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Thursday, September 30, 2010

top 5 creative ideas in my world

It seems like, these new ideas and product/services are going to be in my life for a long time.. I believe they have a potential to be a big impact on people's life...

1. Foursquare this button
5. Stumbleupon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

girly or not girly!

There are many rumors about Fitflop. Some says they are really working and helping people to shape their body. Some people say it can harm your body if you over use. Personally, I hated their shape and style that's why I didn't want to use. Like Sketchers sneakers which are high in bottom looks very ugly and not girly at all.

Nowadays I really don't understand the fashion. All the things made for girls look like them as a boy. Look at the shoes.. I don't know why they want to look like a man. Ok, maybe they are comfy but no matter what I don't see a point in this fashion.

The latest fashion Toms shoes are also another type of very masculine look shoes. Sorry but my fashion level is not good enough to understand these. Please girls don't try to be comfortable if you are going to look like men! I know it's painful but it is worth it to look like women!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Once again Turkish food is leading!

If you are not tried Turkish food yet, you are way behind in your food journey in your life.. Everything you taste in USA from Middle East food brings its roots from Turkish cuisine. (I am not a historian and this is based on my personal experience.) I love all Turkish dishes, especially cold ones. If you wanna eat healthy, light but delicious food just go to Turkey... there is no better food in the world. It is not greesy, not fatty but so tasty... I am so sorry for people who had to feed their children with fast food where they can feed them with these homemade foods...
Missing my home...
Here is the recent article about Turkish cuisine's success and fame:

Eat Pray Love

It was an inspiring book for every woman in my family including me. It was a book that shows the other side of the world. Not about money or possessions. It was about a lonely, lost soul that tries to find a meaning to live. It always made me think and question my life. How can we avoid the capitalist world's enforcements? How can we not think social pressure on us? I don't know how but I think people who do like Liz Gilbert are finding the true happiness even though majority of the population will not understand them. Who cares.. if you can smile, if you can avoid negative thoughts of others it is worth it to be look like insane! I AM IN! I WANNA SMILE LIKE A SILLY PERSON IF I WILL FEEL HAPPY INSIDE!

And for the last time Julia Roberts was perfect in the movie. She is a phenomenal person, mother and human being. her face is always looks like happy with a big smile like mine! ahhaha.. and I loved her quote for her family in Elle Magazine “The children became the shooting stars of him, of that thing we have. How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces.”

Wish everyone to be really feel happy not act like it...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer starts in Berkeley

Summer is here.. as my mom! that's why there is no time for anything!

but new things are happening... new sports life.. new home decoration.. new work.. exciting but tiring.. still I am happy.. and cheers!

Highlights in May and June:
1. Stars/Universe show in California Academy of Science
2. Dosa on Fillmore (Amazing Indian food)
3. Blueberry muffins in Guerrilla Cafe in Berkeley
4. Napa tour!
Amazing day, coming soon to my blog
5. Waka waka!
I love Shakira!
6. 33 degrees in Berkeley!
missing summer and going to summer vacation places in Turkey..

Monday, May 17, 2010

Google Wonder Wheel – What’s that all about?

Google Wonder Wheel – What’s that all about?

Google Wonder Wheel is the newest application which shows the related keywords to your search criteria.. So look for yourself.. it's fun and scary at the same time since it shows how Google can tell about you more and more everyday...

Sorry Monday posts are like this! cheers!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

so much going on

I had gone for long time no idea why. I guess I was not in the mood of writing what I observe or live.. It was the fastest months of my life.. School was about the finish.. so I had huge exams, presentations and other stuff like this.. Then I went to Turkey to visit my family and friends..

Now I am back to real world.. when there is no class all day and weekends are not teacher's but mine!

So what is interesting in Bay Area? Definitely: Bay to Breakers this Sunday http://www.baytobreakers.com/
Is it a Parade or race? long day waiting for us! I am sure I will be able to see some classic San Francisco scenes!

Happy Friday..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ted Conference Jamie's speech

Jamie is an English guy who became very successful for his food T.V. shows in UK... I don't know how he will be inspiring about healthy food awareness in USA but it is for sure that USA needs that men's inspiration... I am sick of seeing people eating unhealthy things... After 40 years old they will not come back to these days and they will get angry to themselves. At least, the smokers are used to have this attitude when they became 80...
Life is not short if you think how many years you have in front.. Treat your body as your child not your enemy...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

2010 plans

Read more Italian blogs
Learn to cook Vietnamese
Blog on gluten free life
Go to Brazil
Read Dalai Lama
Find inner peace
Twitter more
Go more for biking
Take fantastic photos!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

it's all about ice cream...

Berkeley is still surprising me with its neighborhoods...
The College Avenue is one the most popular towns around Berkeley and now I discovered new, an incredible ice cream shop. Ici Ice cream shop is where you have to go when you come to College Avenue.. In fact you will probably see the link in front door and wonder (like me) what's going on..and just get into line..

