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Tactics to Get You Through the World Cup

Every four years, there comes a time for celebration for football fans and a moment of despair for their wives and girlfriends (and perhaps the other way round in some cases), when the football World Cup comes around.

For some women, their menfolk will simply seem to disappear from view for about four weeks in June while the FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil. So, how best to approach this phenomenon? You can go off and do your own thing, or, you can decide that even though you’re not that into football matches, you can join your man in front of the TV (at home or down at the pub), and get involved in what is one of the most exciting sports spectacles in the world.

FIFA World Cup 2014

This is the first time Brazil has hosted the World Cup in modern times, the last time being in 1950. And if any nation knows how to make football exciting, it’s Brazil. The country holds the record for the most World Cup wins – five – and it looks set to win its sixth this year. Betfair currently has Brazil as the favourite to win, priced at around 3/1.

Having a bet on the World Cup is certainly one way to feel more involved. You can get odds on all kinds of different bets – who will score the winning goal in the final game, which team will be first out, which player will score the most goals during the tournament. You get the idea. Read a few sports articles and take a look at Betfair to see what odds are available. Having some money riding on the outcome of the game adds to the excitement, especially if you’re not that into watching the actual game. And if you place your bets on Betfair, the world’s biggest betting exchange, there are no bookies involved either. It’s just individual punters placing bets and accepting other people’s bets.

If you really see yourself as a football widow, and that you can’t get into the spirit of things at all, then you’ll have to just hope that your man’s team gets knocked out early, and that their interest wanes with that defeat!

My Badminton Buddies

I’ve never been a really sporty gal. Don’t get me wrong, I used to play volleyball back in high school and in college, but that’s about it. It’s the only sport I truly enjoyed. However, ’cause of the pain I usually suffer after a game, eventually, I stopped.

Fast forward a decade, I’m trying yet another sport – badminton. Okay, I’m not playing competitively. It’s now my favorite exercise (I wrote about it first here). It’s fun, especially with my current badminton buddies.

Badminton buddies - me, Ken, Osang and Louie, with Jhay salimpusa - JustAnotherPixel.net

That’s me, my bro Kenneth, his friends Louie (in blue) and Osang (the only other girl in the photo). Jhay, my bro’s partner, wearing a cap, was only there for show. LOL

Osang is the funniest girl I’ve ever met. She can crack the corniest jokes and you’ll end up hysterically laughing your butt off with how she delivers them with much conviction! Hahahaha. Louie is one of Kenneth’s best friends. He’s also so fun to be around.

My bro with Louie, Osang and Jhay - JustAnotherPixel.net

All 3 of them (my bro included) have played more times than I did so they’re pretty good at badminton. Me? Well, let’s say I play a decent game. Hahahah. But, I’m improving.

Here’s Louie and Osang in action. Pardon the lighting, as my digicam can’t handle the poor lighting at Smash’s badminton court in Malabon.

Louie in action - JustAnotherPixel.net

As much as I’d like to post a photo of me playing, I don’t want to. Not yet. Maybe next time when I’m wearing proper gear for playing. Hehehe. Not that you need Coogi shoes for playing. Besides, we play for exercise and for the fun of it. You should see the crazy moves Osang and Ken were teaching me! Hahahaha. I’ll take a video of them next time… that is, if they’d let me. LOL ^_^

Here’s our supply of water that Ken brought last time we played. It was for everyone, FYI.

Our water supply LOL - JustAnotherPixel.net

We vowed to play at least once weekly, Sundays and/or Mondays. The last time we played, we went on for almost 4 hours! It was a li’l cold ’cause of the weather so we managed to play for that long.

It was a lot of fun! There were others waiting on us to take a break, so we finally decided to stop after 2 straight, crazily scored games.

Joke time after hours of playing badminton - the one with the corniest joke wins! - JustAnotherPixel.net

While hanging out, the 3 started sharing the corniest jokes I’ve ever heard. Hahaha. My eyes got watery after too much laughter. LOL I miss playing with them! We didn’t get to play this weekend ’cause of my allergies and their own excuses, but I’m hoping we could make up for it this coming Sunday or Monday.

Here are more photos of us before we started playing:

Tambay mode before playing - JustAnotherPixel.net

Photo opp before playing - JustAnotherPixel.net

I hope my friends Jasmin, Tina, Mina, Sheryl and Badeth can join us soon. The more, the merrier. 4 on 4. Hahaha.

Have you played badminton? Wanna join us? ^_^

My Badminton Buddies

I’ve never been a really sporty gal. Don’t get me wrong, I used to play volleyball back in high school and in college, but that’s about it. It’s the only sport I truly enjoyed. However, ’cause of the pain I usually suffer after a game, eventually, I stopped.

Fast forward a decade, I’m trying yet another sport – badminton. Okay, I’m not playing competitively. It’s now my favorite exercise (I wrote about it first here). It’s fun, especially with my current badminton buddies.

Badminton buddies - me, Ken, Osang and Louie, with Jhay salimpusa - JustAnotherPixel.net

That’s me, my bro Kenneth, his friends Louie (in blue) and Osang (the only other girl in the photo). Jhay, my bro’s partner, wearing a cap, was only there for show. LOL

Osang is the funniest girl I’ve ever met. She can crack the corniest jokes and you’ll end up hysterically laughing your butt off with how she delivers them with much conviction! Hahahaha. Louie is one of Kenneth’s best friends. He’s also so fun to be around.

My bro with Louie, Osang and Jhay - JustAnotherPixel.net

All 3 of them (my bro included) have played more times than I did so they’re pretty good at badminton. Me? Well, let’s say I play a decent game. Hahahah. But, I’m improving.

Here’s Louie and Osang in action. Pardon the lighting, as my digicam can’t handle the poor lighting at Smash’s badminton court in Malabon.

Louie in action - JustAnotherPixel.net

As much as I’d like to post a photo of me playing, I don’t want to. Not yet. Maybe next time when I’m wearing proper gear for playing. Hehehe. Not that you need Coogi shoes for playing. Besides, we play for exercise and for the fun of it. You should see the crazy moves Osang and Ken were teaching me! Hahahaha. I’ll take a video of them next time… that is, if they’d let me. LOL ^_^

Here’s our supply of water that Ken brought last time we played. It was for everyone, FYI.

Our water supply LOL - JustAnotherPixel.net

We vowed to play at least once weekly, Sundays and/or Mondays. The last time we played, we went on for almost 4 hours! It was a li’l cold ’cause of the weather so we managed to play for that long.

It was a lot of fun! There were others waiting on us to take a break, so we finally decided to stop after 2 straight, crazily scored games.

Joke time after hours of playing badminton - the one with the corniest joke wins! - JustAnotherPixel.net

While hanging out, the 3 started sharing the corniest jokes I’ve ever heard. Hahaha. My eyes got watery after too much laughter. LOL I miss playing with them! We didn’t get to play this weekend ’cause of my allergies and their own excuses, but I’m hoping we could make up for it this coming Sunday or Monday.

Here are more photos of us before we started playing:

Tambay mode before playing - JustAnotherPixel.net

Photo opp before playing - JustAnotherPixel.net

I hope my friends Jasmin, Tina, Mina, Sheryl and Badeth can join us soon. The more, the merrier. 4 on 4. Hahaha.

Have you played badminton? Wanna join us? ^_^