Tuesday, October 30, 2007

projekte waarin ek wil betrokke raak..

as ons trug trek warmbad toe, sal ek met projek kan begin.

het paar maande gelede begin praat daaroor met mina en landie (na sophie poem geskryf het) en hulle was reg om in te spring en te help. - en as ek daar is sal ek die projek beter kan bestuur en sommer uit skool uit werk.

moet meer info kry oor hoe om eie NGO te stig.

by ma hoor oor teaching resources.

of dalk plaas van eie projek stig moet ek projek soos "run home to read" join? of ander groep kry wat gefokus is op adult literacy.

op my bedkassie...

my gunsteling boek op die oomblik.
en ek huil elke keer as ek dit lees - al weet ek presies wat gaan gebeur.

Review oor boek:
Gilgamesh is a rich, spare, and evocative novel of encounters and escapes, of friendship and love, of loss and acceptance, a debut that marks the emergence of a world-class talent. It is 1937, and the modern world is waiting to erupt. On a farm in rural Australia, seventeen-year-old Edith lives with her mother and her sister, Frances. One afternoon two men, her English cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend Aram, arrive-taking the long way home from an archaeological dig in Iraq-to captivate Edith with tales of a world far beyond the narrow horizon of her small town of Nunderup. One such story is the epic of Gilgamesh, the ancient Mesopotamian king who traveled the world in search of eternal life. Two years later, in 1939, Edith and her young son, Jim, set off on their own journey, to Soviet Armenia, where they are trapped by the outbreak of war. Rich, spare, and evocative, Gilgamesh won The Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award alongside Richard Flanagan's

Hier is meer informasie op Gilgamesh die legende wat die agtergrond van die boek opmaak:

