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Goodbye Campus Life..

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“Sometimes goodbye is a second chance…” I really love this song which is right and tells
everything in my mind. I said goodbye to my university campus this week. I don’t like valediction, never ever! There was not enough words to say at that time while I was my best place of the campus, this corner…

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I don’t know how many kilometers did I walk around boundaries of campus. Alone or with lots of friends? How many times did I pass near by this pool?

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Here is my motivation pool. When I tired of studying, I sit one of bench and thought…

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Wish tree, please make me happy!…
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Can you see me? I am a little girl in a huge campus.. It reminds “Englishman In New York” to me.

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In this photograph, I guess I tried to get to class in time.. Hurry up B!!!

And lots of things more…

I’ll never forget all of them and remember with a good memories of my campus life… Now I can take a step to beginning of my new life. Moreover, I’ll have a first job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck..

Hope you all had a happy and restful holiday!

Kisses,

B.

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Officially Graduated? Really!

p.s. I am really sorry about posting late because of flu. And I want to dedicate it to loving memory of my grandfather.. I miss you…

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My grandfather always said that “If you want something with your whole soul and heart, you always get a best result ever. So, you never stop to believe in yourself!”

He couldn’t see my success, because I lost him 8 months ago but I can feel that he is watching me and proud of me. I believe that he was right about his quote. I really wanted to graduate from university. I was forced into waiting extra one more semester for graduate and now, I was officially graduated with honour degree on January 16, 2013.
Ok ok.. I cannot see any dramatic words anymore. Let’s celebrate it! ٩(×⌣×)۶

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Keep calm and graduate this year! Come on! Somebody tells me who can keep calm
in last semester of college? ƪ(◦ ‘ ⌣ ‘ ◦ )ʃ

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I am grad student. Any objection? ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

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Nihahaha, I grabed my diploma in the end. It’s mine, mine, MINE!!! ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ

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BTO is one of best team ever, I have! Love you guys and miss you too. (๏̯͡๏ )


My girls killed me with their love. I was content with them. We need more girls in software area! Come on girls, you can be best software developer ever!!! (ˆڡˆ)

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Let me introduce to future engineers, diplomats, designers, lawyer, geneticits, manager which  are us. \(^O^)/

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One more pose is not enough.. ( ء˘з˘)

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Caps are flying. ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ

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Victory is mine.. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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BTO (Bilkent University Information Office) is our family, because we are guide students.Our slogans “Once guide, forever guide!” I’ll miss my all tours and prospecitive students. (  ˘з˘)

I feel happy and sad at the same time and I know that  I cannot describe how does it feel. I am hopeful, expect lots of things from life but uncertinaty scare me sometimes. I’ll get my diploma on February and attend the graduation ceremony this summer, if I don’t die. ヘ(^_^ヘ)

I hear that you celebrate me from all around world. I just want to say “THANK YOU” to stay with me during my all advantures..♥ So.. KEEP GOING because JUST STARTED! ƪ(˘ ⌣ ˘)┐ ƪ(˘ ⌣ ˘)ʃ ┌(˘ ⌣ ˘)ʃ

Love & Kisses,

B.

When Finals Come, Graduation Would Be Dream…

Hello guys,
Every end of semester, the finals visit us again. I know that we are unable to escape from our fate. That’s my final finals, because I am expecting to graduate on February 2013, hopefully. (˘˛˘!)

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I don’t know how is your finals period in your college, but in my, we call it “umbrella situation”. You got it! ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

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At this time, I have one more final which will be next wednesday, is Networking Principles and Applications. Trying to motive yourself is so hard at that time, because when finals time comes, I do lots of junk things without studying. Thus, I prefer that studying college’s library or computer lab with my friends. Study study harrrrdddd!!! ( •͡˘˛˘ •͡)

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I and my friend took a break and watched this beautiful view with cup of coffee but you’re right today was very cold and snowy day! (~˘ ⌣ ˘)~ I hope that I can go home without any accident before last final. God, please save me!

