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Quote of the Week!

sin1This week i want to share a short paragraph with you which i read in one of the Turkish literary magazines named “K”.  I am not able to remember the name of the writer but it is originally in Turkish so i will translate it into English for the ones who are interested.

“Günah nedir? Günah kimindir? Hindistan’da bir ineği, Arabistan’da domuzu yemek, Batı’da şarabı içmemek, İran’da sevişmek, Tayland’da sevişmemek…”

“What is a sin? To whom it belongs to? Eating a cow in India and a pig in Arabistan, not to drink wine in West, to make love in Iran and not to make love in Thailand…”

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dvd_shelf2Yeah, at last i found some chance to organize my DVD shelves. During the last weeks, i had bought plenty of movies and most of them i watched, still they were making a big pile on my study desk as i was quite lazy (and even busy) to find some place for them. But the more i watched, the bigger the pile turned into….so this friday i re-re-re-re-organized my shelves and i enjoyed it quite much as ever.

While creating some place for the new DVDs, i also revised the old movies i have; some made me smile while others gave me some kind of weird feelings due to their subject matter. Still it was fun! I love watching movies, i love archiving the movies i watched, i love organizing them again and again!!! Yeah, this is called PASSION!

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dsc014751 A successful yet to be more famous writer, a sister at the same time strictly bound to her family, an aunt quite eager to help and advice her niece regarding love yet hesitant not to mislead her, above all a WOMAN with senses and sensibilities!

In this movie Jane Austen is portrayed as a woman who is at the stage of gaining success and fame with her books, however she seems to fail when the subject is love. She acts quite flirty when looked from outside but inside there are still storms to come out despite her late age…And regrets appearing and disapperaing time to time shadowing the minds and even hearts…

Easy flowing movie decorated with breath-taking nature views, and at the same time ornamented by some bits from J. Austen’s books. Whenever i watch a movie which is adapted from her own books or which is based on her books/life or in any way related to her, I just cant help putting myself in her shoes and dreaming to write non-stop with a never-ending inspiration…

Inspirational days yet to come!

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At lastttttttt….at lastttt!!!!!!! i got the dress for my sister’s wedding. I had visited too many stores during the last week. And i spent my whole saturday on it as well, as i m too indecisive and confused when i see too many dresses in the same place. lol

Well, with a support of one of my friends. We picked up a satin-like long black dress…i find it quite nice and decent, my friends also liked it a lot…Ehh i m attaching its picture here and let me get your comments as well…

I dont feel my feet right now due to long-hour walks for this dress but i believe it worths!!!

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Yesterday after office I decided to bribe myself due the intense struggles i show at work (hehe). So i had dinner outside (it was really yummyy) and afterwards i went to book/dvd shop to provide myself with some eyecandies on the shelves. Actually this month i spent too much money on books and movies so i had to stop myself from purchasing anything but (a big but) i couldnt as usual!

First i checked movies and i immediately realiazed a movie for which i was waiting for long. A fantastic chinese movie named The Promise.

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Then i kept scanning the shelves with my eyes until i came across with a different and interesting title, which was Cherry Crush.

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After persuading myself that should have been enough regarding the movie section, i went to book section and checked the new publications. And i got one in Turkish named Latife Hanım’ın Kağıtları (Papers of Mrs. Latife), which is composed of the diaries and the letters belonging to the wife of founder of Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. I m really fond of reading such kind of documentary diaries….

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Now next time who will stop me buying things??!! 😀

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Dear Diary – Day 2

imagesI cant tell how busy i have been lately…Time passes so quickly and each time i have to catch up with it…lets see what has happened lately…

1) I have been to hospitals so many times due to this and that minor reasons. I observed one thing. The more i hate hospitals, the more i have to visit them. Thanks to god, my health seems fine (at least for now).

2) As a matter of healthy life, i decided to cook and eat at home, especially the dinners. So after leaving office, i rush to home to cook. Well no need to say how tiring it is…and it is a torture to cook a dish while you are damn hungry!!!

3) Some good developments… i m about to finish the book (at last) i had started a month ago (Masumiyet Müzesi — Museum of Innocense)…Only 40 pages left. I know i should have finished it a bit earlier but couldnt find time 😦

4) At weekend, while i was checking the new movies, i came across the DVD on the shelf, which i have been looking for days (Before the Rains). (The review of which you can find in my previous post). That was a lovely day…as it makes me really happy:)

5) I went out for shopping at weekend as i have to buy the dress for the forthcoming wedding. I checked 1000000 of shops but couldnt find one. I mean there are many dresses but not in the way i want…now i have to check another 100000 of shops…wish me luck…

6) Office is too busy and it seems will be like that till the end of this year…and i believe new year will bring new sources for being happy:)

Dear Diary,

Thats all for today…Thank you for listening to me.. You are a good friend…hehehe

Love,

Choti…

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A British spice planter in South India (Hengry Moores), who seems quite ambitious on business. Henry’s lovely indian housemaid (Sajani), who sacrifies her whole life and pride for the sake of love. And Henry’s right-hand indian man called T.K., who is torn between his ideals and the traditions of his village.

