The God's Given Lionel Messi - messilegend

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

F2F happier than Facebook

Face-to-face time makes us happier than Facebook

SINGAPORE, May 11 — Nothing makes us happier than our families and loved ones, a new study shows, with face-to-face socialising beating reaching out to people online hands down.

The Happiness Barometer, conducted in 16 countries across the globe, was based on the Coca-Cola Happiness Index, which surveyed between 500 to 1,000 people per country.

Almost two-fifths, or 40 per cent, of those surveyed said catching up with their loved ones after work was the happiest time of their day, while more than 20 per cent said they were happiest when eating with their families.

By contrast, only 5 per cent said they were happiest when connecting with friends online, and even less — 2 per cent — said the first text message of the day made them joyful.

Families and partners were, by far, the biggest source of happiness for almost 80 percent of those surveyed, with friends coming up next at 15 percent.

“Despite our celebrity driven culture, fame is not likely in itself to be a primary source of happiness. Instead, real happiness depends on our connecting with people, especially through love and kindness,” the study said.

Hugs and food also made a lot of people happy, especially in Britain and Russia, where almost a third of people said they are likely to find comfort in a hug or seek it in food.

The countries surveyed were France, Italy, Spain, Britain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, China, Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States. — Reuters

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Barcelona 5 Shakhtar 0

My prediction for the quarterfinal first leg CL match at Nou Camp:

Barcelona 5 Shakhtar 0

Both Messi and Villa will end their goal drought by scoring in this match!

Beautiful football once more!

Stay tuned for the match commentary! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Messi "Braced" Through Arsenal's Bus

Messi scored twice against Arsenal who play the boring "park the bus" instead of attacking football. You cant blame them when the opponent is Barcelona.

Final score: Barcelona 3 Arsenal 1;
though Gunners had ZERO shot on goal. Busquest accidentally scored an own goal from Nasri's corner, helping Arsenal to tie the score after a welltaken goal by Messi.

The first goal was the result of a backflick gone wrong by Fabregas. Maybe he was thinking of Iniesta as his teammate. Iniesta got the ball, found a small space between Arsenal's defenders and chipped the ball to Messi who was on the run. Messi showed why he is the best footballer in the world - by thousand miles - by a perfect chip past Almunia before slotting the ball into the net!

The second goal came after quick delightful passes by Iniesta to Villa and then to Xavi who scored with slight deflection off Arsenal's defender. After the goal, Barcelona wasted no time in search of the third and winning goal!
Pedro was brought down inside the penalty box by Kolcshieny as he chased after a through pass by Xavi. As a result, the referee awarded a penalty to Barcelona. All eyes were on Messi as he placed the ball on the penalty spot! Messi stylistly converted the penalty and was mobbed by his teammates in front of Arsenal's goalmouth!

Arsenal nearly scored in the 87th minute but Mascherano did a great job to deny Bendtner from scoring the decisive goal. At the end, it was a great night for Barcelona and the fans. Arsenal was totally OUTCLASSED, OUTPLAYED and OUT-KICKED by Barcelona. Even Guardiola forgets his backpain as he celebrates ecstatically!
Great job Barcelona! Hats off to Guardiola!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Can Messi score 5 goals against Arsenal?

Nothing is impossible for the little Messiah from Argentina. If indeed Messi score 5 goals against Arsenal, one better than last year, the world will take note! And Barcelona will gain more supporters since EPL has the most viewers all around the world except Spain.

Barcelona will be without their top two central defenders, Puyol and Pique, similar to the second leg match at Nou Camp last year. As long as Barcelona midfielders control the game from the start, I see no big trouble at the back. Iniesta, well-rested against Zaragoza, will play a key part in this match together with Xavi. Maybe Xavi will score the first goal, just like the match against Real Madrid.

Again, Messi should take the center stage and all eyes will be on him to score five goals past Szczesny, the new goalie for Arsenal. Villa, fresher from little playing time against Zaragoza, will have the support of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta.

Fulltime score:
Barcelona 5 Arsenal 1

My prediction is Messi will score at least ONE hattrick in this match. :)

What's your take?

Enjoy beautiful football, one more time!!!

Barcelona vs Arsenal (9 March 2011, 3.45am Malaysia/Singapore time)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

You don't have to do extraordinary things to become an extraordinary person.