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Archive for May覺s, 2013

Taksim’de yasananlar…

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You know Istanbul. It’s huge and mostly grey. We hate it. Istanbul has a little bit of green zone and our government still keep destroying them. Nowadays they are trying to destroy a small park in the middle of the city just to build one more shopping mall. Well we have a lot of them here. We don’t want one more stupid shopping mall and people fighting against government to protect our park. We need that park because there is no much green zone in that area. I already hate the situation in Istanbul but this is too much. I just came from Ankara, I’m dead tired but I will just take a shower and hit myself there into the park!

Turkish riot police used tear gas and water cannon in a dawn raid Friday to end a peaceful sit in by hundreds of people trying to prevent trees from being uprooted from an Istanbul park to build a new shopping mall. The move ignited furious protests and clashes that injured hundreds of people. Police started to use plastic bullets and that causes serious damages and injuries on people.

The protest then spread to the capital Ankara and other cities such as 襤zmir, Eskiehir and many more… It’s forth day of the protest and things getting really serious. Most of the Turkish media channels are ignoring to show what is really happening at Taksim city center since they are also trying to be in close relations with the government and politics…

You can probably watch the things from social media and international news portals like Guardian, Fox or BBC.

Wish us luck for the Turkish gas festival. We are gonna save that park!

Orta Amerika’da k羹癟羹k bir 羹lke var ad覺 “Kosta Rika” N羹fusu sadece 襤stanbul’un 羹癟te biri kadar. lke topraklar覺n覺n %25′i ulusal park olarak korunmakta. Buralar覺 sat覺n alam覺yor hi癟 bir inaat dikemiyorsunuz. Ayn覺 羹lkede bir araba alaca覺n覺z zaman se癟tiiniz arac覺n emisyon deerlerine g繹re her sene belli bir say覺da aa癟 dikmeniz gerekmekte. Bizim fenni muayene ilemine benzeyen bu s羹re癟te devlet sizden doaya verdiiniz zarar覺 absorbe etmenizi bekliyor. Bu sayede d羹nyan覺n en temiz havas覺na sahip 羹lke olmu durumda. Keza enerjilerinin b羹y羹k b繹l羹m羹n羹 gene r羹zgar t羹nelleri ve akarsularla elde ediyorlar. Bir de biz var覺z. Recep bey var. Kocaman gri bir ehir var. 3 tane aa癟 kalm覺 onlar覺 da kesmeye 癟al覺覺yoruz. Yerine al覺veri merkezi d羹羹n羹yoruz. Yaz覺k. Ger癟ekten yaz覺k.

No sexy time tonight with Cagri

“No sexy time tonight with Cagri” performed by Alessandro Zanardi in Bali.

Muhtemelen benim i癟in yaz覺lm覺 ilk ark覺 :) DostumAlessandro Zanardi’nin bir k覺z arkada覺m覺z i癟in besteledii ahane eser :)

Abnormal talk in Odt羹

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Last day I had great times in Odt羹 located in Turkey’s capital city Ankara. I would like to thank all the sweet students for their gifts and interests…

D羹n Odt羹’de 癟ok g羹zel bir s繹ylei ger癟ekletirdik. T羹m Odt羹 繹rencilerine s覺cak kar覺lamalar覺 ve tatl覺 hediyeleri i癟in teekk羹r ederim. Harikas覺n覺z!

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Loved Odt羹 a lot. Hard working, successful but modest students. Gigantic green campus kilometers away. Lovely!

Mesela Odt羹 ne kadar ahane bir okulmu. Ge癟en bunu 繹rendim.

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Demircan Takonak, one of my followers from Ankara. Hebringthe postcard I sent him from China to my presentation. It’s a strange feeling to see something you wrote in the other side of the world in your home country. Caused lots of flashbacks in my mind.

Takip癟im Demircan Takonak sunumdan sonra kendisine in’den g繹nderdiim kartpostal覺 getirip g繹sterince bir an duyguland覺m, Flashback silsilesi yaad覺m resmen.

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Goodbye Odt羹, and wonderful students hope to see you all in some other part of the world.

Ho癟akal Odt羹 ve muhteem 繹rencileri. D羹nyan覺n baka bir noktas覺nda kar覺la覺ncaya dek. Sevgiler.

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Boom! Another certificate from Odt羹 has arrived.

10 kere daha 癟a覺r覺n 10 kere daha payla覺r覺m can覺m.

More pictures from my talk in Eskisehir.

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Times like this. That’s why I enjoy to make my presentation. :) Worths all the dark moments I had on the road.

Bunun gibi anlar. 襤te bu anlar y羹z羹nden 羹lkenin d繹rt bir yan覺nda sunumlar yapmaktan yorulmuyorum. Yolda ge癟irdiim zorluklar覺n 羹zerinden burada g羹lmekse paha bi癟ilmez.

