Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Life today. 2012

well this is fun !! stumbling on my old blogger and reading the last post. well i certainly managed not to post afterwards :). i even managed not to visit the blog :) or to remember what i wrote before. so lets begin by again stating what changed since the last post :)... a lot that is :D. lets just say all of the three biggest things in 2009 post are no longer a part of my life. 2 i am very saddened by third actually for the better. so here we go : its 2012 !! i am BLOND again ! and with all the wits one gets in 3 years period i must say the red head episode was really a terrible mistake. one i hope i will not do again. i just never ever got used to the redhead staring at me from the mirror. every morning i had little heart.attack and mini disappointment when i saw what i look like. not really the way one should start the day :D. luckily i got back to my senses and transfer to blond self :). you know what is the most awkward thing is about the whole episode. its that to the day some still say it was my best look. i just give them the stink eye and silent think "dude you really don't know me !! didn't you see how miserable i was back then. inside out ?!?! " ok enough of the hair talk :)... so from 2009 to now i really had a whirlwind of situations happen to me. i am now sitting at my 5th job. yup ! 5th. i left BBDO in 2008 for much higher salary which proved to be such a mistake. more money definitely didn't mean more happiness. its was stressful hateful and horrible. and due to this everlasting recession we cruised in the money dropped and then stopped coming after few months. I quit that horrid place early 2010 after successfully wining a position in a bigger marketing agency among 250 candidates. i thought my troubles are over. once again .. i was so wrong. the agency was horrid i stuck out like a black sheep and i was so worn out and disappointed from last job that when the decided they couldn't keep me after 4 months i kinda was relieved .. deep down inside... on surface i was shocked, mortified, scared, disappointed... Oh yeah right about that time they stole my Electra Cruiser. a loss that i still didn't recover from and i still moan. so life throw me a another curve ball. but as cheesy as it is every cloud has a silver lining. those short 4 months proved to be very very important in my life. i met a boy. an interesting boy who played in my friends band. a drummer. we started chatting ('coz most of the relationship nowadays start so and i do not mean just love ones). and then lo' b' hold. twist of fate and touch of destiny turns out he was working in the building just opposite of my work. waaaaiiittt... no AWWWWWWWWW's yet. turns out we were window to window... yup just like that awesome Schwepss short movie i hope you all saw. rest is history! few lunch breaks. few coffees. After-work drinks. morning window signs and a music festival later we were a couple. and still are :D so yeah back to me being fired. Edi (the guy from the window) was here to comfort me... and to help get a new bike on the day i was fired. ok that didn't prove to be most wise financial decision but it was what i needed. that summer i spent going to many many job interviews. doing many many last round tasks those interviewers did and finally losing my temper and accepting a job on the most popular Croatian TV station. as brand manager for news department. turns out i really like the job. it was new. it was different then agency. new people new scenery, new boyfriend... you see a sun on horizon started to appear :) oh then come Christmas 2010. i went to Sisak, where Edis family lives to celebrate. coming back with him i got a call from police from my little apartment :(.. it appeared someone tried to break in but was obviously startled by neighbours and left. Police said it looked like nothing was taken .. however my first question was... do you see a white kitty there. NOPE !!! i started sobbing right away as my gut told me the worst was happening. as i came policeman was sadend as i was since he couldn't find Damian. nowhere in the apartment or building. someone left him out of the building. all fluffy and white and house cat. someone from my "DEAR" neighbours kicked him put in the cold. night were up to -10 at that time... oh boy my stomach still hurts and my eyes swell as i think about that time. i spent weeks after on street all night calling all the cats in the neighbourhood. Damian never showed up ! all the other cats did. i finally came to conclusion someone took him in. like his fluffines and charm and didn't want to return him. and that is how i will always believe that story ends. after that Edi and I decided we should move in together. after 6 months of dating. OK we actually decided to maybe look in the better apartments than the little 32 sq meter one and take our time but as it happens opportunity just presented it self and we found awesome 2 story 70 sq meter, rooftop apartment in my old neighbourhood for price lower then i was paying alone for my place. AMAZING !! still everyday i look at our apartment and can't believe how lucky or blessed we were to get it :D. so in 2011 we moved to new apartment. i worked at TV station. Edi and I growing in our relationship everyday... all in all.. very good. then in summer my dad called and asked to join family business on the Golf Club. to be the CEO and to help them supervise the staff as well as bring in all my marketing experience to finally set the business on the new track. Ofcourse i said yes. there really wasn't any other option. i just asked i finish a year on TV because i do not want another change of work place in less then a year. dad agreed. so preparing myself for golf another awesome opportunity just pop out. i was asked to lecture on VERN university of applied science. i took it with arms wide open. so i am a lecturer of Advertising agencies there. i love it and the " kids" (some older then me" seem to love me :) ... its a part time job so i still came to Golf & country Club in November as their new CEO. it's hard. it's different. it's opposite of all i knew from my agency years. it's struggle but it's good. it will be better .. i know. i just need to adjust more.. and knowing i am helping my dad really really makes all the difference. i wouldn't want it any other way. what else :).. oh yeah ! new job on a course meant Edi & I could finally get a pet! a DOG ! since i can take him to work ! so we took the plunge. chose the breed and on December 17th became proud parents of healthy baby boy Basenji named MANU! he's 5 months now and such a joy. Ofcourse all the "grandparents" think we need to make human babies but we decided that a four legged one is perfect ease into family life :). if poop, womit and pee all over the apartment, or walks all through the night rain or hale didn't break us apart marriage and baby shouldn't either :). we could do this. so on June 21st Edi and will have our 2 yr anniversary. and i can say life is good. we struggle. but who isn't today. all we here is bad news from everywhere. i fret about financial situation. i fret about future. but all in all. life is in a good place now. i am happy... and content. in love. with life :) !

