Friday, 25 December 2015

Annual Tree Genocide & the Head of the (New) Year


Even though I do not celebrate X-Mas... I do appreciate the hidden worshipping of a Tree.
On both parental sides my forefathers did this ages ago, though not because of Jesus, mind you. :)

This is the second time our Family will go through 'Yılbaşı' (lit. Head of the Year [New Year Festivities)] without our beloved Father.

Divination will be done...
Nuts and Chocolate will be consumed.
Bellies will be laden with yummy turkish, traditional Dinner.
Everything cleaned and shiny at home.
Everyone looks and behaves prim and proper.
No fights and arguments from sundown of New Year's Eve until sundown of the New Year's Day.

All in the hopes of a peaceful, lucky and prosper Year to come.
The way you behave around New Year's Eve, is the kind this upcoming Year will be for you and your loved Ones.

I will be back in 13 Days.
I wish you all lovely Holidays, lots of Presents and a Happy New Year 2016.

Yours,
 Nokta
Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Tumblr Tuesday XXVIII

Sometimes you see a house or building in general and think... "It must take a lot of effort to keep this old thing together!?" But then again it looks so beautiful, that you become just a tad jealous of how special it looks. I've seen a few homes like that in Real Life & always enjoy seeing more online... hopefully you like them, too. ;)
(Links are, again, below each of the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr & for Crediting of course.)





My favourites Houses are the really old ones from the Ottoman Era. Sometimes I ask myself, how they still stand... but at the same time I am glad they do. ;)

What's your thought? Ripe for a teardown or worth the effort to save them? -'Cause you know the charm of them and all...

Yours,
 Nokta

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Weird Word Wednesdays VII

Hygge
hü · ghae
cosiness
(n.) The fact, that you have it nice and comfortable together.
A simple kind of cosiness.


It is getting colder and you like it more cosy!?
This word, in my humble opinion, is the epitome of cosiness and everything that is part of it.
The Danes have it right! :)
(Though Hygge is not really translatable per se.)

You know, how you just want to sit down and feel happy, enjoy that which is dear to you and just be?
Have 'your' people with you and share that special feeling... with something warm to drink and a few candles? -That's hygge... (or at least, that's what our neighbour country Denmark 'tells' us)

What about you? Ever felt that way?

Yours, 
 Nokta

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tumblr Tuesday XXVII

I have always had a thing for Asia when it comes to Sports in general. And the Asanas from Yoga, if carried out right, are not just rewarding for the body, but also a beauty to behold for the observer.
Of course some see Yoga as a hyped 'sport' only in the Western World. But it really depends on who practices it... ;)
Most people only know the Downward Dog or Warrior poses. Let's change that & feast on some Eye-Candy.
(As always Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)






I only do some of the easier Āsanas, due to my medical condition, but I like how it feels.
What about you? Do you do yoga, or is it just a hype to you?
Which Pose/Asana is your favourite? ;)
Let me know

Yours, 
 Nokta

P.S.: One more, with a Yogini Kitty trying out some Pose... ;)

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