Friday, October 22, 2010

Carpe Diem

"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a Gift... That's why it is called the Present."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One Step Closer To 12-Piece Drum Set

Finally, I am one step closer to my Do-It-Yourself (DIY) drum set. I assembled the drum kit frame and put the drum pads on it. I made some changes on the kit and with those changes I expanded the kit. Also, now I got a professional mixer, Spirit Live 3 - 2... It's taking some time to bring everything up but it is worth 100%.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Maşallah (Mashallah)

If you are wondering why I used this title for this entry, check this out:

"In the Middle East, Mediterranean, and South Asia, "Masha'allah" is also said as a way of warding off the superstition of the evil eye. Often when one asks whether someone is ailing, "Masha'allah" is inserted into the sentence." [1]

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Just Engaged

As of October 2, 2010, Melike and I are engaged. It was like a tiny wedding, or a "wedding rehearsal" and we had a lot of fun with all our friends and families... Here is a picture of us from the ceramony:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back to Basics

No more Rochester, no more quarters, no more snow...

Here comes the sun, the delicious food and people I love... Here I am, in Turkey...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


...goruk eğşili badılcan salatasının, samırsaklı cacığın, zeytinyağlı çalı fasulyesinin dadını özleyipduru...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Halfway Through Master's Degree

This is the sixth month of my master's degree in Rochester, NY. During this time I met a lot of nice people, some from Fulbright, some from my department and some from other environments. Since I came here at the end of August, I've seen this city in green, yellow-brown and all white, and I can not imagine it in all green again. It snows, and snows, and snows... This is a bad thing for a person like me who is coming from a mild climate.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Google Buzz Newbie

Google has integrated its "Buzz" application to Gmail. I don't have a Tweeter account, but maybe it is time to start "Buzz"ing.

By the way, it says that I have 13 followers and I am following 13 people. When did it all happen? I have no idea. I guess it is spreading in light speed.