Standard version
The story starts with an introduction of Gilgamesh of Uruk, the greatest king on earth, two-thirds god and one-third human, as the strongest King-God who ever existed. The introduction describes his glory and praises the brick city walls of Uruk. The people in the time of Gilgamesh, however, are not happy. They complain that he is too harsh and abuses his power by sleeping with women before their husbands do, so the goddess of creation Aruru creates the wild-man Enkidu. Enkidu starts bothering the shepherds. When one of them complains to Gilgamesh, the king sends the woman Shamhat who was a priestess (a nadītu or hierodule in Greek) for religious purposes. The body contact with Shamhat civilizes Enkidu, and after several nights, he is no longer a wild beast who lives with animals. In the meanwhile, Gilgamesh has some strange dreams, his mother Ninsun explains them by telling that a mighty friend will come to him.
Enkidu and Shamhat leave the wilderness for Uruk to attend a wedding. When Gilgamesh comes to the party to sleep with the bride, he finds his way blocked by Enkidu. Enkidu and Gilgamesh fight each other. After a mighty battle, Gilgamesh breaks off from the fight (or defeats Enkidu in other versions, this portion is missing from the Standard Babylonian version but is supplied from other versions).
Gilgamesh proposes to travel to the Cedar Forest to cut some great trees and kill a demon Humbaba for their glory. Enkidu objects but can not convince his friend. They seek the wisdom of the Elder Council, but Gilgamesh remains stubborn. Enkidu gives in and both prepare to journey to Cedar Forest. Gilgamesh tells his mother, who complains about it, but then asks the sun-god Shamash for support and gives Enkidu some advice. She also adopts Enkidu as her second son.
Gilgamesh and Enkidu journey to the Cedar Forest. On the way, Gilgamesh has five bad dreams, but due to the bad construction of the tablet, they are hard to reconstruct. Enkidu, each time, explains the dreams as a good omen. When they reach the forest Enkidu becomes afraid again and Gilgamesh has to encourage him.
When the heroes finally run into Humbaba, the demon/ogre guardian of the trees, the monster starts to offend them. This time, Gilgamesh is the one to become afraid. After some brave words of Enkidu the battle commences. Their rage separated Syria mountains from the Lebanon. Finally Shamash sends his 13 winds to help the two heroes and Humbaba is defeated. The monster begs Gilgamesh for his life, and Gilgamesh pities the creature. Enkidu, however, gets mad with Gilgamesh and asks him to kill the beast. Humbaba then turns to Enkidu and begs him to persuade his friend to spare his life. When Enkidu repeats his request to Gilgamesh, Humbaba curses them both before Gilgamesh puts an end to it. When the two heroes cut a huge tree, Enkidu makes a huge door of it for the gods and lets it float down the river.
Gilgamesh rejects the sexual advances of Anu's daughter, the goddess Ishtar, because of her mistreatment of her previous lovers like Dumuzi. Ishtar asks her father Anu to send the "Bull of Heaven" to avenge the rejected sexual advances. When Anu rejects her complaints, Ishtar threatens to raise the dead. Anu becomes scared and gives in. The bull of heaven is a plague for the lands. Apparently the creature has something to do with drought because, according to the epic, the water disappeared and the vegetation died. Whatever the case, Gilgamesh and Enkidu, this time without divine help, slay the beast and offer its heart to Shamash. When they hear Ishtar cry out in agony, Enkidu tears off the bull's hindquarter and throws it in her face and threatens her. The city Uruk celebrates, but Enkidu has a bad dream detailed in the next tablet.
In the dream of Enkidu, the gods decide that somebody has to be punished for killing the Bull of Heaven and Humbaba, in the end they decide to punish Enkidu. All of this is much against the will of Shamash. Enkidu tells Gilgamesh all about it, then curses the door he made for the gods. Gilgamesh is shocked and goes to temple to pray to Shamash for the health of his Friend. Enkidu then starts to curse the trapper and Shamhat because now he regrets the day that he became human. Shamash speaks from the heaven and points out how unfair Enkidu is; he also tells him that Gilgamesh will become a shadow of his former self because of his death. Enkidu regrets his curses and blesses Shamhat. He becomes more and more ill and describes the Netherworld as he is dying.
Gilgamesh delivers a lamentation for Enkidu, offering gifts to the many gods, in order that they might walk beside Enkidu in the netherworld.
Gilgamesh sets out to avoid Enkidu's fate and makes a perilous journey to visit Utnapishtim and his wife, the only humans to have survived the Great Flood who were granted immortality by the gods, in the hope that he too can attain immortality. Along the way, Gilgamesh passes the two mountains from where the sun rises, which are guarded by two scorpion-beings. They allow him to proceed and he travels through the dark where the sun travels every night. Just before the sun is about to catch up with him, he reaches the end. The land at the end of the tunnel is a wonderland full of trees with leaves of jewels.
Gilgamesh meets the alewyfe Siduri and tells her the purpose of his journey. Siduri attempts to dissuade him from his quest but sends him to Urshanabi the ferryman to help him cross the sea to Utnapishtim. Urshanabi is in the company of some stone-giants. Gilgamesh considers them hostile and kills them. When he tells Urshanabi his story and asks for help. He is told that he just killed the only creatures able to cross the Waters of Death. The waters of death are not to be touched, so Utshanabi commands him to cut 300 trees and fashion them into oars so that they can cross the waters by picking a new oar each time. Finally they reach the island of Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim sees that there is someone else in the boat, and asks Gilgamesh who he is. Gilgamesh tells him his story and asks for help, but Utnapishtim reprimands him because fighting the fate of humans is futile and ruins the joy in life.
Gilgamesh argues that Utnapishtim is not different from him and asks him his story, why he has a different fate. Utnapishtim tells him about the great flood. His story is a summary of the story of Atrahasis (see also Gilgamesh flood myth) but skips the previous plagues sent by the gods. He reluctantly offers Gilgamesh a chance for immortality, but questions why the gods would give the same honour as himself, the flood hero, to Gilgamesh and challenges Gilgamesh to stay awake for six days and seven nights first. However, just when Utnapishtim finishes his words Gilgamesh falls asleep. Utnapishtim ridicules the sleeping Gilgamesh in the presence of his wife and tells her to bake a loaf of bread for every day he is asleep so that Gilgamesh cannot deny his failure. When Gilgamesh, after six days and seven nights discovers his failure, Utnapishtim is furious with him and sends him back to Uruk with Urshanabi in exile. The moment that they leave, Utnapishtim's wife asks her husband to have mercy on Gilgamesh for his long journey. Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh of a plant at the bottom of the ocean that will make him young again. Gilgamesh obtains the plant by binding stones to his feet so he can walk the bottom of the sea. He does not trust the plant and plans to test it on an old man's back when he returns to Uruk. Unfortunately he places the plant on the shore of a lake while he bathes, and it is stolen by a serpent who loses his old skin and thus is reborn. Gilgamesh weeps in the presence of Urshanabi. Having failed at both opportunities, he returns to Uruk, where the sight of its massive walls prompts him to praise this enduring work to Urshanabi.
Note that the content of the last tablet is not connected with previous ones. Gilgamesh complains to Enkidu that his ball-game-toys fell in the underworld. Enkidu offers to bring them back. Delighted, Gilgamesh tells Enkidu what he must and must not do in the underworld in order to come back. Enkidu forgets the advice and does everything he was told not to do. The underworld keeps him. Gilgamesh prays to the gods to give him his friend back. Enlil and Sin don’t bother to reply but Enki and Shamash decide to help. Shamash cracks a hole in the earth and Enkidu jumps out of it. The tablet ends with Gilgamesh questioning Enkidu about what he has seen in the underworld. The story doesn’t make clear if Enkidu reappears only as a ghost or really comes alive again.

