My stomach is in knots. I do not want to feel like this. Usually when you get a "we need to talk" you have the talk pretty soon after. Seems cruel to let it drag on. But this is the situation I find myself in. Playing the waiting game.
The round of 16 kicked off for us at home in Wellington where we saw Ghana take on Mali and USA play Colombia. Dale promised that if Ghana were winning at 80 minutes he would spend the final 10 minutes dancing to an African beat. Unfortunately it wasn't to be and Mali took out the match 3-0. In between games I had my heart broken. Hungary were my favourites and to go out the way they did was tough. I really feel for the poor kid who scored that own goal, I don't think he could do it again if he tried! USA v Colombia was well contested which USA took out 1-0. Again, we were a little disappointed. After seeing a few prior Colombian games I had become a fan - mostly due to the passion of their fans (in their support, not in bed).
Hamilton – Home of the ham bap. I’ve been asked to talk more about the ham
bap because apparently it is such a feature of the trip. Basically it’s like this – a bap, some
coleslaw, a whole lotta fresh off the bone carved ham and a swirl of mustard. I must admit it’s pretty delicious but my
travel companions seem to think it’s like the Holy Grail.
“What day is it?” And
“Where are we going tomorrow?” The two
most common questions that have been asked so far. I couldn’t give you an answer to either right
now. It’s all a blur.
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