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The Rabbit

The Rabbit by Rosalie Osman

Sweet. The animation The Rabbit by Australian animator Rosalie Osman is now available online. I love it. And a very nice style, too. Thank you for letting me know about the update!

Rosalie Osman

I came across this animation showreel by Rosalie Osman. I love the style and the stories look very interesting, but there's only one film out there to watch completely: The Kitchen Drawer

I would be quite keen to see her other works:  Bibliomania and The Rabbit.

Photo Overdose

Abel Tasman National Park
Kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park on the New Zealand South Island, just a one-hour drive from Nelson, my home town in 2006.

Get your photo overdose right here on! I love the Silverstripe photo gallery module! I could finally upload a large amount of photos from the last 5 years to the new gallery section on this website in no time: about 500 photos in 19 galleries.

I know this is complete overkill, so below is a small(ish) selection.

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Double Shift

About three weeks ago I moved up from Nelson to Auckland for a new job at the University of Auckland. For all those of you who know neither Nelson nor Auckland I should probably mention that I migrated from Germany to New Zealand about one year ago (with some detours over Australia).
Since today my domains and are also located in New Zealand. It just makes things easier for me.

One thing I realized just before is that there seems to be a problem to comment articles at the moment. I will fix that later.

I hope I will finally find some time soon to upload some pictures from all the places I have visited so far in New Zealand.

For Rent: Studio Apartment in Sydney

Studio Apartment

Need a studio apartment in Sydney?

We are looking for someone to take over our apartment and furniture, etc ...

(the apartment is taken)

The apartment is located in Surry Hills, a very nice, lively district with it's very lovely and unique culture. It has a balcony, it's close to the central business district (I walk there every day), close to all shops and amenities, and the direct bus line to the beach is just around the corner.

Also, for Sydney rental prices it's a bargain ($185 per week). It is very bright and well located. You will have trouble to find something comparable for less than $200 or even above.

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Oz in a Nutshell

A brief description of Australia for all those of you who haven't been there yet, for those who did but neither could find the time nor the right words to describe this country, and last but not least for those of you who always needed a solid excuse to never (never) ever set foot on Australian soil at any price. Ever. Thank you, Mr. Adams!

»Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy, Canada is like an intelligent, 35 year old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner. In fact it's not so much a country as such, more a sort of thin crust of semi-demented civilisation caked around the edge of a vast, raw wilderness, full of heat and dust and hopping things.

Tell most Australians that you like their country and they will give a dry laugh and say 'Well, it's the last place left now isn't it?', which is the sort of worrying thing that Australians say. You don't quite know what they mean but it worries you in case they're right.

Just knowing that the place is lurking there on the other side of the world where we can't see it is oddly unsettling, and I'm always looking for excuses to go even if only to keep an eye on it.

I also happen to love it.«

- Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt)

Beached at Australian shores (reprise?)

Yuki and Me

So much to tell ... and still not enough time. Sorry for that. I think I have to take a whole day off in order to get this page a bit more up-to-date.

In brief: Yuki and I went back to Australia. This time it´s Sydney. At the moment we live in Kenneth Street, Tamarama, just between Bondi and Tamarama Beach. However, before you just come over and knock on my door, you should better give me a call. Everything is changing so quickly these days. For my phone number, etc., please check my contact details.

I currently work at Idatso, sharing my working hours and so with my big boss, Hans The German (they are everywhere), aka »That Huge Guy«.

Well, the latest news: I lost my long hair, I found some new glasses and currently I consider myself to be a non-smoker.

And I found some new dodgy t-shirts during our one-week stopover in Japan (if you care at all, see the picture on the right).

Of course there´s more, and of course that will have to wait once again. Sorry for that.

To be continued ...

Eat Drink Man Woman

Leonie and I

Having arrived from Australia life in Europe became a wedding marathon - so Yuki and me, we saw a lot within one month. Stop. Step by step:

The first week in Munich was rather slow and less sensational as it really took a whole week to get over the jetlag.

After that we were able to look around in Munich a little bit before we went on our way to Berlin for the two main reasons: first to finally meet my niece Leonie who was born in November last year while I was in Australia, and second ...

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