Archive for March 31, 2012

Stay Creative!


Expected news arrived at last! Future is full of secrets to reveal. A totally different life is waiting for us. Like Walt Disney said we pursuit for our dreams, I hope one day we can make them cometrue. Sometimes I ask myself, is it really me doing all these? I try to remember when exactly I made this decision? I can’t find an exact date. Like a little seed growing up, this idea germinated in my mind. I am so excited, so proud. At the same time curious and a little bit concerned. My beloved sister suggested me a TED talk: 3 A’s of Awesome by Neil Pasricha. He and this picture below encourages me to close my eyes and jump into the new life lying ahead of me. I hope things go well and I always write nice things to you…

Watched pot never boils!

I am busy with a couple of things nowadays.
1- I am writing a Turkish course book in order to teach Turkish as a foreign language together with a Romanian academician, Nilgun Ismail.
2- I started to work voluntarily for Panlex project- a partner project of Rosetta Project.
3- I am counting days, even hours and seconds to get one of the most important news of my life.
Life tries to teach me to be patient at every opportunity but it is one of the hardest skills for me to gain. Please I want to make my mind up now, may the expected news come quickly!!!


Evil eye

In some cultures expecially in Middle East and Mediterrannean regions people believe that sometimes you can be victim of an evil eye. Evil eye is a kind of envious or ill-wishing look which causes injury or it can bring you bad-luck. That’s why in Turkey most of the people, especially women wear “nazar boncuğu”- charms. Even though it is a widespead belief in my hometown I don’t believe an evil eye. Actually I should say I didn’t use to believe. But since I started writing things about my family a number of unfortunate things started to happen to our family. First I had a hernia problem and had to have an operation, second the result of some other tests appeared suspicious and I had to get a scan. I had terrible time waiting for the results. Then my husband and I got ourselves burnt by a hot teapot of water. Then my daughters became ill one after another. Now I got the same virus and meanwhile my husband had a pain in his back and we have just found out that he has to be on medicine from now on. All of these things happened in a months time.

When I tell people about them the first thing they say that I am the victim of an evil eye. Maybe an evil eye maybe just coincidence but nowadays we are passing through a period of hard days. In Turkey we have a saying: “Allah beterinden saklasın” May God protect you from the worse. I hope he does.

I am always optimistic no matter what happens. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. We have got very nice days waiting for us. Tomorrow everything is going to be perfect. I am grateful to be alive. I love Polyanna:)

By the way if you want to learn more about evil eye, write me! I have got scientific (!) resource on evil eye and I can share it with you after I translate;)