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Archive for February 4th, 2008

I always wanted to try お握り (onigiri, japanese rice balls), but i never had the chance. My cooking skills are rather bad and somehow I never found the time to give it a shot. But fortunately a friend of mine had some visitors from Japan and they were kind enough to make some. We also had miso soup with the onigiri and that was all very tasty stuff. What I found very interesting is that I was stuffed after eating only two of those rather small rice balls. I still have some with me at home so I might end up eating them tonight while watching TV. (more…)

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The teams which emerged from the group stages were those most of the experts expected to end up there. With two surpises. Guinea (0-5 against the Ivory Coast)and Angola (1-2 against Egypt) upset the continent in their group matches and although both of them crashed out of the tournament in their respective quarterfinal matches they left a wonderful impression with me. It’s good to see that the hosts went through though. Ghana (2-1 against Nigeria) have always been my favourite team in Africa, especially because of their players who played in Germany. And when they show the crowd and you can see Anthony Baffoe sitting there it just feels good. (more…)

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Yeah, I know, I always keep rumbleing about how boring American Football is. And, yes, I know it’s boring to always use the same reason which is why a game can be named “Football” when there are only two situations in this game where the ball is actually played with a foot. But those Americans like their game and it’s getting broadcasting service in Germany as well, so there must be something about it. Which is why I tuned it to the coverage last night. The match was shown on German state television and the commentators were at least a litle better than the ones they usually use for football matches. (more…)

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Scotland vs France 6-27
That was an interesting game. I don’t know that much about French rugby but I was a bit surprised when a lot of names that were on the team during the World Cup last year disappeared for the Six Nations competition. Players like Michalak, Domenici, Chabal and others were missing. But as the German commentator explained it seems that the Frnech coach is trying to build up a team for 2011 so most of the squad are very young. (more…)

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