In the end of the 70's, the South African Alfred Baloyi was watching a football game when a beer bottle thrown by another supporter hit his head. He went home thinking about developing a festive helmet that coud protect his head. Mr. Baloyi grabbed a miners helmet, cut it out, painted and decorated it. Later on, he named it a "makarapa". Since then the makarapa (or makaraba) has become relatively popular in South Africa. However, Mr. Baloyi has never become rich for each makaraba is handmade and produced in a small scale. Heineken picked up his idea and "developed" the product pletterpet. For eight cans of Heineken beer you can get one pletterpet. For his participation on the film you can watch above, Mr. Baloyi received from Heineken a tip of only 25 thousand euros as a hommage for his invention. The pletterpet from Heineken is produced in large scale in factories in China.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Below, dates stuffed with cheese and then marzipans shaped as a Dutch delicacy called "tompouce". I have found such mini tompouces at a HEMA shop and the pink plastic dishes at Loods 5, in Zaandam.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Maicon kisses his wedding ring after scoring a goal: "I have thought about all what I have gone through in my life to arrive here and remembered about everyone who have helped me along the way." (photo Epoca online)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ever wondered how Brazilians react when the soccer team scores ?
Check below. I wish I were there during the World Cup games.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Come one Holland, go !
Can beat anybody in the world !
Vai Holanda, vai !
Não deixe o leão manso
Friday, June 11, 2010
S.: - Que ojos... azules...
Me: - Si, lo he visto.
S.: - Y rubio ! Tan rubio !
Me: - Aham.
S.: - Tan alto ! Ay, pero como son altos los chicos de aqui.
Me: - Shhh.
S.: - Aaaah ! Mujer, que maravilla !
Me: - Todo es relativo.
S.: - Pero ese chico...
Me.: - Cuidado. Muchos holandeses compreeenden as veces espanol...
S.: - Que ? No ! Impossible.
Me: - Si !
S.: - NO ! El no reacciona. No percebe nada. No nos mira.
Me: - Bueno. Vamos a pagar.
Me: - Goede middag.
(El chico lindo, de ojos azules, rubio y alto):
- Goede middag. 2 cappuccinos, 1 muffin...
Verder nog iets ? Nee ? Het wordt dan 6 euro graag.
Me: - Alstublieft.
S.: - Anita, y no hay cucharas ?
(El chico lindo, de ojos... etc.): -Si, hay. Aqui. Algo mas ?
S.: - !!!!
An afternoon dedicated to real friendship.
You will need:
2 talkative women;
2 cubes of sugar;
2 glasses of wine;
1 rainy afternoon (optional)
some paper napkins for occasional origamis.
Mix well until you get zillions of laughings. Tested and approved. I recommend it.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
According to a research, there is a positive relation between the total of children living in a certain area and the chances that the streets will be adorned in orange. The opposite is valid for areas with old people.
The Stomach Intestins and Liver Foundation sells orange toilet paper. Those who donate at least 15 euros receive a package home with three toilet paper rolls. The Foundation aims with that action to stimulate people regularly observing their s***.
Source: Intermediair #21, May 27th 2010. Check a nice film about orange madness clicking here. Special thanks to Rene and Ilse for allowing me to take pics at their shop.