Wanna know more about me? Here you go:
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
My wishes for the future:
Nov. 5, 1966
Music, computers, movies, motorcycling and boating ...
Pasta, pizza & co.
To be successful
These two ladies
are still waiting
for my autograph... ;-)
I was born on November 5, 1966 in Bonn, as the second of three children. Our
mother was Italian and came to Germany in the beginning of the 60s. There she
met my father, who worked in several professions at this time. At the beginning of
the 70s my parents rent a pub for a few months, but it turned out to be the final
shot to their marriage, which had lasted for about ten years. I had just been put
to school then.
When I was a kid I was (like probably most kids) addicted to two-wheeled-vehicles: First
I had a scooter, later a bicycle, and when I was a teenager I rode small motorcycles
up to 80 cc. But there's one exception: When I was five my very first vehicle was a
so-called "Kettcar". This was a go-kart for kids, driven by pedals.
After my school-days, which I spent in five different schools (we moved alot then), I
went to a business college for two years and then made a vocational training as an
office clerk for another two years. During this time I found my passion for computers
and programming - besides playing guitar, it was my hobby number two. By the way, my
first computer was a
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
with 16 KB RAM, 3.5 MHz 8-bit-CPU and 8 colors. Before I knew of computers, I also wrote
some shorter and longer novels. None of them remained, though, unfortunately (or thank God).
Since I was a little kid, I've always been interested in ships and seafaring. So it
doesn't surprise that in January 1986 after my vocational training I went to the navy
for four years. After my training as weapons- and radar-operator, which lasted almost
one year, I served in the 7th fast patrol-boat squadron in Kiel, on
"S 80 Hyena"
for about two years. The rest of my service I spent on the tender
(the auxiliary vessel of the squadron).
In my free time I started to do home recording. Step by step I bought better equipment,
in order to make more "professional" recordings. Many instrumental songs remained from
this time, and I did put them online now under the name of
"AmadorA" (call me
Because my interest into Asia grew at this time - which also was influenced by my
Japanese penpal - I started to learn Japanese with cassette tapes, sold or gave away
all my stuff and went to Tokyo in October 1990. After some difficulties at the start I
married my penpal about half a year later and started to teach German for a living.
Four years later we divorced, though. We had just been too young for marriage I guess,
and the cultural difference is pretty big. Four out of five German-Japanese couples whom
I knew divorced during that time.
My favorite vehicle in Japan was once again the motorcycle, although I also had a driver's
license for cars. I had five different motorbikes, from 125 to 1200 cc. But I also have to
say that as a car driver in Tokyo you're more standing than driving, and a biker has of
course much better cards, also regarding the parking possibilities.
Despite the fact that I never was a scilled sportsman, I took the chance in Japan and did
Kung-Fu for about two years. Still, I had the brown belt when I dropped this hobby in favor
of another one: I started to play in rock bands, and I was the bassman in a band called
"Runswell Mary" for over three years.
After more than six years in a foreign country, I was 30 years already, my decision was
to return to Germany in the beginning of 1997. That also meant to sell all my stuff and
start all over again. But I was lucky this time, too. First I got a job as a computer
teacher for about three years, and in February 2000 I finally found my current profession:
software developer. So I could earn money now with a hobby that I had cultivated for so
In Germany I continued my "musical career". For four years I was the guitarist of the rock band
"Taranis". After the band broke up end
of 2001, I retired from the stage for two years, but end of 2003 I returned as the bass player
of a rock band called "Fingers". However, this band also broke up in January 2005. In November
2006 I grabbed my guitar again for yet another rock band called
I also bought a motorbike again in March 2001, a brandnew
Moto Guzzi California Jackal
- the most expensive motorbike I ever had. Unfortunately, only three months later I had a severe
accident, which not only crashed my bike, but also left me with three surgeries and thus
took away all my fun in biking for now.
When I first chartered a motorboat in May 2002 on the Irish Shannon together with my girlfriend,
my naval interest was awake again. Since then we like to spend our holidays on the water.
In July 2005 we finally bought our own boat, a 32-feet-steelboat from the early 70s called
Well, that's all for now. Of course I didn't write down everything that happened in my life
so far. Some things are too unimportant, some too private, but I think I told you the most
important things here.
Greetings to everyone who knows me, and to anybody who actually reads this!
Update May 2011
10 years after my severe accident, I finally bought a motorbike again. This time it had to be a
Harley-Davidson - a beautiful
XLH 883 Custom.
It's really fun to ride this bike, to hear and feel the Harley rumble!
At the same time we sold our boat, the "Sunflower". It has always been more work than fun, and I simply
don't have the time for both, the boat and the motorcycle. But we can always charter a boat if we want
to spend some time on the water!