Monday, January 21, 2008
In Gregson Park, Hamilton on Sunday. Skateboarding or relaxing and tennis for two, really, playing tennis and chatting to each other in French, I think, is it an unmistakable language? The Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne just had several marathon-length matches.
At about 3am Sunday morning everyone was woken by a daredevil nihilistic motorcyclist who screamed past doing millions of RPMs. Was he a disgruntled tennis fan? At that time, on the radio, was a surprising commentary of a tennis match still in progress at the Australian Tennis Open.
The 4.30am finish was a record. It turns out we wern't the only ones irritated last Saturday night, the tennis fans who waited around were tragic.
On another tack, it must be time to sell Australian sport and TV Shows to the USA while their stocks are low due to the writers strike. It could become a two way street, it is possible to learn to understand British, American and other variations of English language and to enjoy media from different places.