Jealousy.

Jealously. You can find it anywhere, even in your own self. Shocking but true. You know, truthfully, I never expected my self to feel teeny weeny bit jealous, however now, I open up and confess; I am jealous. Jealous of the girl who got the guy I like, those rich dudes and dudettes who splash their money everywhere, talented little kids who are far younger than me. Heck, I even feel jealous for my friends.

I mean, seriously, how are they so perfect and I am not. They effortlessly do stuff while I sweat out like some sweaty duckie trying to do something that isn't in her reach. or the fact that I try so hard and fail. I sucks. I tell ya right there, it sucks.

And then I realized, jealousy is good and helpful if you use it the right way.

For example, look at your perfect friends. Smart, talented and sporty. Want to be like them huh? Then work hard. Jealousy pushes you to go further but then, don't go over board. That is when it starts getting unhealthy. So to those of you who are reading this, or probably aren't, use jealousy to your advantage and make it a healthy thing, okay?

Boy, I sound like a counselor.

Xabi Alonso.

Let me tell you all about my favourite footballer, Xabi Alonso. I first saw him play in the 2005 Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan. Ever since then, this classy man has been an inspiration and idol to me. He teaches me and his fans to keep classy all the time. Stay classy, Xabi.

Haley Reinhart.

Okay, I'm not so much of a fan of Haley Reinhart throughout the whole Idol competition but her voice is really nice. My favourite of all her performances would be Fallin', which you watch right here:

Anon.

I cannot understand one thing; why change when you're just fine the way you are. Readers, let me tell you a story about a friend, let's just call that friend 'Anon'.

Anon was awesome. Anon used to tell the funniest jokes and poke fun at my Iker Casillas obsession. However, this year, Anon has changed. And not just a little, Anon changed a lot. Like Anon frog leaped from being the awesome, funny Anon I used to know to an indifferent, dumb-acting brat. Yes, brat. Not only that, Anon used to be such a genius with the best opinions I knew of. But no, Anon later thought Anon was the boss, king of the world. Anon thought people would like Anon if Anon was dumb and only talked about, lets say, disturbing stuff.

I don't understand why a person has to change to get people to like them. It's a stupid act and I suggest if you want to change or changed for people to like you, go listen to Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

That's all.

Pride and Prejudice, Tasha and Tasha.

So well, I wanted to discuss, is a book with great style of writing better or does the plot count on making it way better? Well, just recently, for my birthday, I bought a few books, namely Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Emma by Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Marley and Me and another book. Usually, I would browse around the teen fiction place, grab a candy apple book and pay. Yesterday though, was a whole different story. I browsed through some classics and picked up those books. I wanted Merchant of Venice but I couldn't find any... sadly. I also wanted to buy a Ballack book but it was sold out!

So, I came back and started reading Pride and Prejudice, although my exam is nearing. I'm done right now but the style of the book was so different from the usual books I read. It was beautiful with a nice plot. Usually, Candy Apple books would make me have butterflies in my stomach but this book made me not want to put it down. Very engaging, I must say.

Right now, I'm watching the movie version starring Keira Knightley. I must say, after 1 part, I'm hooked. Never have I been hooked to a movie this fast. My mother told me I would hate Mr. Darcy through the book but I couldn't find him evil at all, I just couldn't stand Mr Wickham though! I almost thought, 'What is this Lydia doing running away with him???'. But, I was very happy that Darcy and Eliza ended up together, in the book. I don't know about the movie because I am not done.

So basically, I'm hooked to Jane Austen's work. Hoooray!

Steven Gerrard is a saviour. I like him.


Once in a generation a player comes along to whom nothing seems impossible. Luckily, that man wears the No.8 shirt at Anfield.

Our inspirational captain is arguably the most complete footballer in the world. Power, pace, touch and a never-say-die attitude; Stevie G has it all, and rarely have these attributes been more apparent than when he skippered the Reds to 2005 Champions League glory in Istanbul.

