Looks like its gonna be an interesting match at Oval. I urge everyone to watch it, apparently $70m worth of betting has been going on over this one match. England are all set to win. Amazing. Great runout in the picture above by Simon Katich!
What is the deal with some people on 14th August? It is so ridiculous the kind of things you get to see on that night. I was going to the hospital at around 1AM with my friend (to study?), and on the way there we saw people doing some of the most insane things. Nothing was more insane than this one man driving around with 4 children (all under 10 years of age) sitting outside the car windows holding on to life with one hand and a flag with the other. This was again, at 1AM. Felt sorry for the kids so I tried to signal to the guy to use his head, and he just laughed it off. Weird.
Anyways, the infamous Gringos were out in full force. Now, for those of you who dont know this term, gringo. I first heard it a couple years ago from my good friend, Rasikh. He said that, the guys who ride around on motorcycles on 14th August, sometimes wearing long hair wigs, and at others times, erm...ladies garments over top of their clothes, riding around without the muffler of their bikes and doing all sorts of primitive activities...well, those are what you call gringos. Its funny watching them from a distance, they'll block roads and start dancing until the police comes and starts beating anyone they can get their hands on with their batons. At which point, they simply get on their bikes and move on to a different location, this goes on all night. Occasionally, they'll be driving in their car's, side by side and hold hands from the windows, the gringos love holding hands, they'll drive really slow to hold up traffic behind them. The gringos who ride on cars are pumpin bollywood music, and usualy have stupid slogans on their rear window, like "MOTOO", "MOM SAYS NO GIRL", "DANGER RIDER". Eventually, many of them end up in hospital emergencies with all sorts of accidents from doing stunts on their bikes etc. So, upon our arrival at the hospital, we decided to walk past the ER and saw quite a few gringos making life difficult for all the over-worked under-paid doctors! :) Got any funny gringo stories to share? Would love to hear them - post in comments!
Watched a movie I really liked, its called Burn Up. Movie about oil companies and global warming. Watch it if you get time, really enjoyed it...and cant wait for the second part.