17 days to go! Image of the completed Durban Stadium
Kleinz's Life List
1. Be a better person
2. Get more people to travel to Africa
3. See a leopard in its natural environment
4. Swim with sharks
5. Try a new recipe each week
6. Watch all movies on AFI's 100 Best movies list
7. Start my own business
9. Consume fewer material things and more spiritual ones
10. Retire comfortably
11. Die, having never fired a shot in anger
How I did it: I was fortunate as the 2010 World Cup was hosted by my country, South Africa. Also I live in Durban which was a host city, just 3Km from the stadium.I applied for 5/7 games hosted in Durban, but was only sucsessful in getting tickets for the round of 16 match.Netherlands beat Slovakia 2-1 to progress to the quarter finals. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Created a list of books. I decided to concentrate on prize winning literature. So I used the Booker Prize list; the National Book Award list; the Pulitzer prize for the Novel list; the Commonwealth Writers prize; the Time 100 list; The Costa (formerly Whitbread) award and so on. The total number of books (to date) on the combined list is more than 350. I have read some 250 of the books. The great majority are excellent, some&nbs… Read how I did it…
Booked to fly to Rome overnight tomorrow. Getting everything ready to pack. Finally got all the train/entrance tickets today. All this holiday planning is exhausing and exiting!
Today is 1 year to the opening of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.