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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
12:18 am - Eurovision 2017 (Welcome to Kyiv)


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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
11:52 pm



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Saturday, January 23rd, 2016


P.S.: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HZPULXS


Notes of a Terrorist* (*Freedom Fighter), prologue

Notes of a Terrorist* (*Freedom Fighter), chapter 1

Notes of a Terrorist* (*Freedom Fighter), chapter 2

Notes of a Terrorist* (*Freedom Fighter), chapter 3

Notes of a Terrorist* (*Freedom Fighter), chapter 4

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Friday, January 15th, 2016
10:56 pm - War in Donbass: Circles of hell


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Saturday, November 14th, 2015
2:10 pm - War in Donbass


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
8:26 pm - Артём Гришанов - Игрушки / Toys for Poroshenko / War in Ukraine (English subtitles)


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Thursday, June 11th, 2015
12:16 am - "Humans live here"

"Humans live here" is a film made by two Moscow students who went to war and tried to show people all that they had seen and heard there. The film narrates an armed conflict in Donbass which affected civilians first of all. The real people became principal characters: an artist, a ballet dancer, doctors and teachers, children and participants of resistance. They answer the question of what was the reason for shooting attacks of schools and child care centers, residential blocks and playgrounds. This is not only a story of war, it is rather about war theater and its reasons, a story of war in a place where humans live.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
2:11 am - English in Former Colonies - Zimbabwe

Dear friends!
Tangerine Club and LINGUA EUROPEICA club invite you to our Tea-Meeting!

Topic: SAfrEng - version of English, spoken as a native language by some South Africans, Zambians, Namibians and Zimbabweans.
SAfrEng native speaker from Zimbabwe will bring us into the world of english Africa!

Native speaker: Lillian is a girl from Bulawayo, the second biggest city in Zimbabwe. She came to St.Petersburg to study and has an experience of teaching English in different language schools.

When: 15th of April, Thursday, 18:00-20:00.
Where: "BookBar", Sadovaya str., 13-15 (m. Gostiny Dvor)

Fee: 300 rur
Free cup of coffee/tea/juice included :)

Please call (812) 640-01-39 or send comments with your phone numbers to confirm your registration.

Our group in LJ: click here
Info Vkontake: click here
Our site: www.tangerine-school.ru

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
1:30 pm - Worldwide D&D Game Day - Player Handbook 3 (Cape Town Event)


Worldwide D&D Game Day - Players' Handbook 3 happening this weekend.

Saturday, 20 March 2010
13:00 - 18:00
EM7, UCT upper campus
Engineering Mall (near Leslie Social)
Cape Town, South Africa

This the first of what promises to be several Game Days spotlighting hot new releases for the D&D game. Celebrate the launch of Player’s Handbook 3 and the complete release of all the psionic classes as you participate in an exclusive adventure called “Beneath the Lonely Tower.” Want a blurb for the adventure? You got it!

Beneath the Lonely Tower
Written by Erik Scott de Bie
In the frontier village of Beorunna’s Well, all is not well. Villagers have disappeared without a trace, and the locals fear to walk alone in the dark. Now, the villagers hear distant cries of terror at night, echoing from an abandoned fortress outside the village. A group of brave heroes must step forward to explore the Lonely Tower and end the threat to Beorunna’s Well. “Beneath the Lonely Tower” is a 6th-level adventure with six pre-generated characters included, all using options from the new Player’s Handbook 3.

Each character presented for play has a new character class from Player’s Handbook 3; four of the characters use the new races from that book as well! The monk is one of the classes being showcased for those who missed this class when 4e was launched.

Sanctioning #: 10-03-2175377

Anyone wanting to DM at the event is to please arrive an hour before hand (12h00) to assist with set-up and to get briefed.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009
9:38 am - World Wide DnD Game Day: Monster Manual 2

Fearsome Foes Both Old and New!

Host:     RPGA Cape Town
Date:     Saturday, May 23, 2009
Time:     9:00am - 3:00pm
Location:     RW James Building room L, UCT Upper Campus
Street:     Ring Road
City/Town:     Cape Town, South Africa

Bring your friends and join in the fun as we celebrate the release of the Monster Manual 2, packed with new options for your Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition game.

Come and face down enemies (both brand new and some old returning favorites) jumping right off the pages of the next big monster expansion for the game. While you’re at it, beat those vile beasts down with characters using options from upcoming releases. No matter if you’re new to the game or a 4th Edition veteran, we’ll have everything you need to embark on an all-new adventure!

Journey Through the Silver Caves – A kobold wyrmpriest has stolen an ancient book of prophecy from the people of Albura, a fortress on the borderlands. The kobold has a dark plan for the book – and only you can stop him in time! An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th-level characters.

