Don’t miss another football match again

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When I hang out with friends, the soccer fanatics will always choose to hang out at some stupid place with a stupid TV screen showing some stupid live football match and, like, we’d be stuck there all night!

Last Saturday, I was out with my friends. We were just hanging around, shopping, eating, the usual stuff. While we were having dinner, the perennial question came: What shall we do after dinner?

This guy friend, whose name shall forever remain a secret because I don’t want him to kill me, said, “I want to go home and watch soccer.”

What a wet blanket.

So we all yelled at him until he finally yielded. “Okay, fine, fine, I will sacrifice my soccer tonight.”

HOW NICE OF HIM.

But then, he looked pretty sad all night.

I tell you, soccer fans are so troublesome. But I have a solution! Don’t say I only know how to complain!

The solution is: Choose Freedom!

Aww, what a cute doggy!

But what does it mean?

Well, let’s hear what our cute doggy has to say.

Wah! A talking dog!

No, seriously. Do you know what this means?

This means that soccer fanatics can now hang out with their pals any time they want, without having to miss any soccer matches, ever!

With StarHub TV on Mobile, you can now watch “live” TV on your mobile phone.

That means my silly friend will be able to watch “live” Barclay Premier League matches when he is out!

That’s right. He can bring his football matches with him wherever he goes! How cool is that?!

ARE YOU READING THIS, friend who shall not be named?

This also means that you don’t have to make your friends sit in a noisy pub to watch matches with you, anymore. Hah!

There’s also the news, as well as crazy Taiwanese variety shows, when you’re bored with soccer.

Here’s a list of available channels on StarHub TV on Mobile.

Football: Goal TV 1, Goal TV 2, Football Channel

News: CNN, CNBC, ChannelNewsAsia

Asian: CTI TV

Entertainment: Animax

The service is easy to use. And I know all you smart football fans will have no trouble with it.

(I’m not saying this just to avoid being murdered in my sleep. All the football fans I know are really smart people.)

The user interface is friendly and you can channel surf easily. It even comes with a TV guide so you won’t miss any important programmes.

The TV guide is really cool. The show times for all the shows in all the channels are listed clearly AND you can set your phone alarm to remind yourself to watch a particular show.

But I think my friend doesn’t need an alarm to remind him to watch football. He has an inbuilt sensor that automatically goes off when he’s needed at the screen.

I think maybe I should get it, too. It’ll be nice to watch the news while I’m outside since I always have time to kill between meetings and auditions and events and shoots.

At the very least, it would be something to motivate me to pay more attention to world affairs, a subject which instantly bimbolises me when I’m put to the test.

And I know what the Goonfather will watch if I pass him the phone. He will be tuning in to the Taiwanese entertainment channel. (And he’ll have a lot of chance to do that because he always has to wait for me when my auditions or meetings take longer than expected.)

I used to be irritated to death when he wouldn’t stop watching Taiwanese variety shows at one time. He loves them because they’re slapsticky and he enjoys laughing at people. I hate them because they’re slapsticky and I don’t like laughing at people (except at him). *lol*

ANYWAY.

I hope StarHub will bring in more channels. Like, maybe AXN or Star World or HBO or, uh, Disney Channel? Haha.

I never have time to watch TV at home, so I would love to be able to bring TV out with me!

Well, give the service a try. Maybe if more people subscribe and request, StarHub will have a reason to bring in all the extra channels!

How about paying our cute doggy a visit to find out more and to subscribe?

StarHub TV on Mobile is FREE for StarHub TV Sports Group customers, but only till May 31, 2009, so do hurry and get your service now!

(Otherwise, it’s $26.75 a month or $3.75 a day for 24-hour access.)

Sex is more popular than football

The most popular sport in the world, according to a straw poll conducted over the weekend involving one bored boyfriend, is sex.

“What is the most popular sport in the world?” I had asked him.

“Sex,” he said

“That is not a sport!”