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Couldn’t make a long question & answer part since we have to leave “Peyote” for the night program however it was still nice to answer a couple of them.

Akam Peyote’yi canl覺 m羹zik i癟in teslim etmek durumundayd覺k ve bu sebeple bu sefer geni bir soru cevap fasl覺 yapamam覺 olduk.

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Feyz!

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Scenes from another Designer on the road talk, Feyz. “Overdose in design”

“Tasar覺mda a覺r覺 doz” konulu oturumdan kareler.

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Anadolu University hired the bar “Peyote” in Eskiehir to launch “Feyz” event. I think it is a big thing what student does here. They planned and organized everything since the school didn’t gave them a place for it. Since they are so passionate about it, all the designers came did their bests to power this event. I would like tocongratulate all the students of Anadolu University for this success.

D羹n Anadolu Universitesinin d羹zenledii tasar覺m etkinlii “Feyz” Peyote’de ger癟ekleti. Okulun bu etkinlik i癟in 繹zel bir ayarlayamamas覺 ise 繹rencileri durduramam覺. Etkinlik Peyote barda i癟kiler ve g羹zel bir ses sistemiyle daha bile haval覺 bir bi癟imde ger癟ekleti. Anadolu 羹niversitesi 繹rencilerini bu balamda tebrik etmek, kucaklamak isterim. Ayr覺ca kat覺l覺ma olan ilgi de taktire ayand覺. Herkese sevgiler…

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My dear designer friends Umut Kart and Rauf K繹semen were there as well. We couldn’t see Umut for a long time so it was good to meet with her in Eskiehir. She was one of the first persons who supported me and made an interview with me when she was the head editor of design newspaper in Turkey.

Sevgili meslekta dostlar覺m Umut Kart ve Rauf K繹semen’de etkinlikte konumac覺yd覺. zellikle Umut’la uzun s羹redir g繹r羹emiyorduk. Eskiehirde bulumak biraz ilgin癟 ve ho oldu. Kendisi yola 癟覺kmadan 繹nce beni ilk destekleyen say覺l覺 insandan biriydi. Tasar覺m gazetesi’nin ba edit繹r羹yken benimle 癟ok geni bir r繹portaj yapm覺 projemi T羹rk tasar覺m d羹nyas覺na tan覺tmamda yard覺mc覺 olmutu.

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More people mean more laughs in my presentations which causes more fun for me while talking. It makes huge difference

Ironik bir ey ama her zaman kalabal覺k gruplara sunum yaparken daha rahat hissediyorum. Daha 癟ok kahkaha daha az strese neden oluyor san覺r覺m.

My talk in Eskisehir!

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I will be talking in Eskiehir for “Feyz” an event organized by Anadolu University design club. 25 May 16:00 Pm will be waiting for everybody!

Cumartesi g羹n羹 Eskiehir’de Anadolu niversitesi tasar覺m kl羹b羹 destei ile haz覺rlanan “FEYZ – Yarat覺c覺 end羹strilerde a覺r覺 doz” etkinliinde konumac覺y覺m. Herkesi bekleriz.

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Saturdays program prepared by Anadolu University…

Anadolu niversitesi tasar覺m kl羹b羹n羹n d羹zenledii, cumartesi g羹n羹n羹n program覺…

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Invitation I got in my mail box. I’m pretty excited for this one. Hope it goes well.

Posta kutuma d羹en davetiye. Bu konuma i癟in nedense ayr覺 bir heyecan覺m var. Umar覺m iler yolunda gider.

My talk in Istanbul Technical University

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Designer on the road was in Istanbul Technical University… Met with young people to tell his insights and experiences about life during his world trip. Special thanks to all young people who were avoiding the festival outside in the campus and listening me in theconferenceroom.

襤stanbul Teknik niversitesinde gen癟lerle buluup yol ve hayat 羹zerine uzun bir sohbet ettik. ok elendim harika bir g羹nd羹. D覺ar覺daki festival ortam覺n覺 b覺rak覺p benim sunumuma giren t羹m kat覺l覺mc覺lara 癟ok teekk羹r ederim. Sevgiler!

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Gifts from istanbul Technical University at left. Concert zone in the university at right. Well University festivals are always special. They have a unique spirit. It must be because of theaudience if you ask me. I figured out that 覺 missed that spirit when I was there with theaudiencelying on the grasses.

襤stanbul Teknik niversitesinden tatl覺 hediyeler. Sada orta bah癟eden manzaralar. niversite festivalleri bir baka oluyordu. Orada olunca ne kadar 繹zlediimin fark覺na vard覺m. 襤癟erde alkollu i癟ecek i癟ilememesi pek bir sa癟mayd覺. S覺rf i癟ki i癟mek i癟in d覺ar覺 癟覺kmak zorunda olmam覺z ho bir uygulama deildi.

