Thursday, July 31, 2008


I’ve probably missed about 18 episodes of Noor. I could watch them all on YouTube but the thing is, I don’t really have the heart for it. My sister already filled me in with everything that happened. So let’s start from where I left it off from the last post. I think it was that Mohand and Noor have gotten back together and everything was good. But Mohand was trying to warn Noor from her partner because he clearly had a thing for her. Noor wouldn’t have it because they had her showing the goodie goodie person in the show because he was a really creepy guy. One time she and Mohand had set a date to meet up in a restaurant and so he sent he an SMS saying what time they’ll meet up. Noor left the office to get something so she left her mobile there, her partner was in her office getting some papers when he heard her mobile buzz so he opened the message and because he saw that it was from Mohand he deleted it. When Noor came back he told they had to go to the fabric factory to see the fabric they want. Of course he did that on purpose because he knew Mohand will be waiting for her and because the factory was like an hour away. So Mohand keeps waiting for her, but when she doesn’t show up he calls her up and asks where she is, and she tells him that he’s waiting for her. She told him she didn’t he was waiting for her, and then he told her that he sent her a message explaining when they’ll meet up. She told him she didn’t get anything, but he told her that the phone said that the message was delivered. Anyways he told her it was ok and he hung up.
Her partner was all innocent looking asking her what happened, and when she told him he was like ‘Oh it’s ok, it has happened to me before. I’ve sent message that weren’t delivered’
Now that was just one of the stuff he pulled off, but Noor didn’t believe Mohand. Anyways Noor and her partner had a business trip, they had a fashion show in a far away city from Istanbul. Mohand was planning to go after her without telling her so he calls the hotel and tells them to change Noor’s bedroom into a king-size-bed-bedroom. The hotel was full so they call Noor’s partner since they gave him a king-size-bed-bedroom and ask him if he could agree to change it into a single-bed-bedroom. He asked them why and they told him that Noor’s husband was coming. He agrees.

So they go and Mohand was going to follow them in his car but he got a call that made him cancel his plans. One of their company’s factories caught fire and a lot of people were hurt, and about two died. It was really hard for Mohand since he was trying to get the company back on its feet. And it was no accident. Noor’s partner made someone do it so that Mohand wouldn’t come after them.
After the fashion show, Noor was packing because a helicopter was waiting for them to take them back to Istanbul but some of the people at the fashion show used it and so they have to wait for the next day. She gets a call from the reception telling her that her partner was asking for her to come to the reception. She goes, and in that time her partner gets in her room and takes her mobile and he smashes it. After that he goes and talks to her and suggest since they have a day with nothing to do, they should go and see the city. Noor agrees and she goes to grab her purse thinking that her mobile was there. So they go and she wants to call Mohand to tell him that she’ll be arriving tomorrow and not today, so she looks for her mobile but she doesn’t find it. Her partner tells her that she probably left it at the hotel but she tells him that she is sure she put it in her purse, so she thinks that she lost it in the hotel. So her partner doesn’t want to take her back so he just pretends to call the hotel and he tells her that they told him they found it. And so Noor calls Mohand from her partner’s mobile and she tells him that her mobile was lost but her partner called the hotel and they found it.

