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劉翔的吻別

奧運引人入勝的地方不是看選手如何勝利,而是看他們如何在摔倒時站起來。劉翔摔倒後站起來用單腳完成了可能是他最後的一次奧運比賽,還吻別了讓他偉大卻同時又絆倒他的欄柵。

這不是他的第一次。今次他沒有了那份不忿,但只有更遺憾。不過,大家不要忘記,其實他能來到起跑線,不是因為劉翔這名字,而是因為他在過去四年從京奧倒下來後從新站起後的努力。以他之前的傷勢加上他的年紀,能入圍來到倫敦其實已是一種成就。

Previous posts about 劉翔:
劉翔要為自己加油!!
愛運動,即使它傷了你的心 (劉翔 Nike 廣告)
見證劉翔飛人歸來

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant in London

After I stay in the hotel room for the whole afternoon for emails and IDD, I went out alone to take the subway to the Old Street Station to visit the famous Fifteen Restaurant by Jamie Oliver. I heard that they usually need a reservation of 6 months in advance. I had 2 hours in advance. So I decided to go there earlier. Much earlier. They normally start to serve dinner at 6:00pm, so I was there at 5:30pm, and asked for a table for one.

It worked. They put me at the Trattoria, which is the more casual restaurant upstairs of the main restaurant. I didn’t really mind as long as it is good. I promised to give the table back to them before they were full (but after I was full).

I stayed at the bar for a glass of Italian house red (only then I knew it is a Italian Restaurant). The wine was good, and the food was good too. I had a good grilled squid and sardine as the starter, and then a seafood pasta as the middle course. I had a grilled rib eye steak for the main course, with spinach and cheese salad on the top. Delicious. The olive oil and vinegar that goes with the Italian bread is also very good too.

I recommend this restaurant to everyone who like good and fresh food. Especially for those who love olive oil and pasta, you shouldn’t miss this. And if you don’t have 6 months in advance, you could try my trick to go there earlier to grab a seat.








利物浦驚魂

上星期三下午七時多,我在倫敦的唐人街一家港式茶餐廳內,一面食咖哩雞飯,一面想想利物浦可以怎樣抵擋AC米蘭的基斯普的快放和史譚的頭槌。

我趕快三扒兩撥吃完那又唔辣又冇雞味的咖哩雞飯,便快放自己過隔離充滿人頭的酒吧看看利物浦的進度。 嘩! 插針都插唔入! 好不容易才穿過很多正在揮拳叫囂的球迷的格勒底去到一個見到電視邊的位置。 一看之下,噢! 大鑊! 下半場剛開波,三比O! 我的心立即打個突,開始明白為何酒吧內的球迷都在揮拳叫囂! 尤其每當是AC的球員控球在腳時,他們更是吶喊至雙眼通紅! 我第一個反應便是努力地從新穿過他們激動的格勒底逃出這個即將失控的地方! 一出門口便跳上架的士飛回酒店,避免若有暴動發生時被困街頭。

一步進酒店大堂便聽到在大堂旁的 Lounge 內的大電視前面傳來的歡呼聲。 原來短短一程的士的時間利物浦已連追兩球,追成較為接近的紀錄。歡呼聲照樣那麼激動,但沒有了之前的敵意和狂暴。我急步走向電梯,趕快回房睇埋餘下的賽事。在電梯口等待時,突然聽到掌聲雷動,歡呼聲夾雜玻璃爆破聲,原來利物浦剛執死雞補中了一球十二碼罰球,追成三比三平手! 真是峰迴路轉! 而且極為無癮,因為六球入球我一球也看不到。

第二朝新聞不斷讚賞利物浦 – 主要是讚那些球迷 – 竟然沒有在土耳其和英國本土倒亂! “沒有倒亂”也可成為新聞,可想而知我之前的 worries 不是多餘的。