RPGA Sanctioning #: 09-05-1889558

Facebook Event

current mood: excited

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Monday, October 20th, 2008
8:43 am - NaNoWriMo 2008 wants YOU


It is almost November again and already the forums are flooded with eager participants practically foaming at the mouth to get started. What am I talking about? NaNoWriMo, of course. A crazy 30 day adventure that challenges you to write 50 000 words in a single month.

Daunting? Perhaps. Fun? Like you wouldn't believe!

It's an anti-contest writing contest, where the judges are missing, the prizes are lousy, and writers and non-writers alike have the time of their lives bashing out surprisingly unhorrible books in an absurdly short amount of time.

Thousands of people from all over the world take part each year and South Africans are not shy about joining in on the fun. We have a fantastically supportive participant base with new players trickling in every year. With Municipal Liaisons spread from Gauteng to the Cape, there might just be a kick off party or a write-in happening in your area. You will definitely not be alone in this crazy undertaking.

If you sign up, remember to set your home region to South Africa so you can access our regional lounge and meet everyone else who will be slaving away over their computers (or notebooks) this coming summer.

Love novels? Write one!

~ Morcalivan,
Municipal Liaison for Gauteng

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008
12:06 pm - Johannesburg 2008

last Saturday was perhaps the most amazing summer Saturday that I had ever met in my life. thousands of colors exploded in the city of Johannesburg, the crime capital of the world, where nothing is safe from the buildings that could only by visited by certain races twenty years ago. people were finally free to express themselves, and no one would say you need to be fixed. Zoo Lake was crowded with colors that could have not meet each other in apartheid South Africa, children were running after dogs and men were holding signs that were screaming ‘two drinks away from men on men sex’ and I simply could not stop grinning. everything was perfect, nothing more was needed. I felt loved and accepted.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
2:06 am

the things I’m about to say do not make sense; I’m petrified to acknowledge the fact that everything I’m writing in this tiny box will be just memories, good memories yet vague memories. there’s too much to tell, and somehow I’m suppose to realize that only the strong survive.

it has been a while since I’ve fallen in love so many times in such a short time. there were things that I remembered suddenly when we entered Durban. it has been over a year since I visited Durban and I don’t know how I managed to keep myself in one piece. when I saw the skyscrapers reaching the grey sky, I felt like home. those street names that I already knew by heart, told me that a little had changed. when the taxi driver was confused, I told him to go to this and that direction and I could never tell you the streets in Helsinki, the place where my heart met no one for seventeen years. it was like I had never left the place and Durban cheered for me, she welcomed me back and asked me to buy an apartment from a pink decaying skyscraper. one could see the Indian Ocean falling in love with the handsome surfers from that building; and if one went to the other side, he could see Durban kissing the air.

our hostel was in the corner of Prince Alfred St. and Pine St. which meant chaos and traffic and prostitutes and I loved it completely. the cars played extremely loud music that shook my bed. the beat took you and brought you to the place where heaven meets noise and you wonder if actually living in the clouds would be like dancing in a nightclub. the ocean mated with the seashores, and tall, fancy hotel buildings rose until they met the stars and night pictures were taken by everyone else than me. the wind blew so hard that my bones could not resist inviting her for a dinner. and then there were ghettos, left alone in the corner where daylight was forced to visit a couple of hours every single day and no one misses them, not even me and neither would you.

we went to the beach, and listened to the ocean. one’s bag got snatched once or twice and the life continued and the bag came back every single time. people offered ice cream that seemed to be from the 80s, and no one bought it. jewellery sparked in the ears of the crowd and almost every other person was more beautiful than anyone else in the world. Durban said love me, and I’ll provide all the handsome men on the Earth. she did not know that I already loved her, and I did not tell her. I did not want to break her heart.

last year I had not met Florida Rd. and last week I could not stop visiting her every single night. Bean Bag Bohemia, a mixture of a bohemian heaven and a haven of prostitution, made things different from last year. the stylish cafébar jammed my veins and I watched people, their movements and laughs that filled the whole place, it was amazing. they played acidic jazz which was spiced up with a sound of a burning violin and if any place plays smooth, calming music, then it becomes my heart and lungs. an old guy, older than your father, kissed an university-guy and both of them enjoyed, more than just a little. he, the older man, was popular among younger people and no one from our group was left without a stunning expression and I watched how the man’s hands slid tranquilly from the shoulders to down, curvy moves and laughter. later on that night, some people came in on their underwear and no one was in the place was astonished expect for our group. I could not stop staring.

