Im not new to slavorum. I've been a member I guess since 2015, but I haven't been very active until recently. I'm curious to get to know everyone a bit, and to see what type of people are on the forum. I would like to tell you a little bit about my self, and would like you to do the same( only if you feel like it, there's no pressure to
). I think it will make slavorum a more brotherly and familial type of place, and a nice environment to discuss and express ourselves. So I'll start off by answering a set of questions, and if you guys want to you can do the same!
Where are you from and what is your background?
Where I come from is kind of a complicated question for me so I'll take a deep breath and try and explain it to the best of my ability
. I was born in Germany, but moved to Texas only six weeks after my birth. I lived in Texas until I was 14 with a year break at the age of five living in my dad's village in Slovakia. At fourteen my family then moved to Tennessee and we lived 3 years there. then at the age of 17 we moved to New York and I lived 4 years in new York, then went to study german for a year in Vienna, came back to New York for a year, and then moved to England and lived there for two years. I have now been for the past year living and studying in Vienna. I also forgot to mention that I've also lived six months in Bratislava.... I know its complicated, and it's hard for me to remember all of the places I've been. I don't know the reason why my family moved so much but we did, so I've seen quite a bit of the world at the young age of 26. to tell you a little bit about my background...well my Father is from a small village in-between the town of Topolcany and Nitra in Nitriansky kraj, Slovakia. My mother is from Texas, but her grand mother came from Modra, Slovakia, and her grandfather from Trnava, Slovakia. So I am mostly Slovak, but with one of my grandparents being an American from Illinois. So that's kind of my background, Im very proud of my Slovak heritage, but I still am American, and a proud one at that
. I think my international background kind of gives me a good view of the world, and an advantage of being able to separate myself from my background and culture and to look at the world from a certain neutral perspective.
What Slavic countries would you like to live in or visit(besides your own)?
So for me, I would love to eventually visit all Slavic countries, but there are a few that arouse my curiosity more than the others. I would love to visit the Balkans, especially Croatia because I think the culture is beautiful and the beaches look amazing. I also would like to visit Serbia, because I've met many Serbians here in Vienna, and they seem to be pretty open and friendly people, at least to me. I also would love to visit Bulgaria, and Russia. Bulgaria has always been a place of interest to me because of its history and role in the Slavic world. They essentially gave all of the Slavic world Christianity and the Cyrillic alphabet, and in many ways have been a cultural birth place for everything Slavic, especially east Slavic, but also for all Slavic peoples. I also would love to visit Russia because its the biggest and most powerful Slavic country. They have not only had a big influence on eastern and central Europe, but on the whole world. Im also a big fan of Vladimir Putin and I would like to see his country first hand
. What about you?
What Slavic languages are your favorite? (again besides your own)
So for me I like all Slavic languages but some for different reasons. For me Czech is the cutest language, I love how girls sound when they speak it, and they seem to sing all the time which makes it kind of happy and fun. I also like Serbian and Croatian because it kind of has a cool rhythm, and its very similar to Slovak in a way. Lastly I really like the Russian language. Its a language with a massive literary history, can sound poetic, profound, and pretty bad ass when used by the right person
. So Russian is definitely a language I'd love to learn one day.
So that's all for me, what about you guys? I'm curious to hear about all of you and I hope you'll all participate in this thread