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Fashion time

ABO generaalsImage: Facebook

These generals of the Boer War look like they wanted to show off the latest fashion of some famous fashion designer’s clothes. Hats off to them! I can see them marching to the music in this video.



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Happy New Year


A Happy New Year to you all and may you be blessed throughout this year!

Let’s protect our animals more this year!


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American girl

This girl is a super sweet cool girl. Camille is an American girl married to a South African and she sings Afrikaans!  Her pronunciation and accent is far better than some Afrikaans born South Africans. She’s very much like a typical South African ‘farm’ girl and therefore, double super! By that I mean, she seems to be a down to earth and modest person without any fuss and hang-ups. She needs to sing more Afrikaans!

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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 stereotype
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. 

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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

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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.

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