01 Mar '22

‘Celebrating the fact of being alive’

door Nathalie Dirix
Larisa Uzum from Zellik was born and raised in Moldova. One thing she misses about her homeland is the exuberantly lavish wedding parties. But that loss does not outweigh all the benefits Belgium has to offer in exchange.

‘Life here is about so much more than just managing to survive. Where I come from, people often say just like the Moldovans, to refer to our positive attitude. Yes, life can be tough and harsh, but we are always on the look-out for better times, and, in the meantime, never forgetting to celebrate the fact of being alive.’