Self respect is the key to make right decisions. We need to respect our own thoughts, feelings, confusions, wishes and dreams. No one can really know what our dream is or what we are actually thinking and feeling.
Isn’t it difficult to express the real ‘me’? Isn’t it sad that we often choose what is offered and do not share our actual abilities?
Most of us don’t know Continue reading
Check out our latest video on Youtube! We talked about how we met the famous author Khaled Hosseini. We were at Skidmore College doing our Citizenship Project for our Honors Forum Minor. In Saratoga Springs we led a book discussion at a nursing home and it was a wonderful experience!
We have the Turkish version of this video too. You can find it in our Youtube Channel!
Playing on a street and interacting with the people around; one of the most beautiful moments of art…
I used to watch this video when I was in high school. I was a big fan of Yann Tiersen back then (I still am a fan) and I enjoyed listening to his musical pieces as I wrote. I also listened to him while reading, sometimes as a soundtrack.
I know almost all of Tiersen’s pieces, but this video above is one of my favorites. Warm lights on a beautiful random street, before it is dark, peaceful music and happy people…
Let the world be this beautiful…
Last year Ovgu wrote New Year’s resolution blogpost so I wanted to write mine this year. These small resolutions help us to bring new beginnings to our lives and we discover what we can do more.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is exercising more (as if I am exercising at all now). I am not going to go far though, just exercising in a somewhat systematic way. To be honest I really want to try pilates when I look at the celebrity instagram posts about pilates, but pilates is not among my 2017 resolutions this year. I am thinking Continue reading
A couple of days ago our blog had its first anniversary! We wanted to share what motivates and inspires us to continue writing for this blog. Here are the highlights of our blog for the past year:
- Communicating our love of Life with Louie cartoon, and connecting with its creator Louie Anderson. He liked our post and followed us on Twitter! We love the power of writing and communication. If someone told this to us when we were little twins watching Life with Louie, we would go crazy – we still did. (You can read that post here.)
Every traveller knows that every place you visit has something special for you, because one view tells a different story for every different traveller. Öykü and I have travelled a lot, after we have started high school away from our hometown. Actually ‘changing places’ is a better way of describing our life. Then, a new phase has begun
for us – comparison. We could see what others didn’t see in Istanbul. We loved little details that most people took granted for.
When we came to the US we compared our new life to where we have lived before and what we have seen. By the word ‘comparison’, I don’t mean a superficial way of looking at two different places and finding differences and similarities between them. What I mean is Continue reading
Writing has so many different aspects. We write to learn about ourselves, to tell people something, to relax, to make people laugh, cry, or to give a sense of belonging. All those reasons mean that we usually write things we know, or at least things we have an idea about. Memoir is the most prominent example where writers use their memories, thoughts and feelings. Not only nonfiction writers but also fiction writers may use what they have experienced, and build characters based on people they have or had in their lives.
Mark Twain has a relevant quote; it is clear and simple:
“Write what you know.” ~ Mark Twain
Almost two years ago, Continue reading
Taking a break from writing can be useful to refresh your ideas. There are many writers who advise to leave the synopsis, or an idea pitch for awhile, and when you return to your writing you can develop it with a new perspective. This is why we haven’t been writing a new post for our blog since the beginning of April. We have spent so much time on Continue reading
I write I write I write…
This was how I start writing if I do not feel like writing at the moment. My Playwriting Professor taught the technique, telling that if you start writing, anything, the rest will come. I agree that in order to write, you need to start writing. Maybe it is not that simple, but the first step brings the rest.
Even though inspirations are helpful for new ideas and sentences, you cannot wait for inspiration to write. Continue reading
When I was in high school I was very interested in short movies and directing; I was reading books about directing, learning how to use camera, and after some point I even delved into details about best camera lenses. After years, I forgot what I learned about the technical details, but I still remember one of the books I read. It was On the Composition of the Short Fiction Scenario by Sergei Eisenstein. At the time I did not know anything about Eisenstein, except that Continue reading