Sometimes I look at my last name and go - MAN - I wish it were shorter and simpler!
Everytime I call any helpline, I have to spell - N-A-R-A-Y-A-N-A-S-W-A-M for Monkey-Y
and then I came across this dude during the Argentina vs Netherlands game - a striker in the Dutch football team
Jan VENNEGOOR OF HESSELINK
Poor flo - first time I saw him I thought he was from some B league club in Netherlands called Hesselink. But I was wrong - that is part of his last name!!
Jan VENNEGOOR OF HESSELINK vs Karthik NARAYANASWAMY
I think I like my name better..
Talking about the World cup..
7 out of the 8 pre-quarterfinals had results I was not rooting for. The only one which went the right way - fortunately - was Germany thulping Sweden.
Sooooo hope that Germany go on to lift the cup this time. They are playing absolutely beautifully and its a pity that we face Argentina next. If we lose, hope Argentina lift the cup. If they cant make it - hope Portugal manage the magic. If not them - Ukraine. If not them - France. If not les bleus - Brazil. Not that I dont like Brazil - just that they have won enough. Plz let other junta win!
That being said - It would TOTALLY SUCK if England or Italy go on to win the cup - they dont even deserve to be in the quarterfinals.
Overhyped, bluddy useless bunch of players are the English. ( Apart from Gerrard who is the only player who is more heart than hype in the English squad )
And the Italians should have lost to the Aussies. Whining group of SOBs. Maybe this result was redemption for their bad luck in 2002 - but the poor Socceroos. 2010 Inshallah!
Also, decided that I have to go to S. Africa for the 2010 World Cup. So the shingles out there are
2006 - Move back to India - very convenient :D
2008 - Everest Base Camp
2010 - World Cup at South Africa
2012 - ????