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Nothing compares to this

2010-06-11 15:00
Best decision - after my decision to go to London - was most definitely to move back home. I swear if I were still in London now, I would be in my home, curled into a ball, crying on the floor and most likely on the phone to all my family and friends wanting to know about the vibe and the excitement.

In fact, I couldn't think of a better place to be right now if you take into account what is happening right on our front freaking step. The Football World Cup or soccer for Americans and ourselves. How AMA-zing is that?

We get to blow vuvuzelas, decorate our cars in flags and funny colours, wear supporter gear and totally go nuts just because the whole country is. And when 14:00 comes around, we are going to be beaming proudly watching the opening ceremony and at 16:00, I'll be singing - and crying - the national anthem with more gusto then I've ever done being on the hockey field in my youth.

There will be traffic chaos, people chaos and other random chaos but it's going to be AMA-zing chaos filled with smiles, laughter, different languages, messed up diski dances, ridiculous clothing and tons of spirit and support. Think about those fan parks filled with the public and their loved ones all there for the same goal and sharing a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Everybody said we'd never pull it off. There have been negative comments about SA riddled with crime and how our services will never work and so on but you know what, deal with it. We won't mess this up. We're centre stage to the world right now, everyone wants this to work. Think of all the benefits when we pull this off in front of the entire globe. It's endless.

It's going to be AMA-zing even though I have no idea what to expect and I'm just running off hype, excitement and the gees, I'm fully behind Bafana Bafana because I'm proudly South African and because what we have in this country right now is hope and a little bit of belief starting to come through for our national team.

How do I know this? Look around you. Look at yesterday's parade for Bafana in Johannesburg. Look at the 12:00 vuvuzela blowing - and continuing sounds around you. Look at your offices, cars and look within yourself.

How freaking awesome is this? Nothing can compare to this right now!

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