When I was young
Still working 2008
Occupation:- pensioner -
I visited in 1956, the Protestant elementary school - Augusta School in Hilden. After a few years, was in our neighborhood, the
community school -the Beethoven school built, in the Musicians district, and I stayed up to 1963.
The high school I threw after one year, that was not my world, at school, I had "no desire" more, I was always a "late bloomer", a should to be enrolled few years later. English, algebra, history and
philosophy, was useless stuff, I did not get it, wanted to do something in the craft sector and was really lucky.
I began training in telecommunications office 4 in Dusseldorf and was one of the
the IT school I had first pitch, a young engineer could not properly convey his knowledge and I got the certificate marked: Is unsuitable for electronics = 5 -
After 2 years he went or was gone. A funny
young engineer took over his position. Strange, I was suddenly at 1 - really good.
Was soon transferred to the central civil service.
It was a very extensive teaching, for which I am grateful today.
Put metal machining, forging, turning, spring winding, underground and aboveground cable laying including phone masts, industry cable installation, technical drawing, telephone
Electronics, physics and telecommunications in
the It school.
I was fit not only for
telecommunications, but also in the Electrical, locksmiths, securing, I could often prove my skills.
I also had a very good education later in Elmshorn for
teletype from Siemens and SEL.
Until 1978, I was first in Opladen, then in Dusseldorf as Technical Telecommunications upper Secretary (TFOS) salary grade A7 active, with a focus on data terminals in the department UFS or
Here I met my best friend Eddie, we worked in the same field
In 1971, I
married an Englishwoman, who had worked at the British Airways office and I sniffed it in transport aviation.
Once a month we flew with airliner tickets to here parents, not far from Manchaster.
As an airline employee, I was often invited with her into the cockpit
during the flight. We were able to talk extensively with the pilots and the flight engineer.
The fascination of commercial aviation, I was getting stronger in
the feeling for a cockpit job. Unfortunately, my
school English was not good enough to allow me to be a flight engineer (FI) (English FE).
In England, I expanded my English a bit, especially with her
brother during visits in the PUP.
Unfortunately, our marriage lasted only a few years. At 21 I was too young and not yet mature and very inexperienced.
After the divorce, I was looking specifically
for contacts in the British Army, went with the soldiers on the Rugby Field and pulled through the bars.
Here I learned the proper British English, the foul language and was soon
inquired at different airlines and the best deal was a company in North Rhine-Westphalia, as I passed the exam for flight attendants (FB) (English FA) , with the option for a training for flight
engineer (FI). English FA.
Particularly the written English, an essay was harder to translate
than by Lufthansa. But I was well prepared, passed all the passages.
I was trained on
two aircraft types, the Lockheed L-1011 with 345 passengers and the smaller French Caravelle with 88 passengers ..
Now it started: Oops, what cost the world ......
I could barely walk with my power, now the party really got started:
I flew half
around the world for several years, with many impressions and experiences, and then began an internal training, which was conducted by pilots and flight engineers.
Approximately in the middle of the course, we were sadly informed that in the future no more machines with 3 man cockpit (the link for more pictures L1011 can be called) would be bought and had
little chance for adoption.
Photos of L1011 from different airlines.
More photos of the L1011 can be
further clicked the link as a slide show and then the image will be enlarged to "large".
the further training and testing (which I had to pay for itself) at the Technical School in Mülheim, with flight and lost wages during the training it was then too expensive, and too
I decided, first as a FB to fly further and look
around in the world, which is commanded me. I was hot on adventures.
Early 80-ies I married again and after a few years, our son
Alexander was born.
My wife could come with up to 1 week stay on many flights,
and I showed her many countries.
Through an heritance I was financially independent and could look
further into the world.
Five years as a flight attendant was now enough.
According to the countries in Europe, I had seen the U.S.A, Canada, Newfoundland, Mexico, Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Senegal, Kenya, Kano Nigeria, Bahrain, Thailand, the
Maldives, Brazil and Sri Lanka and impressions can gather a lot of experience.
these pages, if an image is to be enlarged by clicking, there often comes a page without great image and other advertising, but a smaller image appears on the right. Click there for a full size, and the full image is displayed.
I have seen many beautiful places in my travels, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Thailand, the United States and Canada were among the favorites and a very beautiful island with friendly people, SRI
From the first approach to the airport CMB with the
extensive palm forests I liked it.
