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Summary of Valentine’s Day…

valentines-day-comment-031Hello everyone,

Yesterday was February 14 called Valentine’s Day which celebrated from couples all around the world. I wanted to post something about this speacial day but I was really tired because of studying for certificate exam. Now I have time to write summary of Valentine’s Day.

Everybody knows that the story of Valentine’s Day but let’s remember once again!

The story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius II Gothicus. The Christian was Valentinus.

Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship state religion’s idols, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs.

During the last weeks of Valentinus’s life a remarkable thing happened. One day a jailer for the Emperor of Rome knocked at Valentinus’s door clutching his blind daughter in his arms. He had learned of Valentinus’s medical and spiritual healing abilities, and appealed to Valentinus to treat his daughter’s blindness. She had been blind since birth. Valentinus knew that her condition would be difficult to treat but he gave the man his word he would do his best. The little girl was examined, given an ointment for her eyes and a series of re-visits were scheduled.

Then one day, Valentinus received a visit from Roman soldiers who arrested him, destroyed his medicines and admonished him for his religious beliefs. When the little girl’s father learned of his arrest and imprisonment, he wanted to intervene but there was nothing he could do.

On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia – knowing his execution was imminent. Valentinus asked the jailer for a paper, pen and ink. He quickly jotted a farewell note and handed it to the jailer to give to his blind daughter. He urged her to stay close to GOD, and he signed it “From Your Valentine.” His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory.

When the jailer went home, he was greeted by his little girl. The little girl opened the note and discovered a yellow crocus inside. The message said, “From your Valentine.” As the little girl looked down upon the crocus that spilled into her palm she saw brilliant colors for the first time in her life! The girl’s eyesight was restored! A miracle!

He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. In 496 Pope Gelasius I named February 14 as Saint Valentine’s Day. On each Valentine’s Day, messages of affection, love and devotion are still exchanged around the world.

According to remember this story, we can look at 21th century’s Valentine’s Day.

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This year there was an social organization called 1 Billion Rising. The aim of this project was one billion women is dancing for revoluation on February 14, 2013 which was 15th anniversary of V-Day’s. One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her life time and violated is an atrocity. This action happened because of reacting this barbarity.

This is the official video of 1 Billion Rising

So what did I something else? Of course I made cupcakes from my recipe. (^ ⌣ ^)

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I can be lonely but this is not obstacle for making  happy to myself. I will always happy when I make dessert for me. I hope everybody passed a wonderful Valentine’s Day as a lonely or a couple. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ

Kisses,
B.

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1st ACM Turkey Student Congress

Hello everyone,

You know, I can’t share anything for a while but I did many things during this time. One of them is 1st ACM Turkey Student Congress. Maybe you don’t know, ACM is Association for Computing Machinery. Hacettepe University ACM Student Chapter decided to organized a congress for all ACM Student Chapters in Turkey. I am a chairman of ACM-W BILWIC Student Chapter in Bilkent University so, I and our members attended this congress in April 21. ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

This was a good organization. At the end of the congress, all chapters’ chairman voted for a next congress places. Winner is ERU ACM Student Chapter. It means we will go to Kayseri Erciyes University next year. I am really excited and can’t wait to go. I hope 2nd ACM Student Congress will be amazing. (ˆڡˆ)

Kisses

B.

Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31th March, 8:30pm

What is the Earth Hour?

This is a worldwide event that is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is held on the last Saturday of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. (°˛°   )

What is the climate change?

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions or the distribution of events around that average (e.g., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region or may occur across the whole Earth.

How can I know my Earth Hour?

You should enter the Earth Hour Official Website and follow the steps.

Find your country. ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

     

Choose it on the map. ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ

HERE is the Turkish website for the Earth Hour! It mentions about a surprise from the stars, when it gets dark. It only works in the dark, so visit this website at dark if you wonder the surprise. (「゚ ヮ゚)「

What will I do during the Earth Hour?

When the time is 8.30pm in your country, switch off all lights around you for 60 min. This is enough to send a powerful message for action on climate change.

The Earth is our home and everybody knows that there is nowhere to live. So, we should protect our home. Global warming is now the greatest threat we have ever faced. But we can make a difference if we act TOGETHER. <–(˘ ⌣ ˘)–><–(˘ ⌣ ˘)–><–(˘ ⌣ ˘)–>

Join Earth Hour. Switch off your lights for 60minutes on 31 March and stop global warming before it’s too late.

8.30pm Saturday March 31, 2012. Now, this is your time to make something better for us!

Did you see YOUTUBE? (◕ ¸ ◕)

Watch the Earth Hour 2012 Official Video and Turn off the Lights!

“Everyone has the power to change the world we live in.”

More powerful Saturdays! ٩(×⌣×)۶

Kisses,

B.

Little Travel Note

Hey guys,

I know there was a long time to share something because of my midterm week. (◕ ¸ ◕) Don’t worry! Everything is fine, I studied hard and I hope, I’ll pass my whole exams. \(`▽´)/ Never mind! Today, I want to share my little travel to “Gölcük National Park”. I and my friends went to there for picnic. I loved there and I didn’t want to come back to city because there was like a heaven. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ Believe in me!

The weather was cold but this beautiful view is changed by nothing. (~˘ ⌣ ˘)~

What a beautiful lake!!! (ノ^_^)ノ

Three beautiful things are in the same place.. I, my beautiful friend, Cansu & amazing forest view.

ƪ(◦ ‘  ⌣  ‘◦ )ʃ

I am a good photographer, hihihi..¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I told you, there was so cold.. brrr… (ɔ˘ ⌣ ˘(˘ ⌣ ˘ c)

In the end, I found my big love!  ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ  I’ll always love you, tree (っ˘з˘).
I know that you really envy me (「゚ ヮ゚)「. If you come to Turkey, you should visit Gölcük National Park. (¬‿¬)

Happy Sunday!

Kisses,

B.

Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

picake.. so delicious..(ˆڡˆ)

Welcome To The World Our Babygirl, Zehra! ♥

Hey everyone,

Today was really beautiful day for me because I and my friends visited our class friend, Ayşenur & her newborn babygirl who name is Zehra. \(^O^)/ She is so little and beautiful I have seen ever! Ayşenur is older than us and this is her first time to have a baby. Of course, this was my first time to visit of newborn baby, too. So, I was really excited. In our tradition, when there is a newborn baby, parents serve “lohusa şerbeti”, a plate of pies and baby candies. So, I drank lohusa şerbeti first. ~(˘⌣˘)~

This is a “lohusa şerbeti” & baby candies. ƪ(◦’⌣’◦ )ʃ

My first baby candiessss! I really love them & of course I’ll keep them. ƪ(˘⌣˘)┐ ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ ┌(˘⌣˘)ʃ

Really delicious.. Especially, red beet salad which was made by Ayşenur’s mother. yum yum yumm (ˆڡˆ)

And finallyy.. Our little & beautiful babygirl, Zehra, welcome to the world. I hope you have a beautiful life with your parent like your beautiful face. Don’t forget we’re your aunt at that time(ɔ˘⌣˘(˘⌣˘ c)

I can’t share her whole photograph because we believe in the evil eye. ( ˘ з˘ )

Kisses,

B.

Happy Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

The first national Women’s Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. In August 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen.

This year, Oxfam America is inviting people to celebrate inspiring women in their lives by sending a free International Women’s Day e-Card or honoring a woman whose efforts make a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty with Oxfam’s International Women’s Day award.

I want to say that Happy Women’s Day to all women who are beautiful, talent, smart all around the world. The world is beautiful because of you! ♥

source & for more info: en.wikipedia.com