Monday, November 30, 2009

not even gonna try...

maybe then I do remember to post something.
I just feel most of the time my life is not really all that post worthy. yeah I go to work yeah I go out with my friends.. and now I dance.. and well in between life happens. like dunno what pictures I post or what not :(.. well one day it'll change I guess :).. when I get a family of my own.. or at least a hints of possibilities of family happening somewhere in the future :)..

well so what's been going on lately..

hm I am living on my own. one bedroom apartment. renting. but I actually love it a lot. it feels like home I did the walls on my own and its full of little things I like (hey I could post PICS of that :) ) .. it's near my parents and close to city center and work. hence .. I have new Electra bike. and I got really in all this ride-my-bike to everywhere mode. I use my car only on weekends and to go to late night dance practice when its cold. secretly I don't miss it at all. :) not after I rediscovered the joy of headphones in public transportation.

hmmm.. oh yeah as I said.. I dance again. YEY!!! I found a dance studio/ crew.. Kelkope. they are really really good and after 2 year break i am close to dying at every practice but i LOVE IT. hopefully my body will love it ( hope it starts transforming back to dancer's soon enough)

oh and I am not blond anymore :).. ok maybe in retrospective it wasn't the smartest decision but it needed be done. and I can start going back towards blondish again (now that journey will be something funny to post pictures of- I'll start from tomorrow trip to hair saloon)

and last but not least I do have a roommate. a guy one as well.. oh yeah. his name is Damian (cro. for Damian). ok he has 4 legs and a long tale. but hey he's a guy. who am I to be so picky. yup he is mr. cat. in his teens right now ( 7 months old). I found him abandoned in a city. he is quite a looker (all whit and fluffy) but as lookers usually are. he is spoiled rotten and full of himself. oh well he can be such a drag in the mornings or in the middle of a night but just as I thought of sending him back to where he came from he does something totally cute and buys himself another 3-4 days of absolute havoc :)

well ok. as I said. I am posting now and I am not even going to try to post anything.. nope not gonna try.. I will let it just happen.. if it does... :)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

my parents wedding

yeah i know..sounds funny. but that is exactly what we had a week ago. Mom and Dad had thier 25th wedding anniversary and they renewed their wows in a church ceremony. it was so nice to watch the parents celebrate their love and for all the family to be here to witness it....

well here are some pics

The Bride

Happy Bride and the groom

the cermon

exchanging the rings

seal it with a kiss

everyone with the bride and the groom

with the minister

proud daughters (since noone was taking picture of us we had to do it ourselvs :) )

going to reception

at dinner table

how cute are they..


i cannt wait to see you BETHY .. yipieee yeeeeeehhhhh.. am sooooooo excited.. you made my day when i saw the comment today ..

