Archive for July, 2010

Dimmed Blur

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Features

The sky was gray, with light gales blowing around, and with clouds hovering, threatening to bring down a monstrous, torrential rains. As i looked at the window, my friends were downloading every single thing that they can think of, and there was a ominous silence inside my heart, despite the noise outside.

Another day has ended. And yet, i learned nothing, except another harrowing first in my life in Istanbul.

Sometimes, i really wonder what brought me here.

WHAT REALLY brought me here?

Did opportunity lured me here?

Did the perks led me here?

Or was it for different reasons altogether?

I believe that i came here to learn something.

What was it? I don’t know either. But i believe in my heart that one day, although it may be painful, i would be able to change my perspectives in life, to broaden them, to widen them, to straighten them, to crystallize them…

In the meanwhile, i will try and try and try to pass blogs and articles!!!



Do celebrities (i.e. soccer players, singers, etc.) earn more than they should? Of course, they do. One dosen’t need to spend hours researching to find out. In fact ,all that one needs to do is to watch TV or read the sports page of a newspaper, and you can easily imagine how much they earn! As a matter of fact, their earnings reach millions of dollars on TV appearances alone! For example, Tiger Woods, currently the world’s highest earning athlete, earns over 90 million dollars per year, according to Sports Illustrated magazine, in which 70 million came from endorsements, while the rest came from his salary and winnings!

The point is, it doesn’t really matter at all whether one earns much or not, but what matters is that how they earn and spend it once it comes into their hands. As public figures, they must also show moral and social accountability to the millions who watch them on TV. History has shown repeatedly what happens to those personalities who don’t pay attention to these matters.

After all, at the end of the day, it’s up to us whether they stay in their “A-game” or not. Everyone knows very well that if no one watches them, they will be out of business. If they want to do so, then they can start by spending their enormous income in a productive way that benefits everyone.

By: Earl Carlo Guevarra

A1 Turkish Language Student

TOMER, FUSEM, Fatih University

SiNGlE Post

Posted: July 29, 2010 in Introductions

I’m Earl Carlo Guevarra, 17 years of age, also known as “Ilhan Özdemir” here in İstanbul. I’m currently studying right now in Fatih University’s Continuous Education Centre.

I am just one of those people who would like to have a decent life, but a lot of things in my life are simply inexplicable.

It’s very hard to keep a personal blog.

Well, so much for that! I’m happy to be here.

I hope you will really like this one!

Wish you all the best!