Saturday, December 9, 2017

Korpen Football Week 48: The goals are here

Last week the tournament at Korpen Stockholm presented a remarkable improvement in terms of  the way the team performed. However, the score did not tell the full story.

As planned the previous week, we managed to find a training center which enabled us to  exercise different techniques. Even though the time slot that we booked was short, it did not hinder us from covering some of the most basic routines for a game of futsal. The players who participated that day worked very well on shooting and passing skills. There were expectation that most of the guys from our team would be coming to the training but few showed up.

As usual, the next day there was a match with one of the teams from our division. One can realize that they were a well organized team when one observes the way they play. After the kick off, we scored the first goal and it gave us good momentum to control the game. But momentarily the opposing team were able to score their first goal, which leveled the tempo of the game. After the half time break, we eventually managed to score the third goal. Just when we thought we had a better advantage, they were also quick to score the second. And few minutes before the final whistle, they scored the winning goal. Then we tried to level the score by creating pressure but we didn't succeed to do so.

Although we could not win the game, many of us were not disappointed. We were rather glad that we are starting to show real progress and learned that it is training that makes the difference. After this week's game, we will have a one- month break from the tournament because of the holidays. The team plans to use this period as a chance to improve performance and intends to obtain it by allocating a training time.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Korpen Football Week 47: Still work to do yet progress shown

The second week of our football tournament entertained a tangible progress when compared to the previous. Our team leaders finally brought the long awaited jerseys to us and we played dressing them. However,the score sheet has once again been unsatisfactory. We still could not be able to score one goal at the match. But we have showed a better defense compared to the first week's humiliation. In addition, we had few chances of scoring opportunity but we have failed to turn them into goals.


It is possible to imply that the improvement was obvious when one sees the motivation showed by my teammates. We have realized that few players are beginning to adapt the way the game should be played after seeing their outstanding performance. At the same time, we have well understood that the need for training is important. Therefor, we have already began searching for training centers which can accommodate us. There is an ongoing discussion with regard to selecting a suitable time that can work for all.


This Sunday, we will have the third match in our division. We expect to give our best even though it is going to be challenging. Some of the players in my team are not satisfied with the scheduling since the game takes place in the evening. But,this does not seem to be a matter of concern that will stop us from achieving our goal!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Korpen Football Week 46: Match Report

We had our first futsal match last Sunday. Being a new endeavor, it entertained a few talking points. My team is assigned in division 13 where new groups are commonly placed. For most of the players in our team it was the first time that we participated in indoor football tournament. And therefore we did not really know what to expect. 

The match was scheduled to kick off at 19:45 and we reached the compound approximately one hour before to discuss on important issues regarding team management, for example selecting goal keeper. One task however should have been completed before the game. Our jersey were supposed to be with us at the changing room but instead we dressed vests, which we were using while training. Then we replaced our jersey numbers using a scotch tape and sticked them into our vests. This was due to a delay caused by the company which were producing our shirts. 

When the match began we thought it may cause a problem; luckily however, there were not any. We have not had a proper game plan since we thought the game would be more or less similar to the one we exercise at the outdoor pitch. However, it was not the case. We learned that it is important to have tactics and that it requires quick movement with the ball and hence team work was vital. Even the size and the weight of the ball were strange for us. We were all over the place and the match result was unlike other. Our team conceived so many goals and raised the question for more training.

It became as a learning experience for us. We are hopeful that it won't happen again since we are not complacent with the outcome.If we are to learn from the mistakes we did from the previous match and close the loopholes, there is no reason that will stop us from getting a good result.
On Sunday we will have the second game in our division. We are looking forward to improving our performance!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ett Ljus i Mörkret

I november börjar vädret att bli riktigt kallt. Samtidigt är det dags man känner sig kallt i sinnet. Därför, man letar efter sätt att samla extra kraft och energi. Efter sommarlovet börjar många människor att studera eller jobba. En del brukar göra båda. Så det betyder man har mycket att bekymra om. Prov i skolan och stress i arbetsmiljö presentera utmaningar man borde lösa under den här tiden. Om man har egen familj är det även mer problematik. Dessutom blir chansen att se ljus låg när dagsljuset kommer att bli kort. Den här situationen kan inleda stress för många.


Men det finns olika säker man kan göra för att förändra denna känsla. Det finns många aktiviteter man kan engagera sig för att hämta motivationen, så att man kan överleva den kalla perioden med glädje. Genom att engagera på olika sportaktiviteter lösa jag det här problemet. Till exempel, jag springer ungefär tre gånger per vecka. När jag springer for några stund i dagen känner jag frisk igen. Dock måste man kläda sig bra eftersom vädren inte är gynnsam. Dessutom är det viktigt att äta bra mat efter träningarna. Det är även mer nöjsamt om man tränar tillsammans med vänner.

Att spela innefotboll är andra aktivitet jag engagera mig med. Jag och mina vänner har skapat en fotbollgrupp som deltogs i Stockholms fotbollsturnering. Den stora organisationen som förberedda dessa tävling kallas som Korpen Stockholm. Varje söndag samlas vi på fotbollsplanen och spelar för några timmar. Denna händelse har fått två fördelar. Ena sida är det möjligt för mig att träffa mina vänner och diskutera om några ämnen, å andra sidan är ett sätt för att samla energin.