Hengry comes to india for the construction of a road which has to be completed before the Mansoons. And T.K., who is an idealistic man, helps him in every step he takes. However, things started to change in a negative way once Hengry and Sajani find themselves in the middle of a secret and illegal love both being married with someone else. They feel intoxicated and blinded by the passion and the lust flowing through their veins. Although T.K. is quite aware of the bitter due results by their cast, he is able to express these facts neither to Hengry nor Sajani.

In this movie we are face to face with a deep love story on the surface, and at the background, you can see different life stories which are composed of struggle, passion, ambition, innocence, success and failure. You can also come across with some realities of the world such as cast system which has all the rights to verdict on human lives.

Breath-taking indian nature being at the back, in a beautifully-decorated scene, a passionate but a sad love story! As it is said, passion has its own price…

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Questions / Answers

img_1588_devanand_suraiya_400_rs_200x150Why do we love people or why do we hate them? or Why do we hate someone whom we used to love before? Is it easy to switch between these feelings? or Do we need some strong pushing forces from love into hate? Why are we happy while we are with certain people while the presence of the others does not make any difference for us? Why do we get close to some people and why do we leave them behind later? What is the motive behind ignoring someone who used to be your top priority beforehand? How do we forget people? Is it by nature or do we force ourselves to forget them? What about the cliche “I cannot live without you”? How many of us did just survive instead of leading a cheerful life? How many of us did lose the sole source of happiness and get trapped in a vicious circle after losing some?

WHAT IF I HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS!!!

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Well, you will be disappointed if you are looking for any lyrics or any video under this post…This is just to mention how impatient i am about the new movie of Shahrukh Khan…Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi!!!

Thanx to my  friends Rishi and Sree, i m already introduced to the soundtrack, movie fotos and the trailer of the movie…and i already decided about my favourite song from the movie, which is (hint hint *check the title* hhehe) Haule Haule….I feel so good, hyper and positive while listening to this song although i dont get even a word in it. I just feel the softness of the rhytem and the warm voice of the singer, the rest i create/imagine in my mind! lol

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Broken English!

broken-englishSunday! Movie Day! Actually i love watching movies each day of my life but my Sundays are solely spared for it…So today’s movie was Broken English. I just loved the movie…it was not conveying any economical, political, philosophical etc etc contents but it was about love and that was enough for me!

There is a woman in her thirties (Nora). She has been quite unsuccessful in her relations with men. In most of the cases the story ends in bed, most of the men are too away from a contract/promise/eagerness towards a marriage and/or settled relation. They are mostly fond of one-night-stands or seeing any and many women whenever or wherever they feel like. In search of true love Nora meets a French hunk (Julien) and at the end she finds herself looking for him in the streets of Paris…

The movie tells us different languages/cultures may seem like obstacles in front of love but true love can speak any language!

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2806676942686d63337eaq5It is almost midnight! I still feel the taste of latte I drank a few minutes ago sitting in front of a bookstore, watching the colorful front covers of the books and thinking at the same time about the movie I’ve just seen–Un Giorno Perfetto (Eng. A Perfect Day/ Tr. Mükemmel Bir Gün).

A divorced couple in Italy. The husband is obsessed with his ex-wife, so going under a psychological treatment to get rid of this extreme love (obsession) but it does not look so possible. The wife is trying to forget her husband and strugling hard to stand on her own feet taking care of her two children as well. A small son of theirs is totally innocent and half-aware of what is going around him. A teenage daughter of the same family is aware of everything and trying to initiate reconciliation between her mom and dad. Generally looking, each member of an already dissolved family tries to re-gain and maintain its own particles (bits of life)!

This movie gave me another chance to appreciate Ferzan Ozpetek once more. HE again put his signature under such a nice movie. Till now I have seen 6 movies by Ferzan Ozpetek (Which are Le Fate Ignoranti, Hamam, Harem Suare, Saturno Contro, La Finestra di Fronte and Un Giorno Perfetto), and they always left me in a stuation where it is like drinking a milky coffee with a small bar of dark choclate…feeling the bitter truths of life, still finding gaps where you are able to smile!

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melbourne_weddings_guide_4I am so happy….yea soooo happyyy for my sister…She is getting married next month (insallah) so we are in the phase of preparation step at the moment. Finding the wedding hall, getting the bridegroom, setting up her house and furniture, getting and distributing the invitation cards and every other minute detail. She is too excited, so am i. That reminds me of my own wedding ceremony:) How passionately i had done shopping on every chance i found hehehehehe. Well now this wedding also gives me a chance to do shopping, how can i miss this opportunity?!!!!…..

