Monday, July 21, 2008

Currently obsessed with..

The book- New History of South Africa

The book begins with prehistory, then proceeds through iron-age mankind, covering the Khoikhoi and the great migrations of pre-colonial times; it then turns to slavery and the emergence of a modern working class with the discoveries of diamonds and gold; treats local war at the end of the 19th century and the ways in which the 20th century's world wars impacted locally; and finally takes up political organisation and resistance in South Africa up to the transition of 1994. It ends with an exploration of the dynamics of a new society.

Up-to-date international research is woven into a readable narrative history written by 28 of South Africa’s top historians and edited by two heavy-weight authorities.

Friday, July 18, 2008

My favorite organization

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.

Loans that changes lives

Happy Birthday Madiba

South African Hero, former President Nelson Mandela turns 90 today!
Happy birthday Madiba, you proved that dreams do come true!

From Marike

This is home..

Afraid of the dark
Afraid to be alone
Afraid to live
This is home

By Marike

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crazy faces H&M

I have no idea who the guy is.. We just pulled him in and asked him to strike a pose :P

By Marike

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First time back home in 7 years..

When i came back to S.A I found my heart right where I left it deep in the ground of Africa, there where I last put it 7 years ago.

By Marike

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Weekend the right way..

Hanging out with two chopper pilots.. I`m not complaining :) life is good!

We landed at Lanzerac Wine Estate with the two choppers and had something to drink.. We might have a had a nice rich looking entrance.. but couldnt afford anything on the menus :P

On a fly perfect day me Abri (my brother) Louw ( brother from another Mother) and his little sister went for a 2 hour long flip in 2 R22`s to see the snow on the mountains tops ( the fist time I saw snow in my own country South Africa)

By Marike

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Our body..

Our body is only the subject we carry ourself in..
Why do people judge us so much for our shall, while actually we are inside..

By Marike

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dear Paragliding >.<

I have been flying for a while now and cant get enough of it!

For those of you who dont know much about it, paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.

Sometimes credited with the greatest development in parachutes since Leonardo da Vinci, the American Domina Jalbert invented in 1964 the Parafoil which had sectioned cells in an aerofoil shape.

Its so much fun!! Come fly with me! :)

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Dear cuppa paint brushes

I am no artist! I just like getting lost.. wether I am walking and finding new places.. or painting some faces..
Its fun to get lost in paint >.<

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