame. We had a host of chances that we would normally put away with ease, but today, that killer instinct was missing... I really hope this is a one-off occurence.
(FULL TIME - Manchester United 0-1 Portsmouth)
I don't even feel like writing anymore... :(....

PS: Here are the links to my pictures from Nigeria.

(Pictures of Nigeria 1)
(Pictures of Nigeria 2)
(Pictures of Nigeria 3)
(Pictures of Nigeria 4)
(Dad’s Birthday 1)
(Dad’s Birthday 2)

Monday, March 3, 2008


I'm back in Everett now. Got back from Nigeria on Sunday afternoon. The two weeks I spent at home were great... It was crazy hot and NEPA (or PHCN if you're picky) was so useless they might have as well not existed. The entire time I was there, we were running the generator. We probably had power for about 24 (non-consecutive) hours during my time there and when there was power, the voltage was only a fraction of what it should have been... but even with all that, I had a wonderful time. I didn't have to work for two weeks, which was great. But more importantly, it was the first time in almost 9 years that my entire family was together... I had to take the opportunity to get a new family photo taken (the previous one was about 15 years old)... All in all, it was a wonderful holiday. Pity it had to end... I'll probably write at least one more post about my trip in the next few days. Watch for that and pictures (on facebook)...