Merengue Bites World Cup edition – Episode 2

Kaushik, Mark and Rahul discuss all things World Cup, and look back at the first few days of action. This episode was recorded on Sunday June 15, before the France-Honduras and Argentina-BiH games were played. Access the podcast here or listen to it using the Soundcloud player below:


Pre-Weekend World Cup Ramblings, etc. (Brazil 3 – Croatia 1)

Now come on. That was NOT a penalty. I took in the game (4am Singapore time) whilst ironing a pile of dried laundry that consisted of my clothes, my wife’s, my son’s, my daughter’s and my in-laws’. I didn’t manage to finish the entire pile (the other half will be left for tonight’s Spain-Netherlands match, 3am tomorrow early morning). . I managed to download an excel file where you plug the scorelines of the matches of the tournament, which in turn update the rankings in the group tables and eventually fill up the brackets in the elimination rounds. In filling it up and exchanging notes with some colleagues in the office, I was startled by how the groupings allow Brazil a very good chance of making it into the finals and winning it all. In my ‘excel simulation’, they reach the final to face either Spain or Argentina. . Opening matches tend not to be great contests (I didn’t watch South Africa’s opening match in the last WC, and saw Germany steamroll Costa Rica in 2006). Brazil-Croatia was a proper contest though. Croatia had enough quality players to bother the hosts and it really looked like that when the match started. More >

Merengue Bites World Cup edition – Episode 1

Kaushik, Bassam and special guest Ryan preview international football’s showpiece tournament, the World Cup in Brazil! Download the podcast here or listen to it using the Soundcloud player below:


Nomz’ journey of La Decima

No words, just pictures to describe what a lucky ba****d Nomz was to witness La Decima live in Lisbon.