GDE GRESIMO?

U danasnje vreme imamo priliku da slusamo i citamo mnogo sadrzaja na temu uspeha i kako da uspemo. Dok je vecina sadrzaja na istu temu, jer u sustini postoji formula za uspeh, postavlja se pitanje – zasto onda nismo uspesni? Svako ima svoju definiciju uspeha, za nekog je to unutrasnji mir, za nekoga novac, za…

THE MISTAKES WE MAKE

The era of technology that we live in today, gives us an opportunity to read and listen limitlessly about the subject of success and ways to succeed. The majority of the content on this subject is very similar because, in the end, there is a formula to success. Therefore comes the question: why are we…

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,…

Bajka o lepoti (Kako sam u Nigeriji ponovo zavolela sebe)

Bila jednom jedna lepa, mlada devojka, sa prelepom, dugom magicnom kosom, punim ustima, visokim jagodicama, krupnim ocima, lepim grudima i zgodnim telom. Ta devojka je mnogo patila u zivotu, ali posto je bila toliko lepa, svi su je voleli i hteli da joj pomognu. A onda je jednog dana upoznala bogatog, savrsenog princa, koji je…

Jedan dan u Lagosu

Bila sam potpuno sama u “lounge”-u na aerodromu u Abudzi. Skoro da sam bila potpuno sama na celom aerodromu. Iako je bilo oko sest sati ujutru i vec je trebalo da pocnemo da se ukrcavamo na “prvi jutarnji let” za Lagos, saznala sam na pultu da ce let kasniti. Dok sam pila kafu i pripremala…

One day in Lagos

Only the receptionist and I were at the airport lounge in Abuja that morning. In fact, there was barely anyone else at the entire airport. Although it was about six o’clock in the morning and we were supposed to begin to board the “first-morning flight” to Lagos, I found out at the check-in counter that…

Abudza- grad u kom se Afrika spaja sa zapadom

Ako ste do sada citali moje price o Nigeriji, mozda ste stekli utisak da je cela Nigerija onako “africka”, sa trosnim kolibama, losim putevima, netaknutom prirodom, starom nosnjom, pesmama i igrama. Zbog toga sam odlucila da u sred pisanja o Nigerijskim obicajima i kulturi, ispricam malo o gradu koji toliko volim- Abudzi. Pre nego sto…

Abuja- the city where Africa meets “The West”

If you have been reading my stories about Nigeria, you might have gotten the impression that entire Nigeria is all “rustic”, with old huts, dilapidated roads, untouched nature, the traditional way of dressing, tribal singing and dancing. Hence, in the midst of describing Nigerian culture and traditions, I have decided to write a little bit…

Zgrabi dan, skupi m…!

Iako je motivacija za ceo moj blog pocela bezbrojnim interesovanjem ljudi koje poznajem, a i onih koje ne poznajem o mom zivotu u Nigeriji, uspehu, avanturama i Nigerijcima, ne zelim da cilj mog bloga budu samo opisi i zabavne pricice. Cilj mi je da podelim stvari koje sam naucila o zivotu koje su me dovele…

Seize the day, grow some b….!

It is the fact that the main inspiration for my blog arose from a great interest of people that I know, as well as those I don’t, about my life in Nigeria, my success, adventures, and Nigerian people. Yet, I don’t want my blog to serve just as pure entertainment and stories. I have a…

Upoznajte Nigeriju, prvi deo

Kada pomislimo na Nigeriju, svima je to asocijacija na Africku zemlju ,gde zive ljudi iste rase i svi su Nigerijci, zar ne? E, to je pogresno. Nigerija je mnogo vise od toga. Nigerija je raznolika, skoro kao Amerika ili Australija, i u svom jedinstvu, jako podeljena. Da za pocetak dam malo statistike. Nigerija ima zvanicnu…

Discover Nigeria, part 1

When we hear the word Nigeria, our first thought is an African country, where people of the same race and nationality- Nigerians live, right? Nigeria is much more than that. Nigeria is extremely diverse, almost like the United States and Australia. Nigeria is beautifully united in its diversity. Let me first give you a few…

Dan kad sam se zaljubila u Nigeriju

Cesto me pitaju zasto toliko volim Nigeriju. Kako covek da odgovori na ovakvo pitanje? To je kao da te pitaju zasto volis muza, ili majku, ili prijatelja. Sve sto volimo ima mane, ali mi ih volimo uprkos tome. Mi vidimo u njima nesto sto drugi ne vide. Volimo kako se osecamo zbog njihovog prisustva u…

The day I fell in love with Nigeria

I’m often asked why I love Nigeria. How is one supposed to answer that kind of question? It’s just like being asked why you love your husband, or mother or best friend. All the things we love have faults, but we love them despite. We see something in them that others don’t. We love the…

Prva noc u Nigeriji

Da li znate onaj skoro nestvarni osecaj kad se satima u avionu vozite u mraku, i nekako se naviknete na tisinu i pritisak u glavi i blago zujanje u pozadini? A onda vas pilot obavesti da pocinje sletanje u doticni grad, da podignete zastore na prozoru i ispravite sedista. I vi to ucinite, pre ili…

The first night in Nigeria

How it all began Do you know that almost surreal feeling, when you’ve been flying in the airplane for hours in a dark cabin, somehow you got used to the silence and pressure in the head, and something like a small buzzing in the background? Then the pilot announces that you have started descending to…

Muskarac u svakoj Srpskoj zeni

I kako sam odlucila da se preselim u Nigeriju Ima nesto musko u srpskim zenama od vajkada. Kad sve to pocinje, nisam sigurna. Mozda jer nas od malena i otac i majka zovu sine?”Sine, slozi svoje igracke.” “Sine, operi sudove”.”Sine, dodaj mi cigare.” Majke nam govore da ne placemo. Da samo male bebe placu. Olako…

A man inside every Serbian woman

HOW I DECIDED TO MOVE TO NIGERIA There is something very manly in every Serbian woman. When and why it all begins, I have no idea. Perhaps it starts when we are little girls and our parents call us “son”. Like “Son, pick up your toys”, or “Son, wash the dishes” or “Son, pass me…