Wednesday, 28 September 2011

You know you from Benoni when...

You know you're from Benoni when...

1. You’re sick of everyone’s Benoni jokes.

2. A new jol opens and you just know you’ll be there every week for the next six weeks.
3. The new jol closes down because of fighting 12 weeks later.

4. The lebs are omni-present.

5. A leb has called you eira, zubber, ghey or Spiderman.

6. You’ve wondered if you could be the next biggest thing to come out of Benoni.

7. Travelling to the North is never too far, but always too far for them to come to us.

8. The mine dump was the first thing you saw whenever you returned from holidays.

9. You know Benoni actually means ‘son of my sorrow’.

10. You know that Tom Jones Street is actually named after a fire chief and not the singer.

11. You’ve been to at least two Benoni High Wheels days.

12. You’ve pulled at least one Benoni High girl or boy.

13. You’ve visited the Bunny Park.

14. You’ve got drunk atop one of the castles in the Bunny Park.

15. You’ve seen catfish the size of dinosaurs at Homestead dam.

16. You’ve seen people smoking spliff at Homestead Dam.

17. You love watching the trees come to life during Spring.

18. You partied at Club 64, Tramps or Vaca Loca.

19. You’ve heard about the good times your older brother or sister had at Club 64, Tramps or Vaca Loca.

20. You know who Warren Lovell is.

21. You used to pull a zap sign at the Caltex Bunny next to Lakeside Mall.

22. You've mooned the prostitutes in the CBD late at night.

23. You've actually telephoned Jungle Cats to check prices.

24. You’ve smelled booze on the dudes that run the rides at the Benoni Carnival.

25. Someone’s called you their canoni from Benoni.

26. You’ve seen a whole lot of police men and women learning how to drive.

27. You know that the speed bumps outside Hans Moore and Northfield Methodist are in fact the meanest in SA.

28. You know exactly where - and what - the 509 is.

29. You start your sentences with Boet, or Heavy.

30. You know that it's the only place in the world where you don't have to be famous to say "Do you KNOW who I am?"

31. You move to England for a working holiday and three months later half your mates arrive to do the same.

32. You distinguish papsak by vintage and cultivar.

33. 90% of the time, you don't have to get out of your car to go the bar.

34. You know of at least two places to illegally purchase alcohol after bottle stores have closed.

35. You've hatched a plan to trick tourists into thinking that you actually live in Benonwaa, a hugely wealthy wine estate in eastern Gauteng.

36. You kind of remember R1 tequila and schnapps on the Tramps outside floor.

37. The Tramps outside floor helped define the way you still dance to house music.

38. You're able to locate scenes from Crazy Monkey: Straight outta Benoni within a 5km radius of your house.

39. You've been told more than twice not to swim in any of Benoni's dams because 'there might be dead bodies in there'.

40. You’ve been amazed at the number of fishing stories centered around Benoni’s dams.

41. You've heard about fishermen catching legendary barbel at CR Swart dam by casting out an entire chicken on a hook.

42. You've attended the Red Bull Flugtag at Homestead dam.

43. You'll be talking about the time it snowed for years to come.

44. Every time rain clouds gather, you wonder if Benoni will flood again.

45. You fondly think of the mine dump as our own Table Mountain.

46. You get angry when people think Benoni and Boksburg are the same place.

47. You know that Benoni turned 100 years old in 2008.

48. You know that Bryan Habana was born in Benoni.

49. You've spent any amount of time at Rynfield Drapers...and you always made jokes about the name.

50. You used to attend Youth Balls at the Town hall.

51. You used to party at The Warehouse in town.

52. You know that the Benoni Country Club rates in the bottom half of the Top 100 golf courses in SA.

53. You used to see or party with Vernon Koekemoer.

54. You pull into H20 in Boksburg and get an idea of what Benoni at the beach must look like.

55. You remember seeing the Christmas lights at the end of each year along the town's main roads.

56. You've shot a game of pool at Shooters, Northmead Square.

57. You kind of miss riding your bicycle in the sand works, now that Ebotse Golf Estate is completed.

58. You can look at Benoni on Google Earth and you know exactly where everything is.

59. You use Luna Plaza as a means of giving directions more than you use it for food.

60. You quote Barry Hilton constantly.

61. You've put dish washing liquid in the Lakefield fountain and either ran, cycled or drove away.

62. You know that the sport of wakeboarding in SA was pretty much born in Benoni.

63. You're about to get into a fight and you phone your friends before you phone the cops.

64. You think you're special because you didn't come from Springs.

65. You hear Charlize Theron talk about "growing up on a farm" in South Africa, but you know it's just a plot in Benoni.

66. You used to drive past the lake next to Lakeside Mall and though it looked completely dried up because of the water hyacinth.

