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- Part-time writer (fantasy, stories with a twist, short stories, poems) in German & English
- Full-time connoisseur of the good life
- Very much into
- making music (keyboard, piano, guitar, singing)
- listening to music (anything from classical music to perfect pop to dubstep)
Fave bands: 10,000 Maniacs, ABBA, Air, Pet Shop Boys (the old stuff), Queen, RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins
Fave artists: Jean-Michel Jarre, Amy Winehouse
My three albums for the proverbial remote island:
- 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
- ABBA - ABBA Gold
- Air - Moon Safari
- Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
- Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
- sports (cycling, table tennis, volleyball)
- photography (landscape, portrait, nude)
- reading (Neal Stephenson, David Foster Wallace, Douglas Adams)
- Made it through "Infinite Jest" but not "Finnegan's Wake". Love "Snow Crash" like crazy.
- Love a good translation challenge (looking at you, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nik Kershaw!).
- Also understand Dutch, Italian and some Spanish, but am not fluent in speaking.
English, German, German (Kölsch)
Dutch, Italian, Latin