My name is
Martin, I'm 18 years old, I'm a Christian and I was born in the
city of Plzeň in the Czech Republic, which is also the capital of the
Western Bohemian region
(Západočeský Kraj). I am half Polish (Goral), half Ukrainian, Czech and
Yugoslav and maybe
Austrian but I can't say that for sure.
The city of Plzeň where I was born is not only famous for the
excellent beer that is produced there and said to be the best in
the world, Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus but also for koda Steel
Plzeň, which is a giant steel works factory famous for producing
some of the biggest metal parts in the world, such as the propellers
for the Titanic, giant turbines for dams, parts of the London eye
and also vehicles famous throughout the Eastern Block such as the
14Tr trolley bus, train locomotives, trams (streetcars) which are
still produced to this day!
photo of Central Plzeň
At the age of 7 me and my family moved to Toronto, Canada where we spend
4 and a half
years. I attended around 8 schools there including a Ukrainian Orthodox
school where I
learned to speak
English and also write in Cyrillic.
Since I was little I have always had a passion for mechanical things so
when living in Canada
I collected old computer parts and by the age of 9 I could build a
computer. Because the
parts I collected were very old it means I remember things like MD-DOS,
Windows 3.1 and
Intel's 386 and 486 processors. Damn am I that old already?
After leaving Canada we moved back to the Czech Republic where I attended
my old school
and learned to write in Czech properly. 1 year later when the Czech
Republic became a part of the European Union and we moved to London, England where I live to
this day. When we came London together with a giant wave of Polish migrants from whom I
learned to speak Polish at school which got me very interested in Slavic culture and
history because I realised just how similar we are, over time I also learned Russian from my
girlfriend, I guess learning Cyrillic in Canada came in handy.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One of the most important things hat happened to me in London is a simple
trip to the shop
with my parents where I bought the game called "Operation Flashpoint"
Interactive. I immediately fell in love with it and when I realised I can
also make my own
addons it got me even more interested. I found out that I'm quite good at
it which fuelled my
desire to study IT (computers) in college to this day.
Currently I'm studying IT (information technology) in college as I have
my 3D modelling skills, learning about Slavic history and culture and
also perfecting my
Russian and learning Serbo-Crotian. My future plans and ambitions are to
finish college and
then advance to University becoming a 3D artist/game developer or website
basically something creative and well paid.
Like my work? Why
not send some spare
change and get me a