That is me over there.
It is a fresh picture like my stubble, although that is not how I usually look. I had good
light conditions and the camera on hand, so I snapped this photo.
I could write a very long story about how my career evolved but I will try to write a brief one.
One day I might write a book but I do not know when, because I never ever have enough time.
I can not believe there are people who get bored... Every second can be interesting and can offer
the possibility for growth and learning. Life is too short to waste it on self destructive excuses
that are usually cover-ups for our difficulty in motivating ourselves. I cannot motivate myself
all the time of course, but I try as much as possible, because it is worth the effort.
Those who want to know more about my work, can download my resume in pdf format.
Some family questions are personal but I am very open to my friends. I have a
sister who is four years younger and will soon become a doctor in Landscape Design.
At least she is consistent in following the family's profession, while I am just pressing buttons.
I started my carrer as a computer systems manager in a hotel, that is a member of the
Danubius Hotels Group. This is the largest hotel
chain in Hungary. On the side I was freelancing with everything that was computer related.
I worked as a graphics designer for printers and created my own products like business cards, decoration,
advertising materials etc. In addition I developed and installed software, hardware, pretty much everything.
As computer technology developed it become more and more overwhelming, so I had to decide what way to develop
myself, I could no longer do everything. I was getting more and more into the world of Internet
because I liked how flexible and independent it was. It was very unsophisticated and obscure in Hungary at the
time I started. My boss did not even appreciate that I created a website for the hotel as one of my first experiments.
It was very expensive to have internet access, so most people used their company's access and only a few companies,
like our hotel, had Internet access and we could be proud for our 56K modem and later a double channel ISDN.
The first time I got into an HTML based chatroom, I found very few Hungarians and many English-speaking people
which allowed me to develop my fluency in English. I soon developed a ton of friends from all over the world.
Time passed quickly and although I had a safe, well based job in the hotel, I got to a point when I had to
change my life. I got lots of motivation from others but I am proud that I was able to make that life-changing
decision on my own. I did not have any rich and famous friends who could help me getting a job, only a bit of luck
and my own skills. My resume become interesting to an American company and finally they picked me from several
applicants even though they all were American, mostly local citizens. After the lengthy visa process, I quickly become
an employee of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
It was a unique opportunity for me to explore a new country, culture, language and way of life. Everyone should
try it if they have a chance for something like that. I could visit and live places that I had only seen on televison
before. I was on my own in a foreign country on the other side of Earth, but filled with great freedom.
After 5 years of work and a huge battle (another long story of the year of the dark side but that was
not the reason I left) I decided to come home to Hungary.
My colleagues gathered in one of the big halls to say good bye. Even the CEO was there and had a speech and
it was very emotional for me. I love all the people whom I worked and I thank them a ton.
It was a difficult decision but I thought that at the age of 30 I should decide where I wanted to live.
SHould I stay in the USA forever or return to Hungary, my birthplace? My family and close
friends were in Hungary and I am Hungarian. I can do my work regardless of my location. So I put my
belongings onto a boat and moved back. It might be hard to imagine why I came back when
I had such a good place to live, but those who have lived abroad for any length of time, and have good
relationship with their family might understand. Hungary is a small country in a difficult economic situation
which can cause some concern. I cope by concentrating on only the positive vibrations and avoid turning on the TV.
Even though I work a lot and my computer is my right hand, I am not a workaholic and I can survive if I am not
able to check my emails every five minutes... :)
I have a very active life, I like sports, such a running, swimming, cycling and racquett-ball.
I had practiced one of the most traditional methods of martial arts, Shotokan karate, for four years and
also studied Judo for a year. It had a strong influence on my life, helped me develop many skills. Recently,
I have been practicing Tai Chi and polishing some of my old techniques or I go to the gym and lift weights.
I am interested in meditation and other Far-Eastern practices such as Buddhism - but I do not claim to be a Buddhist -,
and in natural healing methods, such as Prananadi (a special Tibetian method) or
in the Japanese Yumeiho massage.
I usually go dancing with my friends. I love ballroom dances, Merengue, Waltzer, Rumba, Tango,
Cha-cha, Jive... but I also got into Swing, Boogie-Woogie and the Cuban Salsa.
I was a member of the
UWMBDA, dance club of the Univerisity of Wisconsin,
now I visit the local dance clubs in Hungary. I also like motorcycles, they give such a great
experience of freedom...
I think it is far than enough of me now. If you are interested about these topics, email me