Cyril Viljoen
The Night Flight with Cyril Viljoen
Babbelgum vir die Siel
Chicken Soup for a Sunday
10 Things I Wish I Knew In My 30s:

1. Accumulating “stuff” is stupid.
2. Judging others is even more stupid. Understanding others is smarter. Understanding creates influence.
3. Profanity is the language of youth. There are 455,000+ words in the unabridged English dictionary. Use a few.
4. Take less, give more. There are a lot of hurt people navigating life around us. More are rudderless and losing their way. You can be a positive force in the universe or a negative one. This is when to commit to being positive.
5. Kids are the only thing in life that adds a dimension – the rest is just “stuff.” How a child will look at the world as an adult is shaped by his or her experiences during their years from birth through 13. Those are the years to pay the price and be a great parent.
6. Business maturity is not tied to chronological age; and it has tremendous value in the work place. And never do for a living what a parent or someone else tells you to do. Do what you want to do. Maturity comes easier that way.
7. Cars are depreciating assets. Treat them accordingly. Spend money on stuff that goes up in value, not down. Having no car payment is beautiful.
8. Being nice is free. Being a jerk is hurtful. Be nice more and a jerk less.
9. Buy what you need, not what you want or can. Your savings account will love you.
10. Be emotionally available. Put down the baggage of your emotionally scarring 20s and get back in the game. Love is a requirement of a life well lived.
Brain Teaser: Sunday, 1 March 2015
You are in a place called Jack's World and there is only one law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit. What is the law?
 Everything (each word) in Jack's World must contain double letters.
Stampmielie gereg

500 ml stampmielies
7 ml sout
10 ml botter
1 pakkie spek gesnipper
250 g sampioene in skyfies gesny
250 ml mayonnaise
125 ml room
1 pakkie wituiesoppoeier
250 ml gerasperde cheddarkaas
vars gemaalde swartpeper na smaak


Week die stampmielies oornag in water. Dreineer en giet die mielies in 'n kastrol. Voeg genoeg water by om dit te bedek en voeg ook die sout by. Kook tot gaar en dreineer. Voorverhit die oond tot 180 ºC en smeer 'n oondvaste bak. Verhit die botter in 'n pan en braai die spek en sampioene tot bruin. Meng die mayonnaise, room, soppoeier en kaas in 'n groot mengbak. Voeg die stampmielies, spek en sampioene by en geur met peper. Skep die mengsel in die voorbereide bak en bak ongeveer 60 minute tot bruin bo-op.
Brain Teaser: Saturday, 28 February 2015
If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?
120 (100 threes in the hundreds place + 10 threes in the tens place + 10 threes in the ones place)
Karamel-Koffie Bolletjies

1 blik karamel kondensmelk
1 eetlepel kitskoffiekorrels
200 gram fyngerolde Mariebeskuitjies
125 ml fyngekapte neute
Fyn klapper


Meng die kondensmelk, koffiekorrels, Mariebeskuitjies en neute saam en rol in bolletjies. Rol die bolletjies in klapper. Verkoel in yskas. Bedien saam met koffie na ete.
Brain Teaser: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed.
45 (1/5 of 45 = 9, 9 + 45 = 54)
Chicken Soup for a Sunday
I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never lets you fall asleep making you feel unwanted. I hope you fall in love with someone who holds your hand during the scary parts of horror movies and burns cookies with you while you’re both busy dancing around the kitchen. I hope you fall in love with someone who tickles you and makes you smile on hard days and on easy ones. But beyond all that I hope you fall in love with someone who will never leave you behind and who will never take you for granted. Someone who will stand by you when you’re right and stand by you when you’re wrong. Someone who has seen you at your worst and loves you still. I hope you fall in love with someone who kisses you in the rain and hugs you when you’re cold and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Brain Teaser: Sunday, 15 February 2015
When I am filled I can point the way. When I am empty nothing moves me. I have two skins, one without and one within. What am I?
I am a glove

300g goeie-kwaliteit donkersjokolade, grof gekap
3 eiers
¼ koppie strooisuiker
1 eetlepel goeie kwaliteit kakaopoeier, gesif
300 ml geklopte room, plus ekstra room vir garnering
Gerasperde sjokolade, om te versier


Smelk die sjokolade op die stoof (bakkie in ‘n kastrol met water). Verwyder van plaat en laat afkoel. Klits eiers en strooisuiker saam totdat mengsel verdik en verdubbel in volume. Vou afgekoelde sjokolade en kakaopoeier by die mengsel. Klop die room styf en vou dit by die sjokolademengsel in. Skep in 6 glase en laat in die yskas afkoel vir 1 uur. Verwyder uit die yskas 15 minute voor opdiening en versier met ekstra geklopte room en gerasperde sjokolade.

Brain Teaser: Saturday, 14 February 2015
I can flutter and take your breath away. I can take a beating, but do not bruise. If I stopped you would sure to lose. Every day I am with you. What am I?
I am your heart
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