Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Why are young people leaving Serbia?

As someone that is young and as someone that his life is about to beggin, I will try to give an answer to this question from my point of wiew. Answer is really simple. In country that has no name, coat of arms or anything that symbolizes one State, in country that is ledt by gawky politicians there can be no achievement. We all do want to try, to change something but is seems like someone from abowe is pushing us back. And that is not something that is taking part at this moment. In past 10 years, untill today, it just became our tradition and reality.

Belgrade night in spring 1999. During the war with the entire world

Some of non-government organisations have done public research in wich 70 % of young in Serbia just looks for an oportunity to leave this country. Well, I am one of them, but between my leaving and the leaving of most, is huge difference. I want to leave this country so I would come back one day, so I would be able to change something. I want to help this society to enrich. I made my plans. I can only hope that I will suceed because there is no excuses or any more time to wast. I will not talk about my plans, untill and if they come to reality. Then we will look for options and solutions. Why am I saying this to you at all. Well....This are just my reflections about situation around me. Hope you will share your feelings as well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Why do we celebrate Christmas on January 7th?

1923. in Constantinople (Istanbul- Turkey) all prelates od Orthodox Churches in the world gathered to discuss the problem of calendar. Some of them, knowing that "old" calendar is incorrect tryed to enlade that Rymo-catholic Pope Gregory IV was right when he changed the calendar in the western world. Acctually, there was no big change, he just moved it for 13 days, plus that each 4th year has 366 days.
Prelates of Church in Greece, Romania, Bulgaria accepted the change, knowing that in case they do not do so, there might come to total brakedown in holiday order to the point that it all might get confused so Easter would be in Monday(for example).
One friend of mine sent me e-mail....regarding his interest in the same subject, sending me some relevant informations about this issue.
Here are the facts:
Gaius Iulius placed year with 366 days in his calendar, but each hundred years that can be multipied with 400 (800, 1200...)except the millenium year (2000, 4000)
In the beggining...when new Gregory`s calendar was invented difference between Julius`s and Gregory`s calendar was 10 days but during the time past....difference between calendars came to number 13. So 2101 christmass will be on january 8th and new year will be on january 14th.
Ivan also says that he gathered those informations from military if it`s lying he is lying as well...but i doubt so.


Serbian prelates (that did recommened the change) did not bite. That for, in orthodox world we have Churches that do use the calendar created in time of Pope Gregory, while Russian and Serbian Church still use caledar created long time ago, accurately in the time of Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar.

Small plan i come

Well..changed my mind, I do not plan to spend this night in bed, as well, I do not plan to spend that night in Belgrade. I`m kinda fed up with Belgrade. Since last summer, I haven`t travel as i should of. But still, there are some reasons why I did not go anywhere.

Sarajevo City Hall

Money default is reason no.1. Since Sarajevo is "near" to Belgrade, and since I have grandparents that do live there, why shouldn`t I go visit them. Of course, it is not going to be holiday as others, because my grandparents that do live there are alone, and they, I assume need someone to take care about them and lett them know that someone thinks about them. We do all just remember of people just when we need some kind of favaour. I don`t need any favour but still I am going to visit them.
I will white about my trip exsperiences.
Wish you happy new year

Thursday, December 23, 2004


All the people i know just don`t know what to do for NY eve. I assume that first and biggest problem is money default. So that for the thing we do is: We do all together...all Belgrade offspring, go to city square, get drunk and celebrate God knows what and why. Well, the reason we all go there together is to share the agony of living here...lying ourself that better days are about to come, and that this year is the year when all our dreams are gonna become reality.

Belgrade street NY eve party 2004

Well, if nothing else, it is worthet to hope. Hope is something that Belgrade could export to the world. As usually...there are gonna be bounch of drunk people that do not know why are they there and in case you would ask them : Dude, what year is it now...he would just look at you not knowing what to say. And that is someting that comes year after year. We just hope that this year is the year of our personal and global sucess. That night we do all dream that we will achieve something in our lifes. I do not want to sound like a partybreaker....but I don`t know why I doubt that. Maybe i went trough too many disappointments in my life and neither one of the things i hoped for beacame reality. Except some things though, that did change my life.

Belgrade fortress during the winter

So i deacided, that this NY eve, I`m gonna spend at my home, in my bed, by making a wish, get some drink, watch TV and try to fall asleep. And of course, I`ll make a wish. But knowing that, if i want it to become reality I need to put some effort to that. Well..this is deffinetly the last blog in this year filled with set-backs. Hope is something I will never loose. And I will keep pushing untill i achieve things i want.
My dear friends..i wish you all luck and sucess in comming year. I wish you all your dreams (except nightmares) to become reality.
Hope to see you all on TV broadcast from city Square.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.