Dessa aktiviteter är en viktigt del av mitt liv. På det sättet känner jag kraften att överleva de kallt säsongerna. Det fungerar bra för mig eftersom aktiviteterna inte tar mycket tid. Om man planerar att engagera sig i sportaktiviteter borde man förberedda sig mentalt och fysiskt. Det ser ut som svårt jobb att träna för några personer men efter en stund blir det lättare!, Vad är ditt ljus?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Svensk Filmen att Titta På


“Du och Jag” är en film om kärlek mellan två personer. Sandra Penzo, vem spelar huvudrollen i filmen som Sara, är en tjej som växte upp i Karlskrona. Hon är finsk men har bott i Sverige. Hon letar efter jobb där hon kan göra skillnad. Därför träffas hon företaget som vill anställa personer som vill jobba med ensammakommande personer. Därefter fått hon intervju med organisationer där hon fick
möjligheten att börja sommarjobbet. Sen träffade hon med den unga personen Damir Novakovic, vem spelar den andra huvudkaraktären som Samir, var tyst nästan alla tider. Han pratar med ingen personer eftersom han drabbades med händelserna som hände till honom i sitt hemland. Men småningom börjar Sara att jobba med honom och hon lyckades att börja samtal med honom. På det sättet börjar de att bli nära varandra och då började de bli kär.
En gång gick båda tillsammans till Karlskrona där de träffar sina vänner. De gick kamping tillsammans till skogen för att njuta. Men en av killarna som hette Thomas gillade Sara och tvingade henne att kyssa honom. Samir såg det och stoppade honom. De killarna bli arg. De följde Samir till hans hem och de attackerade honom. Därefter gick han till sjukhuset. För hans trygghet, han talades att byta till andra stad, där han träffade nya vänner som inte har fått bra egenskaper. Han började att medverka med deras kriminalaktivitet.

Den här filmen visar hur svårt det är att integrera i Sverige för ensammakommande personer. Han hade familj och vänner i sitt hemland men har förlorat dem. I filmen berättar han att han vill nya vänner och familj i Sverige men han förstår hur hårt det är. Därför visar filmen svårigheten man upplever för att integrera med samhället snabb. Jag tittade filmen vid mycket intresse eftersom jag vet hur det känns för en person som kom till Sverige för först gången.


Den 1.08 timme lång filmen är bra eftersom det försöker att visa hur verkligheten ser ut. Det lämnas man att tänka på nuvarande situationen ifrågasatte. Dessutom är ”Du och Jag” en bra romantisk film. Det kan också uppmuntra andra människorna i Sverige för att arbeta medpersoner som kom ensam. Men å andra hand borde filmen ha inkluderat fler scener eftersom det presenterar en viktig fråga i samhället. Dessutom skulle filmen ha svarat hur Snabb Samir har lärt sig det Svensk språket.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Section for Rentals

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia.


A new page that displays a list of rooms which are available for rent has been included.

If  you are viewing from a desktop or a laptop, you can find the link on the upper right section of the page. And if you are watching from a mobile device, you can find it on top of the page below the advertising section, just above the posts.Then you can click on the combo-box to be redirected to the page.



Monday, August 21, 2017

The Night to Remember

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia.

August 19, 2017 was a night like no other since it presented a new experience. I and my friends were preparing to a famous 10 kilo meter running event in Stockholm for the last two months. The name of the event is referred as "Midnattsloppet" and takes place yearly. It is identical to the 10 km Ethiopian great run except that the race takes place during a summer night. 


As the event day approaches, there was much anticipation and excitement as to what expect that night. For many of us, it was the first time that we participated in the event. We got our running kits one week before the competition began.The number of participants were approximately 40,000 and the the colour of our jersey were orange-ish, which made the city delightful to watch specially if one was looking from a building. One can say the event was well organised from the start till the end. There were different start groups from the beginning, which were classified based on intended finishing time. I and my friends chose to run with 3D - the group of runners who planned to finish between the time of 50.00 and 54.59 minutes. Every group name was called to go to the gate when the start time approached. 

After some dancing exercises and stretching, the countdown of the race started. In the beginning it was hard to run with increased pace since there were many people who were in-front. But after 2 km, I and one of my friends started to find spaces to run with. We started running with good pace to make it through the crowd and finished in 48.06. At the end, we received our medals together with some snacks and water. We were glad with the time since it was below our goal time and considering the fact that we didn't run in a straight manner. Most of the other competitors we encountered were friendly and funny. The energy was fantastic and motivated us to participate in other upcoming races.It was surely an unforgettable experience.


I have been able to interview some questions to one of my running-mates and it is presented as follows:

Is this the first time you were participating? 
* No I have participated last year and that was my first time 10k ever. 
What's was your goal ?
*This years goal of mine was to break my own personal record which was 1:04:02. It took me 1:01:01 this year though I had leg injury. 
Are you satisfied with the result ?
*Pretty much!
Are you satisfied with the competition ?
*Yes I am satisfied with the competition because "Midnattsloppet" is not just running competition but it has a lot of fun things such as live road side music and dance performances. I recommend all audiences of this blog to give it a try next year. 
What was the most memorable thing about the event ?
*I would say everything along the track from the first second to the finishing line had been so unforgettable. The feeling was a mix of physical fatigue and psychological courage to finish the race. Hard to explain but guaranteed to make you wait the next competition.

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