Ok, with birthday and Christmas out of the way, it is time to give out my customary (and totally imaginary) annual awards to my favorites who light up my year in 2014…
FAVOURITE FOOTBALLER (Man United): David De Gea
If not him, who else? Yes, he does not score goals that win games but he makes the saves that secure those wins. As shown on so many occasions this season, he is the difference between 3 points and 1 point (or none). I hope he stays at Old Trafford for a long long time.
FAVOURITE FOOTBALLER (Non-Man United): Nemanja Matic
While everyone is waxing lyrical over the passing abilities of Fabregas, the scoring prowess of Costa and the dribbling skills of Hazard, he is the true unsung hero of the team, taking up all those dirty work in midfield and thus freeing others to do more glamorous ones. United could do with someone like him.
FAVOURITE DUDE: Peter Quinn (portrayed by Rupert Friend)
Jack Bauer with looks. What got him voted is his long-suffering love for Carrie throughout the last 3 seasons.
FAVOURITE BABE: Jennifer Lawrence
Gorgeous, tastefully sexy and can actually act (with an Oscar to prove it). The last I heard, she can even carry a tune (check out her Hunger Games’ song Hanging Tree on Youtube). Definitely not just a pretty face.
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
It was a toss up between this and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but the former gets my nod for being a true game-changer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It even helped turn The Agents of SHIELD into a more watchable show.
FAVORITE TV SERIES: How I Met Your Mother
A sitcom that that really makes me laugh and that is saying something. (Can FOX kindly show the first 4 seasons?)
FAVORITE SONG: 爱你没差 (Jay Chou)
Yes I know… not exactly a new song, but it is new for me. Almost always on top of my playlist these days.