Enriko Klopper
Free Time with Enriko Klopper
Babbelgum vir die Siel
Chicken Soup for a Sunday
Take care of parents

Dear son and daughter …
The day that you see me old and I am already not, have patience and try to understand me …
If I get dirty when eating … if I can not dress … have patience. Remember the hours I spent teaching it to you.

If, when I speak to you, I repeat the same things thousand and one times … do not interrupt me … listen to me.

When you were small, I had to read to you thousand and one times the same story until you get to sleep …

When I do not want to have a shower, neither shame me nor scold me …Remember when I had to chase you with thousand excuses I invented, in order that you wanted to bath …

When you see my ignorance on new technologies …give me the necessary time and not look at me with your mocking smile …

I taught you how to do so many things … to eat good, to dress well … to confront life …

When at some moment I lose the memory or the thread of our conversation … let me have the necessary time to remember … and if I cannot do it, do not become nervous … as the most important thing is not my conversation but surely to be with you and to have you listening to me …

If ever I do not want to eat, do not force me. I know well when I need to and when not.

When my tired legs do not allow me walk … give me your hand … the same way I did when you gave your first steps.

And when someday I say to you that I do not want to live any more … that I want to die … do not get angry … some day you will understand …

Try to understand that my age is not lived but survived.

Someday you will discover that, despite my mistakes, I always wanted the best thing for you and that I tried to prepare the way for you..

You must not feel sad, angry or impotent for seeing me near you. You must be next to me, try to understand me and to help me as I did it when you started living.

Help me to walk… help me to end my way with love and patience. I will pay you by a smile and by the immense love I have had always for you.
I love you son and daughter …
Your father
Brain Teaser: Sunday, 25 January 2015
I put butter on the table, you got out. I came in, what’s left on the table?
Quinoa-slaai met gedroogte appelkose en babaspinasieblare
Bestanddele vir slaaisous:

¼ koppie suurlemoensap
2 eetlepels Bulgaarse / Griekse joghurt
1 ½ teelepels heuning
¼ teelepel komyn
¼ teelepel kaneel
¼ teelepel gemmer
¼ koppie olyfolie
¼ teelepel sout
Varsgemaalde swartpeper na smaak


1 koppie quinoa
2 koppies water
¼ teelepel sout
½ koppie gedroogte appelkose, fyn gesny
1 koppie kersietamaties, gehalveer
1 klein rooi uitjie, fyn gekap
2 koppies babaspinasieblare (of soveel soos verkies)
¼ koppie amandels, gekap


Om die slaaisous voor te berei: Klits suurlemoensap, joghurt, heuning, komyn, kaneel en gemmer saam tot goed vermeng. Voeg ¼ koppie olyfolie by. Geur met sout en peper.

Om die slaai voor te berei: Kook guinoa soos rys gaar (voeg die ¼ teelepel sout by). Gooi 1/3 van die slaaisous oor die quinoa en laat afkoel vir 10 minute. Voeg dan appelkose, tamaties en ui by asook 1/3 slaaisous. Bedek die spinasieblare met die res van die olyfolie. Verdeel die spinasie in 4 borde en skep die slaai bo-oor die spinasieblare. Sprinkel amandels oor.
Foto:  www.eatingwell.com
Brain Teaser: Saturday, 24 January 2015
There are few men walking in a straight line, 4 men in front of 4 men, 4 men behind 4 men and 4 men in the middle of 4 men. How many men are there all together?
Chicken Soup for a Sunday
Handbook 2015

Drink plenty of water.
Eat Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince & dinner like a beggar.
Live with the 3 E's … Energy, Enthusiasm & Empathy.
Make time to pray.
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2014.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily and while you walk, smile.


Don't over do. Keep your limits.
Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past.
Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Smile and laugh more.
You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.

Do the right thing!
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. The best is yet to come.
Brain Teaser: Sunday, 11 January 2015
My first is in fish, but not in snail.
My second is in rabbit, but not in tail.
My third is in up, but not in down.
My fourth is in tiara, but not in crown.
My fifth is in tree, you plainly see me.
My whole is a food for you and me.
What am I?
I am a fruit
Patats op die gesonde manier!
Skrop patats deeglik skoon (met skilletjie aan). Smeer olyfolie met ’n kwassie oor die hele patat. Draai in foelie toe en bak in die oond teen 180 ºC vir 1 uur.

Foto: www.livestrong.com
Brain Teaser: Saturday, 10 January 2015
It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it?
A cabbage
Chicken Soup for a Sunday
MY EERSTE 2015-boodskappie …
Ons stel gedurig uit, totdat die telefoon lui ... die persoon is nie meer daar nie.
Gryp die dag. Gryp elke geleentheid vir liefde en omgee
Die lewe is soooo kort!
Moet nooit uitstel nie.
Daarom se ek vandag aan jou:
As jou trane vlakker lê as jou glimlag ...
As jou hart seerder is as jou oë ...
HUIL ...
As jou antwoorde verder is as wat jy dink ...
BID ...
As jy voel jy kan nie meer nie ...
As alles om jou breek ...
Lewe is kort - leef dit!
Liefde is mooi - voel dit!
Kwaad wees is lelik - los dit!
Probleme is tydlik - aanvaar dit.
Herinneringe is vir altyd - bewaar dit.
Jy is BAIE spesiaal - onthou dit!
Brain Teaser: Sunday, 4 January 2015
In the dark I am found, without being fetched. In the day I am lost, without being stolen. What am I?
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