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Mala
18 February 2028 @ 01:34 pm


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Mala
09 July 2014 @ 02:56 am
I'm feeling bad for Brazil. The match is still on as I type. And it's almost 3am here. Woot for all the Asian footy fans!!

Anyone want a postcard from me, please email me at lj13oct@gmail .com - without any space. I'll post you something.

To everyone in Israel, stay safe. I'm thinking of you Zohar.




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Mala
15 June 2014 @ 11:46 pm
Happy Birthday humbuggirl! Here's to a fab year ahead of you!

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This pic, perfectly illustrates how sizzling hot it is in Dubai right now. :)) Oh yeah, don't forget to add 75% humidity - depending on the time of the day. Ahh joy. It's a good thing that we aren't out much eh?



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Mala
10 June 2014 @ 09:50 pm
Ok, I know I'm od'ing on football rn, but hey the world cup is about to start so can you blame me?! Besides, if this isn't your cup of tea, the scroll button is super easy to use! ;)

I LOVE this ad. Well played Nike. Well played!






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Mala
07 June 2014 @ 03:00 pm
* I hate dealing with government officials. They suck the world over irrespective of whatever country/region/city/area they come from. Embassy officials from all over the planet deserve to be sent to the seventh level of hell. They are living proof of 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.'

Ahh chirpy aren't I? It's visa renewal time here in our home. We keep open visas from a number of different countries valid in our passports in case we have to visit in an emergency/coz we travel so much anyway. And yes, it's expensive, time consuming and annoying as hell. We wouldn't be doing it if we didn't need it. Trust me on that one.

* Ok, on to something happier. I love football. To little bits. But, imho you don't enjoy football, you suffer it. That's usually the case for me. It's utterly glorious when a win or a big win happens, but otherwise its tears and gashing for teeth and a bad mood that does not go away. Yeah.

So, when it comes to world cup football, I really don't support any one team. I'm gloriously free to just revel in the fabulous football without any heartbreak or anguish. It's amazing not to give a fuck. I love it!

* My fav ad as of now. It's just lovely with such beautiful men in it. I mean, Beckham and Zizou - at once - that itself is a wetdream right there!



* While I don't care who wins, R has always supported Brazil - for every world cup since I've know him. I want to support Chile based on this single ad though. Yes, I do know what this line sounds like. Don't care though. To quote DT

Many World Cup themed advertisements try to elicit profound emotions unify a nation in the quest for international sporting glory (and commerce), but it's going to be difficult to top the Banco de Chile commercial starring survivors of the 2010 Chilean mining accident entitled "Nothing is impossible for a Chilean."

Thirty three men survived a record 69 days inside a collapsed mine in the Atacama desert, capturing the attention of the world shortly after the 2010 World Cup. And now, four years later, they have returned to that mine to deliver an emotional message to their national team before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In the Bank of Chile ad, the men return to the mouth of the mine that nearly became their rocky grave. There, miner Mario Sepulveda gives a moving speech telling Chile's team to courageously fight against all odds, remembering how the miners overcame death itself.
Then, the miners collect sand from the Atacama desert in jars that they hope to send to the team to be poured wherever they play. In the end, the group breaks into a chant of ''Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!'' - for the country's name.
''My message to our Chile team is that we're going to win. They have the talent and a whole country behind them and they must battle until the end,'' Sepulveda, the public face of the miners, told The Associated Press. ''There are harder things in life and you can conquer them. Chile will not only pass to the second round, but it will surprise everyone.''
Yes, it's an ad for a bank, but when a man who sat in death's belly for 69 straight days returns to that place and tells you to fight to the death, you're going to do it. Even for viewers who can't understand the language Sepulveda is speaking, the passion with which he delivers his message is enough to make his point clear and effective.







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Mala
27 May 2014 @ 08:18 pm
Kings of Europe. Heh. I can't stop saying that. Or grinning every time I think of the match.

* The below is a vid of how we won our 10th Champions Leauge cup - la decima (the only club to have ever done so!) and the epic celebration that followed.


* In other news, my little girl some how caught a bad gastro bug and threw up 13 times in 8 hours. The ER nurses now know me by name and we send each other New Year wishes. lol my life. She's fine now, but yeah, I've had a tough two days with running to the ER and all. Poor kid.

* To get back to Real Madrid, (obsessed much?!) here's a clip of the whole team singing below. I suspect that it's doctored, coz there is no way in hell they sound this good irl. Not that I really care, coz I love it to the point when I'm humming this non stop. This vid also features some fabulous football and shows a couple of our legends (Zidane anyone?) as well.



Also, last but not least, here's some to Ronaldo's shots. 17 goals in this single competition.


I just watched the whole match again for the third time. We came so, so close to loosing this. We equalized in the last two minutes of over time when Atletico was leading 1-0. The match was lost by Atletico and won by us thanks to Sergio in those two heart stopping minutes. Even if I know each and ever play by now, I still find myself gritting my teeth while watching this match. Looking at the final score, you can't really tell what a close, nerve wracking, drama filled match this was.

For my many non footy friends, I'm sorry that I'm cramming Real Madrid down your throat. This post is mostly for me to come back and wallow in when I'm blue. Yeah. On that note, goodnight.



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Mala
01 February 2014 @ 11:38 pm
Hey, I've just done a flist cut. I'm also half asleep and I'm waiting for an email confirmation to come through already - so I could have been half assed about it. Also, if I have suddenly added you on my flist, that is me just screwing up and going crap and then scrambling while trying to make things right. Oops - my bad!

If I have made a mistake, I am so sorry. Do let me know and I am more than ready to grovel and make things right.

If I don't recognise your name or have never really "chatted" then well, there's really no point in you being here right? As horrible I feel about lj dying a slow and painful death, I rather have people on my flist that I 'know' - after all, this isn't fb. ;)

Cheers!
Mala



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Mala
01 November 2010 @ 05:27 pm

It's NaBloPoMo time of the year, so I'll be attempting to post every day for a month. My posting is usually pretty sporadic, so let's see if I can do this.

I got sent the joke below today and it made me laugh. If you can't read the text when you right click it, I've posted the lines below. :)

 

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we were little:

Once upon a time
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in a land far away,
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a beautiful, independent,
self-assured princess
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happened upon a frog as she sat
contemplating ecological issues on
the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
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The frog hopped into the princess' lap
and said: 'Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
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One kiss from you, however,
and I will turn back
into the dapper, young prince that I am
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and then, my sweet, we can marry
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and set up housekeeping in your castle
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with my mother,
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where you can prepare my meals,
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clean my clothes, bear my children,
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and forever feel
grateful and happy doing so.
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That night,
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as the princess dined sumptuously
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on lightly sautéed frog legs
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seasoned in a white wine
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and onion cream sauce.
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She chuckled and thought to herself:
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I don't fuckin think so.
 
 
Mala
08 June 2008 @ 10:58 am
LOL!  
 
Nominated as the world's best short joke of the year 2007.

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.
'Mom', he asked, 'Are these my brains?'
Her answer: 'Not yet.'
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