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Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Hope 2017 will be a year for humanity to take a turn for the better...




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cannot believe how fast!

I have no idea why time passes by so fast as I age. Weeks go by without me even noticing and the end of 2016 is right here.

In June 2017, I will be 50. Say what?

As a child, I was hoping that the world would have been a much more modern place with the effects of religion minimized, peace and technology prevailing in the world. I used to believe, human kind would be building star ships and exploring the universe. (Yeah! I am a Trekkie!).

Alas! I could not be more wrong. The world has not become what I expected.

Very bummed about wars, terrorism, hunger, abuse of natural resources...

I think humans are like viruses and cannot help but think, we should be wiped out of earth so that the earth can be a hospitable place for other species.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Lazy Weekend

I had breakfast with two former colleagues and good friends on Saturday. One lives in Istanbul, the other was visiting. It was nice to catch up with each other.

After breakfast, the visiting friend and I went shopping. Her son is a busy young man and is also working on his Master's Degree so, having no time for shopping, he had asked his mom to get him a couple of shirts for work. I helped my friend pick the shirts. When it comes to men's fashion, I am pretty good.

I did some shopping too and after we were done, I dropped my friend at the Metro station and headed home. The rest of the weekend, I did absolutely nothing other than preparing myself food, coffee and tea. I rested and took it extremely easy.

I should have taken care of some much needed tasks but just did not feel like doing them.

I guess the best part of living alone is that, one has absolutely no obligations around the home. It is my life, my schedule, my budget... I am thankful that I have the skills, means and health to be able to make my own life. I hope never to be dependent on others even in old age. Amen!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Adult Coloring Books

I have been thinking of buying an adult coloring book since I have heard that they were quiet stress relieving.

Yesterday night I went to a big bookshop and chose a coloring book, a set of 24 coloring pencils and a pencil sharpener.

Since I had a book to finish, I did not start coloring last night but I think it should be a fun activity especially for weeknights. I do not have a TV in the studio. I sometimes watch Netflix on my cell phone but mostly read. Just finished a novel; I Can't Begin To Tell You, about the Danish Resistance and British Intelligence during World War II.

I have always been fascinated by WWII stories and documentaries. The heroism, underground resistance, bold and brave military personnel, the horrid conditions under which people make do with what little they have...