Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Loneliest World Cup Watching Experience EVER

Watching the Brazilian national team play in the World Cup is something you do with friends and family in Brazil. It's a social event. The country STOPS for each game. The streets are empty, only the poor bus drivers drive up and down by themselves, the radio blaring.

That's how it was for me today, though:
So so sad!

I can't believe North Korea ended up scoring a goal. But Brazil still won. 2 X 1

I would have posted this much earlier, but it took me quite a while to figure out how to access my cell phone photos online. I tried to blog a photo, but the photos from my cell phone are too big (3.2 mpixels). OK. Well, in any case I'm thankful that ESPN and Univision are streaming the games live online. Thanks media outlets! You're saving my life as a world cup fan ;-).

Well, I waited all day long for this game -- dropping boys of at their activities and picking them up, helping prepare lunch. Good thing they had a community service day in town today so I could stay and watch the game. Phew! More Brazil next Sunday!

2 comments:

kate said...

Spain lost their game today-- bummer! It's neat to see all the Spanish flags displayed in balconies and all over (which is fairly rare-- here people have a complicated history over displaying national symbols, so most only do it in relation to international sporting events.)

Anyway, here our game started at 4pm and tghe streets and stores were empty then too!

terken said...

oh that looks sad.
i love that you're wearing the uniform. a diehard fan!