Thursday, July 05, 2007

... friends are forever...

i had to put the amezing work of my friend Beth .. she is so talented... and so nice and so sweet. i wish i knew how to scrap or digi scrap...

Beth i love you so much and i promise i will come visit soon.. i wish we could live closer.. but honestly inside i feel closer to you then most people here (that i see everyday)...
i love you

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

.. the final product..

and here is the final cut of our commercial.

it is a parody of Croatian tourist board commercials.. so it is purposly so cheesy, bit trashy and 80's like.. the end tag line says "Small country for a great beer". a very famous tag line of croatian national tourist board few years ago was "Small country for a great holiday". to sum it up.. we play with all that croatia is famous for: great historical monuments (nad we see chinese ppl taking pic of beer), then quality wine (and germans toast w/ beer), them maritime treasures and we see czech's chilling beer in the sea, sport talents (old people playing Bocca), croatian hospitality (native stealing last beer from tired tourist), and summer temps of 3 celzius (reffering to cold beer)

my mpg is low resolution since it was just one for clients approval but you can see what we have in the end

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

.. don't dance too fast..

This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.
She wants to see how many people get her poem.
It is quite a poem.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a
butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Tim e is short.
The music won't last.
Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Because you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift.... Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

work work work....

work work work is actually the moto of BBDO worldwide.. and last few months i learned it well :)
however i know i have been nagging about all the work i have and stress as well but today i would love to share the fun in what i do.. yes after work work work there comes fun fun fun. and in my business the topping is the shoot of commercials.
it is such fun to actually after months of gruelling meetings wih clients (brief, firs presentation of creative, second, third, meeting with production house, cost estimates, PPM (pre productionmeeting), casting, etc) to actually go and shoot the idea.

well we had shoot two weeks ago.. and it was great. we were shooting at coast we had 6 different locations. 2 in Split (town on coast) and rest on the isalnd of Bol. it was so much fun. yes it was bit hard to shoot from 8 am till sunset but we had so much fun. i was connected on laptop cell phone and screens majority of time but it is so much easier to work when your toes are dipped in sea :). ahhh lovely.

and we had beer stylist from england who was impressed with our shoot. he said the quality was as high as in UK but the people were more relaxed and easy going (hm guess if my commercial was 1.500.000 bristish pounds instead of croatian kunas we'd hae less sense of humor ;))) )

anyways not to bore you more here is the fun in my work..
Shooting of new Karlovacko (beer) commercial for summer campaign 2007

1. first day first scene this is Sinisa our BBDO creative director who thought of the whole concept

2. setting the scene

3. Actors (they were hillarious

4. us the agency

5. moi in my typical pose.. two screens my laptop and my mobile on hand :)

6. photograpfer having a shoot on a set for usage in Print (Maja assisting in purple shirt) this is scene 2

7. day two at Bol.. ah yes i could work in these condition 24/5 :)

8. the beach ...

9. production hard at work

10. and in these conditions i could work 24/7

11. living hard the Director and Cretive director (checking out the models)

12. the Client.. if all were life him life would be a breeze

13. center of Bol.... location of 3rd day

14. last day last scene in a vineyard

15. one song plays in my head when i look at this "leaving the shoot never easy...." P.S. the blues shirt eldery gentelman is beer stylist he has filmed with lots of celebrities (kate moss, D. Beckham, etc etc)

can't wiat till next shoot.. I just need to survive months in between :)