Liverpool is in Town ! -Day 3 Oooooooh what a day!
I am so dead tired but here I am, 130am Singapore time, eager to share with you what I did today. First of all, I did 2 things which pleases my heart today. This morning when I was at JP, there was this old man (should be in his 60s) who was trying to show me the pass that he was wearing round his neck. I only saw that he suffered a stroke and that was about it. I wasn't sure what he wanted but when he went to another table, the group of Malay ladies at the table actually gave that man a part of the sandwich which they were having. After that only did I realised he was asking for food. I felt bad for him and went to get a cup of hot Milo for him. He was so grateful and kept turning his back and thanking me. I felt so pleased to have made him so happy. At that time, thoughts of this old man might be out to get a free lunch tried to distract me but then I also remembered what the church has taught me- "When I was hungry, you fed me..." The more I think of that bible verse, the more I felt I had done the right thing. The 2nd thing happened towards the end of the day. I will tell you as you continue to scroll down!
Today was Liverpool FC 3rd day in Singapore and I finally get to see my heroes face to face! After breakfast at Jurong Point, I decorated my car with Liverpool's scarfs, my Torres' pennant, then set off for Singapore River, where Liverpool FC will be taking the river cruise. I reached there alone at 1pm and met 2 new friends, Regina and Frank. They were also converted Catholics (such joy!) like me and look like in their mid-40s.
When 3 boats carrying the whole team arrived, Riverside Point and Clarke Quay simply went bersek. Fans were running along the riverbanks, chasing, singing, shouting and snapping their cameras. And that includes ME! Let me take you through my day with pictures that I took during my "Chase Idol" day!
I managed to tell Rafa Benitez, "In Rafa We Trust, bring the title back!" He actually heard that and acknowledged me with a wave and smile! Haha...
As I ran along, I also called out to Kenny Dalglish and Sammy Lee, telling them to win the title next season and they actually waved and smiled at me too! Haha...
I called out to Degen, "C'mon Degen, make the right back position yours!" He acknowledged that with a wave back too!
These are shots of the first boat and probably the most popular one, cos' TORRES is there!
The 2nd boat-Reina, Carragher, Degen and the youngsters.
There were frequent shouts of "Don't go Xabi!" and of course I aslo kept shouting that too! He can't go! He's my favourite Liverpool player!
And yes, finally I reached the Merlion, where the Liverpool's river cruise ended. See the flag I am holding...you know what, people started coming to me, wanting to borrow my flag to take photos with! I jokingly told them $2 for the rental and the shots!
After the cruise ended, I walked to Mandarin Oriental, hoping to see the players enter the hotel but too bad, I didn't get to see them and decided to walk back to Clarke Quay to get my car. Along the way, I bought these things! Look at the black marker which I got too! Just in case I get to see Torres and I can ask him for an autograph on the Torres biography which I got from MPH!
After getting the car back, I went back to Mandarin Oriental! But I couldn't get a lot at the hotel so I parked at Ritz Carlton. I met more fans outside the hotel and this fan actually got Reina and Agger to sign on tomorrow's match tickets! D*rn! Why do i have to work on Friday!!!??? I also met some really young fans and I realised how old I am! Kids being kids, they talked loudly and talked nonsense!
While waiting outside the hotel, the NDP preview show was going on and I managed to enjoy the show through the sound coming out of the show and also the fireworks! While I was sitting outside the hotel, this young Malay family of 3 was sitting beside me. After about 15mins, they decided to move somewhere on my right to have a better view of the fireworks. To my surprise, I found a lady's handbag on my left. I immediately picked the handbag up and went to my right where the young family has shifted to and return the handbag to the mother. She was so relieved to see her handbag and she still haven't realised she has forgotten her handbag! Even though it was a small gesture from me, I felt really good that her handbag was left besides me and not somewhere else. I would surely not take someone precious possession as I truly understand the feeling of losing my own things.
Well, it was 830pm and still no sign of the team coming out of the hotel and my chances of having the Torres biography flew pass....And that's my Sat for you!