Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008

EM is heating up!

Euro 2008 is heating up in Zurich. Even during 1 hour lunch time, I see those people wearing T-shirts or flag of home countries every where on the street. Today, I even saw many people with board saying "I need ticket".
Yes, city is full of soccer feaver.

Netherland too good

As most of you know, one of the most unforgettable game has taken place on last Friday.

Netherland too good

My husband booked dinner at Hiltl in Munsterhof where temporarily opened restaurant-bar has built.

Netherland too good

it equipped many many screens which shows of course,,,,,, soccer game!!

Netherland too good

those who made reservation for course menu are escorted to the best seat and can stay there until second game is finish, which is 22:30.

Netherland too good

It was the day "Italy - Romania" and "Netherland - France" the hottest game so far I saw!

Can't believe that Italy has lost twice!

Netherland too good

after Italy has lost and all the Italian fans has left with dissapointment, our dinner has started.

Netherland too good

Many different type of appetizer.

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and many course. Hiltl is a popular vegetarian restaurant in Zurich. I'm quite impress how succesful they are. I mean, this soccer business is indeed huggeeeee!!!

Netherland too good

Menu are like foods from their buffet but charging us a lot:)

Netherland too good

but it was indeed worth!!

Netherland too good

The game "Netherland-France" turned out to be a memorable one!!

Netherland too good

Who ever imagined that netherland win scoring 4 points!

Since my home country is not participating, I was always in third-person point of view,, but I was really excited in this game!! After the game, I was fully satisfied. It was something you could not miss.

Netherland too good

On the way back home, I saw even a Gross Muenster is decorated for EM.

Netherland too good

It was a friday night. No matter who wins or lose, the street was full of people enjoying party:)

Montag, 9. Juni 2008

EURO 2008

Now it's started! EURO 2008!! All the hotels in Switzerland in June are sold out since long time and I was wondering how it gonna be in sich a small country.
It's crazy!

Euro 2008

Jumbo soccer players suddenly appared on the main staion!!!

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You can see from the people, how big these figures are!!

Euro 2008

Zurich is not a normal Zurich now.. Usually it's like a ghost town on sunday but it was full with tourists and even shops are open!!

The city is full of soccer energy!!

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Not only the city but also Odie is excited.. He stucked the flag "HOPP SCHWIIZ" (go Swiss!) on the car..

Euro 2008

and organized Apello (cocktail) upon the first game of Switzerland.

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SCHWIIZ!!!!!!

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and my Swiss husband is all satisfied..:)

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We toasted for Switzerland.... but they lost. SCHWIIZ!!!!!!

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Even though Switzerland lost, we head on to the city to watch another game "Portgual - Turkey" at the outside monitor. Again, it was full of soccer energy. Lots of crazy fans with witsle, flag and towels,, many many more.

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I, as a third person point of view, it was more interesting to watch the reaction of those fans than game:)

This day, portgual had beautiful victory scoring 3 goals.

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Euro 2008

No matter who wins, one thing very clear is that everybody really enjoying and having fun! I got jealous that my country is not playing..

I also want to hang my flag proudly or wrap myself with my flag!!!

Euro 2008

Odie bought Swiss flag as well. He said, "Oh, I have to get one as well, I can use it on National Holiday and also Olympic, this is great!" and I told him "well by Olympic, Japanese flag will come next to yours!" and then Odie continues "Hmmmm, that I have to consider. Maybe Japanese flag has to go Toillet". WHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTT!! Japanese flag in toilett! That I definetely can't accept! In such a case, I will cover Swiss flag with my Japanese flag!!

and so on... The battle between 2 countries has already started.. When Japan and Switzerland have to play upon World Cup, it will be a battle in our home as well..

Dienstag, 3. Juni 2008

Weekend with family

This weekend was big family weekend. During our stay in Japan, Godzilla and Ursurla were somehow in Iran. Godzilla, as soon as he returned Switzerland, flown Tokyo on the next day and stayed one week there. Then he came back but again, flown Poland!! What Godzilla kind of schedule!

Anyway this weekend, we had family's gathering after a while and was even more special since a sister of Odie was also visiting. She is now living in Madrid.

Weekend

Sunday afternoon we went by lake. A cozy coffee time after swiming in cold water. As you see from the sky colour, the water is indeed still cold. But Godzilla always try to force me into water! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

But I enjoyed girl's chat chat with Fay and Ursula.


Back in home, I was busy. I was being very active in kitchen because..

Weekend

Underneath our balcony from our kitchen, Godzilla is preparing flowers on ping pong table!!

Yes, it's a Barbecue Birthday party for Ursula!!

Weekend

Godzilla prepared such a beautiful flower! He used to give lots of flower arrangements to Ursula all made by himself,,,, with stolen flower from someone's garden... ha ha ha!

But I'm glad that he cancelled his plan of going Hungary on this day and joined the party.

An aunt and cousine of Odie also joined and it became quite a big party. Weekend

Odie is Grill Meister. He never let someone to touch his grill.
Everything is under his control:)

Weekend

and he check around if everybody have enough food on the plate:) Birthday-kid, Ursula dressing very colorful for her party! How nice!

Weekend

While Odie is being Grill Meister, I am Salad Meister:) I was in charge of preparing salad buffet. (on ping pong table!:)

Avodaco and Tomato salad,,,

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and this pasta salad was popular. I remember when I was invited to grill party last year, everybody loved pasta salad. So I just tried to make something similar.

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Linzertorte that I baked with Fay. That was great fun with her. Normally Ursula bakes for children but this time she got one for herself!

Weekend

So the sunday evening went on and wenn we realized, it was already quite late. Sky won't get dark until late so that's why we just went on. It was great fun.

Weekend

Even a cat from neighbor also tried to join the party!
It was cozy family party in long summer evening..

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