Nationality / Nacionalnost

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Sometimes one gets surprised how fabulous kids are. Me and Ensar where talking with Ada about a new girl in their kindergarden. We have heard she has an exotic name and thus asked Ada if the girl is turkish or arabic. Ada looked confused at us and said: She is just a little girl.
Me and Ensar looked at each other and where so fascinated. Ada has no concept of nationalities. For her there is no “turkish or arabic girl” there is just  ” a girl”. I will do my best that it stays like that as long as possible.
This made me think of one of my favorit songs Imagine of John Lennon.

Ponekad se pravo začudim kako su djeca fantastična. Ensar i ja smo pričali sa Adom o jednoj novoj djevojčici u vrtiću. Pročitali smo da ima jedno, nama nepoznato, egzotično ime te smo je pitali ako je curica turkinja ili arapkinja. Ada nas je zbunjeno pogledala i rekla : Ona je samo djevojčica.
Ensar i ja smo se fascinirano pogledali. Ada nema nikakav koncept nacionaliteta. Za nju ne postoji turska ili arapska djevojčica. Za nju postoji samo djevojčica. Potrudiću se da tako što duže ostane.
To me podsjetilo na jednu od mojih omiljenih pjesama “Imagine” od John Lennona.

 

Dobel tobogganing / Sankanje u Dobelu

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Last night the snow started falling and when Ada saw it she immediately made us promise to go tobogganing with her today if there is any snow left. So in the morning she was excited about getting ready for tobogganing. We didn’t really find a place for it so we ended up in a small village called Dobel. They had the perfect hill for tobogganing beginners.

Sinoć kad je snijeg poćeo padati i kad ga Ada vidjela odmah nas je nagovorila da sutradan (danas) odemo na sankanje ako bude snijega. Tako da ujutru kad je ustala i vidjela da je čak više snijega nego sinoć sva se uzbudila zbog sankanja. Malo nam je potrajalo dok smo našli mjesto za sankanje, čak što više smo završili u nekom malom selu Dobel. Imali su perfektno brdašce za početnike sankanja.

Flu from hell!/ Gripa iz pakla!

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I am sooo fed up with the colds, stomach viruses, bronchitis, the flu from hell and on top of that pneumonia and otitis. Since Thursday I have mostly spent my time taking care of Ada. She was having high fever and hurting joints. On Sunday I felt she got better, at least the high fever was gone.
Having sleep depriviation I hoped for at least one night with some good sleep. Well, I hoped too much! In the night Ada was screaming of pain. It was freaking me out. It took me long time to find out that she has pain in the ears because she was just crying and screaming not telling me what the problem was. At least ibuprofen helped!

Then came Monday and Ensar that was supposed to go to US early in the morning was in such a bad shape (pneumonia and otitis) he had to cancel the trip and now he has to stay at home the whole week.

After having left Adrian in the kindergarten, Ada wanted to go t o a museum. (Un)fortunately, museums are closed in mondays So we strolled around and went for a delicious icecream. Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning.

Dosta mi je prehlade, stomačnih virusa, bronhitisa, gripa iz pakla i na vrh svega upala pluća i ušiju.
Od četvrtka sam uglavnom provodila svoje vrijeme vodeći računa o Adi.
Imala je visoku temperature, groznicu i bol u zglobovima. U nedjelju mi se činila bolje pa sam se ponadala barem jednoj mirnoj noći gdje se mogu fino naspavati.
Međutim, Ada je u po noći poćela vrištati od bolova i nikako je nisam mogla smiriti da mi kaže šta je.
Nakon jedne vjećnosti sam skontala da je uši bole. Barem je ibuprofen pomogao!
Onda je došao ponedjeljak, kad je Ensar trebao letiti u Ameriku. Ali kad sam ga vidjela ujutru bio je u tako lošem stanju da je morao je otkazati put, a sad mu valja biti kod kuće cijelu sedmicu.
Nakon što je smo odvezli Adriana u vrtić, Ada je htjela da idemo u muzej. Nažalost, muzeji su zatvoreni ponedjeljkom, tako da smo malo šetale u okolini muzeja i onda smo se počastile sa predobrim sladoledom (i cappuccinom).
A za sutra vrijedi parola novi dan, novi početak.

