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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An Epic Battle

I am not exaggerating when I say it was a battle of epic proportion. Our boys played with their hearts. We gave them HELL!

Ugyen Academy's UA FC is good. Their skills are the envy of every football lover. They have eight junior national players and it is a joy to watch them on the pitch. Their play is like watching a beautiful waltz.

As always they dominated the game right from the start. In the first fifth minute they took the lead when they swiftly broke our defense. From then on it was a total defensive game on our part. It seemed the strategy our boys set their hearts on was not to conceive more goals, winning was never our objective. 

The defensive strategy held and blocked over forty strikes.  In the second half the game-face changed as our boys decided to go on the offense. It was sheer luck and the UA FC keeper's over confidence that the ball slipped and our striker made the best of the error. The score was equalized. 

Then there was hand ball in our D box and our hopes sank. A clumsy defending from our side defender, BUT our keeper saved our hopes and we continued shouting for our boys. It was then that they started to panic. Their coach, the famous Yongkom started cursing from his box, as always. Their play lost most of the former flow and glory. Our boys were on th
e offense. Our boys who practiced for only two days before the match were making UA FC nervous. For the first time in the tournament they couldn't have the play their way. They met with an opponent who deserved respect.

Into extra time the ball rolled. We hoped for a penalty shootout because our keeper was good but it didn't happen as there was another penalty given when their striker was brought down by two of our defenders. This happened in the last dying minutes of the extra time's second half. A penalty that silenced us. 

But all said, I was happy that they won, they work hard and have a reputation to save unlike us who pick players today when the tournament is tomorrow. Had they lost, it would have pained them a lot. They had more to lose than us. We lost and earned their respect.

Friday, April 26, 2013

To be with You

My once mild heart has now become wild,
I look for answers and there is but one.
You swirl crazy gales within me,
But I am happy for the feeling.
They make me feel alive
Complete and incomplete together I feel
So a little bit lonely at times without you.
You came with answers and lifted my soul high,
And now I don’t wonder what heaven is like,
For I know being with you is the closest thing to it.
Ticklish days pass by with hopes of being in your arms,
Lonely nights are dreamt away with your thoughts,
Busy days are lost in dreaming about you.
But in all this upheaval I find a strange happiness,
A meaning to why I pass my days so eagerly,

For you, to be with you, and to love you.
I now open my eyes in the morning,
Close my eyes to dream away the nights,
So that Time will pass by and I can be with you.

Remembering the moments six years ago 
Happy Anniversary My Nalaypem

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ode to My Nalaypem

You are so beautiful that
Even the roses envy your loveliness.
Like a blissful creature bestowed upon man.
To teach him of worship,
You have come to me.

Your eyes shine so vivid
That even the stars shy away and
The creator himself with bliss
Carved your face.
Your kiss is sweeter than the sweetest nectar
That I say;
‘O sweet Nalaypem, make me immortal with a kiss’.

Fortune has favoured me  
With your eyes guiding me.
I now m grateful for its bounty
Of delivering you to me.

If Shakespeare were to write a poem on you,
He would have done so that it would make me envious.
But he would have found no word
Beauteous enough to label you.
For you are far sweeter than frail Juliet,
Far bolder than Portia and far beautiful than Helen.
You are to me what I ever wanted in love.
My passion has come alive with you,
To make my human flesh Godly and good,
Capable of love that is to bloom.

‘O sweet Nalaypem I love thee much.
That I now wish to rise with thee or not rise at all’.