There I became friends later on with a Sinhala family and their leader,
He had a small tour guide company. But also experience, paving the way for German investors in the
construction of a resort in the south of the island and that went well.
No matter freeloaders or not, I was so excited to create
my own Resort and to live in it.
financially well off, and later invested for his family in his new big house, which is located south of Colombo on the west coast in Pannipitiya.
Photos above are of Sri Lanka in German, unfortunately, at the moment only in
black / white.
It is located on a hill with Romanesque features and guest rooms.
The views of paddy fields and palm forests is simply picturesque.
A Google Map of Pannipitiya I have created under maps below ..
Who knows, can navigate there.
Titus is now 80 years old, no longer able to work. He can not longer offer tours in Sri Lanka, to feed himself and his family
and to get around the house.
Only his grandson can support just yet, it lacks many things.
Maybe he can again offer rooms for
tourists who do not want to go to the 5 star hotel and he can earn some money. What it desperately
needs is a car and a good tour guide as a driver.
One of his sons died in a heart attack years
Sri Lanka tourists should not drive themselves, they are just asking for trouble
With the rental he could start a small business again. I will do my best to help him and to regulate the kind with him.
He is a very friendly, devout
Budhist and had always stood by me as a very good friend with my actions.
In order to support his family during the Civil War, he
was gone to Italy a few years and gets only a small pension.
I'm trying to get from him
newer photos of his house and integrate them into my website.
One of the rooms in his house is always
provided for me, let's see if it drives me once again into the distance ......
My wife liked Sri Lanka also, here allergies and eczema were gone
as spirited away.
Said and done, on the west coast was not to find inexpensive large piece of
land. We have found in eastern Sri Lanka, a
cheap piece of land, a cyclone had swept over it and has shaved off almost all palm trees.
I bought it at Kayankerni Kalkuda, Batticaloa District, in the Vandeloos
(For insiders) near Elephant Point, and it is located about 90 km south
It was mostly free from encumbrances that could lead to real problems.
(I've created Google Maps)
Nearly 8 acres of land with 200 yards shallow beach without electricity, telephone
and fresh water.
Here I was in my element, was able to use all my knowledge.
Will make my visions come true.
What is rational for each individual, if the genes pretend a lot?
I like to traipse in safari
clothes and ride around on a beloved four-wheeler...
In appropriate opportunity, but also with a suit and tie, to dance and restaurant, all in the right time.
The urge of freedom was increasingly
traveling, somehow a sense of how the pioneers who settled in America ....
the good times with different partner girls and the short time with my son, the pioneer days with learning effects, the greatest happiness of inner peace in my life ....
Despite the losses, I am grateful for this opportunity that nobody can
take away any more!
think if the opportunity I would have, I would do it again, but this time with the experiences of today and then on the south / west coast.
I take today completely different things important when some freak out,
I'm not in stress.
I've become a little
bit philosophical that is inevitable when you have seen a long time "over the fence" and can compare.
What annoys me:
In Germany, where is the common sense?
Authorities and corporate despotism takes it to an ongoing basis.
Moronic judgments, not close to the people.
Society and who still knows his neighbors?
Brutality not only with adults, superficiality, egoisem, I. I am.
the yuppies have already tried that and failed ...
Since there are no injuries and cares!
Beautiful EU World: Fruit and vegetable sizes, banana curvature, elsewhere
people are dying of hunger!
I get a crisis ...
Designer society to children.
Jeans etc. ok yes, the expression of personality, but a morbidly awake ended? When will the Desginerbabys appear?
After I have repeatedly survived:
right to use the borrowed time on earth for themselves, for their own needs, is an art
I am now in the
second half of life, but felt like I am 40 years old, became Quiet, "but the paint is not yet gone."
"sparks" with a girl or woman, I would give up the distance and I will stay with here, but not on every
corner to find a pioneer woman.
Well, in Sri Lanka is still room and slowly restored order in the country ....
The few things I was missing there: DIY (Home care center) and quite honestly "Currywurst". =Curry sosage. For my friends in Sri Lanka I have a photo set link.
I'm Not a cook, but in times should learn to
make them myself, there are enough curry, only with the sausage is lagging behind.
After the purchase I was able to officially take over the architectural
services and construction management.
The only condition was that the buildings were not allowed to extend beyond the height
of the palm trees.
I would like to emphasize: corruption in administration did not exist.
Pictures at the moment under "Sri
Lanka in Deutsch"