We won but we lost. Yeah, we defeated Serbia 2-1 but couldn't make it to second round. Although Ghana lost to Germany, they scored more goals overall (both the Socceroos and Ghana obtained 4 points while Germany tops the group with 6 points). Boohoohoo...!!! This cat's not happy at all. Let's hope my other team (New Zealand) will fare better. The decider games will be at the wee hours of tomorrow (tonight in South Africa). Say a little prayer for the Kiwis!!!
My Mama says it's not good that I'm spending too much time watching soccer at night as it makes me sleepy during the day. She also says she's pretty sure I'll be as fat as a goose soon for being a couch potato and nobody would want to become my fiancee, especially Angelina. Hmmm....so, what do I do now?
Option 1: Slap Angelina so she'll wake up from her hibernation and then she'll chase me around the house. Good exercise, that one. We'll climb up the balcony, kitchen cabinet, Mama's wardrobe, bunk bed, dinner table etc. The downside is, when I tried that, she wouldn't even bat an eyelid. She just peer at me using one half-opened eye and then turned the other way. Mission aborted.
Option 2: Go for a walk in the neighbourhood, which includes going to the corner shop to buy some sticks of Magnum. The downside is, only Dad would agree to this scheme as he loves Magnum too. He's away at the moment and Mama just refuse to touch the ice cream. I can't go out alone...there are nasty dogs that eat cats around (actually I don't know if this is true). Mission impossible.
So, I opt for Option 3. Which is, armchair travelling (coz I don't want to go out in the cold, duh!).... har har har... I'm trying to persuade Mama to take me skiing in New Zealand. While doing my research, found this stack of photos of Christchurch, South Island, that makes me drool.... She'll surely agree to this. I'm pretty sure of it. Look at the photos...no wonder the country has been chosen as location for so many movies including my favourites - The Lord of the Rings and Avatar. Mission possible?
Lovely square in the middle of Christchurch. Remember that we could get yummy kebab there, Mama?
Aah...the giant chess board and pieces. Remember how we played in the drizzle, Dad?
The tourism centre was chockful of useful information. This is where we can get info about the best skiing field around here.
The art gallery was Dad's favourite place of all. Who knows, one day, we get to display all his artwork there.
OMG! We sooo love this tram that goes round and round the city.
Mama gets some serious discounts at the souvenir shop when she starts conversing in pidgin Japanese with the staff there...har har har *winks*
The Bridge of Remembrance marks one of the entries to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
Punting on the river Avon....if you're lucky, the boatman will even sing for you.
A magnificent ginko biloba tree...laden with fruits. Mama thought of picking some to take home but the thought of being fined $200 at the Sydney Airport deterred her.
Don't do it, Dad. Only cats are allowed to jump on trees.
Oh.. Mama. We couldn't bring those pots of primula home too.
A brave orange rose - all alone against the cold weather. Wait for spring OK?
This row of giant pine trees was truly magnificent.
You can't be serious, Dad. Next trip: South Pole?
Don't be duped, people. I write about New Zealand because their soccer team is faring better than the Aussies. Man...they could held off Italy at 1-1 until the last whistle. If not for the penalty, Italy would have lost and be shamed.
Honestly, I'm still in World Cup mode. Go Kiwi!!!! har har har *evil laughs*