England's vice-captain has collected just about every medal during 12 years in the first team and in 2006 was awarded an MBE by the Queen. The one piece of silverware that eludes him is the Premier League title.

Gerrard's LFC love affair began when he was spotted playing for Whiston Juniors aged nine. Eight years later, after a period as a trainee, he signed his first professional contract.

Within 12 months the starlet had made his first-team debut, coming on as a second-half sub for Vegard Heggem against Blackburn Rovers on November 29, 1998. Gerrard played 13 games in his debut season, in part due to the injury woes of fellow midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

Persistent back and groin problems punctuated his blossoming career, though he'd managed to establish himself as a first-team regular by the start of the 1999-00 season.

It proved to be a momentous campaign for the Whiston-born youngster, not least because of a spectacular first professional goal at Anfield against Sheffield Wednesday. England coach Kevin Keegan was starting to take note.

Having already featured at U18 and U21 level, Gerrard was handed his first senior international cap against Ukraine in May 2000. From there he was selected for Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium, but had to settle for just a single substitute appearance.

By now regarded as the complete box-to-box midfielder, he was instrumental in the Reds winning a unique treble in 2001. With the Worthington and FA Cups already in the bag, Gerrard was one of the scorers in an unforgettable 5-4 UEFA Cup final victory over Alaves. It came as no surprise when the man nicknamed the Huyton Hammer was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

The milestones were starting to stack up for Gerrard, who kicked off the following season by netting his first international goal in the famous 5-1 trouncing of Germany in their own backyard. The win helped Sven's men secure a World Cup place, but heartbreak followed when a groin injury ruled the midfield maestro out of Japan and South Korea.

A disappointing domestic season followed, the highlight of which was a Worthington Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Gerrard opened the scoring in a satisfying 2-0 win over Manchester United.

By the start of 2003-04 the midfielder had firmly established himself as Liverpool's on-field leader, and it was no surprise when Houllier handed him the captain's armband in place of Sami Hyypia.

The decision proved such a success that within six months Gerrard was captaining England against Sweden in the absence of David Beckham.

Just when it seemed things couldn't get any better for the Scouser, they did. On May 25, 2005, under new boss Rafael Benitez, Gerrard lifted the club's fifth European Cup.

Having already brought Liverpool back from the brink earlier in the campaign with a last-gasp strike against Olympiacos, the skipper helped inspire the greatest comeback of all time in Istanbul.

No one believed the Reds could overturn AC Milan's 3-0 half-time lead - until Stevie G's 54th minute header, that is.

His heroics earned him the title of UEFA's Most Valuable Player, as well as a nomination for the prestigious Ballon D'Or award. He would come third in the latter, behind Ronaldinho and countryman Frank Lampard.

In the months that followed the final, captain fantastic signed a new four-year contract at Anfield to put an end to speculation about a possible move to Chelsea.

With his future sorted, Gerrard went on to enjoy his most impressive season to date, scoring 23 goals in 53 games and being crowned PFA Player of the Year. He was the first Liverpool man to win the award since John Barnes in 1988.

The 2005-06 campaign culminated with another FA Cup win in Cardiff, with West Ham providing the opposition. If 1953 will always be remembered as the Stanley Matthews final, then 2006 will surely go down as Gerrard's day.

The No.8 twice breached Shaka Hislop's net, including a dramatic equaliser in the dying moments to send the game into extra-time and, ultimately, penalties. This 35-yard volley was voted Match of the Day's Goal of the Season.

Gerrard - who's played in just about every position for Liverpool - had now scored in four major finals, something no English-based player had ever done.

Next, in the summer of 2006 and aged 26, the Scouse sensation featured in his first World Cup. After scoring twice in the group stages, he was one of three players to miss a penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out loss to Portugal.

In the wake of defeat and Beckham standing down, Gerrard was widely tipped to be the next England skipper. New boss Steve McClaren eventually plumped for Chelsea centre-back John Terry, with the Liverpool man having to settle for the vice-captaincy.

