Tagged with world cup 2010

Go Orange!

Before the World Cup started, I decided that I would cheer for the USA and then if (hey, I was hoping!) / when they were eliminated, I would cheer for Holland.  I promise, I’m not just a bandwagon fan!  Actually, I’m not really a soccer fan at all, but “who are you with?” is one … Continue reading


In honor of Holland’s win over Brazil tonight…… (which is a sad, sad day for many Beirutis….) GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isla’s Obsession

Last week I posted this video – the World Cup theme song, the Arab-world version.  Isla looooves this video.  She will stop whatever she is doing when she hears the drums start to listen… it’s our new favorite game to surprise her with it at random times during the day.  :)


Funny thing, with all the flags flying over Beirut, I haven’t seen a single American flag.  Even in the stores, you can buy a Trinidad & Tobago flag, but no stars and stripes in sight.  Not sure if there’s political meaning behind that, or if the US has just never been good enough at “football” … Continue reading

Gooooo Brazil?!?

Beirut has definitely been hit by World Cup fever… and it hasn’t even started yet!   Over a month ago we started seeing little flags hanging from apartment windows and attached to cars.  Brazil, Germany, France, Spain….  Lebanon doesn’t have a team, so everyone chooses one to cheer for, and from what I hear, it … Continue reading