There were giant screens in many public areas showing the England v Germany match live but I OD’d on vitamin D yesterday and wanted to see it indoors. Every single pub we went to was crammed. We ended up at Garden Gate in Hampstead and settled down with our Guinness to watch the agony live.
It was excruciating to watch, and I’m not even for England.
Kayo kasi umaasa pa, talo naman palagi. Huwag niyo nang ipapaalala na nanalo kayo noong 1966 dahil masyadong matagal na yon. Kung sa bagay, 1974 pa nanalo sa Miss Universe ang Pilipinas.
Afterwards, the silence descending like a gray blanket. Many people are not going to work on Monday.
At the newsstand a kid of 11 or 12 glances at the day’s papers and says, “I’m not even going to look at those tomorrow.”
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Celebrity sighting of someone I didn’t recognize # 1. We’re on the train to Camden when my friend types a message on his phone and shows it to me. “The guy next to me was a child actor.” I look. No bells.
“He was on Eastenders.” Eastenders isn’t shown in the Philippines. “How’s his career going?” I ask. “Not as well as expected. I think his coming out may have something to do with it. But he is dating a member of Blue.”
Celebrity sighting of someone I didn’t recognize # 2. We’re walking along Regent’s Park Canal when a guy with big curly hair wearing a button-down shirt and shorts zips towards us on a bicycle. “Hey it’s that chef,” says Rian. “What chef?” “You know, the judge on Top Chef? Very mean? Foreign-sounding name?” I don’t watch TV but I read Heat by Bill Buford and remembered a name. “Marco Pierre White?” “Yes, him!” Hey Ige, I saw Marco Pierre White.