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Media consumption in May 2024

Here's the very late list of some of the media I consumed in May 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.

  • Bros., Lecce: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever. Eating at a Michelin-star restauraint doesn't gurantee you a great meal.
  • You'll Never Find Me. A very decent psychological horror. 7/10.
  • Insidious: The Red Door. Barely decent horror. Previous works in the series are much better. 4/10
  • The Mothman Prophecies. Rewatched this oldie, and I think I liked it more when I was younger. 5/10.
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In the Night

Nightfall sits quietly pretending to be content,
But I know the truth, don't I?
It dreams of the mystery in the shadows,
The elegance of midnight whispers,
Nightfall secretly desires to be dawn.

West Coast again

Last week, I took a delightful trip with my girls to the West Coast of Jutland. We booked a cozy apartment in Nørre Nebel for a few days and enjoyed the tranquil surroundings.

The coast is stunningly beautiful, and each visit feels like a new adventure. There's something incredibly special about walking on a vast sandy beach with dunes, feeling the sand beneath your feet. We explored Henne Strand Beach and Blåvands Huk, both of which were absolutely marvelous. It truly doesn’t get much better than this.

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UN declares Srebrenica Genocide remembrance day

The United Nations General Assembly voted yesterday to establish an annual day of remembrance for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, despite vehement opposition from Bosnian Serbs and Serbia. The resolution, A/RES/78/282, authored by Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Rwanda, received 84 votes in favor, 19 against, and 68 abstentions.

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Well, it's that time of the year when my wife and I meet up with her colleague and her husband for dinner. We've dined at MeMu (a now-closed Michelin-starred restaurant) and Vedelsborg (also closed) in the past. This year, we opted for Restaurant Nögen, located at the same spot as MeMu.

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I've seen this post by Haris Pašović, a theater director, in which he mentions Damir Uzunović, a Bosnian poet, and his poem Nokturno:

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Media consumption in April 2024

Here's the list of some of the media I consumed in April 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.

Concert: The Music of Hans Zimmer and Others

Amra and I went to a concert in Kolding last Friday. It was the concert where an orchestra played many Hans Zimmer soundtracks from movies like Top Gun, Dune, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar and others.

It was fun listening to many fabulous tracks from one of my favorite film composers, but the orchestra also played a few compositions of Ennio Moricone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly).

My favorite Hans Zimmer soundtracks are Gladiator and Interstellar. Hvala, Amra!

Bosnia in Easter

I drove 1,750 kilometers from Denmark to Bosnia with my dad. It went really smoothly, without any issues on the road. The trip to Bosnia took only 18 hours. We visited our hometown Bosanski Šamac. We stayed there for about eight-nine days, and then we drove back to Denmark again. We were together with my uncle, who still lives in the town, and we also visited Gradačac and Brčko. We had a great weather in Šamac, it was between 25 and 28 degrees.

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View at the eastern part of Bos. Šamac.

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Quo Vadis, Aida? is a touching and powerful film that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in recent European history. Directed by Jasmila Žbanić, this Bosnian war drama takes us back to 1995 during the Bosnian War when the UN-designated safe area of Srebrenica was tragically overrun by fascist Serbian forces.

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Aida doing everything to protect her family.

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My media consumption in February 2024

Here's the list of some of the media I consumed in February 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.
* Kafu mi draga ispeci performed by Damir Imamović. Dad used to sing and whistle this song occasionally when I was a boy, and that's why I love it so much. The image of my father humming this old song as he prepares to leave the apartment is deeply, deeply etched in my head and evokes pleasant, warm emotions. It reminds me of my wonderful childhood, my good father and my late mother whom he always loved immensely. I also remember an early dawn. I was six or seven years old. It's still dark outside, and I woke up in my grandma's apartment, who was probably preparing breakfast in the kitchen, and Predrag Gojković Cune is singing this remarkable song on the radio.
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The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

In religious studies, few topics are as controversial as the origins of Christianity. One of the most interesting figures in this narrative is the apostle Paul. His influence on the early Christian movement is undeniable. In his book, “The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity,” Hyam Maccoby delves into the historical context surrounding Paul's life and teachings, offering a critical perspective on his role in shaping the Christian faith.

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