Monday, October 29, 2007

baby #2

al my sussies kom vrydag deur pretoria toe vir Riekie se ultrasound...
ons gaan eers ontbyt by my woonstel en dan bietjie shopping doen voor haar afspraak 02:00.
gaan wonderlikke ontbyt maak op stoep (as weer goed is)
wil tafel en stoele uitdra en buffet ete maak -vars vrugte, omlette, mushrooms, toast, orange juice.
gaan goeie skinner sessie inkry!
baie opgewonde! hoop dit is 'n dogtertjie die keer.

zzZz... zZz...

ek wil net slaap.

opkrul in 'n klein bonneltjie in die middel van die bed en daar bly le tot ek uitgerus is...

miskien met 'n klein klokkie om te lui wanneer ek 'n nuwe boek, koffie, kos of iemand nodig het wat die volgende dvd kan opsit..

ek wil niemand sien nie, ek wil nie weet of die honde erens vuil gemaak het of nog 'n paar skoene verwoes het nie, ek wil nie eers my foon antwoord as dit ly nie...

maar ek moet nog soveel doen vandag:

  1. als in kamer uitdra sodat ek die mat kan was.
  2. plek soek vir rekenaar om te staan en die ding weer aanmekaar sit.
  3. skottelgoed wegpak.
  4. wasgoed doen.
  5. met die honde gaan stap.
  6. groceries gaan koop.
  7. vloere mop.
  8. stoof ordentlik skoonmaak.
  9. kas regpak/klere rondskuif sodat ek iets kan kry om te dra vir werk more.
  10. ou bel oor kar.

ek wil die vroulike weergawe wees van rip van winkel. - minus die baard.

maar sal my huishoudelike duties maar moet doen.

dalk kan ek dagdroom oor nuwe werk moontlikhede en wyn drink terwyl ek soos aspoestertjie als skoonmaak?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

why i heart sa...

  • Frankryk 2007 - ons het die wereld beker gewen soos ons in 1995 gedoen het en die hele land blou,groen, pers pienk almal met flaggies en springbok truie aan het geskreeu op die tv, en suid afrikaners het weer onthou hoe dit voel om trots te wees op jou land en die hele wereld te wys hoekom ons nog nie weggekwyn het in diep donker afrika nie. En toe die bokke president mbeki (met hoogtevrees en al) op hul skouers getel het om die beker bo hulle koppe vas te hou het meeste van ons oor politiek vergeet vir 'n rukkie, 'n castle in die lug gewaai en gesing "ons vir jou suid afrika

  • Beautiful places - ons het seker die mooiste land met berge, bosveld, see, riviere, damme en vleie. Drakensberge, Kruger park, Table mountain, Highlands in Natal, Tuinroete, Namaqualand, whale watching in Hermanus, die Weskus, Tsitsikama en Knysna woude, Augrabiese waterfalle, die Karoo, Kalahari, Kimberley se gat, Clarens, Basoto, Golden Gate, Hartbeespoortdam, Magaliesburg, Makapansgat, Dullstroom, St Lucia.... daar is soveel mooi plekke hoe kan mens nie suid afrika love nie?

  • beautiful people - ons is gasvry, friendelik en unieke afrikaners! Ek het laasweek verby 'n bakkie gery met twee werkers agterop, gegroet en hulle het terug gegroet. Straatsmouse oefen hul colgate smiles elke oggend in die traffic.

  • ons taal - elf official tale en almal klink deel van die plek. Selfs die nuwe insmeltings soos afri-engels en engel-sotho klink eg.

  • culture -ons kan nog so baie by mekaar leer.

  • Nelson Mandela - nie net die buitelanders is madiba mal nie maar alle suid afrikaners ook.
    Hy is 'n ambassadeur en vredemaker en hy het ook respek van talle wit en swart afrikaners vir die rol wat hy is ons geskiedenis gespeel het.
    Almal het 'n sagte plekkie vir hom.

  • Soccer 2010 - Ja almal kry 'n kramp as hulle oor die gau-train hoor en baie is skepties of dit actually gaan gebeur, maar ons is amper daar en in 2010 gaan sa rock! As die stadiums klaar kom en die buitelanders nie afgeskrik word deur stakings en crime rate nie.

  • our history - van die voortrekker monument af kan jy freedom park sien, in Sammy Marks se huis hang die photos van die engelse generale langs die van die boere kommando leiers. Ons stem dalk nie saam oor ons geskiedenis nie en baie probeer die verlede uitvee en oorskryf ander gebruik die verlede weer as 'n verskoning vir ander goed. Tog is dit belangrik om te erken dat ons almal 'n deel gehad het in die manier waarop ons land vandag uitgedraai het. Die swartes het teen die voortrekkers baklei, die engelse teen die afrikaners en swartes, ons het almal op een of ander stadium in ons geskiedenis bymekaar gestaan. Ons moet miskien net nugter kyk na ons situasie en sien dat plaas van teen kleur en kultuur baklei moet ons klas diskriminasie en swak bestuur en bedrog in ons regering beveg.

