Eat, Watch, Miss

We went to picnic in 10 of june

 

Lucian's toys

These knifes are toys for Lucy for me it’s confusing 🙂 Because, usually i use just one knife. I think, i am better than him 🙂 🙂

Faster, faster...

When he was cutting vegetable, he was really happy… (or i think so 🙂 )

We were getting hungry and we start to take tour around Lucy. Like cats…

Did you feel the smell, something is burning...! 🙂

It is interesting meat for me, it was salty. But it was tasty.

Lucy! Do you have space for tomatoes ? 🙂

I could not control myself . I think, i gained weight about 2-3 kilos but i am happy, because i eat them all… 🙂

 

Maviler Di Nataleile, İtalia-Spain 1-1 Eroupean Cup 2012

We have projector and sound system in office. They don’t interest football, but they can’t escape me.  I always said ” i want to watch all European Cup in office with projector” . This is my new torture for them, they will be regret to call me… 🙂

Here is really great and my organization is kind. But the picnic, watch match…etc. That remind me, my  family, friends, home…etc.  I miss them, a lot :'( …

A Turkish poet said that…

While you were going there, you were wept for here…  You should know that ; when it’s time to leaving there, you are going to cry for there… 😉

take care…

 

 

Cluj Napoca , Voluntariat pentru muzeum, workshops, Promotion and Bike tour that was full week :)

Hi  lovely Romanian people , Hi brasov and Hi dear Volunteers,

I spent a full week with a lot of activities in Brasov  and travelled to north   of Romania first time in my life 🙂

and First time in Romania, I made hitch-hiking with my volunteer team , it was great . let me tell about it lit bit :)P

When we go on highway of brasov, we were two teams, first team is Anna, Kike, me and second team was olga, sercan and Oggy

We stoped the car and went away like 20 kilometers it was a hungarian guy then continoued to trip, I WILL  not talk about all level of autostop but i just let u know that it was great experience to stop the car and beg them to take us   into  car 🙂

We made a  lot of practise in rumunesti 🙂  So, basically  we saw  Sighisoara, Targu Mures, Cluj napoca and Turda .

I passed through Turda , did not really see at all 🙂 I loved sighishoara…

When it comes to Cluj napoca, We ‘ve arrived to Cluj and we have been brought by a romanian guy who was nice and warm-hearted and was speaking perfect english. There was a lot of volunteers fro other cities, I saw familiar faces like Sonia, Mari, David, Alba, but also someone that  never seen in my life like Ruben , Adrian so on, they were nice guys.

I have stayed in Hungarian kindergarden and its language was awful for me 🙂   Cluj is nice , hot student city and very big.

I took a lot of pictures and videos… The  second day I went to Concert with Sonia, Ruben , Sercan , OGGy and Anna  which seemed to be latin music 🙂 Then, Last evening , I went to watch the movie in Florin Piersic cinema in centre of Cluj Napoca Btw, Florin Piersic is a famous Romanian Comedian that  is 76 years old now .  You can find him on youtube 🙂

I turned back to Brasov.. I was tired .. eu sunt obosit foarte 🙂  Si apoi.. rested  long did not do anything..Wednesday I went to museum de Casa Muresenilor din Brasov to scan documents here from 9.00 till 15.00 o’clock.

I met here Marinela  that is nice woman  and I always make her smile  lol.

Also I met to Rodica who was very  funny woman, I found her so warm , I know we speak different languages but we used to speak language of emotion which made possible the conversation 🙂

 

She has two kids one is 21 years old girl and another is 16 years old boy.

 

She said to me ” How come that you can travel north of romania as I never seen those parts in my life”, and

I said ” Simply, We’re volunter / Suntem Voluntari 🙂

Another story is that, I went to Casa Baiulescu with Sercan and made workshops with seniors  ( atelier de lucru cu seniori)

They made   great skilled roses from some kind of materials in such short time, wow I was amazed 🙂

And last few things 🙂

In same day, I went to Piata Stafului and took a yellow bike and made big city tour and took pictures 🙂

Ah..  one more thing  Ana-Maria who is volunter in Brasov saw me on street and stopped me saying if I can promote museum of Muresenilor on square with funny old dresss,

and I said Yes I can do 🙂

So we wore dress and went to square and handed out small card of museum where adress is written and I spoke like this

poftits, vrai sa vizita la Muzeul Casa Muresenilor 🙂

Wow, it was great….

