February 25, 2007

Teamwork in football

Where I come from we play football like this:

Pass the ball to your teammate, expect him to beat one then another defender and score. If he’s good, he’ll pull off the ‘pistolero’, where he’ll be expected to beat them all and score. If he’s not, then you'll wait until he’s in trouble for you to finally make up your mind to render aid IF AND ONLY IF it 'feels' well deserved. I could be exaggerating.

In Griga, it’s the other way around:

Pass, pass, pass, score. And when you pass, you can expect it back almost immediately. Only a star player is allowed to try the pistolero. And by star player I mean heroic, like Achilles and Hector of Troy.

Griga football is different but it feels right. It took me a few matches to get the message, but when I did, it was rewarding.

I never truly grasped the concept of teamwork until I landed in Dangriga and I’m learning even more. So far, I’ve learned that true teamwork lessens the many strains one endures on a day by day basis. It has helped me at work, at home, and on the pitch.

February 13, 2007

The Web 2.0 video

"Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us" by some ethnology professor. (Highly recommended)

February 12, 2007

Together we can conquer the world

Ah, finally! Another Belizean joins the blogoshpere. Ooops! Almost forgot this one.