Canada

I belong here

I clearly remember the day when I first said: "I long to belong." It was during one of those everyday moments. I was playing a game with my daughter that she had brought from Kindergarten. The game was often on her list of homework and we practiced it in different situations. (For example, while we… Continue reading I belong here

Canada, Process of learning

Cabbage, Rice pudding, Goulash and Pro-D Day

A couple of years ago I spoke with my mother over Skype.  - So, she is sleeping? - she asked. My mom was waiting to see her granddaughter. - Yes, she fell asleep half an hour ago. She didn’t sleep well last night. She woke up several times and probably needs to sleep now to… Continue reading Cabbage, Rice pudding, Goulash and Pro-D Day

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The Lieutenant Governor of BC

 - Am I a woman? - it was the first question I asked.  - Yes - he replied.  - Am I a representative of a political party? - I was aiming towards the only answer I knew. - No - he said, and all of the people turned to look at the next person.  There… Continue reading The Lieutenant Governor of BC

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Float Houses

Although I had the chance to see many beautiful objects on the riverbanks of my hometown – restaurants, nightclubs, bars, vacation homes etc. – it was from my very first sight of this new neighbourhood that I was impressed. Every now and then, I would make up a reason to go for a walk by… Continue reading Float Houses

Canada, Stories about kids

From the Cradle to the Grave

-What is Kindergarten? - my parents and friends asked me this question several times during the last few months. - Is it the same as the preschool in Serbia? -Well, yes and no - I answered while thinking what do I really know about preschool in Serbia today. I don't really even recall my own… Continue reading From the Cradle to the Grave

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Vancouver- The Literary event

Six years ago, Dragana Stasic held the first literary event in Vancouver to enable individuals from the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina) to promote and present their work. This year, on October 13th she hosted for the eighth time in a row.  The proposed topic for the event was “Then and now, here… Continue reading Vancouver- The Literary event

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Block street party

One afternoon on the way back from the park with my daughter, I met Yvonne. She was standing in front of the house with her son. I had never seen or met her before but I recognized the boy playing on the sidewalk. We used to spend our mornings with him and his nanny at… Continue reading Block street party

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Orcas

Recently everything in my life and around me was coming up Orcas. Or maybe those days were like all the others but the difference was that I started paying more attention to news about them. Possibly it was due to the fact my family and I were going on our very first “Whale Watching" tour… Continue reading Orcas

Canada, Process of learning

Be a tourist in your hometown!

– Imagine a stranger – suddenly my girlfriend and I got the idea.  – Imagine that he decided to come to our city – I added sarcastically that he was, for sure, out of his mind. Maybe he didn't know what he was getting into?! My friend from childhood laughed. She was always more realistic.… Continue reading Be a tourist in your hometown!