It gets late so Noor tells her partner that they should head back to the hotel, but he tells her that they will but she should see a cave-house which was so beautiful. She agrees and he takes her in. It was really beautiful and Noor was just admiring the house when she felt her partner hold her and tells her that he loves her. She asks him what is he doing and that he should back off. But he doesn’t and when she keeps resisting he ties her up. And there you go, he just kidnapped her! Mohand was worried about her so he tries calling her partner several times but he doesn’t pick up so he calls the hotel asking whether they came back yet or not, so when they tell him that they haven’t he asks about Noor’s mobile which they supposedly found. The receptionist tells him that they didn’t find any mobile. So now Mohand is worried for real.
A day before Noor went on her business trip, she went to get a pregnancy test at the hospital because she felt that she was pregnant. She tells Mohand’s sister, Dana to go get the test results because she’ll be away on her trip. The next day Dana calls her telling her she’s pregnant!!! But they decide not to tell Mohand yet because she wanted it to be special. Now it’s a few days after that. Mean while, Noor’s partner’s ex-wife wants to see her daughter so she tries to call Noor because Noor once helped her see her daughter and she thought that Noor could maybe help her again. So when Noor doesn’t answer her cell phone she calls the house, and since Noor wasn’t around Mohand got the call. She told him she was the ex wife of Noor’s partner and that she was looking for her. Mohand thought that she could probably help him knowing more about Noor’s partner so asks her to come to the house. She does and tells him that Noor’s partner doesn’t let her see her daughter and how he’s a twisted person. It was enough to get Mohand extremely worried. He decides to go to Noor. When he tells his family, Dana can’t help telling Mohand that Noor’s pregnant. Now he has more than a reason to go. So he tries to find her but after a while he manages to go to the place he had her tied in, and he sees her necklace and her dress. Meanwhile back in Istanbul they’re trying to find any information about Noor’s partner and what they can find about what he’s planning to do with her. They find out that he wanted to take her to Paris. So Mohand goes to the nearest airport and he finds them there. He and Noor’s partner are armed so they get into a fight and Mohand gets a shot and Noor’s partner takes her and they leave. Noor was very much scared and now she she saw Mohand hurt, she tries to resist but she has no energy left. So Noor’s partner has arranged for a helicopter to come get them, but since they leave the pilot find Mohand shot and takes him to the hospital. Mohand is treated at the hospital and since he wanted to thank the person who rescued him he talks to the pilot and tells him ‘It was a miracle you were there’ but the pilot tells him that he was waiting for Noor’s partner because he to told him he needed to go with his wife somewhere but Mohand tells him that he was Noor’s husband and Noor’s partner had kidnapped her. They form a plan and the pilot calls Noor’s partner. Anyways Mohand gets in the helicopter and when it lands he gets out because Noor’s partner was waiting for the helicopter. They also get in a fight and this time Mohand’s gun gets thrown away and Noor’s partner had the better position and he was going to kill him until three bullets shot him in the chest. Noor shot him!

She just couldn’t have him kill the her husband. Anyways Mohand wanted to just leave with her but she begs him to help her take her partner to a hospital because she’s going to be a murderer if she didn’t do anything. She they take him. Anyways, he’s in a very critical condition. And they put Noor under trial. They take her to prison and her partner dies. But of course they release her because it was self-defense and since he had kidnapped her.

Things after that just starting hitting rock bottom. Even though they’re happy for a while considering the fact that they’re going to have a baby and everything. But when the baby girl is born everything starts hitting rock bottom. Noor’s only concern is the baby, and whenever Mohand suggests they go out she refuses. And to top it all, Nehal, Mohand’s ex-girlfriend, can walk now and Mohand gets her working in their company. Bana, Mohand’s cousin, sees how Mohand is spending a lot of time with Nehal so she talks to Noor about it and then she moves Nehal to another branch of their company. When Mohand hears of it he loses it! He gets drunk, because he’s had it with Noor, he thought she made Bana do it. So when Noor gets home he starts yelling at her and then leaves the house and goes to Nehal’s house. Nehal tries to kiss him but he backs off telling her he loves his wife. So he spends the night sleeping in his son’s room. When he goes home he tries to apologize to Noor. She asks him whether he spent the night at Nehal’s place, he says yes. She asks what happened. He tells her that Nehal kissed him and that he doesn’t remember what happened after that because he was so drunk! Oh my Good God! They just want to make things so complicated. Now Noor thinks that he cheated on her with Nehal. Anyways Mohand gets a house for Noor and she lives there with his mom and her daughter. He tries to apologize and stuff but she doesn’t give him a chance. One time he gets the whole family to stand out side her house, and he gets two musicians to play and when she gets out on the balcony. He says ‘Will you forgive me Noor? Please, I love you and I’m so sorry’. She just says ‘I can’t forgive you Mohand’
After that Mohand decides to just let her have her way because he’s so sick of having to apologize and running after her all the time. She doesn’t believe that he would just give up on her like that, so one time she receives flowers and goes to his office saying that he should stop trying but he says ‘Madam you are mistaken. I haven’t sent you anything, and I’m not trying to get back together with you.’ She just leaves the flowers on his desk and apologizes, but he notices a card on them so he tells her about it. That was a tough one for her.
And no one believes him when he says he’s just gonna give up on her because he loves her so much but now he’s trying to show the tough side and that I-don’t-care attitude so he got back with his old mates and one time they were out in a café and Noor was taking a walk with the baby and she sees him having a good time with his friends and just stares at him. He sees her and goes to talk to her, and just says hi and stuff, he doesn’t even play with his baby or introduce her to his friends. She leaves him and then goes to Dana and tells her about how Mohand treated her, but I mean the guy has a point, introduce her and say what ‘Hey guys, this is my wife but we’re getting a divorce.’ Plus even if he suggested that she meets his friends she would definitely not agree.
And one time they had a press conference announcing that Noor is now working for their company, Mohand was asked how is it working with his wife. Now Bana told Noor to act like she and Mohand are still together to protect the company’s image. But Mohand answers saying it’s ok because he and Noor have ended their marriage and they’ll be getting a divorce. Everyone was shocked, including Noor. But he had the right to do that. Honestly I never really liked Noor, and she’s a pain, having her the perfect person and the soo very nice. I mean she made Mohand go through some really tough stuff and now she deserves it that he’s had it. And she thinks that he doesn’t care to visit his daughter because he never came to visit her but the thing is he comes when she’s not home so that he won’t bother her since he’s giving her what she wants which is a space away from him.

