Kad si srecan lupi tada dlan o dlan!

Koliko ste puta culi da je sreca stvar izbora? Koliko puta vas je ta recenica iznervirala dok ste se borili sa problemima razlicite vrste koje vam je zivot nanosio? Koliko ste puta videli srecne osobe, neke od njih sa tezim zivotnim tragedijama, i pitali se “kako im uspeva?”. Posebno tesko izgleda kada si rodjen u…

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!

How many times have you heard people say that happiness is a matter of choice? How many times has this phrase annoyed you while you struggled with many life challenges? How many times did you see happy people that had been through serious tragedies and hardships and wondered: “How do they do it?” It might…

Dzudzu magija, demoni i vestice

Od kad covek postoji, on ima obicaj da sve sto se desava prepise nekoj visoj sili, bilo dobroj ili losoj. To nam svakako pomaze da lakse spavamo nocu, skidajuci odgovornost sa sebe za bilo sta sto smo napravili ili sto nam se desilo u toku dana. Od prastarih vremena ljudi su verovali u razlicite vrste…

Juju magic, demons and witches

Since the beginning of time, a man had a habit of assigning everything that happens in this world to a “higher”, “divine” power. This certainly helps us sleep better at night, not having to take responsibility for anything we did or what happened to us during the day. From ancient times, people worshiped different gods…

Imena i titule

Ponedeljak, Petak, Nedelja. Blagoslov, Radost, Napredak. Milost, Dobrota, Strpljenje. Pitate se zasto sam napisala ove reci velikim slovima? Zato sto su to prevodi nekih od imena ljudi u Nigeriji! U Nigeriji je znacenje imena deteta vrlo bitno. Ako ne daju ime detetu po nekom od verskih velikana (Dzon, Muhamed, Majkl…), onda je bitno da ime…

Names and Titles

Monday, Friday, Sunday. Blessing, Joy, Prosper. Grace, Goodness, Patience. Wondering why I wrote these words in capital letters? Because these are just some examples of some of the names of people in Nigeria! Child’s name is very important in Nigeria, and it is crucial that it has some meaning. If parents do not name their…

Da li smo bezbedni?

Nakon sto je moj intervju objavljen na Blic Zena portalu, osim pozitivnih poruka i komentara, primila sam i dosta pitanja o bezbednosti u Nigeriji. Neko me je cak i optuzio da ulepsavam stvarnost. To me je i inspirisalo da se malo dotaknem teme bezbednosti. Pre svega, zelim da naglasim da sam svesna da su svi…

Are we safe?

After my interview was published in the most popular Serbian women’s magazine “Blic Zena”, I have received many positive messages and comments. However, I have also received a lot of questions concerning security and safety issues in Nigeria. One person even accused me of “beautifying the reality”. Those questions and comments inspired me to write…

Malarija vs. Ja

Dok sam prosle nedelje razmisljala o sledecoj temi za pricu na mom blogu, ona se nekako sama od sebe nametnula. Bas u ponedeljak sam dobila dijagnozu od doktora da imam tezi oblik malarije. Da, da, dobro ste procitali – imala sam malariju. I to nije bio prvi put, vec sigurno dvadeseti da sam dobila malariju…

Malaria vs. I

Last weekend, as I was thinking about what should be the next topic for a new story on my blog, the topic somehow imposed itself on me. On Monday, I got diagnosed with a severe case of malaria. Yes, yes, you read it right – I had malaria. And it was not the first time,…