World Cup 2010

I have never been a football fan, and never tried to be one, or pretend to be one. The last time I was deeply impacted by World Cup was still back in 1994, one year before the College Entrance Exam – THE exam that basically determines the future of us. Many classmates climbed out of the wall of the middle school, and put all the pillows in the dorm into the quilt to pretend someone was still on bed.

After that, the world cup didn’t leave too much impression (at least as strong as that year) to me. Maybe the other one is during the time of university – when we finally escaped the “dark July” of the entrance exam. During that time, all the major classrooms and theater of university were broadcasting the game. I spent some time there with Wendy (Wendy is less interested than me).

This year, thank to the time zone of South Africa, the timing is good, and I happened to watch the last 10 minutes of North Korea vs Portugal, and enjoyed the final 0:7 result. That is it.

The world is big and everyone is different. I hope my ignorance of many people’s favorite game does not make them angry. Since there are so many people pour there passion about the game everywhere, as if non-football-fans are second-level citizen, I want to quietly record what I think, so someone similar to me won’t feel lonely in the sea of football fans. People are different. Let’s cherish the difference.

7 thoughts on “World Cup 2010

  1. jqian

    The reason you become who you are today probably has something to do with your defocus on a lot of things that most other people focus. People’s focus is different. With that, they become a different person with different result.

  2. Shrek

    I was never into soccer (football) before but I have gained more of an interest the past few years. It is actually a pretty exciting sport and is definitely one that tests the endurance of its players.

  3. lyang

    Hi, Jianshuo,I totally understand you.I am not a football fan too.I like reading your blog more than watching football games.You are not lonely. The most in our department do not like football.

  4. bb

    lol. you are not alone. I’ve always been laughed at by my wife, a football fan, for not being a football fan like her. In the eyes of many girls like her, a man who does not watch football games is not like a man. that may be a worse case than not smoking. haha…

  5. Nathan

    After watching England perform awfully during this world cup i wish i wasnt a football fan however as person who has been learning learning mandarin in shanghai with chinese lessons for about a year the ease inwhich you understand the Mandarin in Football is great.

    Understanding T.v programs are too damn hard for me but understanding “Hao qiu ” and ” piaoliang ” is right up my street :D.

  6. Nathan

    After watching England perform awfully during this world cup i wish i wasnt a football fan however as person who has been learning learning mandarin in shanghai with chinese lessons for about a year the ease inwhich you understand the Mandarin in Football is great.

    Understanding T.v programs are too damn hard for me but understanding “Hao qiu ” and ” piaoliang ” is right up my street :D.

  7. Nathan

    After watching England perform awfully during this world cup i wish i wasnt a football fan however as person who has been learning learning mandarin in shanghai with chinese lessons for about a year the ease inwhich you understand the Mandarin in Football is great.

    Understanding T.v programs are too damn hard for me but understanding “Hao qiu ” and ” piaoliang ” is right up my street :D.

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