Let’s write some new romanian words :

– Suntem,

– Munte

– Districtie placuta

– Dumneavoastra

–  As vrea

– Atelier

–  Drum lung

– Drum scurt

– Drum bun

– Piept de pui 🙂

 

See you soon with new articles of mine,

La revedere,

Am suflet de voluntariat 🙂

papa,

Furkan

Vegans of colors

Vegans of colors

I decided to come back to roots to  my vegan diet. From 7 years I am vegetarian and during this time from time to time I was on vegan diet. I need energy but good energy from good things and good food. I try to resume here what for me is vegan diet and vegan live style.

How does the vegan diet work?

While vegetarians eliminate meat, fish  vegans take a step further excluding all animals products milk, eggs, dairy. So I sad goodbye butter, yoghurts, milk chocolate and anything with galatin which comes from animal bones and hooves too, welcome fruits, vegetables, leafy greens whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes.

But for me being a vegan is definitely more of a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin. Vegans will not use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. A person can become a vegan because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, for environmental factors, or for better health. According to Wikipedia, approximately 0.2% to 1.3% of the US, and between 0.25% and 0.4% of the UK populations are vegans.

The tree reasons why I adopted veganism

-animals, definitely freedom from animals

-environment, I  believes that producing food through animal farming is inefficient, because animal feed production takes up a lot of land, fertilizer, water, and other resources – resources that could be used for feeding humans.

-healt, Vegans say “there are several plant based foods that are good sources of protein, such as beans, peanuts, and soya, the fat and protein content of cow´s milk is very different from human milk – vegans say that we are not designed for consuming cow´s milk.

Albert Einstein 

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

Live performans…

Yeap i know everyone likes music but not like me.  🙂 🙂
I listened a live music in Cluj,  i missed.

They played Balkans music.

I had forgetten to say “THANKS  Andrian and others” they entertained us very well…

 

The Lord of Volunteers: The fellowship of the EVS... 🙂

I worked in Case Mureşenilor museum , it was a opera concert.

Opera concert was interesting for me , she was not  only singing but also she was acting as a star 🙂 . After concert, I talked with her about music and Istanbul. She said that “i can die for Istanbul” we were laughing about 2 minutes.

Mountain reminds me where I am 🙂

 

 

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Street art is art!

Posted by on Thursday, June 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Street art because our favourite gallery is street .

I didn’t  see too much street art in Brasov and rest of Romania hmmm maybe in Cluj-Napoka, definitely Cluj is number one of street art.

What is street art vandalism, graffity or public art?

There is no simple definition of street art. It is a democratic form of popular public art probably best understood by seeing it by changes on live. It is not limited to the gallery nor easily collected and you can’t buy it. Considered by some a nuisance, for others street art is a tool for communicating views of dissent, asking difficult questions and expressing political concerns.  Whether it is regarded as vandalism or public art, street art has caught the interest of the art world and its lovers of beauty.

Is street art vandalism?

In an interview with the Queens Tribune, New York City’s Queens Museum of Art Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl said public art “is the best way for people to express themselves in this city.” Finkelpearl, who helps organize socially conscious art exhibitions, added, “Art gets dialogue going. That’s very good.”

Is street art illegal?

With permission, traditional painted graffiti is technically considered public art. Without permission, painters of public and private property are committing vandalism and they are criminals. However, it still stands that most street art is unsanctioned, and many artists who have painted without permission, (Banksy, Shepard Fairey)  have been glorified as legitimate and socially conscious artists.

 

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Warming up here…!

Posted by on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Hi everyone ! I have been almost one month here. I have a little shock first two weeks, it was like a another body in another world… welcome the Matrix 🙂 … I am better now, I hope so. 🙂

I had chance to travel in Romania. Now I am beginning to know Romania and Romanians. It’s feel great…

Sinia Royal Castle, it was cool 😉

Hand craft from Brasov…

Hand craft from Brasov…

We have friends from Sibiu, they were tried to speak Romanian, we try to understand and Olga was good… I have to learn Romanian  :)…

My new image 😉

Cathlolic Curch in Sibiu

First time, I watched baptism. I was excited, I follow up as my baptism ceremony 🙂

PredealVolunteers

I had training in Predeal about 6-7 days. I met a lots of volunteers and we had good time. Predeal has the most popular ski area but it was empty in may and summer time. Our hotel was close a mountain and people who live in there, said that “u can see bear in this term” …. I couldn’t believe

