Hilla is from Tel Aviv, Israel. Below she talks about her childhood in Israel.
Tel Aviv, Israel
My Childhood in Israel
I was having fun with my parents…and then it was the time for the fireworks. I became grumpy and complained about the noise, it was way too much for a 3 (or maybe a 2?) year old. I didn’t even bother looking at the sky. We stayed a few more minutes, and then went home.
It didn’t take long for me to change my mind about the fireworks. Now days I stare at them just like everybody else.
however, whenever I was on vacation, I’ve had pancakes and such. Again, bad habits.
however, it always came back to me wanting to be a musician. Now days I’m a music teacher.
I was 4 years old back then, and managed to get it off TWICE, the 2nd time my father and grandmother held the gas mask on me…and I got it (and them) off of me. A few minutes later, we’ve heard the blast from the city of Ramat Gan.
a few years later, I grew up in a strange reality where public transportations and malls were kind of dangerous because of the suicide bombers.
My father was travelling a lot because of his work, and he came back with gifts for us. One time he came back with an expensive gift: a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), my brother and I just LOVED it, especially the classic Mario games. I still have the good ‘ol SNES in my room, it’s in a good condition and I get back to these games every now and then.
I also liked playing ball games – such as dodgeball – with other kids from the neighbourhood.
When I got a little older, I loved Married with Children (although I probably didn’t get about 50% of the jokes back then), The Nanny…