Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Listening to: Make it Rain...

When the sins of my father
Weigh down in my soul
And the pain of my mother
Will not let me go
Well I know there can come fire from the sky
To refine the purest of kings
And even though
I know this fire brings me pain
Even so
And just the same
Make it rain
Make it rain down low
Make it rain
Oh make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down low
Make it rain
Make it rain
The seed needs the water
Before it grows out of the ground
But it just keeps on getting hard
And the hunger more profound
Well I know there can come tears from the eye
But they may as well be in vain
Even though
I know these tears come with pain
Even so
And just the same
Make it rain
Make it rain down low
Make it rain
Oh make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down low
Just make it rain
Make it rain
Lyrics: Ed Sheeran

Sunday, May 28, 2017

"Paint it Black"...

Listen; Paint it Black...

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens everyday
I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and must have it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black
No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes
I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Music!

Şerif Cırık (17 November 1940 — 17 May 2002), also known as Mahsuni Şerif, was a folk musician, ashik, composer, poet, and author from Turkey.

"Mahzuni Şerif was born in Berçenek village of Afşin, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey in 1940. The word Aşık preceding his name is a title used to indicate his position as a respected musician, but also indicates his affiliation with the Alevi variety of Shi'a Islam.
He became one of Turkey's best-known musical interpreters, and brought strong intellectual and social elements into Turkish folk music and folk poetry. He died on 17 May 2002 in Porz, Köln, Germany, four days after his arrival for medical care about his heart problems."(wikipedia,Apr,2016)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Today, People, Going from World...

Tonight, A terror attack has been made at the Istanbul airport. Until now, forty-one people have passed away, and two hundred thirty-nine people have been wounded.

Except for military attacks, other terror attacks which have targeted directly to the civil population at the last one and half years as follows:

06 Jan 2015, İstanbul, 2 people,

20 July 2015, Suruç, 34 people,

10 Oct 2015, Ankara, 109 people,

12 Jan 2016, İstanbul, 11 people,

17 Feb 2016, Ankara, 29 people,

13 March 2016, Ankara, 38 people,

19 March 2016, İstanbul, 5 people,

28 Apr 2016, Bursa, 1 person,

01 May 2016, Antep, 5 people,

07 June 2016, İstanbul, 11 people,

Someones have ended of life of 286 people!

It is not known numbers of wounded people exactly. It is thought that it may be about one thousand.

It is not reached numbers of people who serves as caregivers in the family of dead or wounded people.

It is not known numbers of animal injured or dead.

It is not known numbers of goods, possession, serving which is ended.

There has not been anything else...happened... Nobody has said, done something else or gone anywhere...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Getting Older

I was very sorry today.
I have found my  m-phone's lost charger in my desk's drawer. I was surprised when I saw it because was looking for it since four days, and I was supposed that I have forgotten it at the other office. Since four days, I have gone to the same office, and never thought to check my desk's drawer...
Does it mean that I am getting older? I think it does... I hope it does not.
Yes, I am not a young person anymore for something which is like to be a ballet dancer, or to play a violin very well. But I should not be older as much as not to remember where I left my charger tools...

Ok Ok, being a ballet dancer is a terrible example. A big possible, only children can begin to study ballet dance.
I am afraid I am getting older... Why is this idea scaring me? I was born in a time. I am living still. So, is not it clear that I will die in a time, and for that I will of course getting older... People are so strange. Really...

See you soon guys,

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Everyday practice

Following advice is given by a famous instructor named Simon. I have already known it before he said, but it is barely hard to find time to practice to me.
"For various reasons, I haven't been able to write today's blog post until now. Some days I have plenty of time to make a good lesson or even write a full essay, while other days I might only have time to write a quick tip. The important thing, I think, is to stick to my daily blogging habit and keep going.
I give the same advice to my students: If you want to improve your English and your IELTS score, just do something every day that helps you to move forward."
As you know if you do not employ something it can be forgot somewhere or flies your mind... So, I have decided to write whatever I find daily or at least weekly. Lets do it...

I woke up early enough today.

It is still strange to me even after many years how I wake up around eight o'clock easily on Sundays, however I wake up hardly on week days. I guess it is about that if you do not need to wake up, it is easy to you, but if you have to wake up, you think and think on about it, and you do not want to get up. Weekends is not an entertainment, resting or free times to me for a long time. All my weekends are full with homework unfortunately.  Nevertheless, I am not complaining for that process rather I am happy actually. Because I chose this myself.
For now, that is it...

Hope see you next week
Best, Aze

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Deferred Gratification -II-

In the late 1960's, a psychologist named Walter Mischel conducted an experiment on a group of four-year olds. He gave each child a marsmallow and told them that if they don't eat  it and wait for him to return in the room after 20 minutes, he would give them another one as a reward for being patient. Some children ate the marsmallow right away while a number of them were able to resist the temptation and waited.
 Fourteen years later, Mischel followed up on the children. Those who couldn't wait suffered from low self-esteem and was regarded by their teachers and parents as stubborn, prone to envy and easily frustrated. Meanwhile, those who did not eat their marsmallows were more self-motivated, educationally successful and emotionally intelligent.
This study proved that people who believe in delayed gratification for better returns lead more positive lives. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Deferred Gratification -I-

"Deferred gratification or delayed gratification is the ability to wait in order to obtain something that one wants. This is known by many names, including impulse control, will power, and self control. In formal terms, and individual should calculate present value of future rewards and defer near-term rewards of lesser value. Research has shown that animals do not do this, so this problem is fundamental to human nature.
Conventional wisdom considered good impulse control to be personality trait important for life success. Daniel Goleman has suggested it is an important element of emotional intelligence. People who lack this trait are said to need instant gratification and may suffer from poor impulse control.
Almost everyone, every day, practices delay of gratification-whether deciding to skip dessert in order to lose weight or give up smoking in order to live longer. The ability to delay gratification is often a sign of emotional and social maturity. Young children, for example, find it more difficult to delay gratification than older children. When kindergartners in one study were offered a choice between getting a small candy bar immediately or a larger one later, 72% chose the smaller candy bar. This number decreased to 67% among first and second garders and 49% for third and fourth graders. By the fifth and sixth grades it had fallen to 38%, nearly half the rate for kindergartners" 
to be continued...