Should It Be Real Time?

I live in Indonesia, and it has time zone difference five hours faster earlier than South Africa. The time zone difference does a matter coz all Indonesian are crazy about the World Cup held in South Africa. Lotta people decide to be up all night for watching the live match. For example, this week, the Top 16 phase is broadcasted live at 9 pm and 1 am. If people insist to watch both of them, it’s confirmed that they just already sleep at 3 am.

Including my dad. Each night he watches the matches. He supports for Netherlands, but he also watches other teams’ matches. I watch them, too, but I determine my time limit that at 11 PM I should go to bed. I don’t want the Round Leather make black circles under my eyes.

And according to the tv station, if they run live a match tonight, they’re gonna re-run it again at midday. As if they wanna give chance to people who fell asleep when watching the live match, to be able to spectacle it though it’s already too late. Some other people even have watched fully its live match, then they watch the re-run match again the next day. As if they wanna memorize every goals created.

My mom hates the World Cup coz my dad’s habit to turn on the tv in their bedroom for watching football noises the room. Almost every night my mom wishes that the electricity will get stroke, and thank God the wish hasn’t come true. Mother’s prayer always works out,  but I think sometimes the special authority is abused. And my mom is confused, if a match is gonna be re-ran the next midday, why my dad should wake up at night for watching it live.

Football has made people think irrationally. It’s true, you’d rather watch the re-run match at midday, than fighting for dizziness as you watch the live match at night. Beside, you watch or do not, it doesn’t affect the game, is it? It’s different from watching it on stadium, if we shout out loud by the field, there’ll be probability the player will hear our mockeries and it’s gonna induce him to play better, so our favorite team can be able to win. It never works that way as you watch in tv. You shout or do not, the goal will still happen, the slow player will run slowly, no difference about it.

Then I think, watching football is about trend, too. It doesn’t feel great when you present in your office in the morning without talking about last night’s match’s result. Imagine if we prefer present and waiting for re-run match, perhaps we’ll look out of date rather than fellas who buzz about why Slovakia’s Robert Vittek is tackled on the penalty box by Dutch liberos at the additional time. People wanna stay up to date. They wanna be part of an event though it’s only by watching tv. They wanna be an history. And the sensation can’t be felt only by watching the re-run match. That’s why they prefer waking up at night for watching the live match, so they can witness how the history is created.

Today is July 3th, the quarter final matches are about to begin, Argentina vs Germany and Uruguay vs Ghana. I hope those Argentines and Ghanaians will win. Thank God tomorroq is Sunday, so I have reason for waking up lately. This World Cup really has ruined my sleeping beauty schedule.. 😀

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. the chocolate lover
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 07:19:42

    hahahaha, I am the same with your Mom… I do not like to watch Football… But feel sorry for my Dad since nobody watch it with him, sometimes I watch it too… He usually going to sleep anyway around 11 PM and watch it again on midday 😀

    Like you said, people watch it because is trendy right now….and is weird if you have no idea who score or how they play it 🙂 And like to comment how it should have been done as if they are able to do so if they are the player 😀

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    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jul 03, 2010 @ 08:41:02

      Now I get it why people go to bars and cafes to watch the live match. Probably watching it home make them sleepy coz their wives and daughters refuse to stay up with them. 😀

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  2. partnerinvain
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 14:40:09

    you can feel the thrill, the senses, the magic of football match if you watch the live match. Like last night the drama between Uruguay and Ghana, I Laughed, screamed, and jumped to watch how Suarez became volleyball player infront of the net and got a “lucky red card”, and I felt that I’d got a heart attack when Gyan couldn’t make a score! What a drama comedy.
    Don’t be jealouse at me I can watch all the matches…I’m on vacation….he…he…

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  3. Cahya
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 19:02:52

    I can’t handle more then the first game at 9 pm, after that a good night sleep 🙂

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  4. Debby
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 10:04:31

    yeah… the spirit of WorldCup influence my spirit too ^^

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  5. lina@happy family
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 12:16:15

    I try to accompany my husband watching the live football matches; but only for special ones, like this night match (Germany vs Spain).
    We plan to watch it at a cafe/restaurant. I’ll have a nap first 🙂

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  6. Bang Aswi
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 07:08:08

    Wallahu’alam, saya sendiri pun tidak begitu menikmati menonton bola. Bahkan, ketika sekarang sudah semifinal sekalipun, saya tidak menontonnya dan asyik tertidur pulas. Hanya mengetahuinya dari berita di FIFA saja. Tapi kalau main bola, jangan ditanya. Saya pasti tergabung di tim inti sebagai kiper. Gak tahu ya, kenapa bisa begitu? ^_^

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  7. joe
    Jul 09, 2010 @ 10:38:14

    just relax and enjoy showtime…

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  8. didut
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 01:31:15

    karena hanya dgn menonton bola masy Indonesia bisa melupakan sejenak kesusahan mereka.

    tetapi sepertinya menarik kl ada yg bisa mempelajari bagaimana tingkat stress org Indonesia ketika byk siaran liga asing yg menghilang dr layar kaca indonesia 😛

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    • Vicky Laurentina
      Jul 10, 2010 @ 05:54:52

      Ini bagus nih untuk saran buat kolega-kolegaku yang psikiater. Kapan-kapan mereka mesti bikin korelasi perubahan insidensi stress dan absensi siaran liga sepakbola asing di televisi.. 😀

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  9. quinie
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 14:13:25

    gua termasuk orang yang ga peduli ama world cup. Tau siapa yang menang dan kalah dari fb. Tau mainnya bagus atau engga dari komentar temen2 kos an. Berisik? hm… ga sih.. biasa ajah kok…
    jadi ga gitu ngaruh…

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  10. FashionPria
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:19:24

    Yeah., finally the winner of worldcup 2010 is my favorite club., viva Espana! 😀

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  11. zee
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 10:43:00

    Gw hanya ikutan beritanya saja dari detik or twitter. Gak sempatlah nonton2 begituan, masih banyak yg harus diurus :D.
    Tapi benar katamu, ini sudah jadi tren. Jadi tiap pagi begitu sampai kantor pada heboh bicara bola… ya bolehlah klo emg aslinya doyan bola ya, ga cuma ikut2an. Kalau gw ya sekedarnya saja. Kalau gw suka sama yg main, gw tonton. Klo gak ya gak.

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