Sunday, May 20, 2007

If football was any easier it would be called dance!!

Ok fellow we talk about dancing on the football. Many call it freestyle soccer, in Brazil its known as Futsal and for others its just skills. Incase you guys are perplexed about wat i am talking watch the following video and then we ll proceed further....

So now that you are mesmerised by the skill level of these footballers you must be intrigued by the fact that why are these guys not in big leagues or famous teams. They have got an amazing ball control and many of them can stick the ball to their body like a nail to a magnet then why are they not out their on the grass...I was troubled by this for a very very long time... and I was sure I am ignorant of the fact that these freestylers are playing for some league before i met George. George's name is pronounced as HORHE as he is a Brazilian and he is a great free styler.

I reached the ground and saw this guy juggling the ball. He was standing on the small cemented piece of land near the changing room and playing there... I have played with him on the ground earlier and he was an above average player but when I saw his skills I was highly impressed. Post handshake and normal obligatory remarks I asked him to teach some to me and he did try to ...but i m too slow for it!!
When we were busy juggling I asked him that since you guys have superb ball control then you all should be extremely outstanding on the ground. This indeed made his eyebrows shrink and his eyes were asking me..AM i not good?? I thought its better to b more precise and lucid before he stops passing me the ball in the game! So I reframed my question but again I meant the same...he smiled and gave an explanation which many of us have never thought of...

First of all...freestylers are players of dead ball which they juggle or play with at more or less the same spot whereas you cant stay at a place in the game for more than a second.
Secondly freestylers mostly practice on hard land so that they get enough push to make their fast moves whereas grass sucks you in. I agree to that fact..I have played both on the hard ground with no grass and a soft one with grass and believe me the game is very different. The ball goes dead on grass after a bounce and it slides faster. Also the grass doesnt push the player to run forward so one has to make more effort which is tiring!
The third point which he told was that the field game is more about making right moves, understadning your team mate, passing the ball accurately and swiftly...whereas in freestyle none of this involved. In freestyle you are the ruler of your mind and legs so u can play the way you want.
Lastly and may b very leastly...he said that freestyle footballers have pretty flexible legs which make their kicks and passes bit weak. I dont agree to this as George is one of the better players in the league...
Besides all these negatives the biggest positive of freestyle is that it helps build a chemistry between you and the ball. You get more control and you can think fast to get your next move right!!

So Billy (one of the best freestylers in world) is a good ball player but not a great football player...the video below justifies all!! Happy freestyling!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

God of ball things!!

He is a living legend..Born in 1972...will never die!
He swirls on the ball like a swing dancer swirling on a floor..who says one shud know samba dance to b a good footballer...u shud know...ZIDANCE..if u can do it..u ll smoke the grass off!
His patience has no bounds...he waits for the ball to be as free as a bird on its first flight! and then bang!!
He sees a ball 0.6 seconds before any other living player! So in a game when an average player has ball possession for maximum 3 minutes in the whole 90 minute game then you can imagine..saving 0.6 seconds is like giving u additional "extra time" in ur favour!!
And last but not the least....all those who think he stained his repo by that head butt thing...i wud just say one thing!! get on the for 90 minutes in the most crucial game of ur life...and then get ur sister abused by a "gay coward"...if u are a man...u ll retaliate...else u dnt have the balls to stand up for ur reputation!!
hats off to u GOD!!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Mr and Mrs. Irwin

Prescience…premonition…foresight…these are all synonyms which hypothetically exist in real world but the day you feel them they give you the best high!! Don’t think I am a part of Final Destination series now…neither did I experience déjà vu…Today I just saw how a man is when he has everything what I have always aimed for..
When we talk of my little puny mind…I have at max aimed of being a guy with a good house, owner of a great car, a good wife esp the one I love(caste creed no bar), all kinds of electronic gadgets at home, rooms customized for my indoor activities like playing guitar or probably drums, having a good sports bike and enough money to support all this…
And I m sure not many of the college pass outs would have thought way beyond this…particularly for me it’s a point in life where I ll b satiated and then think…now what else to do in this life besides breathing!!!

I am talking all this and revealing all my aspirations coz today I met this guy who is at this point… to be honest at a point where I pine to reach!!

Call him Naveen Charles or Irwin… it doesn’t change what he is…special thanx to shake spear uncle who said “wats in the name”…. He is a very warm guy whom I befriended on the soccer field. He has a gorgeous wife who has a very friendly nature and they are complete as a couple. Besides the warm, amicable, gentle nature, both of them have faced many situations which I think I would be facing someday later…that’s one more reason I think I am somehow analogous to them ;)
Now talking of more materialistic things…he had a bike.. a Yamaha R6…I just saw some pics..and I bet…the fish eyes of the bike can beat any pair of cat eyes hands down. Then while describing his riding experiences he told me that there is a technology that sucks in all the breakable parts of the bike once they face a heavy impact due to a sudden unfortunate fall!! Also there were few tricks and tips discussed about riding heavy bikes.

That was what he HAD…now let me come to what he HAS.…. An SUV…that’s normal…then lets not get it into the elite league…

Here we enter his house from the garage door….House is big big and beautiful! 2 floors..and it has everything u want in your house…besides the cave man needs of bed room bathroom kitchen drawing room etc…there is a special entertainment room. It has an inbuilt wiring for projectors sound systems etc and I think the room has been designed keeping acoustics in mind!! And guess wat he has in that room…naaa…no flat TV..he has a 5 piece drum there which has many parts about which he told and my puny brain forgot all the terms…

Coming down… he has a superb music system connected to a mini mac…which plays the itunes like mad… infact the music system is placed guarding the fireplace…so I was just wondering wat a pleasant scene it would be..when it will b snowing outside and you are sitting next to fire with light music and drinks and ofcourse your spouse with u!! ahem ahem….really interesting!!

