Decidedly, a bookworm who loves life and has been blessed with a warm quirky family in a quintessential country
vendredi, juillet 02, 2010
Daddy's World Cup
Abdul Aziz Salehuddin, Kamariah Jaafar and baby, Nina 1966
I have made it no secret that World Cup season is always extra special because with every game, I find myself thinking what my Dad would have said.
Dad was the serious kind of World Cup spectator. Looking deep into the television set with sudden burst of exclamation...or jubilation, he was the expert on football trivia.
My favourite team is out of the picture but Dad's favourite team, Argentina looks straight ahead to the final.
I always remember that Uruguay was the first ever World Cup champion [just how Malaya was the first ever Thomas Cup holders] because Dad told me so. So today, with every step the Uruguayan team forges ahead, I am sure Dad would have been cheering them on... That's another thing, he just loved underdogs.
Dad was an avid sports fan. He watched and played tennis, football and rugby. Mom played hockey, netball and swam . They played badminton together. Something to be said about the lifestyle then and now.