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View of my studies of Database Management Systems course which I sit of this final exam last wednesday. Oww God, What was a hard exam which we sweated over it during 3 hours! (๏̯͡๏ )

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I feel something behind me, tells “you cannot graduate, nihahahaha!!” (◕ ¸ ◕) Although I am afraid sometimes but I know that I can do this. \(^O^)/

So, wish me luck for this fight.

Love,

B.

After Party of Informatics 2012

Fiyuuu…

Finally, the end of conference..

The same night, the excitement of doing something now, We’re in the premiere of conference. Come back to JW Marriott and Noww.. Time to have fun!!  ٩(×⌣×)۶


Tonightttt… We are younggg… \(^O^)/


I love this team!!☜(゚ヮ゚☜) Working with you is a pride, guys. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ


with member of board of Informatics Association of Turkey Youth Working Group. (ˆڡˆ)


…but we are more beautiful in a very nice environment. (^ ⌣ ^)


This is my favorite photo of the night. ƪ(♥o♥)ʃ


AND.. Mission is completed successfully, the glory of our. \(^O^)/

At the end of the night we left wonderful memories from the hotel and I felt happy to be a member of this team one more time. ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)

Kisses,

B.

Informatics 2012, 29th National Informatics Conference

Hey guys,

Is a weird smile on my face when I look in statistics. That’s why sometimes I’m angry to me because I cannot update more. I hope you know that I’m graduating this semester. Exams were not hard enough dealing with projects such as the completion. So, Managing my time is so hard at this period of time. Whatever.. I want to mention about good things from my life.

There is a conference which is organized by Informatics Association of Turkey. You know I am a vice chairman of Informatics Association of Turkey Youth Working Group. Although the association members attended the 29th National Informatics Conference in JW Marriott Hotels Ankara last friday. We had a great time together. 4 session organized and participated as a speaker in them. Yes, of course I am. ☜(゚ヮ゚☜)


Welcome to 29th National Informatics Conference. (^ ⌣ ^)


OMG! I am a speaker with experts!! I feel nervous. (๏̯͡๏ )


Here I am.. hehehe ٩(× ⌣ ×)۶


8 people sharing the same platform with the computer world for being successful was so excited.

In this presentation I attended as a speaker talked about the things that will help them to young people about their future.


I’m happy to do my presentation the first major successful. I was proud of myself. (ˆڡˆ)


And finally I got my first certificate of appreciation. \(^O^)/


My friends didn’t leave me alone, they are from my students chapter which  I was a chairman last year. (ˆڡˆ)

Other presentations were also successfully. We’re tried but happy to success.

To meet my next event.. Take care..

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.

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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.

Remember A Real Holiday..

Hey everyone,

You know that today, I didn’t go to my college because of bad air condition which means snow holiday today. I woke up a snowy day again and I remembered my real holiday last summer. I found some photograph from my last summer vacation in Ephesus and Didyma/ Turkey :) I chose some of them in my collection.

p.s. All photos are taken by my camera. :D

Apollon Tample, Didyma/Aydin/Turkey

Also called DIDYMI, or BRANCHIDAE, ancient sanctuary and seat of an oracle of Apollo, located south of Miletus in modern Turkey. Before being plundered and burned by the Persians (c. 494 BC), the sanctuary was in the charge of the Branchids, a priestly caste named after Branchus, a favorite youth of Apollo. After Alexander the Great conquered Miletus (334), the oracle was re sanctified; the city administered the cult, annually electing a prophet. About 300 BC the Milesians began to build a new temple, intended to be the largest in the Greek world. The annual festival held there, the Didymeia, became Panhellenic in the beginning of the 2nd century BC. Excavations made between 1905 and 1930 revealed all of the uncompleted new temple and some carved pieces of the earlier temple and statues.

Symbol of Temple, Apollon Temple, Didyma/Aydin/Turkey

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Medusa head at Apollon Temple, Didyma/Aydın/Turkey

MEDUSA MYTH

The gorgon, in Greek mythology, is a female monster, or most commonly known as a Gorgo. These creatures were favorite subjects in art, being horrific, yet pungently humorous at the same time. The most famous of the Gorgons was Medusa.

