That's a good and difficult question: Who is Frank V? At job interviews maybe one of the hardest questions to answer: Tell me who you are and what kind of person you are. But let's start at the beginning. The easiest and most logical step.
II was born in Zeelandic Flanders, in a little town called Axel in the year 1965. I've lived there for 30 year (except for 1 year living in Goes for my studies), so i'm what they call a real êrpelkapper (more about nicknames in Zeelandic Flanders here). Up till now (with the exception of the year in Goes) I've lived in Zeelandic Flanders all my live and hope to stay here for quite some time more. I was born around 04:15 am and ever since been an early bird.
Eventhough the last couple of years several circumstances have prevented me from riding as much as I used to, cycling and working on bicycles is still one of my favorite hobbies. Especially looking for affordable (read MacGyver) solutions. When out riding, I prefer to start well before dawn. Riding through the silent country side, enjoying the peace and quiet, the landscape and day break. In the category "Cycling" you can read more about my cycling trips and bike tinkering.
I also like to play with language, word-play, language jokes at work and once in a while i try my hand at writing poetry. I call it wannabe poetry. I write in Dutch and in English. As a young boy I fell in love with England, the language, history and culture. Some of my scribbles are posted on this site.
Playing with computers is something I enjoy too. Especially trying out Linux distro's. I've turned my back at Windows years ago and never ventured into a Apple Macintosh adventure. For several years now, Busenlabs linux is my favorite OS. Sometimes installing a different distro's next to it.
I love listening to music, all kinds of music. But my favorites are:
- Rock ('n Roll)
One day I hope to find the time to learn how to play the blues harp, but quite often work, chores and cycling take up too much time. But who knows...
Now you've got a very basic idea about who I am.
If you want to find out more, take a look at the articles on my site.
Enjoy your stay!