Buy a second-hand bike that’s old enough to not get stolen, but new enough that its brakes are still intact.
Keywords: אוֹפַנַיִם, יָד שְׁנִיָה
Translation: bicycle, second-hand
Transliteration: oh-fah-nayeem, yahd-shnee-yah
Set your watch 30 minutes early, so that you can also be late to all meetings and rendezvous.
Thinking about adopting a pet? Leave some cat food outside your door instead and adopt the first cat to take the bait.
Keywords: חַיַּת מַחְמָד, חָתוּל
Translation: pet, cat
Transliteration: chai-yaht mahch-mahd, chah-tool
Insist you’re not a hipster.
Translation: to insist
Always have a prepared salad, challah or bottle of wine on hand in case you get invited somewhere for Friday dinner.
Keywords: לְהַזמִין, אֲרוּחַת שִׁשִּׁי
Translation: to invite, Friday dinner
Transliteration: leh-hahz-meen, ar-oo-chaht shee-shee
Sample all the local cafés, choose a favorite, then make it your home away from home.
Keywords: מְקוֹמִי (m), מְקוֹמִית (f)
Transliteration: meh-koh-meet (f), meh-koh-mee (m)
Then, sample all the local hummus places, and claim you know where to find the best hummus in Tel Aviv.
Keywords: לִטעוֹן, חוּמוּסִיָּה
Translation: to claim, hummus restaurant
Transliteration: leet-ohn, choo-moo-see-yah
Become friends with the bartenders or owners at your favorite bar.
Keywords: בַּרְמֶן (m), בַּרְמֶנִית (f)
Transliteration: bar-mah-neet, bar-mahn
Buy all your produce at the market and insist on choosing your own container of cherries.
Keywords: אַרְגָּז, שׁוּק
Translation: container, market
Transliteration: ar-gahz, shook
Do everyday activities at the beach … because you can.
Keywords: חוּג, חוֹף
Translation: activity, beach
Transliteration: choog, chohf
Buy a backgammon board and practice at home until you’re good enough to play in the big leagues at HaMalabya or Tepale.
Keywords: לְהִתְאַמֵן, לְשַׂחֵק
Translation: to practice/train, to play
Transliteration: leh-heet-ah-men, leh-sah-check
Come to terms with the fact that everything tastes better inside a pita (including ice cream).
Keywords: לִטעוֹם, גְּלִידָה
Translation: to taste, ice cream
Transliteration: leet-ohm, glee-dah
Become one with the sunsets. They never get old.
Most importantly: Be your weird, awesome, true self.
Keywords: מוּזָר (m), מוּזָרָה (f)
Transliteration: moo-zar-ah (f), moo-zar (m)