Monday, August 21, 2006

Evaluation of The Chad: Early Season Report.

Uncle Sam (Hwang) Says...

The Chad is about a 1/3 of its way into its debut season and I believe now would be a good time to do some team reflection. It has been a pretty rough season so far. That's not to say we haven't had some good moments on field, despite (or maybe due to) our devastating lack of skill with the ball; Josh's flamboyant lob-goal with the slickest flick of his foot would definately be one of those moments. However we haven't won a game yet, and we've lost matches that we should've really won. And yes, losing to a bunch of munchkins who look 12 IS indeed an embarrassment, no matter how bad we are. I know we play to have fun and results don't really matter blah blah blah, but I have a desperate hunger to register at least 1 win this season. So I've decided to churn up a blog post where we can advise each other on what we need to improve on, individually but as a team as well. So here is my say:

Alex: Slowly finding his feet, scored his first goal of the season recently. Knows where to position himself but at times does not know what to do when the ball is in his posession.

Ben: Eventhough he complains about his lack of accuracy when it comes to shooting, I don't think he's as wasteful as he thinks. Scored about 6-7 goals so far. Could tone down the aggression switch a little; it's good to be competitive but let's not forget we're just having fun.

Cam: Becoming pretty solid as a defender, good speed and nice tackling. Looks abit gung-ho at times, a bit more calmness over the ball would be good as well.

Me: A very talented master of terrible shooting, very much hot/cold. I think I also need to work on passing, and need to contribute more in defense as well.

Josh: I'd probably say this boy has some potential, nice calm dribbling and a good tackler/header as well. Doesn't really seem too confident inside the D though, despite having a strong shot. I just hope he doesn't turn out like me.

Matt/Norman: Part of the AWOL crew, haven't seen much of him. Seems like a pretty natural athelete though.

Michael: The 2nd member of the AWOL crew. Just needs to play more. We all know this boy could, would and should be carrying the team. I can expect for us to possibly win a few matches with him in the side.

Post now open for discussion!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Buller Trip '06: Josh's Photos.

As predicted, Josh took his sweet-ass time in delivering his photos to me. So now, without any further ado, is the final instalment of the ski trip blogging extravaganza after more than a month since we returned from the snow.

A Warm jacket, sherpa hat and a guitar is all I need!

Cam is extremely happy over the fact that he has been allocated a seat next to the guitar.

It took me a fair while to unpack and upwrap the Coronas, but the joy I felt while I was unwrapping (in the anticipation of drinking them in the near future) was incredible.

A big 5 kg of pasta that Kyle and I thought we were going to get through by the end of the week. Turned out we were too lazy to cook up even something as simple as pasta. The bag was more than half full on the last day.

Oh my pink band. How I miss thee.

Josh proudly presenting himself next to the copy of a very interesting read, Nail Strauss' 'The Game'.

Another very interesting read, July's edition of Ralph.

Teehee. Seeing this photo of Blair only reminds me of one word- Chipmonk.

And here's the fluro-wearing monkey's big boss.

Photo of the lodge couch, with Michael ad Alex sitting on either side of it.

There are few things that freak me out about these two photos. Tiff's bra around Cam's ass isn't one of them.

I wonder who Cam's looking at.


The heart-shaped parma we had at Uncle's Pats. It was expensive and awful. Chips were also less than desirable. But I guess I should've never expected too much from snow-parma.

On the night before the last day, Cam, Josh and I found a trivia game called 'Reminiscing', containig bunch of trivia questions from the 50's right through to the 80's. We played it till the wee hours of the morning, and photos below pretty much describe how tired we all were.

Bus ride home.

Alex is dumbfounded when he finally realises how much Essendon sucks.

Well there you have it. I'm kind of glad that this is all over, and now I can go back to my supremo blog with actual content.

I'll also make a suggestion to all you photo takers to not take photos so freaking upclose from now on - as handsome as we may all be, it's all about proportions.

That is all.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Chad.

No. I don't mean Chad Michael Murray, eventhough the origin of the name can be traced back to him. The Chad that I want to talk about is my recently-formed soccer team.

I think we've played about 5 games so far, and though we are yet to register a win (1 draw and 4 losses), I dare say that we are improving with each game. Last game I brought the camera and took some photos of the team but the settings were in some weird mode and me being a complete noobie with cameras didn't know how to correct it. So all the photos seem abit eery with some weird green hue-badness. Next week, I'll take some better photos, and actual proper team photos as well. (This means all you Chad players better be well groomed for the next match!)

Cam and Michael getting ready for the match. I wonder if Michael's shinpads actually do anything to protect him.

The team minus Norman aka Matt minus me. Our team shirt (purchased at whopping $8 or something ridiculous) actually doesn't look half bad. If only our skills matched the pro-ness of our shirts.

See what I mean when I say green? It looks like something from the Matrix. The Matrix: Chad-volution.

Norman, who kept in the first half of the game, then scored a goal as an outfield player in the second half. This boy has some shooting prowess.

I think we'll have to have a serious discussion about improving as a team and also as players as well. Get ready for some harsh CONSTRUCTIVE criticism!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Death of Mr Wristband.

I am indeed very sad to announce that the Coldplay wrist that I have been wearing since the concert (which was on the 02/07/06) has finally come off my right wrist. It's been on there for almost a full month (infact only a day short of such feat) and we've shared some good (and some bad) memories.

Adios Amigos.