溫哥華東端  | East Vancouver

Life In Sports

Some stories are hard to translate or trans-create so they are published in traditional Chinese.


溫哥華東端 | East Vancouver

莫欺少年窮,一車五人,夾手夾腳夾錢,從洛磯山以東的卡加利,浩浩蕩蕩駕車十一小時,到太平洋沿岸的溫哥華,純粹戥腳。

千禧年至,當時汽油價格大約每公升四十仙。

溫哥華,是香港人夢寐以求的加拿大移民天堂,五個卡加利香港人算是「鄉里回城」,好不高興。

這一屆在溫哥華 East Hastings 舊唐人街外的人造草足球場舉行,為隆重其事,賽會特別邀請了著名香港藝人岳華先生(已作故)高唱 O’ Canada 揭開序幕。

介紹一下,加拿大華人足球歷史悠久的 C.O.S.T. (Chinese Old-Timers Soccer Tournament),有超過四十年歷史。最風光年代有多倫多、溫尼帕、沙省、愛民頓、卡加利,甚至遠至三藩市和紐約均有參加過。比賽年齡下限為三十五歲(相片中的我只有廿多歲),所以為之戥腳,窮在年齡。

但說到窮,一定要數卡加利隊其中一名隊友,他的運動袋在光天化日之下被人順手牽羊,銀包信用卡真貴照片不翼而飛,隊友忿怒叫喊的情境依然歷歷在目!

整個旅程最難忘的,就是領教了溫哥華東端的治安!賽果?不是說好的友誼第一嗎?


About the Project: One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Recently (2022), I have been revisiting my old photo albums, selecting pictures that I can find memorable stories. So, I have hundreds of stories to tell. May this be my personal goal to eventually have all stories published as a book so that I leave a legacy for my family & friends.

Growing up in a blue-collar family, one of the hobbies I enjoyed the most is playing & watching soccer. I look back, my dad had a huge influence on me; thus, I am forever indebted by his passion because the game of soccer has shaped me to become who I am today.

西瓜波vs大聲公 | The Watermelon Ball vs The Megaphone

Life In Sports

Some stories are hard to translate or trans-create so they are published in traditional Chinese.


西瓜波vs大聲公 | The Watermelon Ball vs The Megaphone

由於爸爸媽媽是裁縫高手,工業興旺的年代,家庭工場在香港區跑馬地,所以自小在Happy Valley長大。但家庭不屬小康,只是樸實的藍領,但好Happy。

爸爸喜愛看足球,被他熏陶,爸爸更不時帶我到跑馬地馬會內的球場踢波,所以自己便愛上踢足球這個玩意。

當時只有五、六歲,我當然沒有甲組球員的腳力,射十二碼,只是用「西瓜波」,no harm。但我聚精會神,就像胡國雄一樣,看著死角,用力一抽,那個「西瓜波」飄得好慢,仿似動漫《足球小將》的情節。

突然遠處傳來巨響 – 是跑馬地足球場管理員用「大聲公」的叫喊:「請你立即離開球場!」

那個「西瓜波」最終應聲入網,足球掛網的聲音是非常satisfying的,比跑馬地足球場管理員叫囂後自我膨脹更有滿足感。


About the Project: One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Recently (2022), I have been revisiting my old photo albums, selecting pictures that I can find memorable stories. So, I have hundreds of stories to tell. May this be my personal goal to eventually have all stories published as a book so that I leave a legacy for my family & friends.

Growing up in a blue-collar family, one of the hobbies I enjoyed the most is playing & watching soccer. I look back, my dad had a huge influence on me; thus, I am forever indebted by his passion because the game of soccer has shaped me to become who I am today.