Saturday, October 29, 2011


Ok, one of favourite fish cuisine is oysters as a starter meal. Due to the fact that its so expensive in JHB (often up R17 for 1) I usually only have 3 or 4. So, a colleague of mine knows someone who works on a oyster farm here in Swakopmund, so one thing lead to another and now I got about 70 oysters in the freezer (to 'humanly' kill them cause the were still all alive) for free . Not easy to open but got the hang of it and so I had my oyster onslaught yesterday ! It was great ! All u need is tobasco, lemon, black pepper and a sea view....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Politics in Chess !!

Political problems at the 15th Corsican Circuit

25.10.2011 – The event is fifteen years old and thriving – this year it has a record number of participants (over 800) and a great prize fund (95,000 Euros). Everything went smoothly until round four, when GM Ghaem Maghami from Iran refused to play against Israeli FM Ehud Shachar, demanding a re-pairing. The organisers refused, the game was forfeited. Video reports and background.

In round four there was a political incident when Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami refused to play against FM Ehud Shachar from Israel, against whom he was paired. At the end of the round the official live broadcast showed a 0-1 result for the game, and no moves on the board.

At the same time the organisers sent us the following statement:

" Iranian grandmaster Ehsan Gahem Maghami informed me of his refusal to play against his fourth round opponent, Israeli Fide Master Ehud Shachar. I told Mr. Gahem Maghami that as an organizer of a international sporting competition I could not accede to his request to change the pairings, so that he could play against another player. The presence of five Israeli players in this tournament was known to all participants since Saturday, October 22. It honors our competition, as does the presence of Iranian players and those from about thirty other nationalities. The motto of our Federation is gens una sumus, we are developing in Corsica an awareness of the positive aspects of the chess sport on our youth. Being complicit to any form of segregation would be unworthy, and in total contradiction with the foundations of our sporting activities. So regretfully I have to exclude the player who unfortunately has stuck to his choice, in spite of my entreaties. I regret it, but I could not shirk our responsabilities. "

Iranian GM Ehsan Gahem Maghami

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Neopolitan Mastiff !

Dog show,

Ok, found my 2 favorite dogs, great dane and neopolitan mastiff. Just waiting for pups. There is another dog I saw today, the Irish hound. This dog is bigger then a great Dane !!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nick (the week that was'nt)

This guy is hilarious !! Always catch him on 702 on fridays with Redi. Met him at the market theater, great guy.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Went hunting last weekend and was a good break away. This was the first time I prepared my own biltong, cut, spice and hang. Cant wait for it to be ready...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NAMIBIA : Swakop

Doing some business here in Namibia for 2 weeks. Really enjoying my stay here. Namibia has changed since i've been here (10 yrs ago). Firstly, it rains in Wondhoek almost everyday and the place is lush and green. Arrived here in Swakopmund on Sunday and find the opposite weather and vegetation (if any) but such a cool place. The desert and sea blend with misty mornings makes a unique experience. Below are some pics.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

abide with me

This is an old hymn, somehow it found me... a balm for the broken spirit... Listen the mp3 clip attached, while reading the words (do it at least twice). What rich words, i'm actually looking forward to my passing !!

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;

Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see—

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?

Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;

Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;

Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;

Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Download "Abide With Me"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Neo-Call on the move !!

HAHAHA - Cracked myself for these (from my facebook wall)

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    • Jerome Millen, Jy het n brood kop, jy perm jou hare met jam...

Monday, February 7, 2011


Ok I decided to cook tonight. Prawn stir fry ! Candy enjoyed it...

Ok I decided to cook tonight. Prawn stir fry ! Candy enjoyed it...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some pencil drawings !

Taken on my iphone ! Amazing technology... below are some of my favorites.