Photo course / Kurs fotografije

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One of the things on my bucketlist is to attend a photo course. I hope to capture some better pictures and learn some of the thousand settings one has on a system camera. Today, we had an excursion and tried  to learn more  about auto  focus vs manual  focus. We got a couple of tasks to fulfil and I have to admit that I found it quite difficult. When you see the pictures do you get what I was supposed to do 😀

Jedna od stvarih koju napokon mogu podvući (ne mogu je skroz skloniti, još sam u toku) na mojoj listi stvari što hoću da uradim je kurs fotografije. Prijavila sam se i jućer smo imali prvu “ekskurziju”. Cilj nam je bio uslikati dva objekta da budu  različitom dubinom. Drugi zadatak nam je bio uslikati sliku kroz neku ogradu da skontamo kako razne vrste autofokusa funkcionisu. Treći zadatak nam je bio tri objekta sa raznom dubinom slikati. To mi je najteže bilo. Četvrti  zadatak je bio kroz neki objekat slikati. kao npr. rupa za ključeve ili slično. A peti je bio uslikati nešto u pokretu. Iako je sve lako zvučalo moram priznati da je bilo teže nego što sam mislila. Izgleda ništa od karijere kao profesionalni fotograf 😛

Insektopia

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Europe’s largest collection of insects was having an exhibition in Karlsruhe, so I just had to go to check it out. Did you know  that  the centipede has “just” 750 feet? Ada was very brave and touched it!
Who would have believed that the wasps are  the most  dangerous  insects  of you look to the number of deaths  it causes? 20 000 people it kills per year!!  One always learns something new when visiting this kind of places 🙂

Najveća kolekcija insekata su imali izložbu u Karlsruhe, tako da smo morali otici tamo i provjeriti to. Znate li da stonoga ima 750 nogu? Ada je bila hrabra i čak je dodirnula jednu.
Isto tako ko bi rekao da su ose najopasniji insekt ako gledaš broj prouzrokovanih smrtnih slučajeva? Čitavih 20 000 ljudi ubije godišnje! Uvijek se nešto nauči na ovakvim mjestima 🙂

10 % Entrepreneur / 10% Poduzetnik

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In the “The 10 % Entrepreneur” (Patrick J. McGinnis) I found the idea of being a 10 % entrepreneur quite interesting. Usually we hear about people that have given up everything to do what they love. They get so successful that they earn millions and millions… but  how many of these do You really know?
Since, most of the people do not want to leave the safety line they have, the concept of having both a job AND being an entrepreneur is fitting to most of the peoples lives.
The book was interesting but I felt there where many generalizations like; surround  yourself  with right (successful) people, work hard, find the opportunity , you can be an investor and so on.
So if you want a comprehensive step-by-step plan on what actions to do to become an entrepreneur, than this is not the book for you.
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U “10% poduzetnik” (Patrick J. McGinnis) smatram da je ideja da budeš 10% poduzetnik prilično interesantna. Obično se čuje za uspješne ljude koji su odustali od svega da bi radili ono što vole.  Postali su toliko uspješni da zarađuju milione … ali koliko takvih stvarno poznajete?
S obzirom da većina ljudi ne želi da napusti sigurnost koju imaju, koncept imati i posao i biti poduzetnik odgovara većini ljudi.
Knjiga je zanimljiva, ali smatram da je bilo mnogo generalizacija kao npr.  okružite se tačnim (uspješnim) ljudima, uporno radite, pronalazite prilike, možete biti investitor.
Dakle, ako želite detaljni sveobuhvatni plan koji će vam korak po korak pokazati šta treba učiniti da postanete poduzetnik, onda ovo nije knjiga za vas.

First kiss / Prvi poljubac

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Today, I melted when Adrian kissed me on purpose. He understood that I got very happy of his kisses so he kissed me a couple of times why laughing 🙂 Now he is sending me kisses the whole time. So cuuuute 😀
The time flies by so fast!  It feels like yesterday that he was born and now he is walking and trying to talk.  I just want to cuddle with him but already now he is enjoys more to walk around and explore the world. I guess I will have to “steal” the cuddle time when he expects it at least
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I tako mene sin prvi put poljubi. I to me pravo cmoknuo. Ja sam se istooopila. Razumio je da meni bude drago i onda me posuo poljubcima dok se smijao 🙂 I sad kad zna kako slati poljubce salje mi puse citavo vrijeme. Preslatko 😀
Vrijeme tako brzo prolazi. Osjeca se kao da se jucer rodio a sad vec hoda i probava pricati. A ja bih se samo mazila sa njim ali vec nece nego radije hoda i izucava svijet. Sad cu morati “krasti” momente da se malo pomazimo kad najmanje ocekuje 🙂

