Archive for December, 2012

December 27, 2012

Language learner’s bookmark

Elif's bookmark

I made these bookmarks for my students! I tutor two middle-schoolers in English and thought I’d give them a small new year’s gift. But I couldn’t come up with anything until I thought of making something myself. I googled quotes for language learners, found this neat one, figured printing it on a bookmark would mean that I encourage them to read and voila! I’m pretty happy with the result considering I didn’t have much time to think about the concept in my head. Though I could have pressed enter before writing the second sentence, duh!

Utku's bookmark

December 22, 2012

Oyneng Yar, Oyneng Yar

Here’s my attempt at translating Oyneng Yar by the amazing German medieval/pagan folk band, Faun. The original lyrics are in Kazakh (or Uyghur, I’m not sure) and have been translated into Turkish via English. I know… A word of thanks goes to here and here.

Bu bahçede kimler var?
Oyna yâr, oyna

Oğlanlarla kızlar var
Oyna yâr, oyna

Haydi çık oyna güzel kız
Oyna yâr, oyna

Sen bana pek güzelsin
Oyna yâr, oyna

Bırak eteğin göklere çıksın
Oyna yâr, oyna

Gonca güller açılsın
Oyna yâr, oyna

Oy oy, kız yârimsin
Oyna yâr, oyna

Benim sevgili yârimsin
Oyna yâr, oyna

December 21, 2012

On writing about arched backs, soft moans and mutual climaxes…

Ten Essentials for Writing Love Scenes by Anne Marble

A truly awesome guide.To be read before actually writing the scene. Otherwise it can truly spoil your hard work.

December 9, 2012

Resurrected cups!

I bought these from a flea market in Venice on the first day of my holiday in Italy last kurban bayram. I carried them with me in a bag whenever we traveled by bus as they were too precious to risk getting broken in my luggage. But apparently the universe had already decided on their fate because on our way back at the domestic flights section of the airport, my boyfriend dropped the bag they were in and they were both broken. I was only hours from home after having taken good care of them for over a week! Thankfully my mum glued the pieces back into place and now they are good as new. Well, almost… My boyfriend was so sad he broke them that I couldn’t stay angry with him. It could very well have been me who dropped them judging from my history with clumsiness. The purpose of this post? To make a point that now I can share Instagram photos on my blog somehow easily.


December 6, 2012

Very calm… and cuddly!

I love rabbits! I don’t think I mentioned this before. They are wonderful creatures (like Lisa Kleypas’ Poppy Hathaway!). They are quiet and appear perhaps a bit lacking in interaction but in fact they are very social. They will play games with you and seek your attention when you try to ignore them. They are quiet, cuddly and they like to be in pairs. So far pretty much like me…

I came across these gorgeous rabbit prints when looking for inspiration to change my phone theme. The second one is currently my lock page wallpaper.

by Suzy Taylor

by KeepCalmAndStayGold

Sorry about the horrible contrast this shade of green has with my layout color. I love many shades of green and this is one of them. But when it’s that close to the shade I use on my layout, it really hurts my eyes.