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English Premier League Champion, Is Europe’s Bridesmaid

May 31, 2011


After watching Manchester United comprehensively outclassed (expectedly), driving back to Kuala Lumpur felt like what it would feel like if you had just washed your bottom with Evian and swam in a pool of a dozen pornstars. I looked back at those magical moments and had a revelation: What is more than the fact that […]

Champions League Final 2011: Old Men Will Win

May 25, 2011


Written by Saiful Amin. I will be forty this year. I cannot win that many times anymore as I do not even compete that much. Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.” A wise man must have said that. The man u boys were playing […]

Camp Nou Is My Church, The Players Are My Demi-God.

May 25, 2011


Over the years I have argued that watching an English football team is painfully boring and stupid – borpid. Other than cricket, nothing could be as painful, not even feeding your toes to a lawnmower. And that is why I have graduated from the mind-numbing, coma-inducing English Premier League to the more vibrant and classy […]

Goodbye, Argentina. Sorry, I Won’t Be Shedding A Tear.

July 5, 2010


We’re all supposed to be weeping over the exit of Argentina from the World Cup. But this is not like the death of the All-Asians or the death of Freddy Mercury. This is not the death of the World Cup … at least not yet. Of course it must be a very bleak time for […]

A Good Team Composition Is All About Gender (Im)Balance

June 17, 2010


Every year, at the Australs (Austral-Asian Intervarsity Debating Championship) Women’s Forum, there seems to have been some sort of brouhaha about a shortage of women debaters worldwide, and I must say, it does seem to be hugely unbalanced. This, I fear, is very unhealthy. There is nothing that fills my heart with such dread and […]

The Knee Problem

October 14, 2009


We can hop, run, hop, side hop and step because we have wonderfuljoints provided by the Allmighty. So, first, be extremely thankful. One of the most important areas of joints is the knee. It is somewhat ugly even with direct comparison to your own or someone else’s bum, the knee would still, in beauty category, […]

Of Manner And Biases

May 12, 2009


I like Manchester United (MU). I have been a follower since the Bryan Robson and Paul Ince era, almost 20 odd years. Thus, whatever they do would almost always be okay. In my eyes, knees, kidneys and nostrils, everyone’s out to get them and I mean everyone. Here’s a list of possibles and probables MU haters […]