“Yes, it is,” he argued. “It’s an activity that increases your heart rate and burns calories.”

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EURO 2008 footballers drink Pepsi

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I don’t watch football. But I drink Pepsi.

You know that Pepsi commercial in which this guy has to wrestle with his pet cheetah for his can of Pepsi Max and his friend goes “See? That’s why I keep a hamster”?

[Bad Cheetah!]

[See? That’s why I keep a hamster!]

(Click here to watch the commercial.)

It’s such a ridiculously hilarious line that my friends can’t stop quoting it to one another at the slightest provocation.

They’ve been doing that for months now.

They’re also turning me into a Pepsi addict because every time someone says that line, I feel an urge to drink Pepsi.

[Feel thirsty?]

I used to hate diet sodas because they tasted so weird. But I think they’re getting much better now. Pepsi Max actually tastes quite like regular Pepsi so, like, I’m drinking a lot of it now.

[Yes]

And it’s not because of the current Pepsi promotion in which you can win instant prizes and not-so-instant but very-very-cool prizes.

I’m aiming for the 52-inch HD TV (worth $8,999 and they’re giving away four sets omg).

Failing which, the PlayStation 3 bundled with a football game (also four sets) would also be very sweet.

I know I already have a PS3 but I need a white one. White gadgets make me happy.

Just take a look at this beauty!

[Mine!]

There are many other smaller prizes, mostly food and beverage vouchers and discounts, of which I’ve collected quite a number.

Interestingly, CabalSEA has also jumped in and offered 10 Astral Boards and 10,000 limited edition Cabal Online posters as prizes. Too bad I don’t have time to play that game. I think the avatars look pretty!

[Sexy Yuan]

Anyway, this promotion is kind of tied to the current massive Pepsi Euro campaign, which is fronted by a handful of famous footballers playing for Euro 2008.

[Pepsi Football]

Well, I’m not really a foodball fan but I know David Beckham. I suppose one would have to be comatose not to know him.

So, Pepsi has produced this very cool TV commercial which stars six hotshot footballers.

[David Beckham serves Pepsi!]

[Yum]

The production team went around the world and interviewed random people in the streets on what they wanted to see in a Pepsi commercial starring these footballers.

[Good looking random guy]

Then they went back, selected a whole bunch of suggestions, made the ideas reality and pieced the snippets together into one coherent commercial.

The result is very, very cool. Very.

You have to watch it (click here). Not because you’re in love with the footballers but because the commercial is very, very good.

Oh, yes, the footballers. I’m thirsty. I feel like checking ‘em out.

First, there’s Lionel Messi.

[Lionel Messi]

I suppose he’s kinda cute.

Then there’s Cesc Fabregas, whose name I can’t pronounce.

[Cesc Fabregas]

Ooh, yeah, he’s kinda cute also.

There’s Thierry Henry. His name sounds familiar to me.

[Thierry Henry]

Yeah, he’s cute, too. He looks like a jazz singer in this picture, though.

Frank Lampard! Haha. Never mind.

[Frank Lampard]

He’s not in the cute range for me, but he’s alright.

Next up is Ronaldinho. What a mouthful. How do you say his name again?

[Ronaldinho]

Hmm… so so. Not that cute but I like his hair.

David Beckham!

[David Beckham]

He’s cute, oh yeah, he’s cute.

Four out of six cuties! That’s nice.

I suppose cute factor is not exactly relevant since they’re footballers and not models. But cute is always nice.

They’ve got personal profiles up in this pseudo social networking site specially created for this campaign. It’s called Youniverse (cool name)!

So, anyway, if David Beckham is drinking Pepsi, I’m drinking Pepsi.

Oops. Now I sound like an impressionable teenager.

Oh, what the heck.

Playing Rock Band on that 52-inch HD TV (with David Beckham) would be reeeeeally sweet!

Gotta buy more Football series Pepsi to win that baby (the TV, not David Beckham)!