65. Zivile and Linas
Australia, Melbourne, VIC, about 30 years old, religion: n/a
Gift received: February 27, 2011
Zivile is from Telshiai in Lithuania. After finishing her school she spend one year with the HUMANA organisation in Botswana, where she was responsible for collecting stories for articles. She studied Marketing, and worked in an advertising company in Lithuania before she obtained a 2 year work agreement with a marketing agency in New Zealand. Now in Melbourne Zivile is responsible for the Reward program for sales representatives, which she finds interesting and challenging. Zivile loves Fashion on all levels of her life, which mirrors in her home, her dresses, and her choice of ambience.
Her partner Linas works on creating Google advertisements for companies who want to market their products. Back in Lithuania Linas owned his own agency, which dealt with work applications for jobs abroad, especially for countries such as the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. Linas maintains a blog for sharing information on working and living in Australia, momentarily focusing on documenting special experiences and discoveries in their life in Melbourne. Linas is also a passionate Poker player, using any opportunity he has to be part of the game.
Zivile and Linas are in big love with New Zealand, considering to move back in the future. They both love food, and celebrate this love with regular testings of new restaurants. Depending on their preference of the day, they know exactly where to go and what they will get to eat. One of the favorite treats for their guests is to take them out for dinner.
Gift: A hand-made, woolen heart
Gift given: March 01, 2011
"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one.
Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements.
Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change.
It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to Be vulnerable."
How we met Zivile and Linas
Augustas found the blog Linas and Zivile are maintaining on the Internet. When we found out we were going to Melbourne he simply got in touch with them, asking for a place to stay. And with open arms we were invited to stay in their home.