Sunday Jan 15, 2012

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'Daar Kom Die Alibama?"

In one of those, "who knew?" kind of moments, I discovered this:

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It is a South African folk song, still sung today, commemorating the Confederate States of America cruiser, CSS Alabama that visited (obviously) during the US Civil War. And, up until 1994 the grave of Lt. Simeon W. Cummings, of the CSA Navy was located in Kilrpug Farm, Saldanha Bay...
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Monday Sep 05, 2011

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Haka. New Zealand. What the world has been waiting for:

Thursday Sep 01, 2011

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Monday Aug 01, 2011

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Der God onzer voorvaden heeft ons heden een schitterende overwinning gegeven!

And thats pretty much the entirety of my knowledge of Afrikaans. Aside from the odd word here and there, Afrikaans was one of those languages that eluded me as I could never find a program (academic that is) that taught it. Much like Swedish and Finnish and other "minor" European languages it is hard...
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Sunday Jul 31, 2011

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20 Awesome Literary Tattoos

So. Anyone with a literary tattoo out there in SG land? Thanks to the F/X TV show "Archer" I want the third stanza of Lord Byrons The Destruction of Sennacherib on my back. smile

Saturday Jul 30, 2011

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So. Haven't posted in a bit. Why? Well, I try not to complain on blogs or chat rooms or message boards. Given the streak of bad luck I am on, all I want to do is complain, so no post. But, in order to get it out of my system in the last month I have, in addition to being unemployed:

1) Been in...
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Friday Jul 15, 2011

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Candy! Japanese candy! A Japanese Candy of the Month club! I do not know why I am just finding out about this now. WIth the all powerful interwebnets one would have thought that I would have Googled this up already.

CandyJapan: The Japanese Candy Subscription Program Your Taste-Buds Have Been Waiting For

Thursday Jul 14, 2011

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Tuesday Jul 12, 2011

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wildesurf:

Swedes rock! wink

Thursday Jul 07, 2011

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Firefly. Serenity. Rap music. Browncoats. Big Damn Heroes. It has it all.

annalee:

No, I don't even know how to use my camera properly, I really need to learn about exposure and things, it's all just fluke if one or two work out ok blush

Sunday Jul 03, 2011

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150 year ago today was the high water mark of the CSA. "For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled...
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kay:

smile

pippalily:

I filmed a shaving video I will upload it to my blog shortly. keep your eyes peeled for my next blog entry!

Saturday Jul 02, 2011

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caia:

Good to know smile