Thursday, June 21, 2012

Last eight.

Salam, good day. EURO 2012 came to the quarter final stage now with the last eight teams is gearing up to give out their best. After 12 days of entertaining football, now it's time to get another electric performances from europe's best teams.

Although both the co-host Poland and Ukraine failed to go through but I'm sure the tournament are still able to attracts the spectators to fill up the stadiums, impressive venues I should say.

Both the host nations has provided a world class stadiums and facilities throughout the tournament and they deserved positive assessment for this effort. 

In all the 24 matches played, we have seen spectacular goals, couples of upsets, great comebacks as well as controversial decision.

Not much of unexpected teams are through but in my opinion Greece and England are lucky to be in this stage. Few pundits expects Russia to go through but Greece has made it from Group A. Whilst for England, Roy Hodgson has done a good job in less than a month to form a group of players who is playing a very organised football and finished top in Group D.


In this quarter finals, it was a fair draw I assume but the likes of Germany and Spain are still the hot favourites. However the mighty Italian and France as well as Portugal were also the teams to beat.


The quarter finals kick starts later this morning at 0245 hours: Czech Republic to play against Portugal. Let's hope more matches to remember is coming up, more attractive football will be on show in EURO 2012:)


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Friday, June 15, 2012

Bukan Kerna Nama


 Jangan kau pandang bibir yang manis, kerna dia bisa menghancurkan
Jangan kau pandang wajah yang indah, kerna dia bisa meracun mu
Dengarlah hai teman, dengarkan bersama

Aku menulis bukan kerna nama

Kerna sifat kasih, pada sesama insan

Dan menyatakan kasih sayangku

Kita sama, semuanya sama

Apa yang ada hanyalah kehidupan



Jangan kau dengar puisi dusta

Kerna dia merosakkan jiwamu

Dengarkanlah puisi di pusaka, yang telah turun menurun hari ini

Dengarlah hai teman, dengarkan bersama

Aku menulis bukan kerna nama

Kerna sifat kasih, pada sesama insan

Dan menyatakan kasih sayangku

Kita sama, semuanya sama

Apa yang ada hanyalah kehidupan

Ini adalah satu kehidupan

Hanyalah satu kehidupan...



Jangan kau alas hatimu itu, dengan secebis warna kehitaman

Dialah seperti anai-anai, lambat laun hancurlah dirimu

Dengarlah hai teman, dengarkan bersama

Aku menulis bukan kerna nama

Kerna sifat kasih, pada sesama insan

Dan menyatakan kasih sayangku

Kita sama, semuanya sama

Apa yang ada hanyalah kehidupan

Ini adalah satu kehidupan

Hanyalah satu kehidupan...

lalala lalala lalala...

lalala lalala lalala...



-Ramli Sarip-


Thursday, June 14, 2012

The fever rising.

Salam, good day. EURO 2012 is a week old now and the fever is keep on rising! So far the so-called seeded teams are yet to show their full strength whilst the non-seeded teams have shown their ability of keeping pace with the big ones.

The co-host Poland and Ukraine has done a very good job since the opening ceremony, their performances on the field of play as well as their organising flow deserved admire. This is the first time ever the EURO Finals held in the eastern / central part of Europe.

In Group A, Russia looks very convincing and they are the favourites to go through to the knock-out stages. Besides Mr.Advocaat boys, all other three teams do still have their chances of going through. Never look down on Poland, Czech and Greece who still have their slim chance of making it to the next round.

The biggest shock so far is The Netherlands who lose to Denmark in Group B, also they are  yet to gain a point although by lining up some of the world's talented players. The Danish side who came as underdog in this group has twisted the negative label given and now they are heading to show they are a team to be respected. Whilst the Germans have shown that they are a team to beat and potentially to go through to the quarters.

It was a bit of a tricky situation in Group C. The defending champion Spain fail to convert their chances and they need to be very clinical upfront after they've lost the service of David Villa. It ain't easy playing against Italy for the Spanish boys since the Azzurri is very organised defensively. Slaven Bilic's Croatia also done a good job against Republic of Ireland, they deserved the positive assessment.

The co-host Ukraine is the hot favourites in Group D as well as Laurent Blanc's France. Veteran striker Andrei Schevchenko is the forward an opponent should never look down to. He is sharp as ever and extremely very experience. Their win against Sweden was a cracker and we expect more from this co-host nation. Whilst Roy Hodgson England side is yet to build their momentum in order to book their place in the quarter finals. 

In comparison to the FIFA World Cup, EURO finals is much more easier in terms of commentary and punditry. European players who based in Europe are very well known, so then we know them better and no sh*t commentary and punditry! *lol* All the 31 matches are broadcast live on RTB2 and RTB1.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hair Salon or Indian Barber?

Salam, good day. I hope everybody is doing good and still able to ‘maintain’ their good shape *lol*. As for myself I’d rather  choose the ‘keep fit, not fat’ slogan as a lifestyle. In my opinion, when we choose this style to live our life, this shows that how committed we are to our health.

Of late, I start to get back to the running track along with my wife and kids. During my last appointment at RIPAS PHY (Cardio) Clinic, the physician has given me two options? Back to medication routine or be physically active?

From the Electro diagram (ECG) done on me shows that my heart needs work. Because I am very inactive, the hearts work less.

The physician said that we need to give our heart some work to do in order to get a stable and proper heart beat. That is why besides sitting the whole day in the office, we are advice to spare sometime to do some exercises at least 30 minutes a day.

Any kind of physical activities is good for our health but not to exceed the limitation.

Some people seems unable to change their mindset, I mean they are very interested in thinking on how to get rich rather than thinking on how to maintain their health.

For me, I start to change now. I started to control my diet and do more physical activities. Currently  I was in my mid 30’s, I think it is a shame to see elderly who is much older than me are able to do some jogging, football, badminton etc. 

There are ways on how to live a healthy life; balance diet (nutritions), physically active (exercises), good sleep, positive thinking etc.

Alright, about my headline ‘Hair Salon or Indian Barber’? Which one would  you choose? On my counts, I’ve been to a hair salon only twice since I was born! The rest is Indian barber shop:)