There are few questions that I get asked once in a while so I decided to create a page dedicated to them.
Are you American?
Nope. That’s one of the most frequent questions that I hear from people when they just meet me. Especially kids. Just this summer, I had about 20 kids ask me whether I am from the States. No. I am Ukrainian. Not always proud to be one, but that doesn’t change the fact that I am Ukrainian.
How long have you studied Russian?
All my life (considering that it’s my primary language – my grandma was from Russia and therefore we all spoke Russian in my family. I did study Ukrainian in a Ukrainian school for 10 years).
How long have you studied English?
Since I was 6, but it wasn’t exactly studying the language. It was adapting to it.
Where did you learn English?
Most people for some reason are taken aback when I say this, but it’s true – I hung out with Work & Witness teams, Youth in Mission teams, missionaries, pastors, and just visitors from the States and didn’t want to rely on someone else to communicate for me. So I learned.
How long have you been a Christian?
Since I was 14. I went to Church when I was 6. The reason for such a difference… I guess I did not realize before that time that going to Church and knowing all the answers to the questions counts as being saved. When I was 14, it finally dawned on me.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I read, write, and discuss philosophical and scientific questions with my friends. I also like to cook when I can share a meal with someone. Being an INFJ, I don’t like loud companies and parties, although I do enjoy them once in a while. Usually end up exhausted, but most of the time it’s worth it. It all depends on the people I am with. (And lately, I found myself getting more and more comfortable around people – mostly due to the fact that my friends usually try to get me out to meet other people).
What do you do for living?
I work with websites, electronic publications, and social media presence at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. Had no idea that I would be doing this but the work has found me – I wasn’t looking for one. And it fit like a perfect glove on a hand. God’s sense of humor at its best.
That’s it for now, but if you’d like to ask any other question, feel free and leave a comment. And all other feedback is also appreciated.