Skating / Šlicuranje

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Inspired as we (Ada) are from Frozen and the fact that Ada got skates from her auntie, she badly wanted to go skating last weekend..
Theoretically, I wanted it too BUT last time I had been skating is some 20 years ago. And I was not good in skating back then either. So my fear was to break my legs and make a disaster show in public instead of simply showing Ada how to skate.
Then I forced myself to come a little bit outside my comfort zone… and I loved it 🙂
I felt like the ice queen at least Ada looked at me like that. People around us probably  saw a person more like Bambi on ice. Who cares though! We had fun 🙂
Our fan club / Naši navijači 🙂
Inspirisane kako jesmo (bolje reći kako je Ada inspirisana) od Ledene Kraljice i činjenica da je dobila šlicure od svoje tetke, htjela je da ide na šlicuranje prošlog vikenda..
Teoretski, sam i ja htjela ALI zadnji put kad sam se šlicurala je prije nekih 20 godina a ni tad nisam bila dobra u tome. Strah me zato bio da slomim noge i napravim neki mega haos među narodom umjesto da u miru pokažem Adi kako se šlicurati.
Natjerala sam sebe da izađem malo iz svoje komforne zone i mogu reći da sam uživala u tome.
Osajećala sam se kao Ledena Kraljica, tako me Ada gledala, iako je su ljudi oko nas najvjerovatnije gledale osobu koja liči na Bambi na ledu.
Ali koga briga. Bitno je da nam je bilo super 🙂

Pinocchio / Pinokio

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After the hard stomachflu I thought Ada should do something fun.
I couldn’t find tickets for Frozen (she LOVES it) but I found tickets for Pinocchio and I thought that should be fine. It was Adas first musical and I was not sure how she would take it. She decided how she wanted to dress and one could see how important that was for her.
We were a little bit late because the first thing she did coming out of the apartment was to step in a pond getting wet so I had to go back and get new boots.
After arriving to the hall we speeded up and she fell INTO a pond and got completely wet and really sad. Typical!  I had to cover her with my jacket and during first act put her leggings on the radiators. Later she could again wear them.
How about Pinocchio? Ada loved the musical. It was made for children and many times children where laughing so much that I actually enjoyed that more than the musical 🙂
So next musical according to Ada is Frozen. I have to admit..I would also love to see it 🙂
Nakon stomačnog virusa smatrala sam da je Ada zaslužila nešto zanimljivo doživiti.
Nisam mogla naći karte za Ledenu Kraljicu (Ada je obožava) ali sam našla karte za Pinokia i smatrala sam da je to sasvim ok.
Bio je Adin prvi muzikal i nisam bila sigurna da li će joj se svidjeti. Odlučila je sama šta će obući i vidjelo se da joj je to bilo jako važno.
Malo som kasnile jer je je prva stvar koju je uradila kad smo izašle da uskoči u lokvu i morale smo se vratiti po nove čizme.
Kad smo stigle do sale požurile som i Ada je zapela i upala u lokvu.  Helanke su joj skroz mokre bile pa sam ih morala skinuti. Tako tipično i tako je postala tužna. Riješile smo to tako da sam je pokrila svojom jaknom dok su se helanke na radijatoru sušile. Već ih je nakon prvog čina mogla obući.
A Pinokio? Adi se muzikal pravo svidio. Napravljen je baš za djecu i toliko su se smijala da ih je bio merak ih slušati. Ustvari to mi je veće zadovoljstvo činilo nego sam muzikal:)
Ada je sad izjasnila da je slijedeći muzikal na koji ćemo ići Ledena kraljica. A mogu reći da bih ga i ja voljela vidjeti 🙂

Rough night / Naporna noć

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While in Sweden I heard that in the kindergarten there where 19 kids with the stomachflu. Imagine my happiness having missed that horror.  It is not even strange that the kids get it considering that they are not going outdoors… at all.  I really have an issue with that and must say I don’t understand that philosophy.
Unfortunately, I didn’t stay happy too long. Two evenings back, Ada started complaining about having pain in the stomach and went to bed quite early. Ada going to bed early is a clear sign that she is not well. She didn’t sleep too long before the hell broke loose.
My husband was taking care of her because I cannot stand someone vomiting. But Ada was so brave even counting the times she was vomiting. Poor thing. Luckily, today she is better and I keep my fingers crossed that Adrian doesn’t get it…
Dok smo bili u Švedskoj čula sam da je u vrtiću bilo 19.oro djece koje su dobile stomačni virus. Tako da zamislite sreće što smo to promašili.
Mislim da nije ni čudno što djeca fasuju te stvari, kad ih nikako ne puštaju van iz zgrade. Stvarno mi je to problem i ne razumijem tu filozofiju.
Nažalost, nije me sreća dugo pratila.
Prije dva dana se Ada počela buniti da je stomak boli.Čak je otišla leći jako rano što je znak da nešto nije u redu. Nije dugo trajalo kad je poćeo pakao.
Mogu sve skoro gledati ali kad neko povraća meni se život smuči, tako da je onda Ensar  bio sa Adom skoro čitavu noć dok je ona jadnica povraćala.. Ada, srce malo, je brojala koliko je puta povratila i meni raportirala (kao da nisam znala). Jadnica.
Srećom danas je već bolje i sad se samo nadam da i Adrian ne fasuje isto to.