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Živi u Savičenti od 7. godine. Po zanimanju je konobarica. 13 godina radi u kafiću Bac. Voli svoj posao jer je društvena i rado upoznaje nove ljude. Udana je i majka dvoje djece.

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U ovoj kući Jasna živi s obitelji deset godina. Ona je vlasnica pola kuće, dok druga polovica ima 10 ili 12 vlasnika koji žive u Italiji. Kuća je sagrađena davno prije 1968. pa sve preinake i obnovu treba raditi u dogovoru s konzervatorima.

Ja razumijem da fasada ne more biti crvena, slažem se da oni meni reču boju, ali ispada da kad radiš s licenciranim majstorima platiš duplo više… zašto bi za fasadu dao 200 000 kn kad možeš dati 30 000 kn… Konzervatori bi trebali malo više izlaziti ljudima ususret. Mislim da su prestrogi. Možda bi se i općina trebala uključiti i sufinancirati obnove…

Ča ako si prva zona, onda ne smiješ niš. Meni je svejedno da li će mi prozori biti plavi ili žuti. Ako trebaju biti žuti, će bit’ žuti, samo me pusti da obnovim, da imam di bit…

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Od kuće do posla joj treba tri minute.

Najljepše je ujutro dok u kafiću još nema nikoga. Tada pripremi terasu, iznese jastuke, popije kavu, uživa u miru. Prvi gosti su uglavnom radnici koji naiđu prije posla. Ljeti su prvi gosti turisti, biciklisti. Ponekad je u 8 sati već krcato. Zimi zatvaraju već u pet popodne. Zimi ljudi nisu naviknuti biti u kafiću do kasno.

Neki turisti se iz godine u godinu vraćaju, uvijek dođu tu na kavu. Nasmijem se kad ih vidim jer to onda za mene više nije turist nego poznanik, prijatelj.

Svaki kafić ima svoje stalne goste. Već znaš tko ti dolazi. Npr. ujutro imamo skupinu penzionera, koji dolaze već 20 godina. Točno znaš u koji sat će netko doći. K’o da smo obitelj.

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Kad je Jasna bila mala, u Savičenti je bilo puno više djece. Igrali su se na trgu i u đardinu ispred Žlinje. Posebno pamti kako su se ondje bacali u grmove busula koji su rasli po sredini parka. Bilo nam je fora bacit se, ili propadneš ili te drži. Stari su nam govorili da ćemo svi dobiti buhe. Penjali su se i na spomenik NOB-u i s njega skakali. Igrali su se skrivača. Dečki su igrali nogomet, a djevojčice lastik.

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U ovoj kući je živjela od svoje 7. do 28. godine. Sudeći po natpisu iznad ulaznih vrata kuća je sagrađena 1525. godine. U kući su tri sobe, dnevni boravak, kuhinja i wc. Jasnina soba je bila u sredini na prvom katu. Iz prizemlja na kat vodile su uske drvene stepenice, prekrivene linoleumom. Grijalo se na drva. Peć je bila samo u dnevnom boravku i tako su se grijale i ostale prostorije. S dvorišne strane kuća ima svoju šternu. U prizemlju je bila konoba u kojoj se čuvalo vino. Novi vlasnik kuću namjerava urediti u hotel ili motel.

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Ljeti Savičenta zaživi. Zimi je mrtvo. Kad ideš u pet sati do trgovine, na cesti ne sretneš nikoga. Umrlo je puno ljudi. Ljeti kad bi bilo toplo uvijek bi se sastajali ti penzioneri pa bi sjedili po klupicama. Više djece je bilo…. po kućama kad brojiš više manje svi ti stariji su umrli. 175 smo bili brojali da nas ima. A prije nekoliko godina nas je bilo više od dvjesto.

Ja sam sretna tu, da bih mijenjala, ne bih. Ne bih išla u grad živiti, ma nema šanse.
Ovdje mi je sve u korak.

She has been living in Savičenta since she was 7 years old. She is a waitress. She has been working in the Bac café for 13 years. She loves her job because she is sociable and enjoys meeting new people. She is married with two children.

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Jasna has been living in this house with her family for ten years. She owns one half of the house, and the other half is owned by 10 or 12 people living in Italy. The house was built well before 1968, so all alterations and renovation have to be agreed with conservators.

I understand that the façade can’t be red, I agree that they should define the colour, but when you work with licensed handymen you pay double… Why would you pay HRK 200,000 for your façade when you can pay HRK 30,000… Conservators should meet people halfway. I think they are too rigorous. Maybe the municipality should get involved and co-finance the renovation…

What, if you’re in zone one, you’re not allowed to do anything. I don’t care if my windows are blue or yellow. If they have to be yellow, they’ll be yellow, just let me renovate my house, so I have a place to stay…

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She has a 3-minute walk to work. 

The mornings are the best, when there’s nobody at the café. Then she sets the terrace, takes out the pillows, drinks her coffee, and enjoys the peace and quiet. The first customers are usually people stopping by before going to work. In summertime, the first customers are tourists, cyclists. Sometimes the café is already packed at 8 o’clock in the morning. During winter, they close at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. In wintertime, people usually don’t stay late at the café.

There are tourists who come back every year, and always stop by for coffee. I am happy to see them because then they are no longer tourists, but acquaintances, friends.

Every café has its regulars. You know who they are. For example, in the morning we have a group of pensioners that have been coming here for 20 years. You know the precise time every one of them arrives. It’s as if we were family.

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When Jasna was little, Savičenta had many more children. They used to play on the square and in the garden in front of Žlinja. She is especially fond of her memory jumping into bushes that grew in the middle of the park.

We loved throwing ourselves at the bush, you would either fall through or stay atop. Elderly people used to tell us we would all get fleas.

They would climb the monument to the soldiers fallen in WWII and jump off it. They would play hide-and-seek. The boys played football, the girls elastics.

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She lived in this house from the age of 7 to 28. Judging from the sign above the entrance, the house was built in 1525. The house has three rooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Jasna’s room was the middle room on the first floor. There were narrow, wooden steps covered in linoleum leading from the ground floor to the first floor. Firewood was used for heating. There was a stove in the living room, heating the other rooms, as well. The house has its own cistern in the backyard. There was a wine cellar on the ground floor. The new owner intends to turn the house into a hotel or motel.

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Savičenta comes alive in the summer. It’s dead in the wintertime. If you walk to the grocery around 5 o’clock in the afternoon, you won’t run into anyone on the street. Many people have died. In the summer, when it was warm, pensioners would meet and sit on the benches. There were more children… More or less, all of the elderly residents have died. There are 175 of us. A couple of years ago, there were more than 200 of us.

I am happy here, I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I would never live in a city, no way.
Here, everything is close by.