CHINA with Jenny Zhu on "Big Tour" in November 2007
Jenny Pingeli (Zhu) was my perfect partner. She was great as an interpreter, organiser of tickets, hotels and road transport and she
was very entertaining. Never learned so much, saw so much and couldn't dose so little on a trip! Thanks a lot Jenny!
We started in Urumqi
where we participated in a symposium organised by RIETER. Xi'an in Shaanxi province was the next stop from there we
visited a customer far out (Sanluli) but still got the opportunity to see the "Terracota Warriors"
. Wuhan and Shanghai where the next stations. In Changhzou (ACHA) we staged our sales training with
Mr. Kiechl of Jossi. Nanjing, Tianjin (Cangzhou - LiKe)
came next, than back to Shanghai and home again!
TAIWAN & INDIA March & October 2007
From Taipei to Mumbai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Belgaume, Kohlapur, by car again to Mumbai
from there to Chandigarh via Delhi.
With Joerg Büchler I attended a function at the D.K.T.E. Society's Textile Engineering Institute
in in Ichalkaranji (India), where I got the headgear.
I'm looking now forward to the last trip of this year, China. Soon is Christmas and next year we start all over again! See you around!
A short trip to Dehli August 2007
I went to India to present "The Vision Shield"
to participants of an event organized by The Dehli Textile Association in cooperation with RIETER.
ITMA MUNICH ...the begin of the "Back-Pains!"
ITMA Munich was the start of a long suffering originating from a "Intervertebral Disk Herniation". This diagnosis could only be established after a long
time and many visits to hospitals. After many painful business trips, in Munich, the pain got unbearable and I could hardly walk. After an injection at a clinic the pain became bearable and I could down 7 "Mass" in the Hofbräuhaus!
The bad news was that the condition got worse and I got almost paralysed. Two operations spanning till 2016 were necessary but still
Formula 1, France - Magny-Cours June 2007
This year we were only 4, Silvano, Rolf, Roman and myself. The trip was uneventful. Shopping at the "Carefour" in Mulhouse,
than overloaded to Magny-Cours. We found a place for our van, tents and other gear and got it set up. Than full blast with our sound system, to announce our presence,
firing up the grill and cremating the thin "Carefour" entrecotes were the next tasks! Anyway, the stuff was good! We had plenty of booze of all grades and since the temperature was on
the lower side, we preferred to he higher ones!
I got eventually pissed and lost on the campsite but managed to crawl, around 4:00am, into my mini igloo tent. Too bad, I forgot
my sleeping bag and this proved to be fatal! During the day, "sleep-watching" the qualifying than we concentrated on the main reason of being
here, booze, loud horrible music, crazy people and food! When negotiating my way to the toilet a "mob" throw me in a swimming pool, than appeased me with a couple of beers.
Luckily my digital camera, in the shirt pocket, survived the dive!
The next day hangover and later watching the race. Ferrari won double with Raikkonen and Massa, Hamilton came third.
Rather noisy! The start of the GP2 ended in a scary crash and the race was put on hold for over one hour. We had to stay another cold and windy night at the almost deserted
campsite. Toilets were full of shit and I felt lousy. My old back pain took hold on me in a big way and hampered my movements. After a long, cold , night we packed and made it back home! A great weekend!
CHINA Changzhou Training Center Inauguration 06.07.2007
Changzhou Training Center Inauguration 06.07