Sunday, 3 May 2009

JFK76 is back again!!!

Dear all,

Sorry for my laziness posting nothing for another whole year.
No excuses!

Well, i promised myself for 2009 to start up and bring you a lot of new postings with impressive photos as always and some newies more....

So what changed?
+ Actually not much...still trying to catch up better impressions for a better world!

So what´s new?
+ RSS Feed, so you can subscribe via your favourite feeder, such as google or yahoo and get updated when changes happen, (at least i belive so it should work) ;-)
Already online, to your right...
+ "Statement of the Day" - This will be regularly updated with international statements which are worthy to think about...i won´t comment it, it´s up to the reader to make his mind.
Already online, check the right top side...
+ Music Post Qx - I will post once a quarter my personal new favourites, suggestions and no-gos around the world of music.
Already online, check the postings following...

So what´s comin up?
Very interesting articles, here a short preview:
+ Timea - Ready to rock!
A selection of photos of a new star!
Already online, check the posting afterwards...
+ East Coast vs. West Coast - Beauty vs. Consumption - Hurricane vs. Earthquake!
On my journeys to the states i wanna provide you some impressions about American Life.
+ Norway - An extraordinary expensive Fairy Tale
Well, a headline say more than thousand words...
+ Sistaz!
What about Ameli and they are doin together?
+ Is climate really changing?
Based on winter field studies, i will show you and discuss the development of climate change.
+ Pakistan - Progress or Regress?
What´s up in Pakistan, what changed in the past two years i am travelling to this country.

So lots of things comin up...stay tuned and enjoy!

Nice greetingz from wonderland,

Timea - Ready to Rock! (Addendum)

Another star is born...let me introduce you Timea F.
She was born on the 13th of June 2008. Healthy and motivated she is since then growing and growing and growing. Although her temper seems to be more from the calm and silent side, she has definitely Croatian genes cause if she demands...she really demands!
Good point, it seems so she really likes her sister a lot, so if somebody wants to make her laugh, Ameli is the best trigger for it. Regarding her carreer i slowly believe that Austria or Croatia will soon get a new beach volleyball team that might defeat everybody who thinks to be their competitor. Ameli has a great talent for any kind of ball sports, her sister is watching her carefully and both of them are rising up high...Daddy will one day have to look up to them.
So, whatever Timea will do in future i do believe that she will make her give you a closer look on her development of the past on the photo link.

Short facts:
Timea F.
Born: 13.06.2008, 7:40am
Weight: 3,575kg
Height: 52cm
Eye colour: Blue as blue can be
Hair colour: Brown to Red to Blond
Zodiac Sign: Twins
Life Pah: 11/2
Destiny: 10/1
Heart: 12/3


Music Post Q1&Q2/09

Hello music lovers,

May i present you the first official posting of my new Music Post Qx.

Content of this regular posting, based four times a year, is to provide
you some critics about latest but also older music releases.´s fun and interesting, so check it out....

Here are the albums for Q1 & Q2 2009:

Röyksopp: Junior

Genre: Electronic
Content: Amazing smooth vibes on their 5th album release. This extraordinary Norwegian band has supported since 2001 the intenational Electronic scene. A must for many but not for everyone. Release date, 2009.

Good for: Background music; dance floors.
NotGood for: Music fans who deny that electronical music is existing.

The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die!
Genre: Big Beat
Content: Power! Yes, that´s how we like it! Nothing new but who cares...the album rocks!!! Release date, 2009.
Good for: Any dancefloor which allows far more than 130db penetration! (Airports?)
NotGood for: Guys who think they are too old for this world!

U2: No line on the horizon

Genre: Rock/Pop
Content: Disappointement comes up if you expect more than they produced ever before. It is a nice U2 album, but unfortunetaly just nice! Release date, 2009.

Good for: Background music for U2 fans and people who heard about U2.
NotGood for: Old school U2 who are still bleeding on Sunday!