Petty bear

After this photo, I believed  now, Distance was just 15-20 steps I was so excited and stupid… 🙂

I met boy who live in Dracula castle…

 

Lets go to Cluj… Why I am so serious 🙂

First car for arrive to Cluj. She was horrible 🙂

Cluj trip was kind and city is young and active… After the Cluj, We had chance to visit Sighişoara

Sighişoara

Sighişoara... They play very well

Back to home…

 

Last driver (Julian) knows Turkish. Julian wanted to speak Turkish with us… We talked about our life, Romania, Turkey, business…. 😉 etc. He wants to entertain as a Turkish people 🙂 and he talked about our hospitable…  I proud of my country for a moment. 🙂

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New art in the English cultural Center in Brasov

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

This days, the English Library of Brasov exhibits an interesting  set of works of ceramic and drawings, made by students and managed by Serban Iuca and Marios Necsoi.

This is especially interesting because all the artistic pieces are experimental works made by students of the Art School “Sr Meserii Tiberiu Brediceanu”. The exhibition will be open till next June 12th. Used material are pottery and ceramics shaped as tablets wich reminds the ancient Mesopotamia tablets, that our ancestors used as a diary to write down abour economic and historical issues.

The rest of the exhibition show a set of drawings made from charcoal pencil and pastels. Studens from the Popular School of Art made a good work, depicting and designing artistic pieces, ornamental objects and smart models of pottery based on the ancient xamples, but adding their new perspective.  The English Cultural Center is engaged with all the young initiatives and uses to give its space to art exhibition made by locals. That’s a good philosophy because the local art should be backed up by this kind of institutions. Thanks to their  countinuous cultural activity people can enjoy with art, new initiaties and innovations like this one.

Furthermore, from the next mid of June the center will continue with more temporary exhibitions. All the interested people can consult the info about hours and summer schuedule at:

http://www.bjbv.ro/default.php

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BB5: Fifth Biennale of Arth in Bucharest

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

The Biennale of Art of Bucharest is open in its fifth edition from the last 25th May. National and international art works are located over different points of the city: galleries of art, emblematic historical points like Casa Presei Libere, Institute for Political Research, cinemas and so on.

Tactics for the here and Now is the main concepts around this edition, leaded by Anne Barlow and  dedicated to the memory of Ioana Nemes (1979-2011) one of the youngest prominent Romanian artist, who died suddenly (april 2011) due to a heart attack. This edition, the Biennale proposes a view based on how current patterns influence and modify Contemporary art. If the Industrial stage (s. XIX) provided us a new vision of art related with reproduction of images and texts and developing of press and radio, the XX century and arrival of computing  is changing the way we understand the art as a material conception. Furthermore, not only the computing, but also the new costumes and lifestyles brought by new capitalism affects the artistic works.

One of the most interesting parts of the BB5 are pieces located at Casa Presei Libere. Abbas Akhavan, Untitled garden, 2009 (photo Jesse Brich) is a work composed by row of trees located in a big room totally empty, surrounded by the communist architecture  which reminds the power and  use of control over the population. This work is a reflection on human intentions as a beneficial or harmful purpose.

Vesna Pavlovic, Search for Landscapes, 2011 develops around a set of vintage slides projected over several panels which depict a family’s travel around the world in the 60’s, where this kind of technology was booming. In the meanwhile, this kind of image system was created by American companies , that represents the economic power of American industry and supremacy over the world. Thus, “the tourist with camera was considered a consumer of places and producer of images”. Furthermore, this set of slides represents the technological change and the influence of industry, which affects continuously our life and conception with respect to the material worlds. Even where technology arrives later, finally arrives and anyone can scape from its influence.

The curatorial team has collected an acceptable set of art works. Maybe the non efficient communication with the communication press department of the Biennal, the continuous raining during the first week of opening and problems finding some locations are the worst point to take consider. Most of the spaces are controlled by volunteers, art students who are widely prepared to speak over the pieces to the interested visitor. They are working free, probably expecting an acceptable future as curators, especially when organizing and financing a Biennals of art is becoming more and more difficult. However, they still believe that modern art is powerful, doesn’t it?

