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 […]

What’s in a Name?

The Females♀: Alycia, Beyoncée, Amanda, Mami Elsye, Siti Rosi-Rosita, Seroeni Lestari binti Birgitta (“Runele”), Irene-Ireng, Weißchen, Tina, Theresia. The Males ♂: Agus, Heino, Denzel, Bismarck, Mas Macho, Pattrick, Hanselmann, Kuntjoro, Nelson, Dede Charlie, Scabby, Paolo, Kriwil, Lurus, Wladimir, Trevor. All these are names of cats that are living with me or once have been living […]

Writers’ Software and Writing Tools

Sometimes the software you have on your computer just does not cut it. For example, when you start writing a book, a novel, a thesis for your PhD or any other structured document. Sometime, you may want to collect ideas, snippets of information in a kind of a scrap book and sort out the proper […]

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 […]

Ein Kommentar zum G20 Gipfel in Hamburg, Juli 2017

Es wäre ja so schön, wenn aller Protest in dieser Welt friedlich, gewaltfrei und effektiv wäre. Wir denken dabei meist an den dürren Inder, der damals mit runder Nickelbrille und mit einfachen Baumwollkleidern herumsaß und die Engländer ärgert, und auf diese Weise – so die Überlieferung – sein Land, Indien, zur Selbstbestimmung führte und so […]

Cat with paranoid Disorder?

Heino is a nine-year-old, yellow, male, neutered cat. He (and his twin brother) has been with me from their very beginning. They are living together with three other cats in my house and garden. I believe, they are all healthy, happy and well fed. All the cats get along together well, there is no fighting […]

Big Brother (and others) are watching You

It is disturbing  what others know about us. Recently, BBC reported a data leakage of information “… from personal details, the data also contained citizens’ suspected religious affiliations, ethnicities and political biases, such as where they stood on controversial topics like gun control, the right to abortion and stem cell research”. Reportedly, the data cache leaked […]

Things that come in pairs….

It is not surprising for us to see thing coming in pairs, men and women, plus and minus and so forth. And there are more: Cats or Dogs Microsoft or Mac Tea or Coffee Nikon or Canon Fender or Les Paul Day or Night iPhone or Android AC or DC Why? It is an interesting […]