When I arrived home, my son was trying on his new school uniforms, last October I blogged about getting a new pair of pants, this time around I had to get him two school polos because 2 of his old ones (which btw was made for him last April). He was trying it on at home because he just asked his uncle to get it for him since he was waiting for the football game between Azkals and Mongolia’s Blue Wolves to begin.
Everybody was on their seats waiting; I don’t think they even checked on the news channel to get the latest update. The problem with me is that I am a pretty noisy when I watch, whether it be basketball, soccer or baseball or volleyball. So you can just imagine the kids looking at me every time I would shriek each time they missed a goal or something else happening. But the worse thing was that I went to the bathroom for a few minutes and missed left wing Emil “Chieffy” Caligdong’s brilliant move that earned the Azkal’s the first goal. That was what I call a real miss and had to settle for the replay. Found it really funny when he pointed to his name on the back. It was like he was saying remember that name and expect more in the future. My son said he has the right to be proud because aside from the fact that he is a pure Filipino, a local, he was just a substitute before. But boy did he show ‘em.
The second goal was made by current football heartthrob Phil Younghusband. They will start practice in Baguio so that it would they can get use to the temperature in Mongolia where the next game is.
Btw, day before their match against Mongolia, the Philippine football team was featured on the front page of fifa.com. I think even the world is starting to notice.