I met a waiter in the bar, his name is something that I do not think is appropriate to mention and we all know I had a crush on him, even he knew. he made me smile, a gentle South African accent came out so powerfully whenever he said anything that it was hard to not to like him. we met four times, and he still could not remember my name. I think I was supposed to get hurt, but the grin that appeared on his face repetitiously fixed the things that were not even broken.

in the same bar a group of men started to talk to me, everyone over twenty-five and one guy older than fifty if I had to guess. one guy in a middle of a conversation asked straight-forwardly if I liked cock and then as stunned as I was I had to ask him to repeat and he said if I liked dancing and because I had consumed a large amount of tequila, my answers made him too interested on me. after a free shot from him, I left him. somehow I was excited, extremely stupefied and because the night was still young, I continued breathing the life.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
12:00 pm - Mandela´s legacy betrayed?

Read this and tought of this community and of some friends from South Africa that are so sad of what is going on in the country. I still can´t believe how is possible that someone that says you won´t be infected with HIV if you shower after sex is in the government.
I visited Cape Town a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it! And also loved the people, so nice and open. Of course, I saw and hear about the not nice part of the city, as well as in any other city of the world, not only what it´s show to tourists. If this is not allowed, please delete it.
Source: Reuters.com

ANALYSIS: Has South Africa betrayed Mandela´s legacy?

current mood: stressed

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Monday, April 21st, 2008
9:56 am

Hi Guys,

An awesome site , statistics, biographies on World known South africans and many more I found.

Check it out!

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008
6:15 pm


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Saturday, January 19th, 2008
2:43 pm - Cape Town museums

Slightly random request, but I'm going to be visiting Cape Town next month and I wondered if anyone had any museum suggestions.

I've already found lists of the main museums on some tourist sites, but I really love random little museums devoted to things like, oh, I don't know, fonts, or tea, or wood carving, or cucumbers (to make up some random examples)! The kinds of places that are too small and poor and of limited interest to have much of a web presence.

So, any suggestions? Even if it's just "There's a sign on the corner of X Street that points at the Museum Of Lightbulbs. I've never been, but I remembered it because it's such a strange thing to have a museum for," it would be great to hear about it!


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Sunday, December 16th, 2007
4:43 am - Leon Schuster in Region 1 DVD.

This is a weird request. But if anybody sees these as Region 1 DVDs, I'd love to have them. They are South African movies written by or involving Leon Schuster. IMDB doesn't even list all of them, but I'm strongly certain they exist.

"Mama Jack"
"Sweet and Short"
"Mr Bones"
"Panic Mechanic"
"You must be joking 1"
"You must be joking 2"
"Oh Schucks it’s Schuster"
"Oh Schucks here comes Untag" (Also known as "Kwagga Strikes Back")
"Oh Schucks I’m gatvol"

I already have
"There’s a Zulu on my Stoep" (North American title "Yankee Zulu")

I think I might be SOL, as it seems a bunch of them have not been produced as Region 1 DVDs at all.

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada, having grown up in Durban.

(cross posted to southafrica)

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
3:47 pm - Isa-Lotte Konrad - Suid-Afrikaanse skryfster


Hallo, almal. Ek wil net die van julle wat graag lees laat weet dat ek 'n bewonderaarsblad vir die skryfster, Isa-Lotte Konrad, hier op 'Live Journal' begin het. Sy is beeldskoon, het in 2001 van Switserland af Suid-Afrika toe geimmigreer en skryf nou in Afrikaans. Haar boeke is regtig puik met iets van alles - spanning, romanse, komedie, drama. As jy nog niks van haar gelees het nie, begin met Die langste nag, 'n spanningsverhaal. As jy dit eers gelees het, sal jy verslaaf wees aan haar boeke.  

Hoe om by die Isa-Lotte Konrad bewonderaarsblad uit te kom:

Hi, everyone. I just want to let those of you who read Afrikaans know that I have started a fanpage for the writer Isa-Lotte Konrad. She's gorgeous - immigrated here from Switzerland in 2001, and now writes in Afrikaans. Her books have something of everything - suspense, romance, comedy, drama. If you haven't read any of her books yet, but feel like reading something in Afrikaans, start with Die langste nag (The longest night), a suspense story. You'll be instantly addicted. You can get to the Isa-Lotte Konrad fanpage via the above link. 


current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, August 18th, 2007
11:11 pm - Colour - world music that takes you places!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
8:00pm - 9:15pm
University of Johannesburg Arts centre
Kingsway Campus, Corner of University Rd & Kingsway, Auckland Park
South Africa



From experiences of different cultures comes a new sound that captures the colour of music.

CD’s available at the launch!  
To listen to some of his music, go to
www.myspace.com/wouterkellerman. To watch an excerpt of the last concert, go to


Kellerman on flutes, featuring:
Salome Sechele - 'Strictly Coma Dancing' Judge & dancer extraordinaire.
David Matemele - Co-choreographer of African Footprint
Muntu Ngubane - Latin American dancer
Nonhlanhla Mdluli - 'Strictly Come Dancing' Singer
Michal George - Spanish Guitarist
Phresh Makhene - Percussion & vocals
Carima Cruywagen - Dancer

current mood: cheerful

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