|Occupation||Jewelry designer & qualified Master goldsmith / balloted and registered member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses|
|Introduction||Life is about moments.|
don't wait for them.
|Interests||Worked for my professional jewelry training several years in Germany and in the Caribbean. Designed and made new diamond jewelry lines that - after more than 40 years - are today still very much in vogue, produced and sold all over Europe nowadays. Designed a precious watch for Kuwait with Rolex in Geneva and Cartier in Paris as contestants. After two years I won the competitive race on design and produced my designed gold and platinum watches for Kuwait. Restored and rebuilt in The Netherlands a large medieval Dutch farmhouse in authentic style ( did all the carpentry and bricklaying with my own hands and did courses to learn ). Found never before discovered 400 years old carthographic charts from my farmhouse in state archives in Düsseldorf-Germany. Worked during 4 years as a final corrector of the French, German and English language for a professional translation bureau in Amsterdam. And -last but not least- was a PA for a by MS paralysed pharmacist during more than 12 years, like the PA in the French movie Intouchables. I almost forgot: I moved (relocated) and lived at 20 locations in my life up till now. -------------------------------------------------------- Hobbies and interests: music, art and art history, architecture (Zaha Hadid), mineralogy, foreign languages and text writing. Played as an oboist in a symphony orchestra. Was a voluntary secretary of a large town district council for 4 years. Flew as a licensed pilot in ultralights and small single- and twin-engine airplanes. Driving my oldtimer convertibles to Germany, Austria, Hungary, France and Italy. Love Indonesian, Thai and North-African spicy cooking and eating. Skillful with computers for more than 30 years, built several web sites for a worldwide Fiat 124 Spider community, for a Russian female concert piano player and the Italian car designer Tom Tjaarda asked me to build a website for him. And made about 20 small YouTube movies/animations just for fun.|
|Favorite Movies||Movie directors: Lars von Trier, Claude Sautet, Nicholas Ray, Milos Forman, Luchino Visconti, Stanley Kubrick, Agnes Varda, Gabriel Axel, Yimou Zhang, Sam Peckinpah, Nicolas Roeg, Ang Lee and many others. My most admired choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui especially in his composition "In Memoriam 2 Sidi Larbi" ( watch at YouTube ! ) with primary dancer Bernice Coppieters of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in their incredible, stunning and moving performance with the Corsican a-capella singers "A Filetta" .|
|Favorite Music||Music was my first love ( in the womb of my musical mother: she had a beautiful voice, was singing all day and I still remember what she sang ) and music will be my last ! Raised with classical music: my 5 brothers and 1 sister played the piano, the violin, the viola, cello, flute, recorder and the oboe for me.|
|Favorite Books||Several bookcases filled up with art-, painting-, art-history- and cooking books.|