A Gorgon head was most feared, as evidenced in the Odyssey, where Odysseus fears a Gorgon head might confront him if he stayed too close to Hades. The fear people had of the Gorgo was based on early poetry depicting these female creatures as furiously spirited with serpents writhing on their heads and piercing eyes that could turn a mortal to stone.

The three Gorgon sisters were daughters of ancient Sea Gods, Ceto and Phorcys. Two, Stheno and Eluryah were immortal, but the third, Medusa was not. She had been a female of absolute beauty, mostly her long, silky hair. She bragged at being more beautiful than the Goddess Athena, and one day, while in her temple, she was ravished by the Sea God Neptune. Athena was outraged by this and turned Medusa into the Gorgon she became famous for being. She turned her beautiful hair into snakes and let it be that she could no longer see the handsome men who came to court her, as they would instantly be turned to stone if they looked into her eyes.

Perseus, in trying to rescue his mother Danae from King Polydectes, was challenged to retrieve the head of Medusa. He was able to do so with the help of Athena and Hermes. Perseus was given a shield of reflection and a curved sword to remove her head. The blood of a Gorgon was said to be all powerful. It could be a lethal poison or hold magical powers, as it was used to grant Erichthonius the power to reanimate the dead. When Medusa was dying, she sprang forth from her blood the winged horse Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor, who later became the King of Iberia. While fleeing the other two Gorgons, Perseus used the helmet of Hermes which made him invisible and allowed him to escape unharmed.

Ovid and other poets told of the beauty of Medusa before she took on the characteristics of the Gorgon. In fact, Medusa was a very likable character, until her transformation. She bragged of her beauty but she was sought after by many suitors. The wrath of Athena was typical of the Gods in punishing Greeks who did not lavish or respect their ways. After the death of Medusa, Perseus was said to bring her head to Athena after having used it in battle to defeat his enemies. Athena cast the head into her shield and there it remained.

The Gorgon has been depicted in artwork throughout archaic Greece. Shields bore a Medusa head in order to fight off evil spirits. Doorways had Gorgon plaques above the archways to prevent evil from entering the homes. The Gorgon face, or gorgoneion, is similar to many other cultures’ icons to ward off the spirits.

Though the Gorgons were not numerous throughout Greek art and literature, their presence was well noted. Many modern pieces of literature and art reflect a knowledge of Medusa and the metaphor of the Gorgon. It has been written that if you brag of your beauty, you will reflect like that of Medusa. So, is this a lesson to be learned from the Greek scholars, or a myth that has channeled through history to entertain yet another generation of beauties? It might be left to question, since we never quite know when we may invite the wrath of those ancient Gods.

Apollon Temple, Didyma/Aydin/Turkey

Ephesus/Selcuk/Turkey

Ancient shoes, Ephesus/Selcuk/Turkey

The Curetes Street (Kudretler Caddesi), Ephesus/Selcuk/Turkey

The Curetes Street (in antiquity, the Embolos) running through the valley depression between the two city mountains as the former Processional Way, does not follow the orthogonal street grid of the Hellenistic-Roman city. The 210m long main boulevard was prestigiously equipped with porticoes and marbie paving in the early Imperial period.

Domitian Square (Domitian Meydanı) Ephesus/Selcuk

The ‘Rhodian Peristyle’ and The Prytaneum (‘Rodos Tipi Peristil’ ve Prytaneion), Ephesus/Selcuk

The courtyard, lying to the west of the Bouleuterion and enclosed on all three sides corresponds to the type of the ‘Rhodian Peristyle’ with its elevated columnar architecture at the east. An Altar or two smaller temples were located on a raised podium to the west side. The sacred quarter, probably built in the Austan period (27 B.C.-A.D. 14), was dedicated to the deified Caesar and Goddess Roma or Artemis and Emperor Augustus.

Japanese Tourists, Ephesus/Selcuk/Turkey

Ephesus/Selcuk/Turkey

p.s. All photos are taken by my camera. :)