Now one time Noor gets a call from Mohand’s grandfather telling her that he wants to see her for dinner. And Mohand gets the same call, so when Noor goes to the restaurant and sees Mohand she thinks it’s one of his tries to talk to her but he tells her that she’s completely mistaken and that he’s doing what she wants, he’s trying to stay away from her. They start to argue when their grandfather comes and he starts telling them how they should work out their issues and that they should think about their daughter and such. And then when they start arguing he gets angry and tells them to have some time apart and then they should sit together and decide whether to end this marriage or get back together.

Sorry for making it long but imagine if I had actually seen the whole 18 episodes how long this post would be. :P Anyways, it's getting kind of stupid, why can't Nehal just tell Noor that nothing happened? But of course that would be too easy or they could just make it that Noor wouldn't believe her. Anyways we'll see how it turns out soon enough.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My trip to Turkey

Heyyy I'm back from Turkey. It was AMAZING!! The bestest trip I've been to, I mean the country rules, the people are so nice and the weather is wonderful. You can't help falling in love with Turkey. So I'll try to tell you all about my trip. We stayed in Istanbul, which used to be the capital of Turkey but it's not anymore.

First things first, when we got out of the plane we simply knew we're going to love this place because of the weather. It wasn't disturbingly hot, or humid. It was just right. It even rained twice when we were there and one time we got soaked. But we experienced walking under the rain, I know that's something very normal for some of you but here we don't get that! And then there's the people, they're just so helpful and they can go with you all the way to where ever you want to go if you're lost. I mean the language wasn't a big difficulty. Turkish people don't speak English but you'll find a lot of them who talk Arabic. And Turkish isn't so hard to learn, throughout our 18 days stay in Istanbul we've managed to learn a bit Turkish and show off when we go to buy things. It was awesome. And that leads me to another thing, which is the shopping. My good God! Shopping in Istanbul is a must, the people there are so fashionable, I mean like really! And when you go to a mall or to a place with shops, you just can't not buy. The clothes there are amazing and you can get whatever you want with really good prices. I mean when you go there, you just bargin. If they say it's in 35 TL then you say I'll buy it for 10 TL, and you'll probably get the thing with 15 TL. It's amazing. My mom got us a kettle and a tray in 50 TL when the guy told her it was 180 TL!!! I mean that was pretty amazing.

Oh and people there are very social, and since we don't look Turkish they'll come talk to us and ask where we're from and stuff. We've had a few funny incidents there so I'll share them with you. First off, me and Huda were just walking looking at the shops, so one guy was sitting near where we were walking and he thought we were lost but when we told him we weren't he was like: Are you from Jamica? We're like 'Uh, no'. So if you've seen what we look like you'll know that we don't look Jamican, but I don't know what this guy was thinking. It was really hilarious. Most of the people there thought we were from Iran which is understandable. But Jamican? And another was like 'Are you French?'. I mean that's just really funny!

