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Blog It Forward – Vladimir Erakovic

Hello All,

I’ve got an invitation to participate in this phenomenal blogging chain from Jitendra Kansal’s BIF. It is truly an honor for a relative fresher to be in the company of such experts.

Here is the link to blog from which it all began.

My name is Vladimir (like Russian president πŸ˜‰ ) Erakovic. I am from Serbia, or officially the Republic of Serbia, a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, in Balkans. I live in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. For almost a year, I work at MK IT Business Solutions as ABAP Consultant.

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The four musketeers πŸ™‚ Relaxed college afternoon on Petrovaradinska fortress. I’m the first from left.

Fun facts about my county (interesting also):

  • The only Serbian word that is accepted and used across the world is “vampire”.
  • Most Serbian last names end with the letters “ic”.
  • Serbia is the largest raspberry exporter, accounting for one third of all the raspberries in the world. Close to 95 percent of the world’s top quality raspberries come from Serbia.
  • Einstein’s wife was also a scientist and a Serb.
  • Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, first settled in the 3rd century BC by the Celts, before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum.
  • The Cathedral of Saint Sava or Hram svetog Save in Belgrade is the largest Orthodox Church currently in use.
  • It’s easy to order the wrong drink in Belgrade because they don’t seem to resemble the English version at all. Before you arrive in the capital, note that a Pivo is not something that a beer finishes up as, but something it starts as. A Sok is not something you wear on your feet but a fruit juice. A Nes is not a Scottish monster but rather a cup of coffee and a Voda is not…repeat not…a shot of something alcoholic but a simply water. πŸ˜€
  • What is Silicon Valley? Well it’s certainly nothing like the one in the west coast of the United States. This one has nothing to do with electronics and computers but does have something to do with money and technology. It’s a term that locals have taken to calling the area of pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs where the girls are famous for their breast implants and the men are famous for swarming around with them flashing their wallets and cars. πŸ˜†

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Here are some cool pictures of my home town, Novi Sad:

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Petrovaradinska fortress

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View from the Petrovaradinska fortress at night

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City Hall

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View on main city square from the City Hall during some concert

What makes you smile/laugh?


The first sunny day in spring after a cold winter, the first morning coffee, and the second one also πŸ™‚ , my friends, my family, a job well done, correct answer on SCN and a girl named Maja.

Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?


That’s the tough one. As a kid I wanted to be an archaeologist and little later astronomer or theoretical physicist. Before I entered Faculty of Sciences I thought of Psychology. I’ve got my bachelor from Faculty of Management, Informatics though. So I would probably be in one of these four domains. πŸ˜†

What is the craziest thing you would have done in your life?


Haha, I’ve already did a bunch of crazy things, but the craziest thing would be to pack and go to live in America leaving all behind me.

What is your personal life dream?


My personal life dream is to have a private island somewhere in the tropical region, with nice house, marina and yacht, on which I can live and work from for one part of the year.

What is your professional life dream?


My professional life dream is to be recognized as an expert in my field of work. I also wish to found a company that develops mobile applications.

What do you enjoy most in your work and why?


I enjoy the freedom and creativity in development processes and the peace of mind when the program or application start to work and live. One friend once told me: my applications are like my children, I let them out into the world and watch them grow. Nicely said πŸ˜€

Blogging It Forward


I’d like to blog it forward to the following people:

Branislav Jakovljevic

Mijodrag Klačar

And my questions for them are:

If you can choose again, would you choose career in SAP or some other and why?

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed! πŸ™‚

P.S.

Some time ago I made browser based game about Festivals of Novi Sad. Take a break and check it out πŸ™‚

http://www.novisad.travel/igrica/index.html



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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Great pictures and nice to learn more about you and your country.  I am glad you joined BIF.

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Tammy! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Marssel Vilaça
      Marssel Vilaça

      Very good silicon valley! πŸ˜‰ I also appreciated your nice pictures. Thank you for sharing.  All the best for you.

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Hi Vladimir,

      Thanks for accepting my invitation. πŸ™‚

      Welcome to BIF Family. You were so fast in writing BIF. πŸ˜‰ great !!!

      Facts about your country amazed me. interesting sharing with beautiful pix.

      Regards,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Fun facts about your county is really intresting...good to know about you and your place... πŸ™‚

      and the pics are wonderful..

