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These are South African folk songs – beautiful songs describing South African nature and the ‘young’ (upcoming) South Africa (now the forlorn, dying South Africa where horrific things happen on a daily basis.


Ivan Rebroff – a Russian singer

Edit: Ivan Rebroff is not a Russian singer – Eugene, one of my blog readers,  just pointed it out to me in a message. Seems like I have to do some research about this singer that’s actually a German: Hans-Rolf Rippert and he took on a Russian acting name. 

 

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Chess research

This is an interesting read. Please click the above PDF link or visit this link:
Click HERE for the source link.

From this document and research: Female players outperformed expectations when facing male players, across the whole range of rating differences. 

What do YOU make?

I absolutely love this video of Taylor and what he says is what I do, there is no escape. I would like to add to his two words: definitively and beautiful also the word: believe due to the many versions I get from my 9 year olds each year. I want to ask the same question as Taylor. Teachers make a difference, what do YOU make?


This cartoon video is even better! lol

Patches

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After a few weeks into the new year and already a week break! Just in time. Enjoy the song Patches by Jody Wayne – a real golden oldie. In the video you can read where he is originally from!


A Picture of Patches


Another ‘patch’ – Gert Potgieter, a South African Tenor sings Bianca.

Sometimes

Still a beautiful voice – and song.

A Giant’s Game

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Giants playing Chess – Graphisoft Park – Budapest

Image: Wikimedia

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I saw this quote on twitter by ‘unknown’ and thought by myself, yes, I do know quite a few politicians’ names I can add here – not really in leading positions now, but those who think they can lead. 

Another giant step in Chess! Well done to Dorsa, you are brave! Women must be able to make their own decisions in this world. Other people and their beliefs should not stop women from doing what they want to do.

“It shouldn’t have become such a big deal,” she said in an interview Wednesday, her head uncovered and long braids hanging down her back. “What I think is right to do, I do it. I try to keep my conscience clear and my mind at peace. I don’t know why some people have enough free time to worry about what I wear.”

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Dorsa Derakhshani, 19, at St. Louis University, poses for a portrait on campus on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Photo by Christian Gooden.

It’s Friday!


Elvis – one of my favourite artists – with the same song. Thank you to Dan.