It’s been more than a month now since the semester opened. Since then aerobics classes have also commenced. I have been quite good during the past weeks in attending it. We have classes three days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5 to 6 pm. I am trying not to miss any class as I really need the exercise. I find it fun despite the fact that most of the time I am one or two steps slower than the teacher :). Really fun especially when the footwork gets complicated, and the foot and hand coordination gets crazy as well. So there are about as many steps and styles as there are girls in the class. Each one trying to copy our teacher’s actions who makes it looks so easy. But some steps are really hard!
Today I arrived early so I had a chance to talk with our aerobics teacher. I asked her name. Guess what her name is? She is called “EAT”, or it sounds like that. Can you believe that? Here we are supposed to not think about eating, and food. Another funny thing is that while doing aerobics, I could not help smiling because I am thinking of what to prepare for dinner after aerobics. I was mentally trying to make an inventory of my ref contents. Then my tummy starts grumbling, and my mouth becomes dry. I start to feel hungry. Good I have a bottle of water nearby so I can take a sip. It’s good thinking about food does not add kilos.
One hour of aerobics is so good – and only for a 10 – 20 baht donation per time. Dee tee sood!
It was absolutely amazing! Only the Chinese can do them! I was so touched by how much dedication each and every participant in the event put into their performances and responsibilities. One could really see it although things must have been so hard. But they. were able to do it. The show was spectacular, including the fireworks and other high tech things and shows. China can afford to have lots of people and do all those things using many materials. As they are the producers of cloths, fireworks and the like, of course it has to be all out celebration and show! I wonder what the people were feeling … they must be proud to showcase their rich culture, arts and talents. I myself felt good also to see my fellow Asians capable of staging that amazing opening ceremony. It is indeed a tribute to the ingenuity of the Chinese. Congratulations for a job well done! It is also a great feeling that for at least a few hours people forgot their problems and just watched the amazing display of colors and techniques! I had goose pimples to watch them running with the olympic torch and the special effects on the screen! I even got a bit misty eyed when I watched all those athletes parading, all with hopes of making history or just to experience how it is to be in the olympics! Especially I was waiting for my fellow Pinoys as they paraded. I saw Manny Pacquiao waving the flag. I did not recognize anyone else but I am glad that despite our country’s problems, they are able to go…and I wish them all the best!!
I was not able to finish watching the match early Monday morning as I was soooo very sleepy. But I am sure glad I was able to watch that one goal made by Torres which made Spain the champions of Euro 2008! And after 4 decades of being nothing, they have finally done it! Good job. You might be asking what is it to me if they won? Well, I just liked the way they play. They are so passionate about it! Indeed, they deserve to win! Alas most people here do not share my enthusiasm but it’s good my husband shares the same interest. So I am already happy with that! Congratulations to all the whole team and to the fans!
I am currently watching the Final Match of Euro 2008 with Germany and Spain sweating it out for the Championship. It is now 23 minutes into the game and there is no goal yet. Watching the game is so exciting. It is being shown in a couple of local channels here in Thailand with commentaries in Thai. We do not have the sports cable channel so we could not listen to the commentary in English. It’s ok as I can understand Thai. Sometimes I mute the sound and just watch the action. But my dear hubby (who is a Thai) asked me why I muted it. He was doing something else in his computer so he was just listening to the commentaries. Sometimes I call his attention when there is excitement in the action. But the game is so fast paced you really have to watch it so as not to miss anything. It is now 29 minutes and a few attempts have already been made to make the goal, especially on the Spanish side. My fingers are typing here but my eyes are on the TV screen. It is now 2:16 am and I have to go work in 6 hours’ time. I want to stay on to watch but I do not know whether my eyes will stay open until the game ends. I don’t want to miss this final match. Some friends are surprised that I watch football matches. Football (soccer) is not as popular as basketball and baseball in the Philippines. But I happened to be assigned for four years in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, a town where football is the main sport. No basketball courts could be found in that town and nearly everybody plays football! I was also there during a national football tournament in the late 80s. I am preparing another blog entry about this.
I just screamed because Spain got one goal in 32:37 minutes by Torres!!!! Now maybe I can sleep! But maybe not yet.