Various: Hands on Scooter
Genre: Everything

Content: Well, lots of you will read the name Scooter, get some goosebumps and close the blog. Stop! Wait! Listen, i promise you if you want to experience this album, then you´ll start to be interested how bad the original songs were sounding! Terrifying amazing! Special notice to the remix of "Klostethaler-Friends", it is beer tent compatible! Release date, 2009.
Good for: Parties with a touch of aggression and lots of alcohol...Apres Ski?

NotGood for: Scooter haterz, they will never understand the ironic part of it.

Beck: Modern Guilt.

Genre: Alternative/Rock
Content: Nice job! Groovy parts, floating parts and destructive parts combined to a new intellectual journey into music. Release date, 2008.
Good for: Alternatives who think they know more than Nirvana.
NotGood for: Background music on a party where nobody even knows the song "Loser"!

Deichkind: Arbeit Nervt

Genre: Electronic
Content: "Germans try to f*** the dance floor", and nearly succeed in! Amazing powerful beatz with a touch of hardcore. Though they didn´t forget to commercialize it, with "Urlaub vom Urlaub", "Luftbahn" or Arbeit nervt". But, better than anything before! Good development, Release date, 2008.
Good for: Workoutz; dance floors where exchange of sweat is not a tabu!
NotGood for: Maniacs; overworked white-collars workerz!

The Streets: Everything is Borrowed

Genre: BritHop
Content: Difficult to descirbe. On the one hand, the voice...English. On the other hand, the beatz are like US Hip-Hop but though it has something British.
Mr Voice expesses the music. Get yourself an impression, you might like. Release date, 2008.
Good for: Pubs; parties were the percentage of british natives is high; p
arties in general where a high per mille level of alcohol in the blood is the goal of the evening.
NotGood for: Suicide tendenced people; in general poeple who are in anger with Britain.

Laibach: Volk

Genre: Independent
Content: What shall i say? LAIBACH, you love them or you hate them! This Album is from my point of view one of their absolutely best projects they ever realized. Rem
ixing national anthems, such as the one of the US, the Russian, the Japanese, or Italian, (and many more) is most unique at least in that way! And the way is a perfect synergy between finest soft voices and hard Laibach vocalz&beatz. There is something goosy in that music! Release date, 2006.
Good for: Special moods; patriots with a touch of fetish.

NotGood for: House warming parties, cause there might occur national conflicts.

Shantel: Disco Partizani.

Genre: Folk
Content: Balkan vibes rulez! Nobody can tell me that any other music has more temper than the music from the Balkan and its surroundings...Brass it!
Good for: (Disco-)Partizani; People who are ready for lots of dancing and Rakija!!!!

NotGood for: Ćevapčići & Ražnjići haters!

De-Phazz: Godsdog

Genre: Electronic
Content: In the mood for holidays? Check this album! Electronical Trip-Hop mixed up with Drum´n´Bass beatz and everything messed up with finest latin & soul vibes.

Great Music from 2000 and still worthy to listen.
Good for: Background music, dance floor, cocktail bars, or just simply for dreaming.
NotGood for: People who cannot enjoy!

If you have any feedback please comment.Thanks!


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Whisky, Cigars and fine Austrian Cuisine!

Dear all,

I just want to post something about my last weekend. We were enjoying fine Austrian meals rounded up with exlcusive cigars, fine Scotch and best Italian coffee. So if you know where to go and what to do, then you can definitely get a little bit of European Stylez to this very Asian country. If i had not the possibility to get some Austrian culture here to Pakistan it would not be much fun, for sure!
Maybe just one point which amazes me most in this country. 1 KG of best veal meat, you know baby cow, is costing around 3€...As i can remember in Austria 1 kilo of beef, especially veal, is costing around 30-40€!!!


So far...enjoy life and Bon Appetit!

Allah Hafiz,

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Happy Post-Easter!


Well, the Easter activities are done now. Hopefully everybody found all the
colourful hidden eggs. As far as i saw the weather conditions in Europe it shouldn´t be a big problem to find anything colourful in this ongoing winter!

