Things I Learned in a Foreign Life
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I am learning daily and just loving my life.
I came to live in a foreign country and had no proper plan of what to do here.
My life changed and I accepted with relief and no denial.
I can't change the way I am and won't go to that extent.
I appreciate what I have my loving family and my good life.
What I learned in this life had taught me to be stronger and more positive.
I did not know and have learned as I passed each day.
I met many different people around the small community.
People know what they have been taught as I do.
One has to be born into a certain way of life to be able to grow and achieve as I have over the years living in Croatia.
I was not born into this life so did not feel the smooth going on.
I saw how people look at me with envy, jealousy maybe with hate too but also with love.
I feel for those who look at me with hate, envy or jealousy. I am not close with such people.
I have gained respect from many people around me. I am from a different culture and that makes me different and special in my own way.
I learned about the fake people, about their behaviors and of their culture.
The language is difficult.
I have noticed that I am more accepted than someone from the surrounding regions.
I understand that too.
The different culture has shown me many religious people and they enjoy mingling with their own kind.
I enjoyed experiencing a new culture when I had the opportunity.
It gave me a better understanding of my culture and of the Catholic religion.
I too like to be with my kind of people.
I have seen the differences in both cultures and know my way of life still stands out for me.
The habits, and lifestyles have taught me to be confident and I know more about another culture.
I grew in this way due to my great mind.
I like spontaneity!
I don't plan on how to spend a specific celebration.
I just go for it!
In that way I feel happier.
Most people use each other for something to benefit from the other and that too I have noticed.
It happens everywhere in the world but in a small community everything is right in front of you. It is not easily escaped.
I learned in Croatia from a new culture, to the behaviors of the local people, to making the home-made liqueurs, and to harvesting olives, walnuts and acorns. I enjoyed all of it.
Everything I tried and attempted for the first time had brought joy to my new life, and I did with great pleasure.
I had to learn something new!
Another interesting way of making smoked dried meat.
I like the idea but find the meat too salty so won't have that on my main menu, maybe a seldom snack.
I know with whom to be open-minded to and with, and with whom to be closed off from. It is not always easy to mingle with people with different mentalities.
Life is just that!
I learned from my past and present life.
Knowing a little is better than not knowing at all.
I grew and changed in my own way. I did not lack my learning abilities.
Some people look at me with such smiles and others are not sure of my personality.
I know the different language explains the different ways people think and do.
Translating the Croatian language to the English language sounds too direct.
Any expression from the Croatian language to the English language does not sound the same or polite. I think and speak in the English language as I have been taught to speak.
Life is never what you plan it to be.
I did not plan in my life time I would go that far away from home, and so I did.
I don't regret my move to Croatia. I now see my life from many avenues I know I would have not seen if I was still back home.
I took on many challenges and through all that time I stayed strong and positive.
It is easy to fall back and fail but I did not let all of that come in my path.
I have woken up fast and saw how some people can be so friendly but when they see me nicely dressed up and in conversations they turn away.
I acknowledged those who behaved in a jealous way and in a true way.
The little acts improved my thoughts and ideas of many situations.
Nothing can break me or hurt me.
I have come too far through my challenges to let anything crumble me.
I have always been positive about life nobody can take that away from me.
My outspoken ways have shown me that in my life.
My experiences in a foreign life which will always be foreign to me make me stand out through all of my differences.
I have heard insults and have met with people who I may never understand in all my stay in Croatia. It is those kinds of people I will always ignore.
I don't need them and will not lick up to those souls.
People can talk and imply whatever they want to me but when it comes to happy lives those people don't have it.
All they have is misery and disgust. Usually, it is the unhappy people who choose to be in that way.
People can be sarcastic and annoying and I have met them all.
Maybe I missed some types but I am better of not knowing of the missed ones.
I am happy and that matters most to me.
I don't hide my true feelings.
No person should hide their feelings.
Nobody can change me I like being who I am.
Everybody can't be me and that is how great I am for my life.
I laughed when I did not see the light and still laughed when I saw the light that brightened my side of life. In all those times I remained happy.
You can't have everything in life. Only what is meant to be.
· ''I believe that writing opens the mind to all kinds of experiences and when you believe you become hopeful in life.''
I live by my own beliefs and understanding.
What made me and brought me to another life I did not choose or plan had given greater opportunities.
The barrier was the Croatian language but I did not let that obstacle get in my way.
I started speaking the language to get on with my life.
The language was a problem as it did hold me back from proper communication for a long time. I now feel a lot better to be with some of the local people.
I may not be accepted by all the local people but I am not bothered with those little minds.
I live as I wish to.
I won't change to meet anyone's standards and I don't need to justify myself to anyone.
I am Indian and born in South Africa with three cultures in my one life all has shown me to enjoy my life even more.
I like to listen to my online radio station while writing. Music opens my heart to all feelings.
I am more alive with my foreign life. I call it my foreign life not my new life.
The little things I learned had me know other people and to have a much better understanding in their habits lifestyles. I sometimes fail to take in certain behaviors.
I don't think too much of someone who enjoys comparing themselves to me.
I am just that type of person.
In which category would you place me?
I would love to know!
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