From the time I moved into the Great Twitya Pad to the time I left, there was always something going on. Life could’ve been much worse though.
Dajae – Brighterdays (Jabair’s Quarantine Goodies Mix) (2020)
These headshots taken at a Tel Aviv hostel led to my first extra’s role (post 2005):
Mid '08, living at hostel. First gig, late nite TV. Dressed at agency, then to studio. Spoke to a guitarist backstage. Main actor learning lines. On stage the penny dropped, instead of looking at audience, I let them look at me. I relaxed and adjusted my earpiece. A star is born! pic.twitter.com/LBjlVBZITf
— Twitya (@twitya2020) April 19, 2020
Soon after I found the Great Twitya Pad while literally walking up the street (just after dark) with my bags after grabbing a newspaper. Then whoever picked up my phone call first had my business. I was so keen to find brighter days.
Many people door knocked. I rarely answered because they were strangers.
Outside my door was another door into a corridor and groups would congregate, chatter, unlock the door and then close it behind them. So it was noisy but it didn’t matter. It was far better than nothing at all.
During my time at the Great Twitya Pad starting in mid 2008, I returned to Tsfat and attended a few tech events.
— Adrian Boron (@adrianboron1) April 19, 2020
I’d also go rollerblading to Tel Aviv port and the skatepark.
This trend continued into 2009 before I left to Jerusalem in early 2010. By that stage I had lost hair and developed adult acne in that apartment, which all soon dissipated. I had trouble with Hebrew but I felt I was moving forward regardless.
A shot from my final acting/extras role in Feb 2009:
More anecdotes from time at the Great Twitya Pad may be found here: https://twitter.com/twitya2020/
So in terms of Brighter Days:
Seek, and you shall find – Luke 11:9
Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem.
— Twitya (@twitya2020) February 5, 2010