Sunday, 13 December 2009

East Asia Games

The buzz and excitement in town this last week in Hong Kong has been about the East Asia Games which is like a mini annual Olympics for countries of East Asia.  There was a HUGE fireworks that kicked off the opening ceremony last week and finale fireworks carried on for thirty minutes - pretty darn impressive display.



We managed to score tickets for the final of the football between Japan and Hong Kong but showed up a wee bit early i.e. 2pm for a 5pm kick-off so I snapped a few snaps out of boredom.



Here's the missus posing with the mascot / emblem.  It's a 40,000 seat stadium and eventually filled up to capacity. Although this guy below had a whole section to himself to read his paper!







I'm a self confessed geek but this guy below wins the Gold Medal for geek of the year!

I managed to capture the first goal on video which went to Japan as the locals 'booed' non stop.

Hong Kong eventually won 2-1 in extra time so 'they' all lived happily ever after!

Tags: ..football, East Asia Games..



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11 comments:

NicoleB December 13, 2009 11:59 am  

Grin, that must have been an awesome experience :D
Love the guy with the newspaper and the Geek :)

Baino December 13, 2009 2:34 pm  

Haha love the guy on his laptop. I wonder if he's watching the soccer on it!

Quickroute December 13, 2009 9:10 pm  

@ NicoleB: It was great. Couldn't resist taking the geek shot!

@ Baino: maybe he's Twittering the game!

Totally Spain December 13, 2009 11:16 pm  

The video is cool - must've been a thrill! Love the geek photo!

Maya December 14, 2009 2:51 am  

Fun photos!! Looks like a good time was had by all.

nick December 14, 2009 8:35 am  

Footie just ain't my thing, man. I totally missed out on the sports gene. I would probably be the geek with the laptop, checking out air conditioning engineers.

Fida December 14, 2009 1:53 pm  

That lonely guy must have been there pretty early - ha, and with a Newspaper - he must be a soulmate of mine - lol.

Fili December 14, 2009 8:43 pm  

Looks like lots of fun. Nice capture there on the video ^_^

Quickroute December 14, 2009 9:06 pm  

@ Totally Spain: Thanks - The geek is my fav too

@ Maya: Thnx- yeah it was a blast

@ Nick: lOL - I'm no sports fanatic either - A/C engineers can be quite fascinating ;-)

@ Fida: He was there for 2 hours solo!

@ Fili: Thanks - I just had a feeling sonething would come of that corner

Diarmuid Hayes December 16, 2009 7:43 am  

Nice one..looks like fun..What kind of weather are you experiencing there now?

Quickroute December 16, 2009 7:50 am  

@ Diarmuid: Unusually cold spell due to a monsoon off the south coast - I'm wearing a fleece and Pj's in the hoooose - normally I'm free loadin' sin ropa!

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