  • eg suidafrikaanse goed - soos biltong, braaivleis, pap, boerewors, melktert, chakalaka, bunny-chows, proteas, nastergaal konfyt, rooibos tee, beskuit.

Kyk niemand se dis 'n perfekte prentjie nie, maar vra hulle oor immigrasie?

Ek sal SA nie verruil vir ponde of euros nie!
Ek sit eeder met die crime as wat ek in 'n ander land ver weg van my kultuur, vriende en familie is. As enige iets anders is ons suid afrikaners aanpasbaar!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007


voel verskriklik jammer vir myself
en is nie seker hoekom nie
dink dit is kombinasie van volgende...

1. bewolkde weer wat nou vir 2 weke aanhou.
2. dooie blomme in slaapkamer - dink as ek na feng shui konsep kyk sal ek sien dat dit dalk contributing factor is in persoonlike verhouding gemors wat verteenwoordig word deur slaapkamer... is verhouding ook besig om te vrek?
4. teleurstelling van opgewonde raak oor groot skuif en dan gese word dit gaan nie gebeur nie - onthou om lysie van dinge om te doen in mpumalanga en abseiling gear om te kry lysie weg te gooi..
5. besef dat drie dae van skoon huis nie re-occuring ding gaan wees nie en maak nie saak hoeveel doggy treats ek gee nie, die honde gaan steeds skyt en piepie op vloer sodra ek nie in kamer is nie.
6. wayne se stories oor kort portugese girl wat hy terg en rond jaag op site, terwyl hy elke aand misluk en kwaad by die huis aankom. Ek sal ook giggel as hy my terg.(sy hele stemtoon as hy oor haar praat irriteer my en ook lag in sy stem - (ja ek is 'n f*cked up jaloerse bitch)
7. ek voel al heel week siek en niemand by die werk gee genoeg om om my net huis toe te stuur nie al het ek donker kringe om my oe van heelaand rondrol en my longe uit hoes.
8. dis vrydag aand en ek moet deur ry warmbad toe met mislukke wayne en stoute honde om te gaan luister na dirkie se boere orkes band terwyl ek net in 'n koekon wil kruip en hiberneer tot ek beter voel of my oe nie meer spontaan begin traan en my hart ophou om in my keel op te kruip.
9. ek kan nie slaap nie
10. ek dink ek is besig om emotionally te crack!!!!!
11. wayne gaan my nooit vra om te trou nie, want hy wag vir als om perfect te wees en dit sal nooit gebeur nie want ek kan nie die honde house train nie en ons woonstel lyk nie soos karla en johan sin nie.
12. ons woonstel lyk nie soos karla en johan sin nie.- al wil ek nie he dit moet nie!!
13. ek besef dat wayne se job baie stressvol en uitputtend is en al gee ek nie om om elke aand te hoor hoe kak sy dag was en hoe kwaad hulle hom gemaak het nie dink ek dat aangesien hy elke aand misluk gaan wees hy ten minste 'n effort moet maak om nogsteeds vriendelik met my te wees.
14. ek kan nie sniper games en need for speed speel nie wat ek apparently moet kan doen as ek enige aandag/liefde in die aande wil he.
15. als wat ek maak om te eet proe soos seep.
16. ek gaan kinders oppas vir die res van my lewe en niemand gaan my ooit ernstig opneem as ek nie 'n loopbaan het nie.
17. eintlik voel ek maar net kak.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Panda Sneezes

Panda Sneezes

early christmas wishlist...

my favourite movies have gone on sale @ kalahari.net.

Pride and PrejudiceR94.95
Casablanca R75.95
Rocky Horror Picture Show 85.41
Mary Poppins R85.46
Gone with the wind R189.95

maybe if we just dont eat this month?

dis hier waar ek my hart verloor het en my moed weer gevind het...

dis hier waar ek my hart verloor het en my moed weer gevind het...

iets wat ek nooit sal erken nie:

party keer dink ek daar is 'n ander weergawe van myself wat wegkruip in die skadu's en sy gaan enige oomblik uitspring en vir my lag... 23/07/08

dinge wat my gellukig maak...

  • stap tot dit stil word om my
  • glasie wyn en goeie kos
  • organiseer en skedules maak
  • oplees en research doen oor random goed
  • om tafel sit en kuier met mari, yolande en mina
  • skryf
  • iets doen wat al my konsentrasie vat
  • in sonnietjie le en slaap
  • kos maak
  • ver ry
  • op bank le met goeie boek
  • by die huis wees