Sunday, May 21

Welcome to the future...

Starting a blog isn't easy, especially when you have to decide what to write your first post about, some how I reached the conclusion the easiest would be to just start from the middle as people take too long to warm up when you start at the beginning and they have no idea what's happening when you start at the end.

The only introduction I'll tire you with is:

1) My name is Shai (Which are actually the initials of my first and middle names, just like Shai Agnon)

2) I'm just under 30 and I live in Tel Aviv.

Back to the middle. Today was a good day. I had a meeting at the PADICO office in Gaza about setting up an office in the Karni Hi-Tech Zone,

I have yet to convince my boss of the idea, he still thinks Ramallah would work out better for the firm because it's closer to Jerusalem, which makes no sense since our central office is in Tel Aviv and the express train from Karni Crossing to Rishon Le Zion's Metro station is about 25 minutes from there 20 more to Tel Aviv, less in total than it would take from Ramallah to Jerusalem during rush hour.

Why must bosses always be so stubborn, I should start my own company already. Then I can be stubborn myself!


Blogger Mother Effingby said...

Welcome to your Blog. I found you through Lisa's blog On the Face. Though I am not Jewish, I fully support Israel, and always look forward to reading Lisa's interesting takes on things. Especially interaction between Arabs and Jews. It is refreshing to see that not all Arabs and Jews hate each other...I wish we could here more about that in the west. I will read you from time to time. I read your lovely post about your anniversary...tomorrow I celebrate 23 years with my husband...take the plunge and marry the girl! ;)

Blogger Shai 2046 said...

Happy Anniversary yourself! (Sorry for the late reply)

Not all Jews and Arabs hate each other, and as more and more interact as individuals, personal opinions are formed about personal relationships and not just generalizations from the media or government policy.

Blogger Daniel said...

Hi Shai,
I think this is a great idea for a blog. I only recently started looking around at what people are writing, and it's really heartening to know that there are thinking and feeling people out there. I also live in Tel Aviv, and normally find that I don't talk so much about politics etc. (though to be honest, I talk more here than I ever did in Sydney), because I don't want to get into an argument. But it's a real pleasure to meet people (even virtually) who are willing to dream that life can be different to how it is today.

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Anonymous Rayah said...

Shia, interesting blog...
why did you stop?
and why 2046? :)

I'm planning to visit Tel Aviv soon... any recommendations?


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