Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Well, the World Cup fever has started.

I've mentioned previouslythat really football is not my favourite game. Still, it is once in 4 years. And my husband's home team and my favourite team are in it, so I find myself watching and getting excited over certain games.

Besides, it's kind of hard to ignore the whole event if everything, everyone, everywhere centers around it.

It's good opening conversation line... especially with male clients. hahaha!

Seriously though, some of the matches can be exciting. Of course, so far I've only seen 3 matches and can't really compare.

Opening match of Germany against Costa Rica was ok....
England against Paraguay was a bore... good thing England won. ^^
Korea versus Togo was exciting. And I'm glad to say that Korea won too.

Actually, the Korean Wave has also produce another unexpected effect.

Suddenly, some of these women who normally wouldn't really be that interested to watch football matches are discussing about it. Of course, these discussions are limited to games involving the Korean teams. But let's get into technicalities. They are watching football right?

Suddenly, the Korea has many extra supporters. If you think about it... I'm not talking about just the fans of BYJ. What about the fans of Rain? Jang Dong Gun? Kwon Sang Woo? Lee Jun Ki etc?

Suddenly, women are grouping to watch the game together. Just this monrning, a fellow BYJ fan emailed to me to say that her friends had watched the game together last night... cheering for Korea. And they had a good time too. : )

Me? I was cheering for Korea last night too of course. hehe!

Now the problem is.... who am I going to cheer for if these 2 teams meet? I guess I shall only think about it if and when it happens. In the meantime, I'll be alternating between "Swing low, swing chariot, coming for to carry me home" and "대..한민국..." on different nights.

Above photos from

Post note- hey Korean< England and Singapore all have the colour red as part of their national colour. hehe!

1 comment:

marissa said...

Hi Tiff,

I think your assumption is right that Korean supporters increased as a direct effect of the korean wave. I mentioned in my blog that I do watch and understand soccer but not as keenly as I'm doing now.