A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Tag: football

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France-Belgium.

A few days ago BBFF (Belgian/Beijing BFF) texted me “I promise if France win I’ll forgive you” I replied not IF but WHEN 😉

No fancy big screen… just daughter, myself, a computer (no tv in our summer house) and a French beer for good luck. See you in the finale. Maybe we can replicate 1998 (and hopefully not 2006)

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When you are a bit confused by the 2 TV screens at the bar and realize after a while you were not watching the football game (Australia-France) on the left but the rugby game (also Australia but against Ireland) on the right. 🙄

#BiggestFootballFanObvioulsy

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Apparently wearing the French team shirt is for good luck

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Ready for the game.

Iceland might have a slight advantage with this weather over the French.

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I was on tennis lesson duty today since hubby wasn’t back from his Paris business trip.

The tennis courts in the dome at the school are such a blessing when the pollution is high yet on days like today with AQI between 20 & 40 it seems a little sad to be indoors.

We made up by playing football (soccer!) outside on the field for more than an hour with friends who happened to be on the school grounds.

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We went to the Bird’s Nest last night (first time back since the 2008 Olympics)

We went to see some men running after a ball.

The Brazilian men won. The Argentinian men lost.

Too bad because we were rooting for Argentina (something to do with us having lived there and having the best souvenir from the country: aka our daughter!)

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I heard screaming… I think I recognized screams of joy: France won against Nigeria. See you in 1/4 final now.

@ Rue de Lappe (aka Bar street in the 11th arrondissement)

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I heard screaming… I think I recognized screams of joy: France won against Nigeria. See you in 1/4 final now.

@ Rue de Lappe (aka Bar street in the 11th arrondissement)

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I’m not following the Football World Cup but one cannot go on Facebook and not see the comments.

Apparently France played and won yesterday against Switzerland (5:2) which reminded me the first time I came upon the translation of cheering for a team (back in 2008 during the Beijing Olympic Games).

Version Originale:

Allez la France, Allez la France

Translated in English:

Go France Go, Go France Go

Meanwhile in China

加油法国 (Jia Yuo FaGuo) which translated literally mean “Add Oil France”.

Yep totally lost in translation 😉

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