July 19, 2011

sunscreen (mine is 50 SPF)

yesterday on my way back from work i met a familiar face on the ferry. took me a while to connect. it was a student from the school where i taught English. she was the one to recognize me and remember my name. told me she really liked my teaching. that felt nice :)

im wondering how much stronger leg muscles those people using the asian toilets have. there is one bar in kadiköy where they have the asian toilet... cant say i love visiting it, i especially feel like my shoes dont fit the surrounding. when it comes to the whole water vs paper discussion - i say 'both'. i dont think one needs to exclude other. but i wonder about people who only use water, especially as those people usually live in these hot/humid countries...(asia, middle east) - how the fuck is leaving the toilet with water dripping from between your legs practical? some heat and humidity makes it feel all the better...uh. i say: paper alone may not be perfect but water alone is kind of eww for certain.

the cat of the finnish president died :( photo of Miska and the newly chosen ministers last year.

i ordered a breakfast today from Bambi Cafe. the amount of bread perhaps surprised me slightly...

the amount of the breakfast itself (thats for 2 people) doesnt impress me however.

last saturday i went out with Senni and Melisa. then we ran into Nilla and her friends. nice people. then some TV people started talking to Melisa, the other guy was a news presenter i think. anyway, we hung out and did some bar hopping until the bars closed.

interesting choice of parking spot...

Everybody Is Free To Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrman is great song overall, but here is a part of the lyrics that I especially like;
"Dance...even if you have no where to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions (even if you don't follow them).

Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents; you never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings: they're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but what a precious few should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps and geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old; and when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders."

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