July 20th, 2003

Amak Axver

Sport, illness, bla bla bla

And in the sport ...

Last night/early this morning, the New Zealand All Blacks thumped the South African Springboks 52-16. Scoring seven tries in an absolute walkover (AT ALTITUDE!), the All Blacks defeated the same team that just beat the Australian Wallabies 26-22 last weekend at sea level. The All Blacks are now favourites to win the Bledisloe Cup match against Australia next week, and can rightfully claim to be the best team in the Southern Hemisphere. It's between them and Australia, and note the following;

NZ 13 England 15 (Game dictated by referee, might as well have been scripted, NZ scored only try)
Australia 14 England 25 (Australia lost by more than NZ, and the margin of loss should've been much bigger)

Australia 30 Wales 10 (Australia said they'd win by 50. The Welsh probably should've lost by about 7 less)
NZ 55 Wales 3 (NZ never tried to talk themselves up, yet won by the 50 Australia said they would win by but didn't)

Australia 22 South Africa 26 (Close match, most people here picked Australia to win)
NZ 52 South Africa 16 (Everyone expected this match to be close. This was a wonderful victory by the Blacks)

So note the comparison - NZ has done a lot better than Australia. Hopefully they'll pull off another victory next week, against Australia in Sydney!

And in other sporting news, Australia is playing a test match against Bangladesh. A TEST MATCH IN WINTER! It's crazy. But the Banglas aren't playing too bad. Sure, they're getting thumped, but not as badly as I expected. One of their batsmen even made 54. I'm actually impressed in a way. Considering Australia is nearly unbeatable ...

Getting away from sport, I'm coming down with an illness. My throat hurts, my nose is running, I have a cough, and I just don't feel too well. So I'll probably be off school tomorrow ...
  • Current Music
    'Ultra Violet (Light My Way)' by U2
Amak Axver

What am I doing up?

It's past 11pm, I'm unwell, and for some unknown reason, I'm still up. I should go to bed and get some rest. Earlier on this evening, I thought I was getting better, but the sore throat and runny nose has returned, and at times I've been coughing quite nastily. Not enjoyable, I can tell you that much. But it's not the worst cold I've had this year, so that's good. I won't be at school tomorrow, so at least I can sleep in.

My Dad didn't phone me tonight. I must say I'm disappointed. I'm starting to get these thoughts like he doesn't care for me any more or doesn't want to talk to me or something, or he's trying to test me to see if I'll call him (which I WILL NOT do; I won't get into the reasons why here, but he is supposed to call me, end of story). If he's trying to test me, I see that as a bit vindictive on his behalf, and if he just doesn't want to talk to me ... that hurts. OK, I admit, my friend phoned me at about 5:20 I think it was (my Dad calls between 5-7, rarely before 6), and we talked for about 25-30 minutes, but that's no excuse for Dad not to ring back at 6 or 6:30 (the usual time he calls at). He calls me every week, but in the last 2 months, I've spoken to him, what? 4 times at best, probably more like 3. I want to know what's going on. I'm his only child, for Zooropa's sake.

Anyhow, I think I'll make my way to bed now. Grr, I didn't send those e-mails I was going to send. I am such a big bad Axver.
  • Current Music
    'I Will Follow' by U2