|ticket and training pass :)|
oh epic days that i live to see and enjoy.
I am so thankful that they decided to come to Malaysia :) and that i had the opportunity to be there :)
i regret like MAD for not stalking them at their hotel, and going for the signing session, not sitting near the tunnel during training, not having binoculars, not having an arsenal jersey, not buying (fake) arsenal merchandise from the game, not taking enough pictures and all that.
bimbo moment: but OMG i was there! with people around me that love arsenal! (not joel and joseph lah -_-) and in the same country! i breathe the same oxygen as them! theo walcott and wenger waved at our direction! D: isn't it mind blowing? :D
i'll start from the very beginning. as you can see, i just deleted the events page, since it's so fragile.
so events will continue on being posted here. in excruciating detail, i'm warning you.
joseph, faya and i went to buy tickets at pyramid but it was sold out already. so before joel joined us, we asked him to detour to parade and buy there.
he said can buy, but if we wanted training passes, we'd have to go to the curve and buy. he'd book for us first.
then on sunday ini punya joel dungu han didn't go and take on saturday, so faya and i emo. budden joel dungu han suddenly called and say still got, and he bought adi. hehe :)
so, the day came.
July 12th, training.
for once i'm excited to get up, and go to school, and be done with it. after school, cheryl and schewee needed to make a detour to mydin to buy stuff for their class for hari karnival.
omg, i think my mom is making muffins now *happy*
anyway, we went. round. and round. bought stuff. and then the time was 4 before i even realized it. and then i rushed them.
cause joel was coming at 5. and i needa shower and change, and if possible, eat.
reached home at 4.30. shower. i think i took up more time deciding what to wear. -_-
then a maggicup lah since rushing. then joel came first. then had to wait for rajasingam riiight.
then he came and we went to fetch faya!
it was really jam there. so we parked far off. and walked.
we got seats opposite the tunnel and benches. didn't know the other side would have been much better -_-
almost died when they came out of the tunnel. lol, no binoculars. alot of squinting, pointing, and giggling with faya.
the first to come out was gunnersaurus. ahhhh you lovable dinosaur. thank goodness arsenal didnt use a large animated cannon or something like that for their mascot -_-
walcott was by far the friendliest one, with all the waving.
dunno whether the guys were bored or not :/
then we walked back to the car, about 10ish i think. or earlier.
saw an accident. we didn't want to be so kepoh so we didn't stay and gape like everybody else lah.
went to eat mien dui mien for dinner! muahaha :D
matchday, July 13th
the next day, in school, i could rant like a silly girl to bryan. hahaha.
i went home, and ate a big lunch, cause i didn't wanna get hungry at the game and spend money there unnecessarily. thats the cool way of saying I'M BROKE D:
joel picked faya and i up and we headed to the kelana lrt station at 4.30 and meet jozef :)
everywhere there was people in arsenal jerseys. :D
all i had was an arsenal cap. malu :(
reached the stadium at 7 D:
decent place to sit lah i guess. dumb smokers. -_-
first they came out to train. omg :) oh yeah! and faya brought binoculars BD
arsenal's training was super organized, compared to malaysia's one, which looked like a failed pj warm up.
the crowd was noisy, and excited. as annoying as the horns were, it did help the atmosphere. i guess. kinda. i will kill them. i'm very sorry i don't actually know many arsenal chants, except the very creative "arsenal, arsenal, arsenal, arsenal" and the totally impartial "we've got cesc fabregas" song.
the crowd did sing samir na-nasri, which he annoyingly didn't really respond to.
i was abit upset that we didn't sing negaraku first. i envy the kids up front with the players. the p.a is very bad. and it was hot.
the match started, and wow, it's a real different feeling when you support both teams :) you get to cheer both on :D
all the goals were awesome, except maybe the penalty, cause, well, it was a penalty.
it's okay though, aaron ramsey <3
it would have been amazing if fabregas came, how dare he get injured and ruin this experience for me >:(
pictures still with faya. :/
anyway, i'll never forget this experience. so cliched, but it's true isn't it? now i just have to go to the emirates. and just at least, touch aaron ramsey. or whoever else. :)
thanks faya, for jakun-ing with me. thanks joseph and joel, for being our bodyguards, and for not totally criticizing arsenal.
however though, i have to i feel my love for them fading :( last season ended off so sourly for me.
it's getting quite bad. i used to spend hours on their website reading everything.
all i see now is, the same stuff i've been seeing for years.
hypocritical quotes and saying we'll do something about it, and yet not doing anything is infuriating. and this time, pre season isn't even getting me excited. i think this is going to be a 'liverpool-esque' season.
august 13th babes. it's coming.
(somebody buy me an arsenal jersey LAH)