"According to Kat"
1. Know how to turn off the valve on your hot water heater
It was Saturday night and I was getting ready for the 4Kings Boat Party when I heard a loud pop and the subsequent sound of Niagara Falls coming from my bathroom. Uh-oh, I thought, that doesn't sound good.
I ran to the bathroom and water was spewing out of my hot water heater from all directions. I quickly grabbed a bucket to try and catch some of it, but it made no difference. I grabbed all the towels that I had and threw them on the floor, also made no difference. Within minutes, my entire apartment (although not all that big) was covered in water.
I called my landlord and he tried to explain how to turn the valve or something and I couldn't figure it out. It took him about 30 minutes to get to me by which point I was literally standing in inches of water. He did whatever it was that I was supposed to do, but the damage had already been done. We spent the next hour sopping up as much water as we could. It was a disaster.
The water heater was definitely a dud, there was something wrong with it and they replaced it the next day. But the moral of the story is that had I known how to turn that damn valve, much less water would've covered my apartment.
Maybe I need to ask them to show me on this new one what I need to do in case of emergency. Ya, that might be a good idea.
2. That new Indonesian Fast Food restaurant delivers
I'm sure you've heard about this place, it seems to be the talk of the town lately. They have a Facebook page you can check out:
I asked them the other day if they deliver and they said yes...LOVE place that deliver. So my colleague and I gave them a try yesterday. We each ordered the fried vermicelli noodles with vegetables and chicken. The portions are so big we agreed that we could've probably just split one. And at only 400rsd a pop, that's a steal! They charge 200rsd for delivery and they came within 30 minutes just like they said they would.
Definitely give them a try sometime!
3. Invasion of the backpackers
Have you noticed all the backpackers around town lately? I love seeing them looking all rugged, adventurous and a little confused. It's nice knowing English and being able to offer to help them if they're lost. Or even yesterday, I saw this couple trying to take a photo of themselves in front of the Hram St. Sava. They clearly didn't feel comfortable asking anyone to take it for them, and I overheard them speaking English, so I offered. They seemed delighted to here that I speak English and, of course, that I was willing to take their photo.
These backpackers sometimes inspire me to consider how fun it would be to travel in that way. But then I quickly come back to reality and accept the fact that this chica isn't made for roughing it ;-)
4. Koketa: A new place at Ada
This new cafe is really nice. Actually what I think appeals to me most about it is the colors in their logo. I know, sounds silly, right? But I'm a Taurus and we're extremely affected by the senses. So anything that looks aesthetically appealing makes me happy. And their logo makes me happy.
Check out the video below to see what it looks like and also to learn more about the 4Kings Beach Party happening TOMORROW from 4-9. You don't want to miss this!!
Katarina Ilic is an American of Serbian descent, living permanently in Belgrade, by choice. Katarina is a Columnist & Associate Editor for LivingInBelgrade.com; the Love & Sex Editor for The SNSPost.com in Chicago; and keeps a personal blog at KatarinaIlic.com
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