67. You know that the best St Patrick's Day celebration for miles around happens at McGinty's at the Square.

68. You know that the world's strongest DJ, Mark Stent, comes from Benoni.

69. You know that local Benoni girl Charlene Wittstock is married to Prince Albert of Monaco.

70. Someone older has forbidden you to waterslide down the overflow tunnel that joins Homestead and Middle Lake.

71. You remember the ice creams at the Milky Lane in Benoni Town Plaza.

72. You can start a rumour and know that it'll filter right through back to you within 3 weeks.

73. You know that the Chimes Tavern is Benoni's oldest pub.

74. You know that DJ Euphonik from 5fm comes from Benoni.

75. You read the Benoni City Times avidly and always recognise at least one person mentioned.

76. You’ve made friends and lost friends, and will never ever forget your loyalty or memories.

77. You can take yourself out of Benoni, but never Benoni out of you.
Taken from the Facebook group "you know you from Benoni when..."
Big thanks!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Spiritchaser - These Tears(Piano Mix) Song + Lyrics

Spiritchaser - These Tears (Piano Mix)

Spiritchaser - These Tears(Piano Mix)Lyrics

Stand and I will face you
With love I shall embrace you
Your touch is oh so real to me
These tears become reality

These tears, these tears

When your lost, I will find you
If you forget, I shall remind you
Your thoughts are oh so clear to me
These tears become reality

These tears, these tears
These tears, these tears

(These tears) x2

These tears become reality

These tears, these tears
These tears, these tears

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

Vanilla Ice Cream

I can't really recall where I found this recipe as it was a while ago but I thought I would share how to make vanilla ice cream without having an ice cream maker...super fancy hey!
1 Vanilla Pod
250ml Milk
250ml Double Cream
100g Castor Sugar
4 Egg Yolks

Pour the milk into a sauce pan and heat it up but be careful not to let it boil. Cut the vanilla pod down the middle and place in the milk that has been taken off the heat and leave it to infuse for 20 minutes.

While the vanilla and the milk are infusing, get a bowl and mix together the eggs and castor sugar until it forms a thick mixture. Remove the vanilla from the milk and scrape the seeds into the milk, this creates a nice looking ice cream and also provides taste. Then pour the milk into the mixture of eggs and sugar, stirring it while you do so. Pour the mixture back into the pan and turn the heat up until it is near boiling point but do not let it boil. Keep stirring it until it becomes thick and a layer forms on the spoon. Remove the pan off the heat and then allow it to cool.

When the mixture is cool, place it in a container that will fit the mixture and then place that in the freezer. Freeze for 2 hours and mix it, breaking up the mixture and making it smooth. Then place it back in the freezer and check and stir it every 30 minutes making sure that the mixture stays smooth until it is ready for serving.

Thank you for the recipe who ever it belongs to.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Crazy White Boy - What You Do To Me(lyrics)

Each time, I find myself crawling back in your arms (yeah)
But I don't mind, its just what you do to me (just what you do to me) X2

We call the times, and now I can find a new devotion (oh yeah)
Can't hide desire, when its frozen in time
Its more than open (yeah) X2

So now I'm growing cold for what these arms used to hold
Falling away, falling away
Tearing my skin from home, to know you out on your own
Ill find a way, oh ill find a way

Each time, I find myself crawling back in your arms (yeah)
But I don't mind, its just what you do to me (just what you do to me) X2

We call the times, and now I can find a new devotion (oh yeah)
Can't hide desire, when its frozen in time
Its more than open (yeah) X2

Friday, 2 September 2011

Eat. Sleep. Hubbly

Just thought that today I would show you all how I make my Hubbly Bubbly or Hookah:
Step 1
Start by filling the base or bowl of the hubbly with water so that the pipe, that goes into the water, goes below the water line for 2 to 3 fingers deep. I like to add some ice cubes to give a cold and refreashing taste to the smoke. If you want to make the smoke thicker than add tablespoon or two of milk will help.

Step 2
Then take the head of the hubbly, where the flavour sits, and fill that with the flavour of your choice, carefully break up the molasses so that it is not joined into bigger pieces. Fill the head with molasses until it is reasonably full and cover with foil, preferably with heavy duty foil so that the coal doesn't burn the flavour. Then take a toothpick and poke little holes in the foil but do not make too many.

Step 3
The final step is to light the coal, quick lights work but try for organic coal as they burn better and give off a less burnt taste. Place the coal on the side of the foil and head and move occasionally, this is so the coal does not sit in one spot and burn the flavour.

Thats how I make my hubbly but there are a number of ways to do this.