I was born in Irkutsk, Russia. But when I turned 4, my mother, who was originally from Iasi, Romania, wanted to move back to where she was born. My father disagreed (although I don't know why), and they compromised on moving to Cluj-Napoca. I had already been speaking the language since birth, since my parents alternated between Russian and Romanian, so it was easy to adapt. I made friends, went to my first year of school, and loved it! But when I turned 7, we moved to Auckland, New Zealand (my father is a translator for Japanese, so his job lets him move virtually anywhere). I missed Romania so much! :/ Now, we live in Canberra, Australia (we moved here when I turned 10), and I speak English, Russian, Romanian, and Japanese. We still visit Cluj-Napoca yearly to visit friends and such, but I don't think I'll ever be able to let go of the country, language and culture that I loved so much.