 

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Didactic and Amusing Predeal Trainee and Shit happens in Bucurest

Posted by on Friday, June 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Salut toata  lumea ,

Hello dear people  and my friends

Day by  day  I’m getting involved  in community of Romania

Last week, I was in Predeal for 6 days trainee and all volunteers  from various city of romania were here with us.

Our traineers were Adi and Elena which are two good persons. Hotel we’ve  stayed was 3 stars , it works 🙂

I knew Romeo from Eden hotel, he is too funny   our conversation was  like this : Kuru pasta? Romeo? yes?

and he : No you want Romanian kuru pasta 🙂 I will never forget him, he is nice guy.

When it comes to education, I learned a lot of didactic and useful things for my Evs process. There was  a Romanian another waiter who was singing like Dj at some nights  He  hitted the floor 🙂

Volunteers I met were great, a note : most of them from Valcea and I learned that Valcea is nice place near bucurest 🙂

I dont make discrimination between people I ‘ve met but I must say one  thing, some people are more special, you know it

Special thanks to David from Portugal, Sonia from France, Anastasia from Russia, Anna from Portugal and and Mari from Spain, you guys are amazing, we were meant to be  and we were good team, no matter what we’ve done in predeal, we did this together . I liked Romanian guy Bogdan from Predeal, I like the way he smiled a  lot 🙂

Another topic is , We ate shits of Chicken and potatoe for every day ( în fiecare zi cartofi )

I laughed a lot when turkish guy Murat said ” Furkan, I’m gonna vommit soon” 🙂

David’s story amazed me really. He spent erasmus life in Bucuresti and had a lot of friends and he speaks very well Romanian, but percent 80 of words are regarding to love :)))

This is one of conversation:

– Sufletul mea

– Dragul mea

– awww… te Iubec…  sunt nimic fara tine .. va rugam  sa stea pe pieptul meu :))

One thing : Ursusssssssssssss

They came so close to us  and kid bear was ok but when mom came.. wow 🙂

You see that guy on right photo 🙂 He is Florin from Bucurest, He has been to Turkey several times and he really liked.

He was as warm as turkish people.  Let’s talk about Bucuresti  Trip 🙂

Before I reached to Bucuresti, biggest problem was where to  stay for a night. I wrote to coachsurfing, and it sucked, cuz no one controlling their invitation alerts so often 🙂 I asked to David oh you’re crazy man, may be he was drunken or busy.

I passed through subway and reached to Unieri which is central place of Bucuresti.  I’ve visited Museum of Municipal Bucuresti  , in last 15 mins of closing time 🙂

I walked all dAY non – stop all city.. I walked to student zone and ate shoarma here and met some romanian friends.

Bucurests girls are one of a kind in world , you must see them 🙂 foarte frumosa.. muahhhh.. ( BY kike )

Finally, I went through clubs at night and found one turkish guy who already worked in bucuresti and told me that kebab store where i can stay for a night 🙂

The Turkish accounter’s name was Furkan also , look at chance 🙂

I observed them all night as they worked around me, I’m so thankful to Furkan so he accepted me here. Bucuresti is big city ( Oras mare ) with 2 millions population, Ceaucescu palace was great , Last day  to be soaking wet under strong rain is priceless 🙂

I met Ioanna on train who is from Cluj.  Nice girl.  Then turned back to Brasov,

si asa imi trec zilele
asa imi trec noptile 🙂

Cu bine!

Furkan

 

 

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Let’s go to the Cinema!

Posted by on Thursday, May 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

On summer, cultural events increase and fill easily magazine’s cultural agenda. However, setting aside this seasonal trend… it seems that Brasov wants to grow culturally! I got surprised when I knew about Brasov Best Film Festival. It promotes communication and work made by students, an opportunity to show and share ideas. Of course, no one can know what will happen within these amateurs career. But is true that this kind of events which support and develop creativity among young people make the difference with respect to doing nothing, and means a seed for future plans, solid projects and fruitful connections between people who have the same interests. This is the fifth edition, what means a sign of permanency (that also should be accompanied by increasingly quality and competitiveness) if routine, lazyness and public support (both, institutional and people) don’t make it go down.

The Festival itself is managed and conducted by students. Curiously, some of them will propose their own short films, also included in the Festival program, which offers three days of full activity. Furthermore, local projections share participation with some of the most recognized Romanian films and make a good plan for hanging out the next weekend. The calendar starts on Friday 18th of May at 19.00 pm in Reduta Cultural Center with a special presentation with directors and some producers. Later, it will take place a projection called Bee Moldovan, a documental from Republic of Moldova and France.  I have read that projections will continue on Saturday, with special works and will end up on Sunday 20th May with a projection and a party in the social night club “Commitet”.

