Saturday, October 30, 2010


Celebration of Republic Day in Istanbul. Neither words no pictures can describe the magnificence of the show.

(You can click on photos)

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Diamonds are a girls best friend." M. Monroe

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My week

Monday. The Dervishes Show
Tuesday. Charity Event @ Belgium Consulate
Wednesday. IPWIN meeting @ German Consulate. Meeting with friend from Moscow afterwards.
Thursday. Bomba Estereo Concert @ Babylon

We`ll see what will happen till the end of the week :)

Little Bora. Please say "Maşallah" :)

Cute son of my Elif which I adore soooo much! We met with Elif when she was pregnant with Bora so I watch him growing from the first day of his life.
Here are the pictures we took recently.

Göktürk/ Kemerburgaz
İstanbul. October 2010
Can you get to your future if your past is present? SATC

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." Merylin Monroe

Sunday, October 24, 2010

“I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love.”
Let there be light!

Piece of NYC in Istanbul

Today I woke up early, did my exercise, had my breakfast and headed to the Russian Orthodox Church for confession I was planning to do for last 4 months. Unfortunately when I arrived there, I was told that my priest had the heart attack that night and at this time he was at the hospital. I was really upset. May God help him to recover soon.
I had a walk in Karaköy and then I wanted to go to some quiet place to finish reading my book "Eat. Pray. Love". I have already watched the movie and had like 80 pages left. So I went to Nişantaşı, parked my car and walked to the Maçka (Democracy) Park.
I sat on the bench, open my book, look around and suddenly felt like I was in New York, sitting on the bench in Central Park.

The first picture was taken months ago in Central Park in Manhattan and last two today in Maçka Park in Istanbul. I was really happy to find that spot which reminded me one of my favorite places in the world.
October 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pain is incorporated into our everyday lives. Whether it’s physical like tripping on the sidewalk, getting waxed, or squeezing into your two-sizes-too-small stilettos. Or if it’s emotional: a break up, loneliness, or even more, death. You never know what will happen in the future. Plans change. One event can lead to another that you weren’t expecting. It’s all fate. I believe you choose your fate. Maybe you’re destined to go somewhere, meet certain people, make certain decisions. But the way you get there is all on you. I also believe you learn from your mistakes. You learn to just let go of your amazingly gorgeous stilettos after resisting for all of these years. These events lead you to come face-to-face with fate, but pass it without many difficulties. I can’t help but wonder: if I could part with my Christian Louboutins after struggling and pain, why is it so difficult to part with other relationships? I loved my shoes. I fought with them. They hurt me. And I miss them. But I can forgive-and-forget. I’m not saying shoes are people. But why do relationships, even the smallest ones, leave such a lasting impression on you? Maybe its the fact that you may always think it can work out again: even if they are in another relationship, they could separate. Even if they’ve moved, they can always come back. The fact of the matter is, it was fate. You went through exquisite pain when it was over, but you have to forgive-and-forget.
“Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with” SATC

Friday, October 22, 2010

I do it my way!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation! (Eat.Pray.Love)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I often post my status on Facebook- it can be a quote I like or just my thoughts, and from now on I will post it here too.
My yesterday`s one:

In the center of God`s palm.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

@ Bebek with Elif

Lovely walk at Bebek with my ex-neighbor and now one of my closest friends Elif. One more beautiful day in Istanbul!
October 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday morning in Istanbul

Recommend you really nice cafe with a beautiful view as a place to have breakfast on Sunday- Pruva (Hisarustu)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bill Clinton @ Bilgi University

Great man. Inspirational speech. Proud and happy to be there.
Santralistanbul. Bilgi University
October `10