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That's me

Can one realistically describe oneself? Well, let's start with some simple geographic facts:
In 2011, I moved from the beach in Barcelona to the snow of Montréal. Before Barcelona, I spent a little time in Heidelberg. For the four years before that, I had been bi-cycling through Paris, where I was working in a venerable research institute, which had been founded on the science of properly cooking milk, among other things. Before Paris, I already spent some months in Heidelberg. Before that, I performed my biochemistry studies in Leipzig - a very enjoyable city in Eastern Germany.

My cradle cradled in Riesa on the river Elbe, which is not too far away from Leipzig. Riesa is far from a tourist attraction. That said, if you are Japanese, you might have heard of it -- in 2001, Riesa hosted the world championship in Sumo wrestling, cutting out cities like L.A. and Rio ;-)!

A page uncovering my personality is, certainly, supposed to have a section like this:

Hobbies and Interests

  • swimming and trekking
  • reading
  • travelling and some photography
  • some politics

And here are some pictures.

That should be enough for now. Instead of studying other people's self-image, I suggest you rather have a look at this (out of date) reading list:

some Book Selections

If you are interested in just everything, get the right questions to ask in:
J.-W. Goethe: "Faust"
... and read this to get all the answers:
Douglas Adams: "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

You try living patriotic? Read this:
Graham Greene: "The Human Factor"
Or want to become the next James Bond? Get some hints in:
Graham Greene: "Our Man in Havanna"

However, the best book I've read in a long time is still...
Arundathi Roy: "The God of small things"
This lady deserves the noble price of literature! (and also the one for peace, which brings us back to politics. Anyway, go and get this book!).

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