Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Highbury

Crooning on my STEREO: Aint No Sunshine by LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO & DES'REE

I needed to squeeze something out of my head to cure this blog clot. Oh, I need to clarify one wildfire rumour which has been running around; I am NOT acting alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Blood Wedding. (Although it is quite flattering when come to think of it...........dream on, Lyn)
But I do need TICKETS for the opening show.. anyone????


Today, on impulse, I embarked out on a snowfilled adventure to Highbury right after drama school. This lovely picture of Thierry Henry inspired me to do so:

Yes, it is THAT wristband. Those Nike anti-racism campaign wristbands which have been sold out for donkey years. Today I rang up the Arsenal store to check its availability. The Highbury branch had 5 left so I immediately jumped on the tube and got off at the Highbury & Islington station. Being the bloody ignorant fool I am, I got off at the WRONG stop. The stop I assumed was the stadium stop is, in reality, a good 45mins walk to the actual store itself.
I could have gotten off at the ARSENAL stop (DOH!!).. but noooooooo, I stupidly assumed it was the HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON station.

After wandering around rural Islington for one hour (while caught in a coincidential SNOWSTORM) and failing to locate the stadium AND the merchandise store...(while enduring suspicious stares from the locals) I found my way back to the tube and ended up at Finsbury Park. (Londoners: you should know what I am talking about). I actually took another WRONG tube in the WRONG direction when I intended to head back to WARREN STREET. So here I am, at Finsbury Park Zone 2. Hoo-Hah!

I thought to myself: I should get out of this stinky tube and explore the 'beauty' of Greater London. As I walked out of the tube, guess what?
THE FRIGGING ARSENAL MERCHANDISE STORE WAS STARING AT MY FACE

And they had 1000 wristbands in stock.

I only bought 2. And a 2quid Reyes bobblehead. (which resembles more like Ashley Cole with the no.9 shirt on...no wonder it was discounted)

And the wristband looks shit on me.
Someone even thought that I was wearing a funerary tribute on my wrist.


Note: For humanity's sake, can someone please eradicate bloody Bayern Munich glory hunters?? It is fucking annoying when idiots who HARDLY ever watch football yack away just because they've watched ONE important match.... URGH.
Whats with this sudden emergence of Munich female fans?????

18 comments:

eyeris said...

Sigh... wish there were a Liverpool merchandise store in MAlaysia too... all we get here are those stoooopid Man Utd shops that makes me wanna throw a grenade in everytime I walk by. but i think most of them close liao. i guess they seriously overestimated the popularity of the team here... :)

Arsenal seriously need Campbell back. Cygan is doing a crap job in defence....

2-0 at highbury, and Arsenal are through. should be attainable lar... Just hope Liverpool don't implode in Germany...

Yng Lyn said...

Eyeris: yeah precisely!! Red Cafe closed down cos noone bothers to hang out there anymore.. and damn those KL merchandise stores!!!!
Yeah cygan is crap. He's so bald he heads the ball in the wrong direction.......
But Liverpool played so well!!! I watched the rerun last night..... phwoarrrrrr!!!! I think they will be fine in Germany as long as the temperature there doesn't go below freezing point!

Joe said...

I think the bigger question is does Nike make anti-eradicate bloody Bayern Munich glory hunters wristbands?

Yng Lyn said...

jigga: I am sure they dont. It would be a waste of labour capital.
You should get one if they do ;)

Joe said...

Good point. I wouldn't buy one as I'd hate to do anything to contribute to the waste of labour capital.

Yng Lyn said...

LOL
cheerios!

vincent said...

they forgot to include 'yellow' in the wristband. haha.

Yng Lyn said...

oh yeah.... YELLOW!!!!!! and brown too...

Pip said...

Those awareness bracelets are all over the place.

I tried to market a Herpes Simplex B awareness bracelet, but nobody bought it.

Weird...

Yng Lyn said...

hahah whats Herpes simplex B? forgive my ignorance.....

Pip said...

Herpes simplex B, or Herpes Type II, is genital herpes, the sexually transmitted collector's edition.

Why doesn't anyone want to wear a genital herpes bracelet?

Yng Lyn said...

Okay, I will buy one off you.
how much are you selling it for? incl. p&p?
;)

Anonymous said...

there is something in this world that has ended racism, that has broken the chains indifference and that is football.
Yes, 2 months ago I went to play football where everyone on the field spoke a language other than english.
Arsenal will come back,
remember manU beating Bayern Munich
2to1 in 2 minutes.
arsenal has 90 minutes, think of the number of goals
chau amorcito,

Yng Lyn said...

cariño,
Real Madrid will go through too! We'll keep the faith :) hablamos

Pip said...

You Europeans have things so screwed up. Let me, as an American, clarify:

Football isn't a game you play with your feet, kicking a ball around. Football is a game you play with your hands, throwing a ball around. Duh.

Wait... what? Come to think of it...

Yng Lyn said...

ooops.. pip! soccer, football, footie.........
oh god, je ne sais pas!

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