So here I am in Kyiv for the UEFA EURO'12! Finally, I suppose one can say. Really, I still cannot believe that I'm here, and that I'm actually going to stay here for a month. So amazing!
So things are going pretty well. Our flat is pretty big, and actually a lot more spaceious than we had expected. And the location is great, too. We live 10 min away from the Fan Zone, which is this amazing place filled with shops and food stalls. There is even a Swedish coner, which I love because I can actually understand what they are saying. Besides, they all seem to have a great time there, too. Also, it is filled with hot Swedish guys, so really, I cannot say that I'm complaining.
|volunteers in their uniform!! ~side note: i've started drinking coca-cola! can you believe it!?|
We also live just 15-20 min away from the Volunteer Center and the stadium. The VC isn't too interesting really. It has a big screen for us to watch matches/tv etc on and a few laptops. We can also make tea and coffee there. And we have fridges with water and Coke. The stadium is really lovely though, which by the way, is the place where I will be working. I'll be working in the UEFA Prestige and Sponsor's villages, where people with money and and sponsors etc stay. Sadly no skyboxes for me. Quite exciting really. I have my first shift today, we'll see how it goes!
So far I've watched all the matches at the Fan Zone. And I was so happy when Denmark beat Netherlands! Amazing, no? And Germany, who won over Portugal! (though there were a few conflicting feelings since Cristiano, Pepe, Contrão etc plays for Portugal- and I love them so very very much. But my love for Mesut Özil is just a bit bigger. Omg, he played so well yesterday, too!
Today I'm so excited about Spain v Italy! Can't even tell you how nervous I am about it!! It is going to be crazy really! Though I'm not sure if I want to watch it in the fan zone of just at the Volunteer Center, as I might get emotional. lol
|me with the giant sweden v england ball.|
Right, so matches and shifts have come and gone. My second shift wasn't that great in all honesty, as the people I worked with just couldn't be bothered with speaking in English, meaning that I was just walking around there for a billion hours without anyone talking to me. It was so much fuuuuun! My 3rd shift was great though! I had so much fun and I got to know some really awesome people. I was working with Nadiia, too, who is this hilarious girl I work with. She has a tendency of speaking before she thinks, but she is so lovely! Instead of carrying boxes, I was working in the staff bistro, like I had on my first shirt. I love working there because all you do is taking people's lunch vounchers and giving people their trays. You also get to chat to people, which most of you know, is my favourite thing to do. The bistro also have some interesting characters, like the guy who just stares at you, continuously. The guys with the trays who are lovely, and joke around. And of course, the Spanish Madridista (he's from Madrid, too). Three guesses to who I speak with most? He doesn't like Torres though, so I was gutted when i didn't get to rub the fact that Torres scored twice, in his face. haha
|my emo lunch. i was so feed up with the people i was working with that i decided to eat alone because i wanted 'alone time' like i told my coordinators. but the lunch was delish tho.|
I watched the Spain v Italy match at the VC and it was horrible. That match just killed me really. We were playing so horribly! And Torres didn't start, which I believe to be a big mistake. Playing Cesc, Silva and Iniasta up front didn't work. They needed a forward.
I watched the Russia v Poland match at a pub with some other volunteers, but left after the first half because they were all speaking Russian, and there was really no point of staying for me as I hate not understanding what's going on around me, nor do I enjoy sitting in silence. Besides, it was a really boring match for me too. That group is so boring as I don't care about any of the teams.
But mostly I've had a good time, and I've met a lot of really nice and fun people. I went to the FanZone to watch Spain v Ireland the other day because I was invited along by one of the guys form volunteering. It was so much fun! the atmosphere was amazing, and well, it only got better when Torres scored the opening goal and then a second one in La Rojas 4-nil win.
|he is perfect, no?|
Listening to: Ai Se Eu Tu Pego - Michel Telo ft. Pitbull