Thursday, November 24, 2011

Indiaanse-Indiese fusie

Indian-Indian Fusion

Vandag is die Amerikaanse vakansiedag wat bekend staan as "Thanksgiving." Ek het dit saam met Chris en sy vriendekring gevier. Ek is gewoonlik die enigste vegetariër by Thanksgiving byeenkomste, egter Chris is ook een, so ek wou iets spesiaal vir ons maak. Hy is ook die vriend wat ek leer hoe om Indiese kos te kook. Met dit in gedagte het ek besluit op 'n kombinasie van die kookkuns van Indiane* en Indiërs*.

Die twee geregte wat ek gebring het was Succotash-kerrie en basmati-Amerikaanse swart rys pilaf met geroosterde okkerneute en tuisgemaakte versuikerde bosbessies. Amerikaanse swart rys is nie werklik rys nie, maar eerder 'n verlangs verwante gras spesies. Succotash is 'n mielie en boontjie bredie van die Narraganset Indiane van Nieu-Engeland.

Today is the American holiday known as Thanksgiving. I celebrated it with Chris and his circle of friends. I'm usually the only vegetarian at Thanksgiving gatherings, however Chris is also one, so I wanted to make something special for us. He is also the friend I'm teaching how to cook Indian food. With this in mind, I decided on a combination of the cuisines of American and Asian Indians*.

The two entrees that I brought were Succotash curry and basmati-wild rice pilaf with toasted walnuts and homemade candied cranberries. Wild rice isn't actually rice, but rather a distantly related species of grass. Succotash is a corn and bean stew from the Narraganset Indians of New England.

* The noun & attributive adjective pairs "Indiane" en "Indiërs" translate into English as "Indians", though in Afrikaans the former is reserved for American Indians and the latter for Asian Indians.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lindiwe Mazibuko

Ek het op Saterdag middagete saam met my vriend Elrich gehad. Dis altyd lekker wanneer ek 'n kans kry om Afrikaans te oefen. Natuurlik was Suid-Afrika een van die onderwerpe van gesprek.

Elrich wil terugtrek Kaapstad toe en vir die 2014 Demokratiese Alliansie veldtog werk. Die DA is nie perfek nie, maar albei van ons dink dis 'n beter kies as die ANC vir die toekoms van die land. 'n Goeie voorbeeld van die groot verskil tussen die twee politieke partye kan raakgesien word deur die optrede van Julius Malema en Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Malema is welbekend vir sy haatspraak soos "shoot the Boer." Hier is 'n video van Mazibuko.



I had lunch with my friend Elrich on Saturday. It's always nice when I get a chance to practice Afrikaans. Naturally, South Africa was one of the topics of discussion.

Elrich wants to move back to Cape Town and work for the 2014
Democratic Alliance campaign. The DA isn't perfect, but both of us think it's a better choice than the ANC for the future of the country. A good example of the big difference between the two political parties can be seen through the actions of Julius Malema and Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Malema is well known for his hate speech like "Shoot the Boer." Here is a video from Mazibuko.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Afrikaans in Soweto

'n Rukkie gelede het ek 'n baie interessante blog post gesien oor 'n Afrikaansonderwyser in Soweto.

In 'n klas van sy eie / In a Class of His Own

Last night, I saw a really interesting blog post about an Afrikaans teacher in Soweto.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Tandems

Vanoggend op deel van die roete werk toe het ek agter 'n familie van vier op twee tandems fietsgery. Familietyd, oefening en vervoer alles in een! Ek het nog nooit op 'n tandem fietsgery, maar ek wil dit doen! Dit lyk pret!

This morning, for part of the way to work, I cycled behind a family of four on two tandem bikes. Family time, exercise, and transportation all in one! I've never ridden on a tandem bike before, but I want to! It looks fun!