I was a mining engineer for twenty years in Kazakhstan. I came to Germany when I was 51, already a pensioner and everyone was telling me that I was still a young man. So I started acting like a young man – now look at me! I’m 62 but I feel like 32! I have mastered all the possible professions here. I worked as a gardener, a roofer, a carpenter, a painter, I disassembled PC and whatnot.
Do you watch TV in German?
Yes, in German. I love German Krimi’s (detective series). They are like famous american soap opera Santa Barbara, they go on and on forever.