Saturday, October 06, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
and I remember exactly what I was doing 6 years ago while the tragedy of September 11 was unfolding... I bet you all do too...
What were all you doing at that time?
Take a look at this pic...
Monday, September 10, 2007
A night out
I arrived there after my afternoon, to meet David. David is a controller in Australia, and he took leave of absence and travelled throughout Europe for 5 months with his family in a motorhome.
He was in town before finally returning back home, and since we have met many times for conferences around the world, I thought I couldn't miss the chance to see him here and offer him a beer on my home turf.
At the pub Dave was there as well. Dave is also Australian, but he has been working here for about 7-8 years now and on October 4th, he will leave to return home for good. It's been great meeting him, he is really a friendly and laid back person, and I wish him the best once back. Have a good life back home mate, take good care of yourself!! Maybe one day we'll meet down there, or should I say, Down Under...
So now, back to my life...
Friday, September 07, 2007
Like the one in Kansas for Mr. James Naismith, the man whose genius invented the game of basketball. I think the NBA trophy shouldn't be named after former commissioner Larry O'Brien, but after Mr. Naismith as without him, there would be no NBA, and no basketball, for that matter.
Extremely pretty is the newly built monument in Vilnius, Lithuania, where basketball is closer to being a religion than a national sport. In any case, Lithuania's pride IS basketball, and during the past 30 years, Lithuania was home to few of the top European players: the most famous of all might be Arvydas Sabonis, but worth a mention are also Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Sarunas Marciulonis and Rimas Kurtinaitis.
Last, but certainly not least, the MJ statue erected just outside the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. There are a number of these statues around, Magic Johnson in LA, Karl Malone and John Stockton in Salt Lake City to name only a few. But my personal favourite is obviously MJ's, a tribute to the best basketball player to ever play this AWESOME game.
I love this game :)
Monday, September 03, 2007
Moments of Italian sport
Last friday, in a rather emotional game in Monaco, AC Milan won its record setting 17th international silverware, the 2007 European Supercup.
As for the Italian squad, unfrtunately it will be a very a difficult task. Key players of the starting 5 such as Menson Rocca, 2008 draft prospect Danilo Gallinari and capitain Giacomo Galanda will all be absent due to injury. New NBA players Marco Belinelli is not in perfect shape and Andrea Bargnani is trying to cope with a foot injury.
But let's keep the hope alive. Tomorrow another tough test with France, led by its NBA superstars Tony Parker and Boris Diaw.
And the upcoming week end, the "circus" of those cheating F1 people will race for victory at the Monza GP, where Ferrari needs to secure first and second place to keep its hope for a championship alive.
The European Championship is starting in a couple of days too, and apparently, Russia and Italy are the two heavy favourites. Italy, having won a medal in basically each tournament they played from 1989 till 2006, has a really important history in volleyball, and Italian is also the player of the century. A top 3 finish, as usual, shouldn't be out of reach.
So, some interesting sport events to liven up this September... stay tuned.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Be strong, I'm near you... and remember to keep positive and happy, you know you have a good heart and good things are coming at you... and will keep coming...
And be proud of yourself, I know I am proud of you...