Here we go again. Life got in the way, and I have been m.i.a. for a while. What have I been up to? First of all, I have started a new job after a year-long break, and I have been travelling for work non-stop since then. I have been wanting to work in the food industry, and I am finally doing it, couldn’t be happier … Continue reading Hello, have we met before?
For me, solitude is almost as essential as food or water. I need it to clear my head, find my inner calm – it is like breathing. Lately, I find it at the gym. I am usually the first customer there, and the whole room is mine. No other sounds, no music, no one… Thinking about solitude made me go back to the time I … Continue reading Solitude
So, this is the last day of my nature photo challenge. It has been a pleasant seven-day journey thinking about my travels and looking through photos. My last nature photo is a happy snow day in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. I love the crisp blue sky in New York, whether it is 95F degrees (35C), or 10F (-10C), most of the time it is clear and … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 7
I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Quingdom, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge, and I have been posting nature photos from my own stock of photos for a few days. Today’s photo is taken in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. I am not sure if this photo does justice to majestic Ha Long Bay, but I hope once you see this, you will be curious … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 5
Today’s photo is the garden of the Laura plantation in New Orleans, in the U.S. These oak trees were so beautiful and magnificent. That morning, the only noise I heard there was the birds chirping, it was so serene and quiet. After taking a moment to digest what I had seen at the plantation, I sat in stillness, listened to silence and enjoyed the grandeur … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 3
In Istanbul, spring is in full bloom – it is sunny and warm, trees seem to think it is already April and are full of cherry blossoms, stray cats and dogs comfortably sleeping under the sun everywhere, and people appear to be in a better mood. For those of you who visit this blog for the fist time, I introduced The Weekly here. In a nutshell, TheWeekly … Continue reading What is making you happy this week?
Last week, I went to a dinner party where everyone brought something they made at home. Had soo much fun, ate too much food and was a fantastic night! I made a meze called “atom”, which is a dish made with strained yogurt (in North America we call it “greek yogurt”), garlic and a whole lot of fried hot peppers. Meze, common throughout the Mediterranean … Continue reading Another kind of “Atom”
Not a crazy busy week, yet here I am writing this post in the early hours of Monday. How did that happen? Anyways, for those of you who visit this blog for the fist time, I introduced The Weekly here. In a nutshell, TheWeekly will feature two or three things that I am happy about and want to share with everyone. I am also hoping that this would … Continue reading I Slay, You Slay, but She Really Slays.
What’s making you happy this week? This is a segment in one of my favorite podcasts “Pop Culture Happy Hour“ by NPR. First, the podcast is exactly about what it says on its name: A weekly roundtable discussion about pop culture. It is such a fun podcast, and I look forward to listening to it every Friday. You guys should check it out if you haven’t heard of … Continue reading Introducing a weekly feature