I was born in Posavina, a region in the northern Bosnia, and I lived there until April 1992. Due to the Serbian aggression on my home country (and the civil war that followed) I live now in Kingdom of Denmark.
My native tongue is Bosnian, but I started this online scribbling in English since I have friends and readers all over the world. However, as the description of the site suggests, I am also writing in Bosnian and Danish, so this blog has become more of a trilingual attempt. However, I feel the urge to write more often in Bosnian. I don’t know exactly why; probably because I want to practice my native tongue. Believe me, when residing in a foreign country, native words have a tendency to disappear from one’s vocabulary.
My interests range from literature, media, history, film and art in general to (real) football, philosophy, food and music. I am a pleasure monger who also happens to be a writer, a poet, a gourmand, and a bon vivant.
Someone who knows me would most likely describe me as: patient, insightful, interested in knowledge, respectful, content-oriented, responsible, analytical, loyal.
I hold a master degree in Media Studies and History from SDU.
I am not one of those people who think it’s coincidence that we live our lives. Au contraire, I think we are born to achieve certain personal goals. Right now I believe that some of my most important goals in life are learning the values of LOVE, KNOWLEDGE and RESPECT.
I respect writers: Fernando Savater, Haruki Murakami, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Ivo Andrić, Lord Byron, Musa Ćazim Ćatić, Meša Selimović and Erich Fromm. I am actually trying to make a list of books I read.
My favorite movies are Mirror, The Thin Red Line, Annie Hall and The New World. As you can see, I am quite fond of independent and European films. You can also take a look at my obsolete movie ratings or super updated Letterboxd page.
Regarding music I listen mostly to progressive metal and bands like Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth and Andromeda, but when I want to sharpen my hearing senses or just relax I turn to Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.
Songs I like
Seperate Ways (Journey), E vui durmiti ancora (Pippo Rallo), Dream (Alice Smith), The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel), The Double Life of Veronique (Zbigniew Preisner), Sweetest Smile (Black), Dunje i kolači (Kemal Monteno), You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Vanilla Fudge), Bang Bang (Vanilla Fudge), Can’t Get Enough (Kim Wilde), Cambodia (K. Wilde), The Underground (Faruk Sabanci), Passacaglia in G-minor for orchestra (Händel), Allegero Molto Appasionato (Mendelssohn), Windmills of Your Mind (Noel Harrison), Teško je (Parnji Valjak).
- Fortuitous means “happening by accident or chance“.
- I am happily married to my beloved A. We run together after our two snowflakes.
- My sporadic writings on various subjects can be found here.
- I published my first book of poetry called Pathétique in 2006. My collection of short stories Priče izgubljenog vremena came out in 2011.
- My hardware list can be found here.
- I loathe jingoism and conformism.
- I like driving cars without all those fancy gadgets. God, I miss my ’94 Škoda Favorit!!
Programs and apps I recommend
F-Droid, Face Slim, Olive, Filezilla, Scribus, Simplenote, SimpleScreenRecorder, neomutt, xed.
I use rock-solid WordPress backed by several plugins (Antispam Bee, Clean Contact, Download Manager, WP Automatic Upgrade). In late August 2019 I switched to Linux Mint after being a Windows user since 1993. I switched due to increasing data mining, telemetry and threatened privacy and online security.