TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The United States soccer team routed Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup today.
Team USA scored two goals within three minutes, and was ahead 4-1 at halftime. While Japan did ultimately score two goals on the previously unstoppable American defense, it was never even close to being enough to compete with the U.S. team.
The game ended up being the highest-scoring final game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and avenged America’s loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.
But the final game wasn’t the end of the story.
Minutes after its devastating loss to the United States, Japan filed a formal protest before the FIFA Board of Governors, seeking to disqualify the U.S. team and asked that the World Cup trophy be withdrawn and instead be awarded to Japan.
In its formal petition, Japan said that the American team was coached by Jillian Ellis who is openly lesbian. Two U.S. team members, Ali Krieger and Abby Wambach are openly gay as well.
Japan argued that “this is supposed to be the Women’s World Cup, not the Lesbian World Cup. Our team was put at a heavy disadvantage.”
The Adobo Chronicles® tried to reach FIFA and the U.S. Women’s soccer team for comment on Japan’s petition, but was unsuccessful. It looks like the celebration is in full swing and cell phones have been silenced.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – MRT, Metro Manila’s much-maligned light railway transit system is, after all, not the worst in the world.
Filipinos came to the realization that the long lines leading up to the ticket booths and platforms, packed trains and frequent mechanical breakdowns are nothing compared to the commute time woes experienced by riders of more high-tech mass transit counterparts in other countries, including neighboring Japan.
The ‘ah-ha’ moment for Pinoys came as this video of commute hours in Japan surfaced on the Internet. It puts the phrase, ‘packed like sardines’ to shame.
Once in a while, we should all pause and count our blessings
INGOLSTADT, Germany (The Adobo Chronicles) – Audi, the German automobile manufacturer that is well known for innovative luxury cars, has just unveiled a limited edition of its 2015 A8 model.
The Platinum edition has all the features of the A8 model, but it comes with a special built-in rice cooker in the rear seat console that would enable car owners to prepare the staple to be ready in time when they get home for dinner.
The special edition sedan will be available starting this summer but only in Japan and the Philippines, where rice consumption among the population is among the world’s highest.
This innovation is a very welcome news especially for the Philippines where heavy traffic is an everyday occurrence for the home commute.
The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MRSP) is $77,400 for manual transmission. The option for automatic transmission will cost extra.