June 30, 2007
Still looking for an apartment. Yes, since the last post about that I sorta gave up temporarily as I was super-busy and really had no patience for the whole thing.
It still sucks. Found another funny Israeli aspect of the whole process: Apartments for Exchange:
So, get this: if I like this apartment (no picture for any help there), AND I’m willing to pay $600 for it, I can rent it, right? Wrong! This doofus has to like MY apartment enough to move into it as well. And *that* price has to be right. Yeah, this isn’t an invitation to a total waste of time or anything.
Back when I was looking before I called one of these guys as I couldn’t actually believe this could be the case. I asked him about the apartment; he told me all the details and after I said “ok, well, should I come see it?” he asked, “well, do you have an apartment for me, too?” Find your own damn apartment!
Did I mention it’s a seller’s market here?
June 29, 2007
Today is Zabaj’s most popular day ever! Its too bad we haven’t updated the blog in a while (silly Americans with their jobs, no time to sit around eating humus and smelling like Zatar).
Nana, a major Israeli portal, featured Zabaj.com today in an article about the Israel blogosphere. Hell, our logo (“Holylend”) is even on the homepage right now at www.Nana.co.il.
We expect this to get us some heat from Israelis who don’t like admitting what a funny place they live in. For them, allow us to clarify that we’ve all chosen to live here, enjoy our lives here and actually work actively to bring others here. We’re not just standing on the sidelines making fun of the place. The stuff we’ve written about Israelis, Israeli culture and the life here in general is all done out of love.
For those new to the blog, allow us to highlight a few of our favorite postings:
- La chakalaka
- La chakalaka part 2
- Movie titles
- Pronunciation guides: 1, 2, 3
- Shlomo’s Reluctant Rap
- But I have a receipt!
- Cigarette pacifiers