wearing: original fake tshirt, adidas slvr vintage jacket, zara pants (gift from my friend jenn). also featured: dearest boyfriend, the amazing friedrichshain neighborhood, vegan hotdogs, fritz-kola (love!!!) & my new pink nintendo 3ds
i’ve never been abroad before, ever. even though i’m russian by descent (and moved to israel with my family when i was just a year and a half old) i’ve waited for this trip my entire adult life. living in israel all this time (and disliking almost every minute), i could only ever imagine how life outside of the middle east would be – and it was way cooler than i hoped for. breathtaking, even. the u-bahn, the street culture, the shops and vintage finds all made me explode with a clusterfuck of positive emotions. everything seemed so slow paced and chill, people were super nice to us, everything was heaps more affordable, and there were tons of vegetarian – and even vegan! – options for everything we wanted to eat. i got myself some sweet shopping finds too, including a tshirt by kaws, vinyl toys, unicorn and skull shaped cookie cutters, clothes and a fuckload of vegan food. we stayed at my boyfriend’s friend’s house, in friedrichshain – right around boxhagener strasse and frankfurter tor – and everything was just a u-bahn ride or a short walk away. but the best part? we both bought ourselves nintendo 3ds consoles (his is black, mine is pink) and got actual street pass hits! (now that we’re back in tel aviv it will never happen again probably, but who cares).
one day, when i’m older, wiser, and more worthy of this noble prize, i’d like to live in east berlin and design videogames until i perish into the burning hells. until then, i’ll melt in the israeli unbearable summer sun, keep designing videogames in my freelance works and my kick-ass day job, study 3d animation (starting this monday!) and sometimes – when no one’s looking – weep to myself a little, thinking about teleporting myself back to berlin and staying there forever.