Sunday, June 27, 2010

World Cup

Sorry I havent written much here lately. With the World Cup starting on June 11th, I havent had time for anything but work and soccer! I barely even sleep anymore! Games here start at 8:30pm, then at 11pm, and the last game at 3:30am. I normally go to bed around 5:30am and wake up for school at 7:30am. Needless to say that the past few weeks have been rough!

Ive loved cheering on Korea at City Hall with over 80,000 other screaming, singing, chanting, and dancing Koreans. They all seem so shocked too that I know most of the songs and chants. I have felt like a movie star because everyone has been wanting a picture with me in my Korean Jersey, Taeguk (Korean flag) and red devil horns. 

It was also enjoyable going to watch the USA play, and seeing the bar turn into fans  of the Stars 'N Stripes because I was there. The places went crazy and started chanting "USA USA USA". I wish Americans had this passion for the sport, and their country. Im always amazed by their pride.

With both Korea and the USA losing 2-1 last night, my 2 favorite teams are now finished. Im so proud of the way both teams played and am already looking forward to the next World Cup in Brazil! I think I will start rooting for the German squad to win it all now.

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