Last Friday, I attended a meeting for the Asian Schools Football Federation (ASFF) Under-15 Championships taking place in Kota Kinabalu from the 12th to the 18th of August. One of the main issues discussed was Influenza A H1N1. While the officials were worried about the pandemic, they were focusing more on how to handle the issue. No cancelling of the championship ... :)
I'm one of four emcees tasked with handling some of the functions during the championship so it should be pretty interesting, watching the goings-on. Looked like the emcees will be given quite a free hand, bar the usual Malaysian protocol rules. I like this aspect of being an emcee using the English language... Malay language emceeing has too many rules! Hmm, should I be getting worried....naaaah, don't think so.
So far, only ten countries are taking part, braving the pandemic...LOL... Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Macao, Singapore, Brunei, China, Thailand, the Philippines and of course, Malaysia! Hmm, not too sure about the Philippines though.... well, they'll turn up when they'll turn up!