Checking out Hobby Himmel

The „Anstiftung“, previously known as Anstiftung Ertomis decided to start a collaborative online platform for open workshops of any kind.

So we met up at Hobby Himmel a professionally run tech shop style format of an open workshop. By beeing professional they do care about OEE or availabilty of parts unlike the other hobbyist workshops as ours in Tuebingen. But to finance this approach, usage is paid by hours / usage and not by a standard club membership (although two different types of flatrate is available).

Fun fact – Hobby Himmel is just a test to proof everyone wrong: „A professional tech shop in Germany is possible!“

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Paris

After some month without travelling I headed out to Paris! Thanks to the TGV and Deutsche Bahn Stuttgart – Paris is about 4 hours without any security checks (plane) or traffic jam (car).

Lovely town, awesome food and simply an old friend to visit.

Japan, Japan, it’s all about Japan!

Every now and then – I head to Japan to visit family, friends and some other bunch of people 🙂 This year I had the chance to leave for mor than a month and gladly I travelled a lot!

At first, I travelled to Shikoku, visited marvelous cities like Kochi, Shimanto and the beaches and continued to Naruto. Last days of this trip had been Nao-Shima (yes – pun intended!) and Kurashiki.

Last but not least a friend and I travelled from Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto) to Kanazawa, proceeded to Kanto (Tokyo & Kamakura) and ended up again in Kansai at Nara.

Couple of days with my family – and I left again for Europe! 🙂

 

It’s Japan. As usual. 

As every year – I’m in Japan. For now I will spend five weeks in and I’m pretty much enjoying this stay!

Family is in good condition and Japan’s economy looks more or less stable.

check – first oldtimer!

I got my first oldtimer, a soviet styled moped made in 1976 in the German Democratic Republic previously owned by a friend. A Schwalbe KR51/1 model K; K for Komfort // comfort.

3.5 bhp, 65 km/h max, nearly no torque, barely no sound absorbers and a lot of good vibrations.

Biggest issue – it was parked in Essen, 480 km from Reutlingen. But beeing well known as a no-brainer I tried to ride it to Reutlingen. But 80 kilometers upfront the cylinder broke. Bad luck, but got the full winter for repairs. Let’s see!

Going to Japan

  1. Job is nearly fixed
  2. Master of Science nearly achieved
  3. Time to go to Japan

This time I will go to Hokkaido and to the japanese sea for some family vacation – stay tuned!

Happy New Year!!!

This Year I had a visitor from Japan. Nori-Kun a employee at NOSTRA, Osaka, Japan. We went to Kempten, the place where I have studied at bachelor degrees time. Far too cold (-11°C) and too much of snow (+50cm) for us. But anyhow – we made it and simply had a nice time there!

As usual: Happy New Year!

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