Choices does not roar anymore
Ka-choi or Choices on Baricho road used to be a destination of choice for grand prix races. It was one of the few places that would show a race early in the morning (e.g. Australia, Japan, China races) or even if Man U and Arsenal were playing at the same time.
But after fiascos in the last two races, they seem to have lost interest in racing and its fans. Yesterday they couldn’t get the picture on, and kept a group of us waiting for half an hour while some patrons watched rugby (live from Hong Kong). They didn’t try to find the race channel till after 7 a.m when the race started, and they did not have that channel! We missed the start, which is an important part of all left and then all left and drove to GP Karting (at the Carnivore) to watch the rest of the race. I was surprised to find the place open, but they had some morning kart races organized by Kenya motorsports foundation.
For the last race, the picture went off at Choices at the start of the race, as it did in some other locations. It may not have been their fault, but they may need to upgrade their dish to get a more reliable feed. I will not visit them for races and will in future go to GP Karting or Soho’s which I was told guarantees to show a grand prix race, anytime of the day or night.
Alonso = Chelsea
Fernando Alonso won his second race of the season, giving his Renault team a hat trick of wins to start the season. Alonso is now truly on his way to replacing Michael Schumacher as ‘the Man in F1’ – as he now attracts equal measure of admiration and hate. He combines the confidence and arrogance of Senna and Schumacher (what’s that ridiculous ‘bunny ears’ celebration about?) out of the cockpit with mature and calculated driving on the track – making him a consistent and predictable (or boring) winner as Chelsea. The remarkable thing is that he is at Renault who are beating bigger budget teams (Ferrari, Mclaren, Toyota, BMW) – but has already signed to drive for Mclaren in 2007.
Manchester won against Bolton while Chelsea had a draw leaving a 7 point gap between them. Could history repeat itself as it did three years ago when Arsenal, who enjoyed a comfortable lead at the top of the table, slumped at the end of the season allowing Man U to overtake them to the title?
Congestina Achieng lost her fight to an American challenger on Saturday, disappointing many of her fans who expected her to stage another knock out performance of her opponent who instead jabbed her way to a points win of Congestina. Her fighting style reminds me of Mike Tyson in the later stage of his boxing career where he ferociously (his words) punched to knock out his opponents early in the fight, but did not appear to have the stamina or strategy to fight and win a longer bout. In her last fight, Congestina struggled to a points win and hopefully this experience will be good her and she will now work with her managers and trainers to improve.