Happy Independence Day, Israel! The big 6-5!
After a rather somber day, full of blue skys and sunshine, tonight this country is going to get down!
Israel is such an interesting place to live and just when you think you've moved beyond the culture shock and finally understand the local customs, you realize just how much you've left to learn. Read further down for further "Israeliness". Plus, check out a personal little blurb from me down at the bottom. Soak it all in and then have a lovely weekend indeed, y'all.I wanted to share this with you, as a part of "Beyond the Scoot", because I found this while searching through the Israel posts here on Wordpress and was really impressed by this video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mHglfyQOd2s] The music is so beautiful and the footage of the musicians playing only adds to its beauty. It is from kutiman, over on youtube, who has some other great videos uploaded. Also, if you are interested in blogs about "being Israeli", you really should check out one of the best blogs I have ever come across: HowtobeIsraeli.blogspot.com. I cannot recommend this blog enough to those expats here who need a little help with the culture (and a good laugh too). I have be able to cope with some of the more harsh moments of my transition between cultures much easier with the often hilarious words from Maya. There was also a good post about "Israeliness", found here, that list 64 things the blogger loves about Israel (-as this past Independence Day was the 64th 'birthday' for the country). It is a great and humorous insight into the life of someone who has made Aliyah and how he has adjusted to the changes in culture throughout his past five years here in Israel. Here are a few of my favorite from his list,
And that is it for this edition of, ‘Beyond the Scoot’. Hope your weekend is lovely. Cheers everyone!