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If you are not familiar with the Blog It Forward Challenge (BIF) please read Moshe Naveh’s blog post.

My name is Oxana Zubarev or in short Ox, Oxa, Oxygen. I’m a new member of the SCN Collaboration Team based in Israel. As an intern I’m responsible for assisting my team members on various community projects. This year I graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I studied International Affairs and East Asia Studies. I speak three languages fluently (Russian, Hebrew and English). I’m also proud of possessing an intermediate level in Japanese and the ability to eat a lot of sushi.


My future plans include continuing to higher education in my field and to learn as many languages as I can. The next language I would like to conquer is French, which I find to be both beautiful and challenging.     

I joined the community right before its turning point, in a period before the migration to the new platform. I was lucky to acquire knowledge about the previous platform, while being able to grow hand in hand with other members into the new and unexplored SCN.

A fun fact about my country:

Albert Einstein was one of the first board governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also offered presidency of Israel in 1952, however, he declined the invitation.

What do you think are the key elements for a successful project?

Cooperation: It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

~ Napoleon Hill

What do you enjoy most in your work and why?

I enjoy the opportunity to work with great people that create inspiring success stories.

What was your dream job as a kid?

In order to verify that I was correct I had to turn to my mother to answer this one. As a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. The main reason was that all the boys in my class were bragging about their future professional space plans. Then I grew up a little and understood that probably I will not be an astronaut, but eventually we are all going to be space tourists, so I decided to be a teacher. 

Thank you for reading and kudos to xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) for this fun and wonderful initiative, which I’ll forward to:

Karen Golub- Social Media Specialist and Analytics

Eyal Katz– Online Marketing Campaign Specialist

Alona Oshri- Junior Content Editor

Evgeniya LeonovichSoftware Engineer(JAVA Developer)

I would also be happy to blog it forward to Bala Prabahar, Miriam Lamey,  and sachin chavan.

I would like to ask them to answer one or all of the following questions:

  • What do you most enjoy on SCN?
  • Share a crazy fact/story about yourself that people don’t know.
  • What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

(Please be sure to follow the Blog It Forward Chain to be notified when people mentioned previously, update the link to their “BIF” blog).

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          1. ' MoazzaM '

            Thats the point sir. That is why chinese people can’t have two babies πŸ˜‰

            This is new information for me that english people are less than chinese.

        1. Former Member Post author

          I agree, I heard that there are 3 most difficult languages to learn: Chinese, Arabic and Russian. I can tell for sure that Russian can be frustrating. πŸ™‚

          1. ' MoazzaM '

            Chinese and Russian are difficult ones but Arabic is easy. Honestly speaking for me every language is difficult except English Urdu and Punjabi πŸ™‚

  1. Midhun VP

    I was wondering what is shushi. After googling I  found some interesting pics. After that I found that the evernote food app’s icon in my phone is designed based on sushi. I wanna taste it πŸ˜› .

    – Midhun VP

    1. Ravi Sankar Venna

      Hi Midhun,

      Sushi is a Japanese restaurant, where you will have a trolley and number of variety fishes will be rolling with coloured plates. You can pick whatever fish you would like to eat. Nice Taste πŸ™‚ You should try them πŸ™‚

      Best Regards,


  2. Former Member

    Hi Oxana,

    I think you are eating some japanese food. Is that correct?

    Nice blog and quite interesting one!

    Keep up the good work! Keep sharing and motivate us!

    Once again thank you so much for posting this wonderful blog! πŸ™‚


    Hari Suseelan

  3. Steffi Warnecke

    Hello Oxana,

    I only stumbled over your BIF just now, because it popped up in my feed (*looking at Gali*). ^^

    How are your language-skills coming along? Did you conquer French yet? And Chinese? πŸ™‚

    I’d love to learn Japanese. One of the things on my ToDo-list. But I’m still too lazy to start learning. πŸ˜€



    1. ' MoazzaM '

      Hi Steffi

      Chinese Japanese and korean languages are very tough. I am not saying this by myself but I heard it from a lot of people. I also wish I could learn Japanese. If you want to go to Japan you must learn their language and I wana go there πŸ™‚


      1. Steffi Warnecke

        That’s why I love the Activity-feed! Otherwise I would have missed this blog (and a lot of others, too). πŸ˜€

        Kind of cool, actually, since it’s been almost 2 years since Oxana wrote it. So there might be new input. *g*

      2. Matt Fraser

        It did the same for me.  I hadn’t seen it before!  Now it’s on “top-liked” content of the day… way to go Oxana!  πŸ™‚

    2. Former Member Post author

      Steffi Warnecke I was surely surprised to get notifications on new comments and likes (thank you Gali Kling Schneider πŸ˜‰ ) on this blog. It’s been almost two years since I published it!!! Kudos to Moshe Naveh who came up with the BIF awesome idea! How the time flies and it is still live and kicking!

      Unfortunately no progress in French, Japanese or Chinese πŸ™ . I’m waiting to be done with my MA studies and once I’m finished I promised myself to get back to Japanese (HAVE to keep this promise).

  4. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Welcome to BIF Oxana. Good to know you.

    Glad that we have some Sushi restaurants in UK.

    I like quote from Napoleon Hill, it is really very true in my own perspective.

    Best Regards,



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