Then comes the gun he owns…hope he has the licence coz I m mentioning it here. It can kill a man from a distance less than 3 miles and more than 4 feet….less than 4 feet u are safe coz u wont b in front of the nozzle u c ;) It’s a nice gun which he can use for hunting and it is allowed in US… Also as told to me you can kill a guy in texas if he dares to trespass your property….how dare you use my toilet…dhiskiaun!!!

Wat else to mention…he cooks delicious chicken and his wife, Vani, forgot to mention her name, gives him solid competition in cooking!! I still can taste chicken on my half of jaw while the right is craving for more of sambar and cabbage!!

Now comes the big B….tan tadan tadan tadan….here comes the B…B for BMW…he owns a BMW 300 series…a car that is loaded with as many features as hair on my head.
GPS, ABS,surround sound and steering wheel controller etc are there even in a carpenter’s car even if he doesn’t have to do anything with the car!! But a GPS that can talk, a car that responds to vibrations in vocal chord…that’s something amazing!! Seats that adjust to the shape of your back, head lights that turn with your eyeballs, steering that takes care of the free drive, run flat tyres, finger sensor door locks, tracker in the car, personal temperature controller…..ok if all this sounds Angolian to u…let me explain!!
Seats have air bags in them…u rest on them and then push the button…air is sucked in and the seat takes the shape of your now you know where to test the size of a shirt for the person who was sitting in your BMW next to you or may b u can get measures of sm1z waist !!
Head light turns left if u turn left and it turns right if you turn right…it’s as simple as seeing straight!! If you can’t understand this…. You are squint eyed for sure!!
Now this one is interesting…if you are going fast fast super fast on a highway and u just move ur steering a bit…a normal car will sway like hell…so this car has this steering technology that makes sure that at high speeds ur steering needs more rotations to take a small turn…and vice versa for slow motion!! Ain’t that impressive!!
RFT…as they call flat tyres...they are indeed tubeless….but they can run for miles even if they are flat…as a result…there is no spare tyre which gives u the luxury of keeping an ice box in the boot!!
Finger sensor door locks….it senses your finger or I think finger print…and it locks unlocks the door and the boot!!
Tracker in the car…a more layman definition of “where is my car”…some1 has stolen your BMW…its ok ….call BMW…they ll find it!!
After all these high fi technology there is this pretty ordinary sounding technology which can be called personal temperature controller…u are cool…so u need hotter air…whereas she is hot….give her a cool breeze…set the temperature at your seat…and it works within seconds!!
Besides all these gizmos…there are things like…the motion control of the rear view and side view mirrors…even at reverse gear it changes angle to give u a view of your rear tyre as well as the blind spot!!

So this car rocks…and so does the life of this man… I went to dinner with this dude and finally realized that socializing is good especially when it helps you give a clear vision of where you are heading!! May god bless this guy a lot of more fun and whatever he desires…that might get me a view of where I am heading!!

A dinner well eaten and an evening well spent!! Burpppp…time to sleep!!

Sunday, May 6, 2007


We are nation of 1 billion people, a $1 trillion economy, a $1,000 per capita income. That’s the way we should think. We are not far from it!!! This was the buzz line in India
last night…When the Indian rupee was busy appreciating below 41 mark against the dollar I was providing it a helping hand by flaunting the spending power of Indian youth.

I was at Downtown.

Though the name is Downtown but the life is really on a high here…Series of clubs discos pubs …The happening street in Downtown is 6th street. The street is surrounded by multi storied buildings which are desperately trying to hide the sin street from the eyes of the god. The clubs are like street vendors in India…yelling their speciality and trying to lure the passer bys to enter.. Though no discounts are offered ;) Unlike India there was no mandatory couple entry and no cover charges for entry…and the sole reason for this is that these clubs have bigger bouncers. Some of them were part time WWE fighters… We reached there by 10:30pm…nothing really was happening and parking slots were unoccupied.. Our main goal was to roam around and get a good dinner…We went in the “Dine” and made sure we utilize our free meal coupons to the best...we came out at 11:15 or so…and u wont believe…there was a flood… a flood of young guys and gals each flaunting the charisma of their wardrobe, their smell yelling in the nose to attract each pair of eyes in the street and their style driving the free lance photographers crazy…. And in this flood we were just floating…Unaware of the direction in which we were heading we kept walking and hopping. Yup…you read it right …“hopping” …Club hopping is one of the major fancies of people here…You just show ur id proof to prove that you are above 21, enter the club, roam around, and then come enter the next…so we literally hop from one club to another…hop hop hop…we hopped a lot…and finally wen we were tired… We drove back home!! On the way back we saw millions of cops on bikes cars helicopters…just hovering arnd to make sure the city is safe….I was astounded by the fact that such a huge area was hip and happening throughout the night and there are no restrictions…instead of forcing the people to follow guidelines of the government…the government was taking pains and making sure that things don’t go wrong…whereas in India there are rules of “shutters down” by 11 o clock at some places…People are forced to be at home when they don’t want to b…they are forced not to watch and listen and infact read what a brotherhood doesn’t want them to read…India is a democratic country…of the people for the people and by the people…the only point which was never mentioned is…who are these people??? But still..I love India… its free of many ills of this country because of such rules…u c its just a double edged sword!! So now when India seems to have grown economically its time that people break out of their mental shells of caste, creed etc etc etc…A bunch of “publicity hungry” people shud stop creating nuisance on trivial issues and may the people be allowed to celebrate Valentine’s day as happily as Diwali or Id ;) No more gyaan as it was my life’s most happening weekend and I am ending it on a happy note…

PS: For more details abt the happenings…buy me a coffee!! Therez a lot to tell…