Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheer up!

Dear Me,

You are in a soooo new place. it is normal that you checking your friends photos, searching for something familiar and feeling a little bit depressed. Oo, maybe "depressed" is very heavy to define how you feel, let s say "not didem's style happy":)

it was nice to eat 3 mandalin today!!
i ll get used to studey soon and won t look blindly to the slides... sooon!!

Have a little faith in you girl;)

Tomorrow i m gonna have a bike! i don t know why but i feel like riding bike when i m not in Turkey. Besides, i think it ll take less time to come to uni with bike:) Again, i don t know how but traffic is unbelievable here. TG, the city is small!

Anyways, have a nice sleep!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Leeds... Finally!!

Dear All, i am in Leeds and here is much bigger than my expectations. Probably, i was expecting to have everything same as i do in Tilburg. i was planning to go to uni by bike, stay in a dorm where i can have many tea times with my roommates, be able to everywhere in 15 mins. i feel like Ted Mosby. Those did not happen... BUT! it was too early to talk about my roommates at least. i met many people in the last 2 days in the dorm and especially our wardens are sooo friendly that they came with me(and some new comers) to the station and market. Also i was lucky today 'cos i saw two guys going to uni, very early in the morning when i was trying to find my way to bus stop(i did not try to go to uni by walking:S) If you know me a little, you know also it is one of the top 87 things that you can do as a favour... taking me to the place where i am trying to go. i am using "try" on purpose, because i have never found any place easily. Especially if it is the 1st, 2nd or 3rd time(it can go like that till 10th)! Lastly, i was also lucky because Cemre is here! She came here before me and she is much more talented about finding ways. Unfortunately, she does not know my neighbourhood. That brings us to the fact that Police men/women are impressively helpful! Yesterday we got lost together and ask the police the address. They immediately suggested to drop us to the dorm. That was the first interaction between me and the police. Hope it won t be worse :D Lessons to be learned: 1) Try to clear your mind for new experiences. They are aall unique! 2) If you forget all of the people who were helpful, remind the ones in the market :) 3) Learn to read MAP! Cheers!! Tomorrow: How i met my classmates? PS: Yes, i am happy "How i met your mother?" started!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Almost there!

Dear All, i am in Istanbul now. In three days, i ll be in Leeds, meeting my new, nice friends. Even though i missed two orientation sessions out of three, my expectations are high as always when it is about new friends. (My loveable crew, you are always with me and i am a good skype user;) I received an e-mail from the coordinator about last orientation activity. She asked us to bring something that illustrates our perception of sustainability. That reminded me of GEF. i felt lucky that i was in Brussesls in last December, met people who had noteworthy thoughts, ideas. (btw, one of the ideas became a project by beloved Thomas and here is the FB page. i am sure you will find it interesting!) Then i felt even luckier that i have friends that i could ask them what i am supposed to bring with me. Liz suggested that i can prepare some pictures taken in Turkey to tell what the problems are here. It is definiitely a great idea since i am interested in local problems and making global trends applicable for Turkey as well. Another idea by JOY was bringing NOTHING! Just like what i have been up to for last year and now. i can talk about my blog also, but it may seem a bit narsistic to tell people about my blog. In anyways, i will talk a lot! Please someone stops me!! Cheers!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Report... as of...

Dear Me,

Congratulations!! You completed your mission for last year!
You didn t do any shopping. You did some other things as well for being greener, but i guess "no shopping" part was the best practice.

You also know that you have changed. I am sure you are grateful to all people who backed you up. Actually, I am sure you are grateful to all people who touched your life in this or that way.

This year was G-R-E-A-T! I hope next year will be as awesome as this one.
Don't forget:

1) Smiling:))
2) Reading new books!!
3) Enjoying the progress!
4) Learning from everything!
5) Breathing deep!!!
6) Being nice to everyone!

Lastly, Baba... =)
Cheers, me!