November 21, 2005

Snack and Touch (again)

Sunday night, the boys (+ lin and jacq) congregated at the Gourmet Pizza Kitchen, Chatswood. As i didn't have a 21st, i thought it would be great to have some close mates there, it proved to be a nice quiet evening.

Pretty much the 9 of us monstered our way thru the 5 pizzas, 8 servings of twists (dough thingoes), 5 salads and drinks, yummo! Unfortunately bennyboy couldnt join us for dinner however he joined us at the Chelsea bar not long after.

I'm damn lucky to have these guys around me. I think that generally my mates are quite considerate to others, theyre generally quiet people, above all, they are understanding intelligent peeps. Anyhow, im feeling really crook - the past 3-4 days my sense of balance has been shithouse!!

You know that tingling sensation that you get all over before you're sick? Thats just cropped up, i've been lethagic (ok, more so than usual!), and most importantly, what i've studied the past 4 days has not sunk in :( Anyhow, check out the following photos:

Touch. Lastgame was played 2nite. We drew 6-6. Basically it was some shoddy defence. Jacq was injured 5-10 mins into the game meaning that we were playing 6 on the field. We had supersubs in the form of Edman and Yaz, Bobs mate. Other than that, their final try came off an intercept. Unfortunately Christine and i tried to execute a second wrap but their defence saw it and simpled carved us right up.

Personal highlights. Punching thru their defence. Quick dummyhalf scoots, finally was able to run thru, forgot who it was, i think it was quek in support, simple throw and the try was scored.

Wrap. I think the only successful wrap ive been able to pull off all season! Christine called it, wrapped, drew a defender and threw it to Ed, try! Anyhow, great season, we're not thru the finals by 1 point! GG

I'm sick and tired, so ill leave it at that, gnite!

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November 13, 2005

random pictures from archive

One is plastic - which?

Taken at Wagamama Circular Quay - Sai and Michael

That morning, there were 3 dead bees on my window sill... is it a sign?

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Another week

Our last game of touch was definately one of the best that we've played as a team. We were without subs, 3 guys and 4 girls. I believe that given the situation where theres no one else to rely on, we play alot better (this theory has been correct 2/2). Although we were up against the bottom of the table they had 2-3 guys who were testing the whole game. We won 8-2.

Personal highlights (what i can remember!):

Crabs - twice. THis play occurs near the sideline, against 1 defender. The person who just got touched shuffles sideways (like a crab) towards the sideline, the dummy half gives the ball immediately back to the shuffler, and a 2 v 1 scenario occurs = try. Alex and Quek scored off them on the right side.

Picking the gap. This is when ball runner and playmaker sees the gap, and a late pass breaks the defence. Both in the centre of the field, on the first one i shuffled right (like a crab) and held the ball up; doing so might i add makes the defence relax, consequently, only my defender shuffled with me thus creating a bigger gap on my left hand side. I looked, called quek, badabam, badaboom :) We tried this again later but the defence was onto Christine this time around.

Throwing the dummy. Good to know theres some twinkle left in my feet. Seems to only work against people that are new to the game :(

Maths exam. We will see how it goes, not too impressed with the paper. Industrial training. Sent off a few emails to a few companies, again, we will see how it goes.

More exams. Next one on tuesday, followed by wednesday. Linda's birthday on the thursday! (any suggestions as to what i could get her are appreciated!).

Soccer. Uruguay 1 - Australia 0. I only saw the last 20mins. Aust. were definately outclassed on attack. Defence scrambled well, to me (a newbie soccer observer), the midfield looked like they had alot of work todo. As the defence was bombarded everytime Uruguay had the ball, when we had ball it seemed we were half assed; lazy passes, poor teamwork. I'm not too sure what this means on the return leg this coming wednesday. Does this mean we have to score 2-0 to go thru? or will a 1-0 win see us across?

Daylight + Daylight saving. I don't recall having so much daylight within 24 hrs! From around 0530 to a good... 1930. Combined with the recent saving changes and exam studies - my brain has overloaded!!

A380. Qantas's new ship has arrived. It apparently flew south over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and circle the harbour at 0910.

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