For the beginning, I think that I have a good plan on Friday evening. I didn’t see Bee Moldovan before. Even it will be projected in Brasov for first. But, as far as I know, it is a good work about dictatorship regime and History about Moldavia. I don’t know too much about Moldavia’s politic regime, but this is a good occasion for increasing my knowledge and learning a new point of view from some of the witness of this historical period of Moldova.

Here, I attach the official trailer and the website where you can consult the program.


www.bestfilmfestival.ro

Trailer bee moldova

 

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Let's go to the Cinema!

Posted by on Thursday, May 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

On summer, cultural events increase and fill easily magazine’s cultural agenda. However, setting aside this seasonal trend… it seems that Brasov wants to grow culturally! I got surprised when I knew about Brasov Best Film Festival. It promotes communication and work made by students, an opportunity to show and share ideas. Of course, no one can know what will happen within these amateurs career. But is true that this kind of events which support and develop creativity among young people make the difference with respect to doing nothing, and means a seed for future plans, solid projects and fruitful connections between people who have the same interests. This is the fifth edition, what means a sign of permanency (that also should be accompanied by increasingly quality and competitiveness) if routine, lazyness and public support (both, institutional and people) don’t make it go down.

The Festival itself is managed and conducted by students. Curiously, some of them will propose their own short films, also included in the Festival program, which offers three days of full activity. Furthermore, local projections share participation with some of the most recognized Romanian films and make a good plan for hanging out the next weekend. The calendar starts on Friday 18th of May at 19.00 pm in Reduta Cultural Center with a special presentation with directors and some producers. Later, it will take place a projection called Bee Moldovan, a documental from Republic of Moldova and France.  I have read that projections will continue on Saturday, with special works and will end up on Sunday 20th May with a projection and a party in the social night club “Commitet”.

For the beginning, I think that I have a good plan on Friday evening. I didn’t see Bee Moldovan before. Even it will be projected in Brasov for first. But, as far as I know, it is a good work about dictatorship regime and History about Moldavia. I don’t know too much about Moldavia’s politic regime, but this is a good occasion for increasing my knowledge and learning a new point of view from some of the witness of this historical period of Moldova.

Here, I attach the official trailer and the website where you can consult the program.


www.bestfilmfestival.ro

Trailer bee moldova

 

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Connections

Posted by on Friday, May 11, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

I was thinking about the connections. You can meet with six persons a day, and finally, the people that you really connected with is the double that you expected… do you know why? Because the first person you found perhaps spoke about you with another person, and the chain of contacts who pronounced your name today is longer than you think. Connections can produce powerful effects, like the electricity making contact in a central point where there’re several points of distribution waiting for its own piece of energy. The fact to be connected near to an electricity generator increases the probability to get a sparkle!

To be connected is important. Connecting people, places, feelings, things, emotions, ideas….the fact of living don’t have any sense if we don’t have support from others. I like a lot to walk around Brasov because in some areas you can see so many cables dancing, crossing and getting entangled themselves and through narrow streets. It remembers me the unavoidable weight of luck, fortuity and coincidence that really generates the most of our destiny. Certainly, yesterday I was watching a documentary about the relation between optimism and success. This piece was based in a lecture offered by the Spanish Emilio Duró, a polemic and well known specialist in coaching and counseling in business and trade markets. In some point he said that scientific agree with the concept of destiny; da, da…..”human beings have destiny”… Well, it can be understood in several ways: realistic or mistic.

The main plot is that life – as people know- offers you several options and you have to choose between them. Each election you make always is determined for your genetic structure. That is to say, no matter the variety of elements or chances you will have in front of you, because your internal feelings are determined when you born and your natural pre-disposition will figure out your destiny from the beginning of your life. However (and this point is very interesting) the human body is very intelligent and…if you decide harmful attitudes for your physical shape, the body produces drastic changes, like a cancer or heart attack. It is produced because your brain calculates that with a bad lifestyle you won’t live too many years and through this harsh sickness you are forced to change.

Waw! Big words for my little brain….here, I attach the link where you can listen the conference (in spanish).

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4sB_rWhF8

 

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