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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dreams, memories and hopes

Do you remember when you were young?
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Great wall of China length of dreams and hopes
Have you forgotten those times you smiled?
Those times excitement lit up you eyes
As you thought about the great adventures you would have once you’re older
‘I can’t wait to grow up’you said
‘When I’m older, I’ll do this and that and that’ you squealed
‘I will be married by this age’ you proudly proclaimed
What about when you were filled with hope?
That the best is yet to come
And with age comes endless possibilities
I remember it all
And I hope you do too
This is the inner drive to keep you going
The motion needed to keep pressing forward
Find your momentum
Keep your hopes alive
Take it one day at a time
And never forget that your younger self had big plans for you
Don’t let them down
It is not too late

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

World Cup 2014 Predictions

So it's that time of year again. When the athletes dust off their cleats and head out unto the field to display one of the greatest show of nation pride there is (Next to Olympics of course). I was a bit curious (more like procrastinating) and I realized that it's almost time for the World Cup competition to start, so I decided to take a look at the teams and make my predictions. Here are the groups so far:

Group A:

 Brazil
 Croatia
 Mexico
 Cameroon

My prediction for this group is that competition favourties Brazil and Pride of the Western world Mexico will make it out of this group.

Group B:

 Spain
 Netherlands
 Chile
 Australia

I believe it will be a European victory for this group with Spain  and Netherlands  being the ones to make it to the next round

Group C:

 Colombia
 Greece
 Cote D'Ivoire
 Japan

This seems like the "Cs" have it in this group and I'm leaning towards Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire  will be shining stars in this group. Although, I don't count out Greece to come and make an upset and take one of those slots.

Group D:

 Uruguay
 Costa Rica
 England
 Italy

Ahh this is one of two groups of death I'e identified in this World Cup. All the teams in this group are pretty good and I know no one will go out without a fight. My picks for this group are Italy  and It's a toss up between  England (they seem to have the uncanny ability to make it out of the early rounds unscathed) and  Uruguay. Let's see who wants it more!!!

Group E:

 Switzerland
 Ecuador
 France
 Honduras

My picks for this group are France and Honduras  for the win and advance.

Group F:

 Argentina
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Iran
 Nigeria

This is a decent group. My choices to advance for this group are Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina .

Group G:

 Germany
 Portugal
 Ghana
 USA

This is the second group of death in this world cup series. This is, in my opinion, the toughest preliminary group to be in. THE GROUP OF DEATH!!! Alas, a choice must be made and my choice for this group are Germany  and it's a toss up between Portugal and Ghana to show me who wants it the most.


Group H:

 Belgium
 Algeria
 Russia
 Korea Republic

I must admit that I don't know much about these teams, so I'm arbitrarily making a choice. My gut tells me to go with Russia  and Belgium  for this group.

Final note: I am not a football expert. These are only my picks based on my limited knowledge of the teams and players. And with any competition, there may be upsets and the underdogs may outplay the veterans. This is not only about skill, but also heart and last but certainly not least, luck. 

Good luck to all the teams and may the best team win. I'll be watching!!!!