The Bokke just passed through the streets of Cape Town and they are on their way to Newlands where the cup will find it resting place. They passed right passed our building and I watched from the 13th floor. Here is a photographic view of it.
Band playing in front of our building.
People gathering in the street .. cars has nowhere to go.
Top of bus with all the Boks.
and some spectator busses.
All photos were taken by myself with my Nokia N80.
What a last Formula 1 GP held in Brazil yesterday. Kimi won the race with Alonso 4th and Hamilton 7th. This gave Kimi enough points to win the World Championship by 1 point. But did he win? There is some dispute about the fuel temperature of BMW Sauber and Williams. These teams were cleared but I am sure that McLaren will appeal this. If the appeal is successful then Hamilton will move up to forth and have enough points to take the championship. Waiting with abated breath to see how this will pan out.
So much has been said and written between 10:45 yesterday evening when SA won the Rugby World Cup and this morning that I am not going to repeat anything. Just visit Amatoma and you will have enough reading material to keep you busy on this Sunday.
Pictures like these say so much about what the game and winning it meant to ordinary South Africans back home.
Celebrations in Cape Town as the team wins – Picture: Reuters
I am proud to be a South African. Congratulations to the team and all who was involved with the team. It was a long and sometimes bumpy road but you have made it.
Now onto New Zealand 2011 where we can become the first team to successfully defend the cup.
Lastly I have to take my hat off to England. Everybody wrote them off when we thrashed them 36-0 but they showed guts and went on to surprise everybody by reaching the final and gave us 80 minutes of nailbiting rugby.
I eventually got around to upgrade this site to WordPress 2.3. It was reasonable painless exercise by following the instructions found here. If you do found any quirks or things wrong, please let me know.
Today is RWC DDay .. less than 7 hours to go. This morning I spend some time in the shops and people from all ages were wearing green and rugby jerseys in particular. I popped into a liquor store quickly and by looking at the queue, a lot of beers and other booze will be consumed tonight. I just hope it is not to be used to drown our sorrows after the game.
Today is a day like this here in Cape Town … it is 31 degrees Celsius outside with hardly and wind.
One day to go to the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England. What can I say that has not been said before? I, just like each and every South African out there, say that we will win the cup. However what worries me is this over optimism. Is this a good thing? It is good to be optimistic and patriotic, but we need to be realistic also. This is not just another test match. There is much more riding on this game. For the next 4 years the team that win this will be known as the World Champions, does not matter how bad they are or how many games they loose after this one. We also know what happened in the previous World Cup. Emotions and big match temperament play such a big role in this.
Yesterday Ubuntu 7.10 was let loose on the public. It is a great release and if you have not tried Linux then give this a spin. It is worthwhile and at the same time you can say you moving away from the buggy Microsoft software. Read here and here all about the features and some about the community that build it. Congrats to the whole Ubuntu team and community that got a great release out the door again.
Something about this great city I live and work in. Here is an aerial photo of Cape Town when the building of the new Greenpoint stadium was started.
It is half way to the weekend and I still do not know what I will do for watching the RWC final on Saturday evening. Need to get a group together so that we can either celebrate or drink our sorrows away after the game. My money is on the celebration part.
How great was the win against Argentina last night? Next week we can give the Poms a lesson in rugby again. So my prediction was not spot on but I really do not care who we play in the final. The main thing is that we there and that we will win it.
I have eventually cleared out all the backed up RSS entries in my feed reader. Here is some interesting tidbits:
Good luck to the Boks in their game against Argentina in the RWC tomorrow evening. I just know they will win. And my prediction for tonight, although not easy, is that France will go through to the final. What a prospect to look forward to, SA vs France in the RWC final. Who would have predicted that 2 months ago?