World Cup Qualifier Division 2: Brazil 2 – Hong Kong 1

in a recent match held in hong kong that somehow eluded the international sports columns, the brazilian national team eked out a minor victory against the over-matched but strong-hearted hong kong national team by a score of 2 to 1. true, the brazilian team was missing stars such as robinho, ronaldinho, and kaka, but they still had sergio, priscilla, and others.

not sure if they were managed by roger (blue shirt, obviously soaked in champagne) or if he was just bandwaggoning with the winning team…

here are a couple of group photos with both teams, obviously putting the animosity of the hard-fought match aside:

one member of the losing team indicated the game might have been lost intentionally in an effort to convince the winners to purchase more goods from maisto-bburago. not sure if it is true, but conspiracy theorists will probably be weighing in on the controversy soon.

congrats to all participants.


double d is going all out for our loyal readers this week, handling most of the posts from Maisto (and our twin sistah BBurago) headquarters in Hong Kong.
it was an enormously long day, with a 3 pm pdt flight to taipei, transfer to a hk flight, train from the hk airport to kowloon, taxi to the hotel, arriving at 12:30 am monday morn, hk time (9:30 am pdt) – 18 1/2 hours travel time. but it’s worth it. actually the taxi ride was worth it – i think the driver sensed maybe i was not from these parts, so he tuned into a station that featured helen reddy’s “i am woman” followed by sam the sham and the pharaohs “wooly bully” – now i feel at home!
we’ll be traveling to the factory on tuesday, hopefully we can get clearance from the powers that be to provide some photos showing how we do what we do.
check back tomorrow for the hk report…