I have to get a cool dress and a pair of shoes to go with the dress. And the accesorizes completing the combination. Some new make up stuff may be and the gifts for the sister….oohhhooo it seems i have a long way to go…i have to hurry up as i am a bit indecisive most of the time about what/which to buy….

I guess I will start this weekend rocking the shopping and will tell you about the result soon. Ehhh what are you waiting for, congratulate my sister and wish me some good luck….and keep your best wishes with both of us:P

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Special Thanks…

best_friends_finalJust before starting the main post, i have to state that any view or opinion included in this post has nothing to do with the “friends from social environment” or the “friends from industial environment”. As this space, blogsphere, is an online place where we the bloggers and the blogger-related people meet in a way or another, so the content of this post will be merely about my online friends.

Entering my life, reflecting their own personalities, knowing about mine, sharing things and bits from life, they added in my life…(no matter the bond is a long term or short term)…Here i want to mention a few names:

Mirta: Miss Texas. My friendship with her started on a bollywood forum. My love for shahrukh khan and hers for Vivek Oberoi made us come closer rather than being rivals:D I kind of left the forum but i still contact her as much as my time lets me. I still laugh at our orange garden…I m so happy to know such a cute lady….Thank you Mirta for being my friend!

Mr. Gogia: Aka Rishi Mishi. He is the most patient person I have ever met. Whenever you need a shoulder he is always ready saying Main hoon na….When you act stupid, he acts stupid to make you feel smart; when you act smart, he again acts stupid to make you feel special but in the background he always make you feel that he is one of the most intelligent kind. Friendly, understanding, with a soft heart even to cry for you, always kind…indeed my adjectives are not as significant as his real characteristics. He is the one i can trust blindly. So Rishi Mishi thank you!!! (I know you hate when i thank you but hey i m trying to be polite:D).

Sree: It hasnt been much since i knew him, he is also a blogger (a rocking one)…He has been the only one who showed a real interest in my writings, always encouraging me displaying his support with each comment he made…He reads each and every thing on my blog making me happy (as he knows i love it when my writings are read). I cant deny he was the inspiration on maintaining this blog although I decided to remove it many times. Mr. Bug Hunter Thank you soo much:D

H.A.:Mr. Africa. Our friendship started suddenly as if i knew him for years. He sounds and even seems so familiar. We have too many things in common that makes me more comfortable. He is joyful, sensible, sensitive (like me), caring and really polite. I believe a strong and admiration-deserving personality lies beneath. I like teaching him any language…lol. He is still not sure whether my mother tongue is Turkish, English or Urdu…hehehe and i m not gona tell him….Thank you Mr. Africa:D

Faraz: Well i cannot mention the name of last one as he is the man of secrecy…He doesnt like to be famous :p All i can say about him is that he is like a family to me yet he is not aware of it. Or may be i am not aware that he is aware but not minding it…lol…

Ahem ahem this one had to be updated due to the extreme desire of him about being famous. But if i start to write about him it may take a few days as he changes mood per day (just like me). Let me summarize: He is smart, bilkul friendly, really cares for his friends (not for me lol), ambitious, hard-working, you can share anythng with him as he is very good at keeping secrets, he is stubborn most of the time, love fighting with me (in a teasing way i hope), has decent character and a soft soul…At times he is like a little kido seeking care, at other times he is like a perfect adult thinking and talking serious, he loves cracking jokes on people and making them laugh, it feels really nice to spend time with him (if you have the chance to get his time). A honest person with a brave heart in short. Thank you for being my friend!

Thats all for now…Time to time updates/additions may take place…

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deskwj0“Mortifying and humiliating must be the origin of those regrets, which she could wish her not to indulge!”

Jane Austen – Sense & Sensibility

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Office Desk!

What can be found on a normal office desk? Certainly a PC, agendas, documents, pens and other stationary stuff, dossiers and files, picture frames, bla bla bla….What about an office desk of a girl who is a bollywood fan? 😀 Well, let me tell you what is there exactly: a SRK & Rani photo taken at filmfare awards (they are both smiling at me softly), a Lata song lyrics posted on the left-hand-side of the desk wall (ajeeb dastaan hai yeh, kahaan shuruu kahan khatam la la la), a pair of bollywood style silver earrings decorated with red beads kept in a maroon velvet box, a small-sized Aishwarya Rai poster hidden in one of the plastic files, a note pad covering all the hindi-grammer notes, and a desktop with a picture of indian women in sarees…

Considering these items, some people think i m abnormal, others think i m interesting and extraordinary, i think i m normal as i keep motivating stuff close around me….or what do you think i m? 😀

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