Driving in China
Just had an accxident. I
was lucky this was not more serious. Just because somebody
parked on a highway at the narrowed lanes of a construction site to
take a piss. The BMW behind us drove so close that he straight
crashed into our car when I hit the brakes. It still takes 50 years for
Chinese to learn how to drive.
Thank You 2016!
Wow, what a year. 2016 was probably the best year in a long time. More action, more changes and much more sunshine. Of course it is the year I lost my mum. financially the year could have been a lot better. But I'm not a complainer. I think the progress which was made in 2016 personally was amazing. Penny and i crossed the whole USA from LA to Miami and back. We met so many old friends and new friends. The time here in Shanghai with friends was also amazing. Thanks to everybody involved and lets make 2017 even better.
Peace and love!
Wow, what a week. 2 month i had no idea on how to animate cartoon characters in 3D. A few youtube videos watched later, I knew the basics, but it looks a lot different on the practical side. You need to develop your set of skills. Which means get into the rhythm. You can't become great at something by doing it once or twice. So I spent the last four days without sleeping much on this cartoon. I'm now loving it. The 3D thing is absolutely perfect for cartoons. So expect more to come.
But for the rest of the year I'm either relaxing (you know I'm lying) or you find me working on another project. Greetings and salute. 2016 was an amazing year.
Words Of Wisdom | Idiots
Idiots always look the same. no matter which place you go, or which culture they are in. It's always the same facial expressions and the same low attention span aggressive behavior.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year
I wish all my friends and family some very happy holidays and a great start into 2016.
Like every year i like to share the latest Santa Cartoon. Watch and enjoy...
37 Years Old
first of all thanks for all those numerous birthday greetings. it feels great to have great friends and family. Without great people around me I couldn’t be a great person.
37 Years old and I’m feeling amazing. I would have never thought I could feel better at 37 than at age 18. But this seems like what life is for. Being proven wrong. More details what changes I made in my life I will offer in one of my next blogs. All I want to say now. Life is great. Summer season is starting. The best time of the year is just ahead.
Thank you and I wish everybody a great time.
37 Years Old
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February Rant pt 2. Chinese Year of the
So now I am indeed on holidays. In February. Temperatures are “OK” today but the index is showing downwards. Wow. Money is little, and I didn’t have the time to book a flight to somewhere. Great. Still checking for flights. Who the hell had the idea placing the main holidays in February? I’m now looking in the direction of South East Asia. There must be a country which does not require Visa for Germans and Chinese. I hope to find one. No way I am spending a holiday at 10 degrees Celsius and below. Now I hear the social democrat voice next to mine. “Be happy you have holidays anyway, you’re complaining on a high horse. There are people who have it so much…” Let me quote Tony Montana here in his very own voice. “FUCK YOU!”. Don’t need a damn Nietsche here.
Anyway, It’s up to me. Make the best out of this time.
Next Stop Moscow. Haha. 2 years ago New York. NY in February is no joke. Minus 20 and B to the Lizzard. Help me out. I went to see my old friends there. No Biggy. But we already had connection flights to LA. “Mei you Guanxi Le” as the Chinese say. Year of the sheep. Yeah man. I was born in the year of the sheep according to the Chinese calendar. So for the next 3 days I might stay away from eating sheep. Give me firecrackers instead. I’ll blow the whole block up!
