I really am stopping counting them after this one!

 
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SENT BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FOR THE 15th.
 
A SPECIAL THANKS TO NIC, MARIE AND ALEX FOR SHARING A FEW HOURS HERE AT THE CASTLE.
 
IT’S SO QUIET WITHOUT COMPANY THAT THE DIGITAL RADIO STATION "PLANET ROCK" IS SOUNDING OFF.
 
SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN, NOT TODAY ANYWAY!
 
 
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5 thoughts on “I really am stopping counting them after this one!

  1. just noticed your age sign turned 66…..wow….a wonderful number….in some part of China, 66 represents never ending good lucks ahead! my best to you!

  2. Dear Laird,
     
    You\’ve raised another wonderful question! a trillion dollar question! 1.3 billion vs 11…..lol…….
     
    Seriously, I believe, one reason is due to this government-running system, which might be \’fruitful\’ in producing some athletes, it certainly embodies some incurable drawbacks! Football talents cannot be produced in these athlete/player farms! It needs real grass-root active participation from ordinary kids! China doesn\’t have this broad participation! Not just because of lacking necessary hardware, people generally lack the will to be actively engaged in sporting activities! Its athlete-producing farm hierarchy recruit what they believe to be the best potentials, then, they \’train\’ those selected/hand-picked….if some are good enough in basic skills AND know how to establish good \’relationship\’ with those in power, then they have a good chance to move \’upward\’….everybody in China knows that football players are big earners, so, the money the players’ family spent on building good \’relationship\’ with power-holders is an investment…it\’s business, that\’s all! Remember, in China, good grass-root players, or players from outside the system have little chance to enter the system, especially this dollar-filled football arena!
     
    Another reason might have something to do with Chinese \’culture\’, which, largely thanks to more than 2000 years of totalitarian rule, has developed an inalienable element of being not-to-be-unique, not-to-be–the-one-and-only, being modest, just being a commoner, must be good at dealing with power-holders….however, according to my humble understanding of football, it needs bright individuals, individuals not afraid of demonstrating their unique personalities, and never hesitate to show off their unique talents, on the pit or off the pit! Chinese culture won\’t tolerate this \’uniqueness\’, and too much uniqueness could be a threat to the power-holders’ attempt to build a \’harmonious society\’…….
     
    Congratulations on GB’s superb performance! probably the best ever in recent decades? I’m ready to learn cricket! ^_^

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