The Kop idol returned from Germany for another eventful domestic season during which he broke Ian Rush's European Cup goalscoring record. His header against PSV was his 15th in the competition, one more than the legendary striker.

In December 2006 Gerrard was awarded an MBE, which he later collected from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

As if all this wasn't enough, the season ended with another European Cup final, and again it was AC Milan. The Reds might have lost 2-1 in Athens, but Gerrard was more than happy to pen a new four-year contract to keep him at Anfield until 2011.

Back on the international front, there was major disappointment in November 2007 when he skippered his countrymen to a 3-2 defeat against Croatia at the new Wembley - ending both England's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008 and Steve McClaren's reign at manager.

The domestic season also ended without silverware despite a 21-goal haul for Gerrard including an ice-cool penalty versus Arsenal to take Liverpool to yet another Champions League semi-final.

Now a bona fide legend of the British game, the midfielder made it a century of club goals with a powerful free-kick against PSV in October 2008. In doing so, he joined an elite band of 16 Anfield legends to achieve the feat.

The strike was one of 24 for Gerrard during 2008-09, a personal record which earned him Football Writers' Player of the Year for the first time. Sadly, his haul wasn't enough to secure an elusive Premier League winners' medal, though Liverpool mounted their best challenge since 1990 before United crossed the line on the penultimate weekend.

All this persuaded the pride of Merseyside to once again commit his future by agreeing a two-year extension tying him to Anfield until the age of 33.

A disappointing campaign followed for both club and captain, though Gerrard still plundered 12 goals as Liverpool finished seventh. He also made his 500th club appearance at Ewood Park on December 12, 2009.

As shown in the official website.


Where are the reds?

Okay, I watched Liverpool v Sunderland and I couldn't help but cry in my head loads of times. I mean, there were loads of opportunities where the Reds could have scored. Take for example two goal attempts from Daniel Agger. Especially at the end, where he kicked it just too high before the game ended. When it missed, I fell. And so did my heart. Okay, I'm being a bit dramatic. Still.At the opening, I was already convinced, "LIVERPOOL WILL WIN" when Dirk Kuyt scored. Then, Poulsen got a handball in the penalty area and I was already praying "Oh gosh, Pepe Reina, work your magic" but Bent scored. Crack. Crack. Break. Sad.And today, in the Sunday Times, they had a whole page on the Reds, titled 'RED ALERT'. So, reading the paragraph about the trouble finding an owner, i immediately thought, "WHY AM I 13?" then, "If I had a company..." and then, "OH GOSH, I need to set up company!". But, right, I'm too young. Sadly. I wish I could own Liverpool FC and maybe one problem will be over. They also mentioned about Steven Gerrard not being surrounded by the right players. I mean, Xabi Alonso left, Javier Mascherano too and Torres got injured during the world cup and is still recovering, although he is playing. And, Gerrard is my favourite Liverpool player. I mean, the consistency and personality shows in his play. Plus, he is terrific being the one who scored twice against Untied and once against Sunderland.
They also mentioned about Hodgson not being the right one for the club. Guess it's a bit too early to be saying all this but, reading the past Liverpool achievements, this season really stinks. No offence. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Liverpool must beat Blackpool. And they must go to the Top 4, where they are supposed to be, not Manchester City (I'm sorry, I don't really like City).

We Love You Liverpool, We DO.
Oh and another one is the shocking defeat of Chelsea by City. Oh god, I though I was gonna cry. I mean, I like Chelsea too but, Liverpool is always no. 1 for me.Plus, it was City who beat them. CITY! If it was United, I don't mind, after all, Berbatov's shape is brilliant (Proven during the United game against the Reds). The Gunners also were defeated by West Brom. WEST BROM. Seriously, the time Almunia fouled a player causing a penalty, I was thinking, "WHY CAN'T IT BE A RED CARD?". Oh well, Almunia didn't really play that well. Not his best. And, Wenger was practically not so calm anymore. Sadly.

Guess the games end quite sadly yesterday.

P/S: Did you see when Carragher ran to the pitch only to be stopped by officials for not wearing his shirt?

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