Jakarta – Good News

The picture is a microphotograph of ambient (street-)dust, collected in Jakarta on August 9th, 2020, after major rainfall which ended a spell of ten dry days. The sample material has been washed down and concentrated by the rain and was collected with a tape lift from a specially prepared surface. So, what’s good about it? […]

Covid-19: Jakarta im lock-down

Seit dem 10. April ist Jakarta im lock-down, hier PSBB (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar – Soziale Einschränkungen in großem Mass) genannt. Das bedeutet, dass die Schulen und praktisch alle Geschäfte geschlossen sind, mit Ausnahme der Lebensmittelketten, Apotheken, Heimwerkermärkte(!). Wer kann, der arbeitet von zu Hause (wfh: working from home). Auf den Straßen, draußen, sind Gesichtsmasken […]

Jakarta Photo Book

An alternative view of Jakarta, a black&white photo book with caption in English. Street photography from Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia. Published and printed (on demand) in Germany. Available in books shops all over Germany or worldwide (by courier).

Fat and Coconut Oil

The problem with coconut oil is at least two-fold: First, packaged coconut oil consists only of saturated fatty acids, secondly it is processed with hexane (a toxic solvent) and other organic solvents to remove unwanted color and flavor. So the conclusion was that unsaturated fats are “better”. This may be true for the oil in […]

Why it is so difficult to be Green

Practically everybody with a brain has understood that we all have to do something to save the environment (and the world), yet we don’t make enough effort. Why? Behaving environmentally responsible is not considered to be “cool”. Trying to get someone to avoid plastic bags is like telling your children to eat up their veggies […]

As a Tourist in Central Java – Dieng, Wonosobo, and other Places in Central Java

Central Java was and still is one of the main tourist destinations in Indonesia, next to Bali. Over 200,000 tourists visited Borobudur in 2013. Therefore, it is so sad, so regrettable that things have gone from bad to worse. Here is my report (April 2018): The Dieng Plateau – Central Java In the 1980s, the […]

Vorwinterliches Fressen im November

NEIN!! Christstollen geht am keinsten, nicht jetzt. Christstollen dürfen korrekterweise erst ab dem 3 Dezember (erster Advent) verzehrt werden. Dabei ist es unerheblich, dass die ersten Stollen in diesem Jahr schon am 27. August in einem Supermarkt in Süddeutschland gesichtet wurden (berichtete Bayern-1 in einer redaktionellen Sondermeldung). Diese „frühen“ Stollen sind allerdings ganz und gar […]