My Serbian Memories
My name is Jelena and I was born in Serbia though I live in Hungary where I work as an administrative assistant in a law firm.
I usually have a lot of memories about my earlier life in Serbia and they are very nostalgic inducing me to long for a return to my country. Among the most vivid memories are my days in high school when my dad bought a camcorder. He had intended to use it to capture family events and functions as well as for his personal use. However, I fell in love with the gadget and before long it was I who was having the fair use of it.
I was the one who became the ‘owner’ and used it to shoot the events as well as other lovely moments. By the time I went to college, I had captured thousands of video and was very good at video editing. This made get several job opportunities and also be called by several agencies to cover their events.
I don’t know what happened when I went to college because I had planned to study interior design or journalism but ended up studying law.
Before I joined college, there was a fateful incidence which happened in my neighborhood. During that night while asleep, I had some commotion coming from our neighbors’ house followed by some yelling. I quickly woke up before anyone else, grabbed my camcorder and ran out. While at the door I heard two gunshots and knew that this was a serious matter.
Therefore I crept and hid at the fence and captured the shooting incidence. I remember seeing my worried dad get out and whispering my name. He looked worried but there was no way that I could go back without recording the incidence.
I was able to capture the two robbers before they sped off in a black sedan. They were armed robber who left upon killing our lovely couple next door. As usual, the police arrived quite late. They collected the evidence that they could. All this time I was contemplating what to do with the video I had captured.
Soon investigation started. By this time, I had talked to dad about the video, though he had the opinion that it wouldn’t make any impact. I decided to go ahead and present it to the police. It was part of what was used to apprehend the suspect who were later arraigned in court.
After several months of court hearings, I was disappointed to learn that the video evidence was not admissible in court. I couldn’t understand what the judge criticized the video about, but it was unfortunate that the culprits would go scot free.
Mad about all this, I decided to study law so that I could have a better understanding of all that and so that I could also be at a position to defend the poor whom I felt were much oppressed by the justice system. That’s how I ended up working at a law firm.