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Lady the Poodle

As you know, I almost never write something personal. But that’s mainly because there’s nothing too fun to write about. Except for now. A few weeks ago, someone new joined our household. She’s furrier than the other members, and she smells a lot more, but she’s a lot cuter than all. She’s a toy poodle, and her name is Lady. I know it’s very original, but my father insisted on naming him something other than a real person name. She really likes people, especially feet, since that’s the only thing she can reach. She especially prefers men. When she wants to be petted, she’ll lie on her back. She also has a dress and a tutu which I bought from Harrods, and they cost a small fortune, but she hates them. But we force her to wear them because she looks adorable when she does. We had to remove all our carpeting and we have to air the house ten times a day, and she sometimes cries in the middle of the night, but still, she’s so damn cute.lady

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Nintendo Fever

I haven’t written for the longest time, mainly because I’ve been abroad. I just didn’t have the time or the opportunity. However, I had the opportunity and the time to shop.

When I was a kid, we had what you call Gameboys. My cousins and I basically grew up with SuperMario and his occasional brothers. But after a while, I never caught the disease about the Playstations or other new shiny stuff. I own a PSP, but that’s mainly for decoration. I don’t think I played a single game. However, for the longest time, I’ve been craving a Nintendo DS. My father kept saying it’s stupid since I don’t play with it anyway, even though we have the PSP, the Playstation 3 and he’s about the buy a Wii. So we seem to have the complete set, but ever since I saw all the cool games the Nintendo DS has, I had to have one, so as soon as I was on my own in London, I bought one.

The one I bought is the cool new one: Nintendo DSi, with the double cameras. The guy who sold it to me said it was “the coolest” so I got one of those. You can mess with the pictures and download music into it and stuff. I browsed the games literally for hours, but actually the choices are not that dazzling. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t buy heaps of it. The games I bought are as follows.

– Walk With Me!: This is not a game, but actually a very crafty device. It comes with two pedometers, and you put one in your pocket and you walk around with it all day. Afterwards, you download it into your DS, and it tells you how much you walked, how many minutes, at what time etc. I’ve been using it, by putting it in various creative places since I don’t have pockets, and it’s quite good.

– Bomberman: This has been one of my favorite games ever since someone lent it to me as a computer game. I had to have it for DS. It’s the same old Bomberman, though I  haven’t managed to win even once.

– My French Tutor: The Tutor games is one of the main reasons DS somehow appealed to me. So since I “know” French, I got this one. It makes you play a bunch of games, but it’s not that fun. I think doing grammar exercises would probably teach you more, but wouldn’t be as much fun.

– New Super Mario Bros: Now this is good. I thought I would forget how to play it, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly rocket science, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I’m already at World3, and the graphics are awesome after all that black and white Gameboy stuff. Mario still rocks.

I think I got a couple of more games, but I don’t remember them at the moment. I also got something else, and I’ll blog about it tomorrow. It’s so cute.

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Eurovision Fairytale

I am not a big fan of TV programs, except for series and stuff. So it wasn’t a wonder when I didn’t watch Eurovision. In fact, I don’t even think I listened to Turkey’s song, “Dumtek”, from start to end. Today, the singer who sang it, Hadise, was returning to Turkey, so they showed some clips of the show, including the piece by Norway who won the first place. I love folksy tunes, exaggerated dances, and ı definitely love blond and hot guys, especially when they can play an instrument. I googled a bit around and found the video, and it’s so amazing. I like everything about, the music, the dance, the lyrics, the guy… alex

So, the singer’s name is Alexander Rybak, and he was born in 1986 (same as me). And the song is called “Fairytale”, and it was written and composed by Alexander himself. The song won 747,888 votes, whereas the runner up, Iceland, won 121,856. And the dance bit was performed by a group called Frikar.



Here are the lyrics:

Years ago, when I was younger 

I kinda liked a girl I knew 

She was mine and we were sweethearts 

That was then but then it’s true 


I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts 

‘Cause I don’t care if I lose my mind 

I’m already cursed 


Every day we start a fighting 

Every night we fell in love 

No one else could make me sadder 

But no one else could lift me high above 


I don’t know, what I was doing 

When suddenly, we fell apart 

Nowadays, I cannot find her 

But when I do, we’ll get a brand new start 


I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts 

‘Cause I don’t care, if I lose my mind 

I’m already cursed 


She’s a fairytale yeah even though it hurts 

‘Cause I don’t care, if I lose my mind 

I’m already cursedalexander..

I know this is actually unpatriotic of me, but I just couldn’t help myself. You know when a genius is in making. His album is out on June 9th. Yey!

Watch the video here. Unless you have Youtube, of course.

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Shuffled Affection

Since I am a semi-otaku, it’s only natural that I also watch Asian dramas. I watch all kinds, J-dramas, K-dramas, C-dramas, and even TW-dramas. I download without prejudice and neatly burn them into nice little dvds and title them with care. Then I abandon them. Because I can barely watch dramas in Turkey, since my attention spam is just too short. I can only watch for 20 to 40 minutes, like American sit-com stuff. However, I recently watched this J-drama called Love Shuffle. I downloaded the episodes as they came out, and watched them all excited.

The drama starts with four strangers getting stuck in an elevator in one of those big residences in the center of Tokyo. They are actually neighbors. Three are men, a shrink, a photographer and a salaryman. And the lady is a translator. They talk about their lives, and it soon becomes clear that the main character is the salaryman who just got dumped by his girlfriend, who happens to be his boss. 

Love Shuffle

The next day the shrink comes up with this idea: each should bring a guy/girl, and they should shuffle girlfriends/boyfriends each week, until they are satisfied. Of course, since this is a drama with no morals, they agree, though the salaryman dude is actually reluctant. But his ex-fiancee thinks they should do it. 

It is actually quite funny, in a quirky Japanese way. The salaryman guy is called Tamaki Hiroshi, who is really a laugh. His character develops quite nicely until the end, so do the others. It is not a “oh-my-god-i-can’t-believe-it” ending, but it’s not THAT predictable. It’s quite well shot, and there are some serious issues, like suicide, marriage, politics etc. The real weak link, in my humble opinion, is DAIGO, who I think is some famous singer, who can’t really act, but his character is just adorable.

Once you get used to the pronunciation of “love” as “lobu”, I’m sure you’ll love it also:)

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Hello world!

Hello.. This is my blog, which is something the world apparently can’t have enough of. It’s going to be about the things that I like. They are as follows: manga, books, cooking, knitting. I don’t think I’ll write everyday, but we’ll see how it goes.

Hope u enjoy it!

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