So we waited like 10 minutes and after that we came to Paradise...
Not only they have gluten free cones, they have incredibly creative flavors which also they are gluten free...
Rosemary pine-nut praline, honey lavender, and coffee ice cream were beyond something out of this world.. After I ate it, I was planning when to go back...
The store's design and prettiness is fascinating, I love pink and I love ice cream... Nothing can take me away from ice cream! here is the link: http://www.ici-icecream.com/

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sprout Building Brands On Social Networks Feb 4th 2010

Check this presentation of Sprout today about the social media networks...

Building Brands on Social Networks conference

Today I attended to the seminar about social media and the brands.

It was useful and refreshing about the improvements and new applications
of marketing activities in social media.
Understanding the metrics of social media is definitely the major factor which will drive this media to grow.
Building relationships with consumers via social media needs more involvement then a regular marketing activities in traditional media..
We'll see what will happen next... stay tuned! haha

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My first trip with virgin airlines

It was on the way back from San Diego which we took the plane to SFO. What a mistake! We thought it could be less time to arrive home but it became the same.. We waited 4 hours for our flight and I dont know if you know the SD airpot but there was nothing to do. Thank God to technology we had one laptop and two iphones!!
So we arrived in 7 hours which is the exact time to drive from SD to SF.. But the good thing was the meeting of Virgin airlines. The plane was so new and good looking.. Everybody had a screen which may sound normal but we didn't have even when we went to CR...

The most exciting amd scary thing was the access to wireless internet in flight.. This is so cool but not neccessary for a flight for 1 hour... The games, TV channels were way too much for whole flight..
The blue color in the plane was also one of the cool items that they put.. I guess the quality and experience we had was too much comparing to their price.. I will definitely choose again Virgin...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Turkey & Turkish food at 'No Reservation'

So this video is about my hometown which I missed a lotttttt! and besides food you can see how beautiful living there.. you can feel the warmth of the city and it is everywhere.. So do not die until you see Turkey.. It is really worth it to see.. hope this video touches you too like me..

Friday, January 22, 2010

My purple flower on the way..

So I am not a photographer.. But like everyone else I dream about taking the best picture when I am doing... so this was my project when I was in road trip to San Diego...

We stopped at Santa Barbara for the night and stayed in a good hotel Sandpiper Inn.. I really recommend it for one night stay.. It is very close to downtown and was very clean for that kind of hotel.. Anyway, we went to Botanic Garden in Santa Barbara.. Unfortunately, because it was not spring there were not much colorful flowers. But this flower with its lovely colors purple and white was so cute..

I think it was a successful photo for a person like me.. haha..
Anyways, Check out that garden if you ever pass by Santa Barbara.. Here is the link: http://www.sbbg.org/

Thursday, January 14, 2010

what a trip..

It was long time ago that I had a vacation that long and lots of adventures...
I never dreamed about this trip with that much expectations but it turned out to be the most beautiful one.. I was expecting having a family time and rest that's all..
If you want to relax, have fun, do some interesting stuff, explore the nature, feel like doing nothing, go to Cost Rica.. of course, I have to admit the fact of ants and tarantulas were not the best part of the vacation.. but Montezuma Paradise saved me for that reason I guess.

We started to our vacation with a relaxing massage on the beach with palm trees in a shadow...
Than we continued to see waterfalls and we did a tour with quads.
It wasn't that is all of course...

We did Canopy tour which was not for the people who are like me who scares from everything... but once I started I had to enjoy because I had no other choice.
Then...We did Horse riding by the beach to see the moon rise. How interesting this activity right? I never knew..

Everything was one of a kind life experience.. Once again I noticed how I am lucky to have a sister there and chance to go there...
The new year was fantastic with fire dancing, fireworks and lots of fires on the beach...
Cool place to live and enjoy.. Montezuma.. Buttt of course this vacation could not be the best if my sister's super foods! Organico is the best restaurant around the world.. because it is made by one special person who loves what she does and I think it passes to her food..
Best of Organico:
1. Chocolic
2. Bowl of Love Salad
3. Coco Lover
4. Passionate
5. Breakfast Taco
6. Dragon Bowl
7. Spicy Thai Burger
8. Falafel Burger
9. Banana Peanut Butter Ice cream
10. Aztech Chocolate Ice cream

best movie of 2009

the best movie of 2009 for me is the Hangover! I never laughed that much on a movie.. it is smart and not cheap at all.. I hate cheap comedy at all but this one was phenomenal. please do not waste your time and go watch it.. it is sad to watch before my p.i.c. was planning to go Las Vegas for bachelor party! no chance! sorry.. hahaha

I put my favorite actor in the movie.. he was incredible!

Zach Galifianakis
was perfect perfect perfect...