I’m Mika, and this is my story. I moved to Israel in March 2006. I am a 20-something liberal, secular, Israeli-American female person living in Jerusalem. In the time since I moved here, I have started peppering my English with Hebrew words and grammar, resulting in the impression that I can’t speak any language properly. I love adventure and doing things on my own terms. Some might call me a tree-hugging hippie, but… ok it’s true, I have hugged a tree. I’m also a writer and an editor, sometimes paid and sometimes not. I love to laugh.I hate being cold. I love writing sentences that are too long and have too much punctuation, but then sometimes I just write in fragments. I hate cliches. I love using big words. Often I don’t think before I speak. Or write. Or before I act. It makes up for when I think about it all too much.

I love my family and friends dearly, and hope to keep everyone updated on the (admittedly scattered) goings on of my life and mind via this lovely internet medium. If other people like it too, that’s awesome. I hope I can expose people to what’s going on in my life, but also to what it’s like to move countries, what daily life in Israel is really like, and all the different situations that you can find yourself in when you’re open to possibility.


4 responses to “About

  1. Brenda

    Hi Mika,

    Brenda from FNS. Just checked out your blog. Fun stuff! Also read your soldier on wiretapmag about young Israeli soldiers. Hmm….could Lana be somebody we both know? 🙂

  2. Roni

    Like the blog. I am moving to Israel. Let’s party like rock stars.

  3. Dexter

    Hi Mika: just stumbled on your web site doing a search for white rice and ketchup. I am really addicted to this food and think I will be all my life (I am turning 42 this month). My friends in NY think I’m weird because of this craving – I really need it if I don’t eat it for a couple of days. I am originally from South America and it is not uncommon to put ketchup on rice there. But you got into the habit in the U.S.? Anyways.. did you finally move in with that guy and did it work?

  4. Shannon

    Hey Mika-
    Don´t ask how I came across this because I am not really sure. Truth is great to read and see what you are up to as otherwise all I hear comes from CA. Want any input from an expat in a different country.
    P.S.- Glad to see you now know what it´s like to not really speak any language correctly 😉

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