Ahhhhhhhh Zoja is such a cutie
I was, but now only the mean look remained.
Bet you still have the same hairstyle as well.
You do realize you've started a trend now ...
all us JJ forumers have to post pictures of ourselves
No, you don't, except if you want to brag that you once looked like Bjork.
Jelena does have attractive exotic features, not Chinese necessarily but certainly Asiatic tinged. Care to enlighten us a bit more of some of the origins of Serbian/Balkan ethnicity? Modern history is more my bag, there is more to it than The Hun passing through. Wasn't there some kind of mass settlement in the 14/15th centuries?
*needs to do some historical research*
Unfortunately, I know just some history basics. *ashamed* But yes, you're right, I didn't express myself correctly, I also believe that Huns came from Asia to today's Hungary to stay for a while. However, it's just our family joke - I don't think the Serbs from northern parts of Serbia (which used to belong to Austro-Hungarian empire) have anything to do with the Huns. They came there from Kosovo and other parts of Serbia to escape the Turks (the biggest migration was in the 16th century). They preferred to live under Austro-Hungarian rule because they were Christians. The migrations to that part of Serbia continued to these days, when a lot of refugees from Croatia and Bosnia settled there.
Anyway, the fact is that Serbs differ from other Slavic nations in terms of their looks - we are much darker. For a long time I though it's due to Turkish genes that must have come into the mix during those 500 years, but there was always a case of Montenegrins, who have the darkest pigment although the Turks could never really get to their mountain tops. Then I read a several pieces on Trakians, people who lived in these parts before the Slavs came - they were very dark, and the blond/ginger, blue eyed Slavic newcomers mixed with them.
Even Celts pass here at one point, and there was an anglistics professor at my university who conducted a research and came up with a theory that Serbs and Welsh people are related (but I think the woman was quite mad
, although her book is entertaining).
Also, there were many mixed marriages during the existence of Yugoslavia. The children from those marriages used to be Yugoslavs, but now it became a bit confusing. For example, take a look at my two best friends, Jasmina and Ugljesa. Ugljesa's father is from Montenegro (and now you have a complete confusion there - half of the people in Montenegro consider themselves Serbian, while the other half considers themselves to be a separate Montenegrin nation - and they are both the same people. You often have siblings who claim to be of different nationality) and his mother is half Croatian and half Slovenian. And Jasmina's case is even more interesting - her mother is half Croatian, half Serbian, while her father is a Muslim from Bosnia, but his ancestors came from Slovakia and converted to Islam. So as you can see, it's a complete confusion over here, and it's getting more complicated by the day.