Check my latest photos and you will see how Easter is celebrated in Pakistan...

...interesting aspect in an islamic country!

One more thing:


Unfortunetaly i couldn´t take part at those celebrations but in Shallah we will have
plenty of other birthdays of Ameli upcoming ... one, two photos arrived me yesterday, so also those photos are online.

Just check it out...PhotoLink.

Best Regards,


Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Back in Pakistan!!!

Dear all,

Jochen is back again, back in good old Pakistan.
Not much changes in Pakistan just...
+ nice sunny wheather up to 36° and increasing, (don´t forget it is Spring time!!!),
+ new streets finished in Islamabad, (reducing definitely the traffic jams!!!),
- some bomb blasts once a while, (actually on a quite regular basis),
- all the foreign experts left from Pakistan, (except of Mark I., he will always come back),
~ Cricket, Cricket, Cricket,
...and so on, and so on, and so on...
Well, this time i am staying till beginning of April, so i will try to compensate my time and get
as much as possible impressions for you. Some impressions you can find already in my latest photo gallery, see below.

Last weekend i have been visiting an exhibitons in Lahore for "alternative energy", short CNG. It wasn´t on purpose but since i wanted to visit Basant Festival, (spring opening), and see some kites in the air, Nicolas, (Argentinian Council, who wanted to join this exh.), and me decided to travel to Lahore to have a look on one of the most famous festivals in Pakistan. Unfortunetaly it was cancelled due to two bomb blasts last week in the middle of the town! Additionally we got informed that quite close to our homes in Islamabad another bomb explosion took place. Well, the story with the blasts is not getting really better but there are some good hints avoiding such actions, see as follow:
...police, staff,
...Denish, (nothing against you Knud), & American citizens,
...then everything will be fine. ;-)

So, another thing of avoiding such situations is simply to stay at home and...
...cook something!!!
Indeed i am doing this and not too rare.
Like yesterday we had a great Indian/Pakistanian/Bangladeshi dinner!
Wahid, Bangladeshi citizen, and myself were the stars of the kitchen with some great support of our colleagues living in
the same guesthouse. Since we were never cooking for more than four persons we were not really conscious about how much we really cooked. After a three hours cooking marathon we prepared some great meals for more than eight people! For information we were six of us ;-).
Thanks God Sikander and his family, (fam who takes care about the house), was hungry, too!!!
So next dinners are already planned.

Most important now the 23rd of March. A lot of people will think now of Easter Sunday, yes but it is also
the National Holiday of a lot of helicopters, fight jets, tanks, soldiers and NUKES! Hopefully i will be able to shoot some photos about this activity. People were telling me it is pretty huge and impressive what´s going on, let´s see.

So not to write too much ;-), i will stop now my report and say hello to the world!


See you soooon!


1st Posting 2008!!!!!


Since i didn´t update my blog the last half a year i will post here quickly a link with the latest photos from Ameli and soon upcoming photos from Timea...Timea? Yes, second daughter should land beginning of June, for those who we still didn´t inform about the new kiddy.
Some people are saying, how i will arrange with three women...well, since i am working quite often in countries where men have several women, i can say then i am building up my own family Harem ;-).

But here a game where you even can win a prize...

Timea, (for now our favorite name, but can still change), should be born on the 9th of June.
I know, it´s quite tight for the Austria vs. Croatia football game, but i hope she will let me watching it, anyway i don´t know for whom to cheer ;-).

Please post me what do YOU think when our new earthling will be born...
...the one who guesses the correct day of birth is winning an abonnement for babysitting Timea whenever it is necessary :-).

The one who can even tell us the exact time is winning an abonnement for babysitting Timea and Ameli!!!!!!

Great, isn´t it?

Okay, my try: 8th of June 2008, 19:30 ...she will make it difficult for me reaching the game!

So stay tuned and we update you as soon something will happen!

Photos of Ameli...

All the best, j&k&a&t