Author Archives: Willi

2016 Year of the Monkey

The monkey was first worshiped in return for some supposed services rendered to the individual who went to India, by special command of an Emperor of the Tang dynasty, to obtain the Sacred Books of the Buddhist religion. This Emperor … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016 – Year-in-Review 2015: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 19th, 2015 Dear Friends, As usual, we started the New Year of 2015 in our house in Nevis and also as usual, we old folk stayed there till mid-March when we took a speed boat over to … Continue reading

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2015 Year of the Goat

The Chinese calendar – which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015 – Year-in-Review 2014: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 12th, 2014 Dear Friends, We again started the New Year of 2014 in our house in Nevis and as usual, we old folk stayed in there till mid-March when we took a speed boat over to Reggae … Continue reading

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Argentina 2014 – Fireland

This time, our neigbhour in Nevis and good friend Eric Lamb, a man who has been around the world with his heavy bike now stationed somewhere near Andermatt in Switzerland where he has a wonderfully equipped pied-a-terre, has visited that … Continue reading

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2014 Year of the Horse

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014 – Year-in-Review 2013: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 21th, 2013 Dear Friends, We started the New Year in our house with the whole family, son Nicolas and his wife Alexandra and the 3 grandkids Leonie, Keana & Matteo. We enjoyed their company for over 2 … Continue reading

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2013 Year of the Snake

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013 – Year-in-Review 2012: Letter to family & friends

Nevis W.I., December 17th, 2012 Dear Friends, In early January, Willi flew from St. Kitts via Miami and Washington D.C. to Tokyo to help the CEO of a Swiss high tech company, where he has an investment, to negotiate a … Continue reading

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2012 Year of the Dragon

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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