Brighter Days

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):

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.

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:

So in terms of Brighter Days:

Seek, and you shall find – Luke 11:9

I was visiting the Dolder, Zurich, and there was lots of security for some type of conference:

Security at the conference must’ve thought I looked out of place walking around seemingly aimlessly (both inside and outside) with some older guy,  which I did – ski jackets are not seen in Zurich as casual wear. Whatever it was, the tall guy that walked toward (and then passed) me in the foyer in the dark suit looked like some assassin coming to check me out (or worse.)

When I saw him walk straight towards me against the light of the window behind him (and also staring me down,) I thought that someone had made a dreadful mistake and that this was the end for me. My heart missed a beat. For him, a possible Ethan Hunt was never to be, and that’s all he cared about.

And he was right.

Business as usual.


…until the real Ethan Hunt was spotted outside (after a change of clothes) and his plane took off without him.

All that time I suspect the older guy and myself were unwittingly being used as a Red Herring. The IMF team had found the security radio band and had conference security track us instead of the real IMF team. We were fished out, and it could have happened to anyone.


Adding to the tweet below are more pics taken while working as a film/TV extra in Israel from 2005-2009.

Eurekamp was a 2 day tech-workshop event. I attended the 2009 one (13/14 February) and met a number of interesting characters. The last Israeli one was in 2012. There is also a Canadian one for children.

Interestingly, I used one of the photos from it for Ormus King 1 (below left.)

– date above incorrect

Heart Carving – A Retrospective v1.0

As I look back on the infographics above from my essay Heart Carving – skiing for precision, power and freedom (10 Jan 2012) I realize how much of those insights and observations became background thought (as opposed to foreground observations) as the shape of my ski changed from 2012 onward – and my skill level increased.

However, the focusing on the heart (and eventually the breath) is (and was) the key to elevating the experience of skiing.

The video below refers to the skiing done that was pertinent to the infographics at top. I did begin the Heartcarving journey in 2002 in New Zealand (Mt Ruapehu) and then Snowbird in 2003! But the full paradigm mentioned above only started to form while rollerblading prior to 2006.

Danny continued V1.1

Danny’s into crystals and grounding his body, and that helps him cope with living in the city and away from the wilderness, which better suits his developing spirit.

Brigitte is turned on by these crystals too, and has an interest in them being from China (or whatever her country) where many can be found. Also, Danny has developed the designs for a grounded shoe and a grounded ski, that are for connecting his body to the earth to collect free electrons and make him feel more relaxed. Ultimately however, he ends up crushing much of his crystal collection to make orgonite, and he learns that being grounded in the city is not always such a healthy thing due to the stray voltage causing more harm than good.

A lot of guys think he is a effeminate and vain for these crystals, but he doesn’t care because it is not true and is offset by how many chicks dig his cool and unique style. Incredibly, the crystals themselves act as a defence against incoming negatively, especially fire agate. He also finds that the crystals help him perform better when rollerblading or skiing.

Danny wears his crystals when playing drums too, in hip-hop and acoustic street sessions.. and this amplifies his energy and attraction power. It’s a unique hack he has developed. He also does some hip-hop production and dancing based on this creative energy he has unleashed.