Finally, after 2 years and 5 continuous defeats against Barcelona, Real Madrid tastes victory once again. With both sides deadlocked after 90 minutes and into extra time. Ronaldo leapt in the air to head in a wonderful cross from Angel Di Maria. The goal was exactly what was missing in Madrid and Ronaldo’s recent career. Ronaldo can rest easy now that he has silenced his critics. Criticts that stated how he often disappeared in big matches and how Messi always got the upper hand.
You would not believe how
crazy; correction, ecstatic I was after he scored… I was on edge the whole match and I felt my heart was gonna pump itself to death with nervous excitement.
Anyway, with the celebration underway there’s just one more video that is circulating like crazy. Apparently, just hours after Real Madrid wins the Cup, Sergio Ramos drops it from a bus and it get run over!
But, he will be forgiven, at least by me, for being the charming, sexy, player that he is….
I haven’t been posting anything recently about Yoann Gourcuff, Ronaldo, or any players as of lately. Most in part because Yoann is having real bad season with Lyon lately and though I still have faith in him and his past season at Bordeaux I am not as obsessive as before. But… while following the French ligue, I stubled upon Eden Hazard, a player similar in form and skill. Still, it is not him that this post is about but it is his sexy young-boy-next-door brother that I have become infatuated with. Thorgan Hazard has the exact looks (dark blonde and green eyes), adorable face, and smile that I would want in a mate….
PS. Boys, wherever you are if you are reading this post and look like this call me! haha =)
A boy can dream…
Last night I finished what could be my favorite book if not for Andre Aciman’s heart wrenching “Call me by your name” . The Book Thief stole a couple of days of my life but I can’t even say I would ever regret it. Narrated by Death, literally, it focuses on the life of Liesel Memimger a young German girl who is adopted by a sympathetic family in the outskirts of Munich at the start of Hitler’s power. She develops a fascination with words and books at a time when they would be used to place fear and hate in the German nation. Before she can even read she picks up a book from the snow at the funeral of her younger brother who did not survive the trip to her new home. At first hesitant of her new family she learns to accept them. Her loving accordion playing foster-father Hans teaches her how to read after discovering the stolen book and her stern mother Rosa keeps her grounded and well-behaved. Liesel, at first troubled by her scholastic shortcomings, inevitably begins a life of thievery not just for books but for the little bits of happiness that life stows away hidden during the war. Though the Book Thief’s comings and goings, the lives of other characters provide the backdrop for the moments that will impact in her life.
Han’s a WWI veteran owes his life to a Jew and makes a promise. A promise that reaches fruition when Max, the young Jewish son of Han’s savior arrives at his door asking them to risk all.
Max a young fist-fighter living freely, finds himself in peril after the German persecution. Regrettably, he leaves his family and goes into hiding and develops a bond with the” Book Thief” that keeps him through the darkest days.
Rudy, a blond hair blue-eyed boy who idolizes the olympic track winner Jesse James, befriends Liesel but not for free. At first rivals at the local Himmel Street soccer games he goes out of his way to outdo her. He develops a strong bond with Liesel and never fails to find ways to ask her for a kiss. His carefree disposition, wholeheartedness, and the place he holds as Liesel’s accomplice in crime inevitably wins me over and he is my favorite character in the book.
Death , inevitably, also plays a role. What we might view as a hateful and unregretful is the opposite. Death, it seems, is tired and weary of all the despair and disaster. He views each death in colors and keeps himself withdrawn so as to abstain from the pain heartbreak of those left behind, for he knows if he does he will not be able to cope. Death makes the ultimate exception with Liesel. Through his multiple encounters with the Book Thief, Death finds himself not only following her life but succumbing to the regret and loss of those left behind.