July 08, 2010

looking at online turkish learning resources

i took my print files to the printing shop today with Volkan. picking the up tomorrow...hopefully everything is okay... they are quite cheap to make but of course its still a lot of money, about a 100e... so i really hope i can sell some of the prints from the exhibition to cover for the costs. by paying cash (the prints) i dont have to pay VAT. thats nice. in Greece none of the shops or restaurants accepted credit card and i think it is for the same reason; to avoid taxes... and then we wonder how greece managed to fuck up the whole EU economy?? well, heres how.

i have realized something... while i am certainly not a perfect teacher and still learning a lot, i am certainly better at it than many others. as random people try to teach me turkish in different situations i understand i have a gift in teaching that some dont. Volkan gets the winning trophy for teaching me so far, it could have been his career if he wanted so.

ooohh, tomorrow should be 22C! thank you god. i have been sweating like a pig the past days.

i dyed my hair tonight, back to black. simsiyah in turkish! i tried dark red (black red) in between but of course it only showed up in the roots and i wasnt sure if i could keep going with it... i should go to the hairdresser sometime and have a color removal and then get my head black red. but i dunno if i ever get to it. black is nice and safe and it looks pretty damn good on me. period.

i noticed Wikipedia has a page on my part of the city; kadiköy :D with half a million+ people it is as big as Helsinki...
"There is a lot of residential property in the centre of Kadıköy, mostly somewhat dilapidated today, but there are still quiet suburban streets. The area is home to many students as well as a small number of foreign residents."

"Kadıköy (ancient and Byzantine Chalcedon) is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district of İstanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. Kadıköy it is also the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side."

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