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    Ildy is in the Hot Seat

    Let's get the hot seat up and running...
    Ildy has been kind enough to keep the hot seat warm..

    Ildy, few easy questions to begin with..

    Which is the best country you have visited and the worst,why?
    Favourite film, why?
    Have you ever been on TV?
    What was your first impression of Russia?

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    Ildy in the hot seat...

    I like it when newbies just dive in. Must be because he is a serial expat.

    Ildy, here some questions:
    - What was your previous location?
    - What is your next?
    - For how long will you be here?
    - Did you choose Moscow or was it just the company throwing in a good offer?
    - Best impressions so far of the city?
    - Worst impressions?
    - Did you learn some Russian yet?
    - How's the family?

    Thanks for joining the Hot Seat! Welcome to Moscow and to the Forum!
    We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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    Hello Everyone!
    Thanks for the hot seat, I like my bottom toasty

    OK, here we go...

    Which is the best country you have visited and the worst, why?
    I loved Mozambique, beautiful, unspoiled and people were extremely friendly. Worst place must have been DRC (Congo). Extremely poor, ugly, didn't feel safe for a minute.

    Favorite film, why?
    Bucket list. If you have seen it I don't need to explain. Great story and amazing actors! I am still planning to write mine...

    Have you ever been on TV?
    Yes, couple of years ago dues to work, I had the honor to teach the Hungarians about some new features in the mobile world. (I think it was MMS...)

    What was your first impression of Russia?
    Much less leopard print than I expected. But still too much for my liking....

    ezik: just to make it clear, I am a she

    What was your previous location?
    My previous expat posting was in Kiev

    What is your next?
    Nobody knows... I am open for any interesting adventure.

    For how long will you be here?
    My plan is for about 2-3 years, but you never know. There were places where I went for a year and stayed 5 and some I planned for 3 and stayed only one. The future is unpredictable, but I like it that way!

    Did you choose Moscow or was it just the company throwing in a good offer?
    It wasn't my first choice, but the offer was good so I agreed to it.

    Best impressions so far of the city?
    Quite few parks in the city center, some smaller, some bigger but it's surprising in a big city.

    Worst impressions?
    This time of the year the weather is really miserable, counting the days to spring...

    Did you learn some Russian yet?
    I studied some when I was still in school and forgot it all. Then again I took some lesson when I was living in Kiev, so I can manage the basics, but there is plenty of room for improvement.

    How's the family?
    They are good so far, enjoying the change of scenery. Will take them a few weeks before they get bored of the flat and the neighborhood!

    Ildy

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    Hi Ildy

    Imagine you meet yourself, Ildy, aged 94.

    What does she tell you to stop doing?
    What does she praise you for?
    What does she tell you to stop worrying about, because it doesn't really matter?
    Does she like you?
    Life is not what you make of it. You are what Life makes of you.

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    Imagine you meet yourself, Ildy, aged 94.

    What does she tell you to stop doing?
    Stop eating cakes and sweets

    What does she praise you for?
    She will be happy I saved enough for the retirement, now she can enjoy it!


    What does she tell you to stop worrying about, because it doesn't really matter?
    She will tell me to stop worrying about being a good mother, my son turned out to be fine.

    Does she like you?
    I am very down to earth, practical, thinking with head. Don't beleive anything I can't see. So to start with I would have a huge argument with her about she being me... But after a while we would be best friends.
    Whatever you are, be a good one!


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    will you travel around Russia in the coming summer, if so where do you think you might go?

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