New Year’s Resolutions – Yeni Yıl Kararları

New year brings new dreams and decisions, and we promise to make some changes in our lives. I made a small research on new year’s resolutions and found out many lists of ‘most broken new year’s resolutions’ and recommended resolutions for new year. I guess we love promises as much as we love breaking them.

One of the resolutions that I break the most is becoming fit, and I think most people struggle with this decision. However, I don’t wait the new year to come to realize that I have broken this decision, so I promise myself every season again again.

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Does Santa Claus exist? – Noel Baba gerçek mi?

I believed in Santa Claus until I was in third grade. Santa – Noel Baba – as I called him, would bring Ovgu and me presents every new year.  Jan 1st mornings Ovgu and I would search for our presents and sometimes it would be under our pillows or the small tree in the living room. Sometimes we would get presents even during the year, because we were good children (Thanks mom!). That was enough of a reason to realize something was off, but I was young and naive and happy to hear that I was a good child.


One day I was sitting in the class and I wondered what Santa brought to my desk mate. It was a couple days later than the New Years day.

-Mehmet, what did Noel Baba bring to you?

-Noel Baba? There is no such thing! Your parents lied to you!

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Writing in Two Languages – İki Dilde Yazmak

Since we are done with finals now, we can focus on our writing. We wanted the new year to bring freshness to our blog and we decided to write in Turkish too.

We have been brainstorming about future blogposts and we realized that it would be interesting to write in two languages, English and Turkish. The posts don’t have to be an exact translation – though this post is.

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