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Erkan had an “encultured” Saturday

In Attractions: football, cinema, music, Erkan's habitus, istanbul on December 6, 2009 at 16:19

Started the day with brunch at La Mekan (I will definitely post about this place) with Can. It is just in walking distance to our apartment. To start the day there always makes me happy. It satisfies my quest for a good diner like I used to have in Houston. Then I moved to santralistanbul to my office and spent the day until evening there. Youth Studies Unit was having a hip hop workshop with high school kids, otherwise I haven’t seen any colleagues and I did hang out in my office alone. No one would complain of loud music. How nice. I got tired of longer hair and had an haircut in our campus hairdresser, now I am as if I have just come from the Service, then I had more coffee and did some more work and when it was around 8 pm as no body was left in the building, I began to feel self-pity and it was time to leave.

Then the second and more colorful part of my day began: Thanks to Çiğdem Buğdaycı, I first stopped by a small art galery in Cihangir: Çukurcumart. Not always but on some Saturdays there are Jam sessions there. We attended one yesterday. We were offered super quality wine, warm, cinnamon, juicy..

Here a few drawings exhibited in the gallery (more can be found in the Facebook page:
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İstanbul 2010 Video launched

In istanbul on December 6, 2009 at 11:33
Vodpod videos no longer available.

istanbul 2010 agency launched a new promotion campaign yesterday.

RPM Radar, Ajans Ultra, Dentsu Brussels Group collaborated in the latest promotion campaign… Good and critical info here.

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Another spring day in Istanbul in the middle of winter

In istanbul on December 2, 2009 at 15:00

I took these photos a few days ago when Istanbul was still under fog but spring like days continue and today is not an exception (for spring days but not for foggy days). My god, spring days bring such a pressure of unrealized potentialities and I better sit indoors and wait for the end of these beautiful days. Today is not different. Trying to have a super productive day at the office now while -still- I cannot help having some self-pity. I now start a new category: Istanbul news. A news round in chaotic bundle follows… Read the rest of this entry »