Friday, September 11, 2009

Summer 2009

" I didnt know that u r a feminist? "
, my beloved jokingly asked me that one day in summer.
"Just telling what i have been keeping inside for almost 10 years!"
, i replied....

If u have had a taste of the istanbul traffic...of the *interesting* ways of their driving, then u will understand fully of what i had written...that is why one of the articles that i had written in Today's Zaman (a local English newspaper) is entitled *SCARED TO DRIVE?*...even 3 ladies and one bloke supported me hehehe..i put their comments in the comment section of that article... so if u have the time ..after reading my piece on the celebration of Ramadan in istanbul..i would like u to read my mumbling on *scared to drive* in

http://mytzarticles.blogspot.com/

Yes..it is Ramadan...and i had been quiet for wayyy to long from this blogging world...schooling will start after this raya (eid).. they have changed the colours of the kids' school uniform... instead of the colour bright orange for the t-shirts and dark blue for the skirts and pants...this year...the t-shirts are in the colour of *nar çiçegi* (kaler bunga buah delima mcm kaler ni)..for girls and lilac for boys (like this)while the skirst and pants are of light brown( like this)...i am very worried about the brown coloured pants.. i mean..u know how boys are, right?? how r we ever be ascertained that the pants wont turn into black???? but the good point is... the skirt is designed as such that if u use it outside of school...u wouldnt know that it is a school uniform skirt.. very fancy indeed...with pockets and nice cutting...anyway..at least the quality of the materials of the clothing are good..and the sports uniform?..they are using the umbro sports brand... so much better quality than the previous years...photos? kena tunggu buka sekolah laaaaaaa heheheh

This ramadan....is a nice ramadan indeed... since it is summer... there is no school! heheh my beloved is more relaxed since there r no lectures....we had 2 iftars at our home this year..one for the Zaim family... and one for my beloved's high school friends..together with their families... there were sooooooooooo many leftovers for both iftars that i did the routine thing i did every year... distribute them to the siblings of course! :0)

What i am most happy about this year is my kids.... this year.. we made a deal... hatice is suppose to fast on alternate days...so in total out of 30 days, she would have fasted 15 days... baddin...he was supposed to fast only during the weekends... and then, this evil mom came with an idea...

As i was telling them of the certain rules of the fasting ..i think Allah more like it gave me the idea of rewarding the kids... as what is of norm esp as i was growing up.. i told the kids that i will pay them 2 TL for every day they fast.. that would be like... 60TL for a month and they are free to buy whatever they want to without us saying *no*.. coz u see.. normally all their eid money is usually invested into their own bank account...so this *fasting money*... we wont interfere... Hatice suddeny said , "anne, ben bir ay oruç tutacağım!" (i will fast one whole month!!) and baddin said..."ben normal dan daha tutacağım"(i will fast more than normal)...
And so.... so far Alhamdulillah hatice is fasting everyday... while baddin.. he is fasting 5 days in a week....so the question is..should i make it compulsory for baddin to fast everyday next year or should i cut him some slack and let him not fast one day next year?...hmmm... what do u think??

Yes...summer school holiday is almost over...we were in sapanca this year for 2 weeks...the rest of the siblings came to once in avery few days....it was good..we ate loads of BBQ meat...we spent time together with those who came to sapanca... n on days were were alone as a family..we spent time doing things... going where we cherish most...this summer is a relaxing one..i sincerely do not look frward towards school opening...the rush in everything is a killing pace...though i do look forward to start my *walk* again..as i am truly lagging behind my beloved in sports department as he has lost quite a lot of fat at the tummy part while i...only lost a kg all summer!! time to catch up! Here r some of our summer holiday photos...@ sapanca
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We left our pakize at home in istanbul..and we ended up feeding *kartopu* and her 4 lil kittens n sapanca...
my two angels busy watching the kittens play...

the wild berries we picked during our büyük tur (jungle trekking)


büyük tür...a jungle trekking we will keep as a tradition in our family..
as baba used to do that too... we love it and we wanted to keep the tradition alive...


a sweaty simah...

2 siblings playing badminton at kırkpınar...


a lady watching those in the pool..


time for familes to play...


and dancing and shaking their booties...
at a quiet and green place where we had a very peaceful and quiet breakfast...
splash splash!!


a memory lane trip at abant...

one happy girl riding the horse...
one happy boy working hard to cycle the boat at the lake..

2 kids (one by age a man ) fighting with the star wars sword

a game while stting down..

while watching the ducks..

Thank You for hopping by. Hope to see you again soon... :0)

6 Comments:

Blogger arsaili said...

salam ramadhan kak, wahhh u all seem to enjoy d summer...yea seronok sungguh kan....

September 12, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger dith said...

Salam Simah

If I ever get to Istanbul, I'd truly love to visit Spanca and go on that trekking and eat the wild berries and watch the ducks...and...

You are truly blessed!

September 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger silversarina said...

Summer love remains forever... bestnya .

Selamat Hari Raya buat semua di sana...

September 13, 2009 at 3:25 AM  
Blogger Mama Rock said...

lovely summer pictures!
hey, in case i dont get online, salam aidilfitri to you and family. will be thinking of you as I dig into the lemang, ketupat and rendang :)
have a blessed eid simah!

September 17, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Nong said...

Lovely summer outings..

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI & MAAF ZAHIR BATIN - dari kak nong sekeluarga...

Take care

September 19, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger MULAN said...

lovely, lovely, lovely...

simahhh..!!! nak baklava..!!

October 12, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

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