About Me

My name is Jerry van Beers. I live in Amsterdam and work for an IT department of a large eductional organisation. I own a Macbook Pro. I have a six year old (at the time of writing of course) son, and of course a lovely girlfriend who is the boys’ mother. In 2006 I gave up smoking: the best thing I ever did. I like to cook and read, but don’t read as much as I would like to (due to the five year old). Ocasionally I work on this website.

These are my favorites:

Books: one hundred years of solitude – man without qualities – narziss and goldmund – crime and punishment - the war of the end of the world – stiller - arthur, the once and future king – master and margarita – mephisto – moon palace – one day – the childhood of king henri iv

Music: let it bleed – revolver – strange days –  what’s going on - bring the family – lifes rich pageant – grace – fashion nugget – berlin – fear of music - blood on the tracks – stage – swordfishtrombones – tonight’s the night – stationtostation

Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro – Tosca – La Boheme – Der Freischutz – Don Giovanni – Fidelio – Romeo et Juliet – Eugene Onegin – Der Rosenkavalier

Films: casablanca – water wind dust – modern times – magnolia – once upon a time in the west – the damned – novecento – twelve angry men – Richard III – mefisto – urga – the good the bad and the ugly - the man who shot liberty valence – there will be blood - barry lyndon – high noon

Travels: june-august 1991 europe july-august – 1992 morocco – november 1993-march 1994 indonesia and maleisia – july-august 1995 portugal – july-august 1997 senegal and mali – may 1998 new york – july-august 1998 burkina faso and italy – december 1998 morocco – november 1999-januari 2000 Benin, Togo, Ghana – june-july 2002 Malawi, Zambia – june-july 2003 Berlin, Sicily, Ireland – november-december 2004 South Africa – september-october 2005 USA -1986-present several cities for a shorter stay

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