The answer.

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Yesterday we were in Williamstown.

And on the peer we saw a famous boat of Sea Shepherds. Impressive. Frankly saying, I’ve always loved this organisation. There is a lot of self dedication and romantism in every story they bring from a sea, and it is such a great task they are working on – saving marine wildlife (some of it) in the world’s oceans from a slaughter in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

But for some reason now I associate Sea Shepherds with another story. I remember a couple of years ago huge laud campaign which was in every possible news paper. Japanese fishing boat attacked Sea Shepherd’s black boat mistaken it for a whale. Boat was damaged, whale saved, Sea Shepherds happy and international case was open.  And on the next morning I’ve overheard following conversation:

– How could some people kill whales? -asked one young man.

– They eat them, -answered another shortly.

– You can’t eat whales! It is great that at least someone is there to protect them. They are beautiful and under protection and it’s like eating dolphins, even worse!!!

–  (slowly with dignity) I don’t understand why is it such a big noise you are making about those whales? – asked an old lady, pronouncing every word with a thick French accent. And passionate young man tried to explain her that fishing boats from Japan not just committed a crime, but have no human feelings for beautiful animals, they are harvesting whales for food and it’s disgusting.

– Well, I understood that, but why in this case you don’t “scream” about thousands of cows killed by us every day?

Silence. She walks away.

Well, even tree years later I’m, myself still searching the answer on this question.

 

 

 

Soccer Gods

img_0370-2…. A-aaaaand they did it!

Australia played with Japan as part of a selection to the Soccer Wold Cup in Russia. Everywhere it was written “Road to Russia”, which in reality was more like “road to nowhere”. Cause playing like they did would bring neither  Japan, nor Australia to the big game. It seemed like players were sleeping and nothing was happening on the field. The result is 1:1

I know it is easy to be a judge and a smart coach and a great player at the same time if you are sitting in the bar with a beer, but it is hard to be at that time on the field. I guess that’s what God must feel like when he is watching us?

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С криками: ” Каааааамооооооон”, – мы смотрели футбол: отборочные игры на Чемпионат Мира по футболу Австралия против Японии.

То там, то здесь на барьерах висел слоган: “Дорога в Россию”. И я подумала: “И, действительно, если они так будут играть и дальше, эта дорога только в Россию, но не на Чемпионат Мира.” (И не важно, что направления в 2018 могут совпасть, главное то, что временные отрезки могут быть разными). Результат 1:1.

И мы устали орать больше, чем игроки на поле. Тяжело это, однако, думать, что ты умнее и играешь лучше, чем профессионалы. Тяжело….но как приятно.