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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Day At The Footy

On Sunday I went with Adrian, Ajay and Justin to watch some Australian Rules Football, commonly known as AFL footy. Our favourite team Hawthorn Hawks were playing at Telstra Dome.

Our day didn't get off to the best start with us missing the train by about 30 seconds. We got on the platform with the train still there but then waiting to buy a ticket took so long that the train had left by then. Another reason why we should introduce a smart card for credit for things such as public transport tickets.

While we waited for the train, I egged on Justin to wave his Hawks flag, which he gladly did to the Hawthorn theme song on his mobile (below left). Unfortunately, only minutes later after we got on the train, Justin snapped the stick on his flag (below right) and his mood totally sour. What this has taught us is that we should also treasure what we have, because you never know how long it will last. Also, you should never walk with a stick directed horizontally and try to squeeze through a tight vertical space. :-)

When we got to the match, we found that the queues for tickets was very long. After each waiting in a different queue to see which was fastest, we finally got in only to find the game had started. We wondered around and tried to find a seat but there weren't any rows of 4 seats left. Hence we sat right in the corner next to the coaches box so you could only see about 60% of the field. During quarter time though we quickly moved seats so that we were sort of behind the goals. We were right up high but at least we could see everything.

To the game itself, Hawthorn were doing quite well leading at half time. But the third quarter, commonly known as the championship quarter saw Collingwood kick about 8 goals to our 2. The match was basically over then. The last quarter Hawthorn came back a bit but it was all too late. Lets hope we don't have a repeat of last season where the Hawks won the first match only to win another 3 throughout the whole season.


Blogger afrobev said...

Thanh it' s a good job that you are still blogging because nobody else seems to be. It's a bloody good job I can rely on you because everyone else is letting the side down!

4/11/2006 4:23 AM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Just like I can count on you to keep blogging James. It's probably because we're opinionated gas bags who always have something to say.

4/11/2006 9:21 AM  

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