2002 Brazil 2-0 Germany International Stadium Yokohama, JAP
1998 France 3-0 Brazil Stade de France Paris, FRA
1994 Brazil 0-0 (3-2 pens) Italy Rose Bowl Los Angeles, USA
1990 West Germany 1-0 Argentina Stadio Olimpico Rome, ITA
‘Twas the first year I experienced the demonic possession of the World Cup (hereinafter referred to as the Cup, heh, legal lingo)with my man as a married woman. Previously, I had seen my two older brothers and their obssession with the Cup so I had been pre-warned. Twenty two men chasing after one piece of leather. But timing was good because I remembered I had my first son in 1990 and he (my husband & also baby son) actually woke up to watch the Cup and make milk and changed diapers. So, it was a blessings.
Let’s see…..Eldest son was four years old then and 2nd son was 2 years old. So, I suppose he wasn’t needed to wake up for night feeds. Frankly, I couldn’t remember a thing. Probably I was to busy throwing plates and cups at him.
Aha! I also cannot remember. Maybe I wiped out all traumatic experiences.
This was sometime after Vincent’s death. I remembered because ALL the doctors in Lam Wah Ee hospitals closed their day clinics early to watch the Cup in the doctors’ private room. *roll eyes* What!!!!??!!!! You mean, No one was supposed to get sick because of the Cup final? “Yeah, we only deal with emergency cases” came the smug reply from one doc. Meanwhile, my man was too busy watching the Cup on his super small, black & white TV in the comfort of his office! Talk about leadership by example!
(Above mini tv uses four AA batteries, in black & white, bought for the 2002 World Cup, costs about RM300, receives only RTM 1,2 and TV3, I think. I purposely left the batteries cover open so that you can get an idea how small it is. Hey, this is four years ago when PDA wasn’t invented yet. This year, my man is thinking of getting a plasma TV. *gives dagger stares*)
So, the conclusion is…..
(to be continued……because I know people got very short attention span)
watch this space for Part Two where I impart my wisdoms for the males and females species.