Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ulpan

So my first day in Ulpan(Hebrew school) was last Thursday. I walk into my class that is already packed, and announce that my name is Zacho. (My teammate had called me it earlier, and I liked it) Within the first 3 minutes of class, half of the students get up and leave. I ask, in broken hebrew, "Afo ha'studentim?". The teacher explains that they have gone to singing class, and that I can join them if I want. Being brought up with Herzl camp songs as my soul music, I couldn't resist.
I knew every, single, song. Not only that, the teacher gave me a solo for Aveenu Malkeinu that I got to perform in front of the entire Ulpan this morning. Very exciting things here, it was by far the largest audience I have ever had for a vocal performance, if I dare call it that. It went off without a hitch, and now I am thirsty for more. It reminds me of when I first got behind a microphone and recorded. I am going to explore this more with my free time-that is if I can ever get enough of these Israeli beaches.
It's not what I do, it's how I do what I do...

Much love,
ZP

2 comments:

Marty said...

Zacho,
your talents are many. that's to your advantage. nertuer them and use them.

sorry i haven't answered sooner big doings here in Nashville. For 6 / 16 hour days we have been preparing for broadcasting the Presidential Debates Live Tuesday night. It will be unique no podiums the public will ask questions from a half circle in front of the candidates. As many live Broadcast i have been a part of this is the most complicated. Yea its just two guys up until you remember one will become our President. ill have to put Lav Mics on the candidates. This time Thanks to your experiences there the protection of Israel is more important to me than ever. Maybe that will be my comment.

Hope you got to vote before you left. Watch if you can on Tuesday PM.

bubblebubblepop said...

Hey! Welcome to the holy land!
It's great to see someone like you packing up and coming to Israel. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

[I'm not a weirdo, just want to give a pat on the back to anyone making aliyah of their own choice]