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Designer on the road workshops performed in the festival zone :) Thanks to Seda who invited me to this organization for the first time.

Yoga 癟al覺tay覺 :) Hem de g羹mb羹r g羹mb羹r m羹zik eliinde. Beni bu organizasyona davet eden Seda’ya da 繹zel teekk羹rler, sevgiler… Her ey 癟ok g羹zeldi. Ellere sal覺k.

10.010 likes in facebook page!

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BOOOMM!! We are 10.010 peoplein facebook page now! Thank you to all friends and followers! To celebrate this, I will give away “one year free membership to Newwebpick magazine” Normally every issue costs 2.5 us dollar to download. But It will be free one year for you with a special password. Share the image and I will send you the password.(I have only 50 of them)

Facebook sayfam覺zda 10.010 kii olduk! Harika ger癟ekten hi癟 bir 羹r羹n satmayan, irket ya da bir kurulu olmayan ben sadece kendi maceramla bu kadar ilgisini 癟ekmeyi baarm覺覺m. Yol boyunca t羹m bu insanlar覺n destei sayesinde yolda kald覺m diyebilirim. En zor anlarda onlar覺n destekleri sayesinde kalkt覺m d羹t羹羹m yerden. Gelelim kutlama k覺sm覺na.Bu g繹rseli profilinde paylaan ilk 50 kii kendisine g繹ndereceim bir ifre sayesinde 1 y覺l boyunca newwebpick g繹rsel sanatlar dergisini bedava olarak indirebilecek. Normalde say覺s覺 2.5 dolar olan bu dergide benim yaz覺lar覺m覺 da her ay okuyabilirsiniz… Sevgiler!

A free popcorn story

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Last day I went to see the movie Ironman 3. Well it wasn’t good as I expected but that’s not the issue. When I was waiting for the movie. A guy came in and asked me: “Are you ar覺 ankaya?” I said: “Yes” and he turned to his friend and made a hand gesture which means “I win!” I asked the story and they told me that they knew me from the blog. Guy’s name is Bertan U癟ar. He saw me with his friend and go for a bet for a pop corn. Bertan believed it was me and the other guy said no because the guy in the blog was more ugly according to him :) Then Bertan came and asked me. :) You see Bertan enjoying his free Pop corn! Similar thing happened in Kutahya. I was walking on street and a girl came and asked me: am I designer on the road. Well it feels nice to be known. The facebook page is about to be 10.000 people and I would like to thank to all friends and supporters who are following my journey. New things are about to come soon just right after my Turkey trip with Universities. Cheers!

Ge癟en g羹n Iron man 3 filmine gittim. Film beklediimden k繹t羹yd羹 ama konumuz bu deil. Sinema salonunun a癟覺lmas覺n覺 beklerken yan覺ma bir 癟ocuk geldi ve “Siz ar覺 ankaya m覺s覺n覺z?” diye sordu. a覺rd覺m ve evet dedim. Evet dememle 癟ocuun d繹n羹p 2 ad覺m arkada duran arkada覺na ben kazand覺m manas覺nda ak diye el hareketi 癟ekmesi bir oldu. Meer hikaye 繹yleymi. Bana ismimi soran 癟ocuk Bertan U癟ar ve arkada覺 beni blog vas覺tas覺yla biliyorlarm覺. Arkada覺yla o mu deil mi diye iddiaya girmiler. Kaybeden kazanana en b羹y羹k boy patlam覺 m覺s覺r alacakm覺. Sonu癟 olarak Bertan sayemde koca bir kova patlam覺 m覺s覺r kazand覺. :) Fotorafta g繹r羹nd羹羹 gibi keyfini 癟覺karmaya filme girmeden balad覺 bile. Benzer bir olay da K羹tahya’da yaam覺t覺m. Yolda y羹r羹rken bir k覺z yolda 癟evirip siz Designer on the road musunuz demiti. Hem de t覺p okuyan bir 繹renci. Bu t羹r olaylar覺 kaydedebilmek 癟ok isterdim. Ger癟ekten 癟ok 繹zel ve g羹zel anlar. Yolculuum boyunca yan覺mda olan, destek veren t羹m takip癟ilere selam olsun. Yak覺nda facebook sayfas覺nda 10.000 kii olmam覺z erefine 癟ok ho bir s羹rprizim olacak. Takipte kal覺n. Sevgiler!

Istanbul Teknik Universitesi

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17 May 17:00 pm I will be talking in Istanbul Techical University. Task覺sla festival. See you there folks!

17 May覺s saat 17:00′de 襤stanbul Teknik niversince d羹zenlenen 19. Tak覺la enliinde konuuyorum. Harikal覺 olucak!