Both watching and playing. I’m the one that admire both Federer and Nadal, yet clay courts and Rafa’s crazy spinning style I love a little more.
The first band I heard when I was only 4 – was the Queen. Nice choice, ha? Since then I’ve listened literally to a ton of music. Now I have 2k artists, 3k albums and about 20k songs in my iTunes.
I remember my first tape and CD-player, iRiver, iPod shuffle and then finally iPod Video where you had to press the central button in order to add song to the On-The-Go playlist. Remember that?
I always had such a strange taste – how could you in a right mind love Shakespeare, Bulgakov, Murakami, Vonnegut, Shaw and others all at once? But all of them certainly formed my being and truly influenced my mind.
Especially when I read almost everything from Shakespeare at the age of 13 and was inspired by the 16th century notions of love and honor that I naively internalized. And I have to admit I’m ‘still there’. At the age of 17 I began to write by myself.
The educational system where I’m from unfortunately is so much to be desired, so I have to catch up until now, and I think it’s even better, now I can approach anything that matters to me much more consciously.
So I educate myself constantly buying courses and watching some crazy videos but I also try to educate others as well.
Until 2012 I had no clue at all that I have some connection to the Land and State of Israel and that I can move here. I only found it out when I landed here for the first time on my Taglit trip. I have to say that I was born in an absolutely jewish family almost without tradition though. And that what Soviet Union and the whole 20th century has done to us as jews. For me it’s a tragic mistake. Everything we’ve been keeping so carefully for generations was almost ruined by less than a century.
It took 2 years more to realize that everything I learned in the school, the culture I live in, the literature and values I was I raised on – have nothing to do with the real me, with my true culture and history that we just forgot.
Now it may sound too pretentious – but I really feel a strong mission to rebuild it from scratch in my family, to revive the culture, the tradition, the history. That’s why since 2012 I actively work in informal jewish education, that’s why I came home to Israel, that’s why I’m so crazy about our history, and damn it’s so exciting!
Especially Milan. I have no right words to express it. You either feel it or not. I definitely do. It worth to try an Italian lifestyle to love it. But it’s not so obvious as it seems to be, it’s hardly tangible – it’s all in details.
9th of March 2002 – I was only 9 years old when I saw the first match. The score was 2-2 but I completely fell in love with this team particularly and Italian football in general. And I don’t know why, but I desperately love ‘Catenaccio’ and seriously think that it’s a true art of football.
I think two players that I loved football because of are likely Buffon and Del Piero. You cannot argue – they are the greatest. And I’m so grateful to them for this pure passion.
I’m that abnormal Tel Avivi that truly loves our eternal and never forgotten capital. And yes I’m very glad to every coming reason to go there.
I dream that in near future we will stop being ‘A State of Tel Aviv’ and inhabitants will return a descent love, respect and everlasting desire for Jerusalem as we all had once.