19 June 2019 @ 05:32 pm
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I mostly make public posts, but extremely personal posts will be friends only.

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Twitter - @blabucu
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Formspring - blabucu
Stumbleupon - dileyk
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Youtube - dileyk
Last.fm - luplex
Spotify - dileyk

Other websites & communities;

Writing / Hikayelerim - triflingstuff
Graphics - threelayers
Inspiration - the_happyplace
Challenge - makeitlarger
Book Club - uzakdiyarlar
Domain - Luplex.com
Turkish fanfiction - Turkfanfiction.net
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Gezi Park is a small rectangle of grass and trees just north of Taksim Square, in the center of European Istanbul. Separated by concrete barriers from a particularly congested traffic circle, it doesn’t have a lot going for it in the way of charm or landscaping. But it does have trees—six hundred and six of them, according to some reports—which makes it a distinct space in the heart of one of the world’s fastest-developing cities.

Last year, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Gezi Park would be levelled to make room for a reconstruction of the Halil Pasa Artillery barracks, which had been built there under Sultan Selim III, more than two hundred years ago; the reconstructed barracks would then be converted into a shopping mall. On May 28th, a peaceful demonstration convened in Gezi Park to protest the bulldozing of the first trees. The weather was, and continues to be, beautiful. But over the course of the week, Occupy Gezi transformed from what felt like a festival, with yoga, barbecues, and concerts, into what feels like a war, with barricades, plastic bullets, and gas attacks. Rest of the blog post from New YorkerCollapse )

Angry Protests Grow in Turkey as Police Continue Crackdown

ISTANBUL — Violent protests against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan engulfed this city on Saturday, as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and alleyways in a second day of civil unrest and faced the tear gas and water cannons of a harsh police crackdown.

Mr. Erdogan, in a televised speech on Saturday morning, vowed to go forward with a plan to remake a city park in Taksim Square into a replica Ottoman-era army barracks and mall, the move that set off the initial protests earlier in the week.

For many demonstrators, however, the protest has moved beyond that project and become a broad rebuke to the 10-year leadership of Mr. Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party, which they say has adopted authoritarian tactics. Rest of the NY Times articleCollapse )

Istanbul Protests Grow In Size As Demonstration Enters 5th Day

As the "Occupy Gezi" protests in Istanbul entered their fifth day Saturday, police withdrew from Taksim Square in an effort to calm tensions that so far have left at least a dozen injured. Law enforcement officers have used tear gas and high pressure water hoses on the protesters. Rest of the Huffington Post articleCollapse )

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01 June 2013 @ 03:15 pm
Be informed, spread the word. This is what's currently happening in Turkey, my home. National media is opressed, silenced, but internet is the most powerful information tool, so we're trying to use it wisely and make this a huge virtual awareness stand against violation of basic human rights.

Again, please help spread the word. You've done this before, RT, reblog, repost, do whatever you can. Thank you.


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01 May 2013 @ 03:20 pm
Thank god my kitten, my baby, my precious is safe and sound, healthy and back home, sleeping on her pillow. I got the good news yesterday, but couldn't write anything until I actually saw her back home being herself again. I can't describe the happiness and also worry I'm feeling at the moment. I'm ecstatic that she's healthy, but also worried the edema will come back. It's easier to be optimistic when she's all spread out on her pillow, snoring lightly, because honestly these past 10 days were the worst ones of my life. I couldn't sleep, eat, think. I was afraid of developing some sort of panic attack, but luckily it's all gone now.

I'm extremely thankful, my prayers are heard and she's come back to me. THANK GOD! And thank you for all your best wishes in my previous posts ♥ I also immediately put an evil eye bead on her collar! Superstitious 4lyfe!
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27 April 2013 @ 11:41 am
My cat's been ill this whole week. She was so constipated and tired on Thursday that we had to immediately take her to the vet for an enema and she's been staying there ever since. No damage to any of her organs THANK GOD, but she has a slight infection from the surgery, not being able to poop and of course lack of food, so her vet is treating her with antibiotics. Today's the 3rd day of her treatment and she needs to stay there. I miss her like crazy and I just want to bring her back home, but I don't want her to suffer either so instead I'll just suffer all by myself and probably develop a stress related disorder in the near future! YAY! SUNSHINE AND PUPPIES POOPING IN MY BRAIN!

