...Rishona and Nathan waking up very early today to watch the opening match of the world cup with me. Football and books are the two passions which all four of us have in common. The kids had been looking forward to the opening match because Brazil was playing. I wasn't sure if they'd be able to wake up because of the odd timing (4:00 AM HK time) but the kids went to bed early and woke up in time for the 2nd half of the match. We've been watching the 3rd match together everyday (6:00 AM HK time). Rishona has shown a lot of interest in the world cup history and has been writing about it in her dairy. She's also maintaining her own scoresheet. Rishona says, “It's exciting to watch the FIFA world cup matches. I love it when goals are scored. My favourite teams are Brazil, Argentina and Italy". It's an amazing bonding time with the kids for me.
Santosh Fernandes, Hong Kong
For the two of us, we've found a new different platform in the form of FIFA that's making us spend more time together. Even if we are not rooting for the same team, its just that excitement that's bringing us closer together, something different! My hubby and I love our weekend breakfasts together; this weekend watching the FIFA just made it all the more special. Watching the amazing Italians (the team we would like to see win) play the way they did against the English was a stupendous start to our Sunday.
Sohan and Vanessa, New Zealand
Watching the FIFA World Cup is a time of togetherness for me and my five-year-old daughter, Anaya. She's daddy's girl and wants to imitate whatever I do. She understands the importance of sports. Every time I cheer for Brazil, she cheers along. It's a great feeling to watch your little girl learning and enjoying football. Every minute of the 90 we spend together is precious. After all, it's not just a game, it's a shared passion now.
Satish Iyer and Anaya, Mumbai
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