Just wouldn’t do this with the Chinese Firecrackers, because they always have a double explosion. They are quite strong and the “Bang” is satisfactory. Just the 2 shots I think take away all the fun. I like to throw my firecracker and wait for the “bang”. With a doubleshot, you might throw it. But the chance it bounces back into your face is still very high. So these are “mos defo” no carefree firecrackers. I think I don’t want to worry about my firecrackers at all. I’m the “just Do It” guy. Throw it and then “whaaam”. I’ll still buy a lot but I will check next time if there is any chance to get the “Super D” type of crackers we used in Germany over here. They are “Made In China”. I already Googled the factory somewhere in Hunan. Might be hard to get their product sent to Shanghai by express. Har Har. Hardly to find the delivery guys who don’t smoke like “Chimmineyz”. Might be under the category of Hazardous goods. Need to Check Taobao (Chinese Ebay) here. Maybe they have a special service. What would I give for some cool single shots. High horse anyone? Yep, me and at least I’m honest! So I hope for a happy celebration tomorrow. The day after tomorrow is the family lunch and family dinner, with a lot of rice wine. If you don’t hear from me I might be sleeping on the floor even If I tell everybody that I don’t drink for a 100 times. Before I came to China, I thought the people here can’t drink. Then when I came here exactly 8 years ago. My wife straight brought me to her hometown to meet her family. I didn’t drink a single drop of alcohol for 8 years since I was 20. Then I was sitting there with her uncles. All guys with very tolerant livers. Looking like they are exercising their techniques daily. She only told me they might want to drink with me. Great. A minute later I had my glass full of rice wine (60% alcohol) and everybody told me to “bottoms up”. Somewhere after some half an hour time span I must have lost it. I was wasted like a Muslim on his first drinking spree. Her uncles were able to feel proud. They won. I lost… Let’s see what’s up for this round…
Peace out to just everybody. Was a tough month, but yey it’s February. As long as it is winter I don’t mind working. As long as it’s cold I have less distraction and just feel to do my job. So I don’t mind working for an insane amount of hours. Also learning is something I won’t miss. Just learned so much more about programming. I think there is nothing like Google today. It’s ridiculous what amount of information is online and it’s free. You don’t need to read the whole book. You straight check for whatever you are exactly looking for. Nowadays it’s just asking Google the right questions. No need to read books written by egomaniacs who just want to brag with the knowledge they acquired in expensive universities. No douche bags who just write everything extra complicated to prove they are 10 levels ahead of the reader but do nothing to assist the reader to improve his abilities. This is the main reason why I like forums. There is not just one answer, there are many. And everybody has something valuable to share. For me this worked as the absolute shortcut towards understanding most programming languages. Now we have the Chinese New Year, so the rest of February will be free. I think it’s the absolute wrong time to have holidays. There is no worse month than February. But hey, they don’t allow me to trade February for July. In July I would be grateful. I would just move to a place next to any beach and let me live the Baywatch lifestyle. No probs. Maybe I should become a lifeguard. Haha. Not the type of job I could do forever. Voluntary for a while would be great. Gimme a place to crash and I help you guys out for a summer season. Wearing a red Speedo and reflective sunglasses. Imagine that on the heavy polluted beaches of Shanghai. People here just throw anything into the water. Most guys are even taking their cigarettes into the water so they can continue smoking while floating in the water. Of course they use a life vest since most people here can’t swim. It’s hilarious how you can spot a factory boss who picked two of his workers. Of course the most beautiful ones and invited them to join him for the beach. He will be 1.6m tall. His body shape rather round than sporty and despite the fact he is in the water. He does a Puff Daddy. Wearing his rolex while taking a dip. With a cigarette in his mouth. And He will just litter the plastic wrap of the box into the water. The girls would probably walk around with one of those inflatable sharks, which you can buy down the road which leads to the beach. Usually after leaving the beach they will throw them away, since there is one single guarantee, they will never come again. The sun. Chinese people hate the sun. They might get a tan. If somebody has a tanned body, the person might be viewed as looking like a farmer. So people shun sunlight at all costs. Even it comes with a high toll on their health. But that’s a whole different story. So after 2 hours floating in the water and disposing all the packages of snacks they are eating while sitting or standing in the mostly smooth less wavy areas of the beach, they will see their skin turn pink like crabmeat. Once they realize that, they will just rush to a shadowy area and then make their quickest way to their car and drive off quicker than they came. There is not really need for a lifeguard in Shanghai. Maybe for somebody who seriously takes care of all waste dumped into the water. I leave that job to the fully covered sombrero wearing older women, who are in charge of that. There is just one problem. They only pick the bottles they can sell but the cigarette butts stay inside the water. Maybe next summer I will again find high heel shoes inside the water. Or maybe the bone of a dinosaur? Aliens anybody?
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