      Author's profile photo Virinchy P
      Virinchy P

      my applications are like my children, I let them out into the world and watch them grow.

      Interesting Quote and rightly said.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Good BIF Vladimir

      Nice facts about your country

      Great pictures too

      Really like the second pic πŸ™‚

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      Great BIF Valdimir, Glad to know about you and interesting facts about your country πŸ™‚

      Nice Answer, πŸ™‚

      What do you enjoy most in your work and why?


      I enjoy the freedom and creativity in development processes and the peace of mind when the program or application start to work and live. One friend once told me: my applications are like my children, I let them out into the world and watch them grow. Nicely said πŸ˜€

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Good to know about you Vladimar. Good definition for Silicon valley πŸ˜› .

      Author's profile photo xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)
      xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

      Welcome!!!!

      What are the chances that I'm reading a book about a guy that became one of the most famous politicians in Israel and he his from Novi Sad . The magic of BIF!:)

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Wow I did not expect this many comments πŸ™‚

      Thank you all!

      Moshe, it is really an incredible coincidence πŸ˜€

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Welcome to BIF!!

      Nice to know more about you and your home town. pics are so nice πŸ™‚

      Best regards,

      Rama

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Rama! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Sourabh Jain
      Sourabh Jain

      Hi Vladimir,

      Great to know you, really nice pics.

      Rgds

      Sourabh

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Sourabh! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Rick Bakker
      Rick Bakker

      Great BIF and, as a Trivia player, thank you for the interesting facts about Serbia!

      Vampire, I have to remember that one. Great pictures too.

      Rick

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Rick!

      It is pronounced 'vampir' in Serbian. Allegedly it originates from this legend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sava_Savanovi%C4%87

      Author's profile photo abilash n
      abilash n

      Amazing pics and i really enjoyed them. Good idea to share about you in SCN.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      That's an awesome job Vladimir

      I'd love to get BIF'd !!! >.<

      It was great to learn more about you and your past.

      How often do you get back? Or have you been back since you've been in the US?

      Bijan

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Irshaad Bijan Adatia

      Hi, i have tagged you in my BIF. Consider this is an invitation. Looking forward to see your BIF soon. πŸ™‚

      cc:xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Oh sheesh ... I saw that, thanks~~

      I'll be getting on it shortly!! I'm a little 'bit sick... so , be patient!!

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Bijan!

      Unfortunately I have never been to America πŸ™

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      I really liked the fun facts about your country. I thought Serbia is the coldest country in world. Is it??

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks MoazzaM,

      No not the coldest, but it has a lot of potential for fun πŸ™‚

      Tonight is Serbian New Year Eve (orthodox actually) and it's going to be spectacular!

      Best wishes!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Awesome pics Vladimir ..

      good to know abut you and your place... πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      HI Vladimir Erakovic,

      Thank you for sharing about you and your experience.

      Now only I know that all the Siberian name ends with "IC"

      Merry Christmas and Advanced wishes for your New Year. 😎

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Vladimir Erakovic
      Vladimir Erakovic
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Hari,

      Btw it's not Siberia but Serbia πŸ™‚ Siberia is in north Asia and part of Russia.

      We are little southern, in Europe, Balkans.

      Best wishes

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Vladimir,

      You are welcome!

      Thanks for your correction! I appreciate. Very interesting to know about this information.

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Devashish Bhattacharya
      Devashish Bhattacharya

      Hi Vladimir,

      Thanks for sharing some amazing pictures !

      May you buy a private island soon πŸ™‚

      Regards,
      Devashish

      Author's profile photo Nitin Jinagal
      Nitin Jinagal

      Amazing Vladimir,

      Fort picture (night view) is amazing !!

      Good to know about you and Serbia. And I liked the Vampire fact πŸ™‚

      ntn

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Vladimir,

      Its very nice to know abt u.

      Thanks for sharing wonderful pics, It looks u r living in heaven and still dreaming of private island πŸ™‚ πŸ˜† ...?

      Take Care!!

      Regards,

      Manan Goyal.

      Author's profile photo Vijay Chandra.R
      Vijay Chandra.R

      Hi Vladimir,

      Nice to know about you.

      Thanks,

      Vijay