I haven't done anything but think about my cat this week, awesome for my mental and physical health! I'm looking forward to the day she comes back home so I can cuddle her until she scratches my whole face and leaves me blind, I don't care.

ETA: Won't be able to take my cat for a few more days. She has a rather mild case of edema in her lungs and need continuous care which I can't give her at home. Saw her, hugged her and petted her, but she's too drugged up to respond normally. She purred and tried to pay attention, but not so much. (Until a dog walked in the room unannounced, she was alert then which made me happy!) I really don't know why it happened to my cat, to me, but it happened and I'm trying to be positive when I have time from morbid thoughts.
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22 April 2013 @ 10:03 pm
Typing this entry as I wait for Parks & Rec. to download for a small hope that it'll cheer me up tonight. I'm moody mainly because of my cat. She got spayed on Saturday, around noon, came home around 4pm and was completely miserable the first day which was normal. Then the second day came along, she slept A LOT which is again, normal because it wasn't even 24 hours after the operation. She is perfectly fine today, except she doesn't meow normally (maybe it's because she's still sore, DUH, MAJOR SURGERY!) and refuses to eat food as she used to. I mashed her kibbles with some water and finger fed her some, but other than that she seems like she completely forgot about food. She drinks fine and pees fine, didn't poop properly yet which is understandable because nothing completely solid has been in her body.

All in all, I'm worried. Probably for nothing and I pray to god she'll be back to her normal self 100% tomorrow (maybe 90% because that damned e-collar is a bitch), but still, I'm worried and feel like she's gonna drop dead any second. Hello paranoia. She'll be fine, I'm just a little bit exhausted which is not her fault, but mine. I haven't had a comfortable sleep for 2 nights (make it three, I was worried about what's going to happen when I leave her at the clinic on Friday so my Thursday sleep was hell too) and I'm planning on passing out tonight and hoping for the best tomorrow. Probably gonna get her some tasty canned food, but she refused to eat tuna yesterday, I don't know how it'll work out. I really don't want to go the vet's office again :( Universe, help me for all the good I've done until today and make my baby better as fast as possible. Thank you.
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16 March 2013 @ 02:13 pm
I would love to have your Spotify and/or Last.fm usernames so I can follow you.
I'm dileyk on Spotify and luplex on Last.fm

Also I'm feeling great after the awful week I had. I need to focus on my already busy schedule at work and enjoy the upcoming spring with comfort.
Speaking of spring, it's so freaking cold today, I can't feel my fingertips, but don't want to turn the heat up either. Tough life.
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04 March 2013 @ 09:58 am
I've been having trouble sleeping since last week. I keep waking up in the middle of the night and it's really hard to go back to sleep when I do. I wake up at least twice during the night and it's slowly driving me mad. This happens to me when I worry about something big, but I can't think of anything this time. I'm dreaming too much and instead of resting, my brain keeps working at night. It sucks. I hope it'll resolve itself in time, but I really REALLY need some sound sleep to get my full energy back.

I did everything I could think of; listening to relaxing music, reading, watching something, playing rain sounds all night, still NOTHING. I wake up, look around, curse to myself and try to go back to sleep.

The worst of all is that I can't find a comfortable position in bed after I wake up. It's like I'm lying on nails. So annoying.

I cleaned all my rooms and completely emptied and reorganized my closet just to physically exhaust myself yesterday, but it didn't work either. I finally gave in and had a very short nap with the cat, but it didn't help either. It probably made matters worse for the night.

I try not to think about it because I know it'll make it worse if I go to sleep thinking about waking up, but I can't help it. I just want it to go away. I WANT MY SLEEP BACK.
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02 March 2013 @ 08:29 pm