Entries by רוני חפר

Friend, partner or lover?

in many of my posts I like to write about our large-scale projects for VIP clients, rich companies, world leaders and barons and dukes who have crossed my path from time to time… But every now and then, a particularly engaging story crops up, a story about an ordinary individual who gets trapped in the […]

The Long and Short of it

“Is that all he said?” asks Bill Murray in amazement. In his role as a bored Hollywood actor in the Japanese movie Lost in Translation, Murray is baffled when the interpreter tells him that the Japanese director’s lengthy, impassioned stream of instructions just means: “He wants you to look at the camera.” The movie scene is […]

The Story of Walter Zanger

This isn’t a regular post. This time I’m not going to tell you about interesting translation projects, special clients or Lichi Translations’ climb to international fame. This time I want to tell you about my father. A few months ago, my father, Walter Zanger, passed away at the age of 80. Apart from being a […]

East Meets West in the Middle East

Not long ago I was driving along, listening to one of the morning programs. I’m not crazy about current affairs, but suddenly something familiar caught my attention.  The broadcaster was interviewing the president of Tel Aviv University. They were talking about the warm relationship between the university and the municipality of Nanjing in China and […]

Welcome to the Future

Maybe you’re not aware of this, but science fiction lovers, especially followers of the 1980s movie series Back to the Future recently marked a special day. Marty McFly, a typical American kid, with the help of his neighbor, the eccentric inventor Doc Emett Brown, journeys through time and tries to change the course of his life by […]

Diamonds are forever

What does the name Van Cleef mean to you? Well, for the more mature of us, the first thing that springs to mind is the menacing expression on the face of Angel  Eyes, the “bad” character from the classic film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, played by tough-guy actor Lee Van Cleef. But […]