I’m not really a sporty person. Of course, I cannot be a soccer fan. CM and John are the die hard fans of Manchester United. So, John asked to watch a live soccer match for his birthday. After a long wait, we finally had a chance to watch our first LIVE soccer match when the Lions XII played Malaysia’s PKNS in the Malaysia Cup on 25 August 2012 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
It was very exciting and we enjoyed every bit of it. I found myself sitting at the edge of my seat especially during many heart-stopping moments. Certainly this would not be the case for a soccer game on TV. Emotions were like a roller coaster for the spectators as we heard shouts now and then. Even on the playing field, the spirit of sportsmanship was so important. I began to appreciate the tight security we saw at the stadium. We were ecstatic when the Lions won PKNS 3-1. At least for us, that was the favoured ‘happily ever after’ ending, for now.