Monday, March 15, 2010

My Love for Soccer

This is one of my favorite photo of David - oh that smile...

Every country has their favorite sports that they grow up watching and playing with. In the U.S., people go crazy over football and bascketball and baseball. In Japan, we go goo goo gaga over soccer and baseball. I gew up watching and going to see so many soccer and baseball games and I must admit soccer is one of my favorite sports of all time. I remember standing in the cold winter day - cheering and screaming for Europe's two best teams playing at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Or I cheered for Japan for their first attempt to appear at the World Cup in 1994 only to lose at the qualification final game - us Japanese people call it "The Agony of Doha - Doha no higeki-" We were zombies the next day in despair..

Thankfully, Japan has been apearing the World Cup for the past three games as well as this year's World Cup in South Africa. I'm very very excited about this year's World Cup - except, I just found out that my idol David Beckham ruptured his Achilles tendon and he will miss his last World Cup appearance - I'm devastated.

I've been a huge fan of David long before he came to U.S. to play for LA Gallaxy or long before he became Posh Spice's husband. He was just a young and awesome soccer player. I'm a bit sad about his status nowadays he is more of a Hollywood star than a true soccer player, but I know in his heart, his true passion is to chase the ball....

I would have loved to see him play for the last time at the World Cup - he's still young, but not young enough to play at his national team in four years. There are plenty young breed waiting to play in the big stage. I'm really really disappointed and sad about this.

But I will cheer for Japan and JT's favorite team Italy.


I took this photo while watching the World Cup 4 years ago on TV at home - Beckham was about to come out to the field and I grabbed my camera and took this picture. The look on his face is something people don't get to see if you're not a soccer fan.







Aw that tattoo covered arms. So sexy.









People made fun of this ad and I could understand why. LOL.








He says he is a lucky man to have his wife - I say Posh Spice is damn lucky to have him as a husband.


So, are you a soccer fan???

11 comments:

eri said...

excuse me while i mop up the drool all over my keyboard....hubba hubba.
i don't really watch too much soccer though...

Melissa said...

Can you believe I've never seen a soccer game? These pictures are tempting me to tune in though ;) Haha! I just wanted to say how cool it is that you grew up in Hawaii, and now get to live in Japan. Two dream trips of mine!

Carrin said...

I must admit that I know VERY little about soccer even though my kids have all played at one time or another. That said, I love love love me some Beckham! Hot and sexy, my favorite combo! ;)
Thanks for the morning eye candy, Maki!

photojoy said...

Maki-san, Hajimemashite! Well, it's not really "Hajimemashite". I "saw" you often at Dionne's but never got any chances to say "hello". I was so glad that Dionne had wrote about you in her blog and finally I got a chance to land here. So nice to know about you that you are originally from Japan and have such a wonderful family now. YOur daughters are so sweet and I like your paintings. Let me "follow" you.
By the way I'd have just once gone to see a soccer game in my city when my children were small. I liked the atmosphere even though I didn't know the rules.

Dionne said...

Something that I really appreciate about David Beckham is that in his fragrance ads, he poses with his wife, and not some young hot model. I like that he respects her and includes her in things like that.

Imperfect Stepford Wife said...

They are lucky to have each other...

Also, I may be a hater, but I could swear that he cheated on her a few times.

Bayjb said...

David Beckham is YUMMY. Not a huge fan of all the tattoos but he is so handsome! And such a great dad

Morgan said...

Y.U.M

Marija said...

I'm SORT OF a soccer fan but I'm REALLY a Beckham fan. Beautiful. I say Posh is the lucky one. (Though I must say she has a GREAT figure and if I looked like here, I'd be thrilled and embrace it :) ) Following :)

Marija

Maki said...

Girlies: Seriously, isn't he really handsome? He's almost perfect - Christian Bale comes first in my book though. LOL.. xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

Big time fan and I call it Football! i can't wait for the world cup... 22 athletic men running around for 90 minutes... sign me in!

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