And we got more than 5 people asking us whether we're Muslim. We wear Hijab, and that indicates we're Muslims. And they funny part is that those who ask whether we're Muslims turn out to be Muslims themselves! But the incident which topped it all was when we were walking in the grand bazaar, which is a huge market with about 4000 shops and really amazing, and there was this guy sitting down and he said something like 'Ahhhhhh' very loudly when we were passing by so we like turned around and looked at him confused, so there comes this other guy who is probably his friend and says to him 'What are you an animal?' and then talks to us and says 'I'm sorry, he's not normal.' So we just shake it off and go on walking until the dude who said Ahhhh says 'I love you'. And we turn around and see him looking at us and we just keep walking but we laugh all the way out of the bazaar. Poor dude, he tells us he loves us and we just laugh at him! But that was sooooo hilarious...

Oh and the coolest thing ever was (ok it wasn't the coolest thing but from the coolest stuff because there were sooo many awesome stuff it's hard to choose the best thing) the fact that now we've been to Europe. Because you see Istanbul has two parts; the Asian part and the European part. We've stayed in the European part but we visited the Asian side as well. It's just really cool. I'VE BEEN TO EUROPE! NANANANA (Ok, allow me to be childishly excited :P ).

Coming to the transportation part, if you're in Istanbul, don't ever go to places in a taxi because it's very expensive. Instead you have a lot of options, the coolest way to move around the city has to be the tram. It's on the main road and it can take you to a lot of places and it's super cheap. Then you have the buses, which are also cheap but you have to know exactly which bus to take because there are tonnes of them, but if you ask anyone, they're surely going to help. And then we have the boats, they're so great. Like you enjoy the sea and they're very comfortable and very cheap. ;) We had a blast moving around Istanbul, sometimes when we didn't know where we're going to go, we just go on a boat and let it take us somewhere new.

Now going to Turkey just for site seeing is awesome, because there are just a lot of places to see. First off I'll take about the mosques. Most of them are from the Ottman era, and they're so beautiful. We have the Blue Mosque or it's called the Sultan Ahmet mosque. It has six minartes and from the inside it's huge. It's very beautiful:

And just across it there's the Ayasofia museum which used to be a mosque but they turned it into a museum. Actually they built it for St. Sofia and so it was a church and inside it you can see pictures of Jesus and Virgin Mary on the walls, but she converted into Islam so they turned it into a mosque and so you can see writings that say Allah and Mohammed on the walls which is just so very cool. I mean having things that represent both religions. It's a really beautiful building:

There's also a lot of other mosques we've been to and they're all so beautiful. Now we've been to this place called Thermal which is in a city named Yalova. Now Thermal is just a place for tourists. It has a lot of hot springs and the hot water that comes from them is very useful for the skin, the eyes, the stomach. Like each spring is useful for something. And there are a lot of trees, and the place there is just wonderful:

Then we've been on the telefrek (or however it's spelled) in Bursa. We went by the telefrek to the top of a mountain which is more than 1200m high. So the weather was chilly but it was just beautiful. And what's really cool is that the resturants there give you your own BBQ stuff so that you can grill meat and chicken, it was yummy. Here are some pictures:

And one of the coolest places we've been to is this place called Minia Turk, which is the world's largest city with miniatures of famous buildings in Turkey and there are some from other countries. It was really so cool, like there were places we couldn't go to in Istanbul or in Turkey because they were far so we saw exact miniatures:

So the trip ruled big time, and when we were there we were very much hoping to see Yahya (from a Turkish tv show called Snwat el daya3) or Mohand from Noor. Then it got to the point of wishing to see anyone from these two shows but well it didn't happen. So that's the only regret. But we're definitely planning on going there again sometime. Oh and Turkish guys are cute!! But we didn't hook up with anyone, I mean it's a little too early for that :P Just kidding!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Having read The Other Boleyn Girl just recently, I've been thinking a lot about ambition. The book is about the Boleyn family, and what they do to get a heir for the king from one of the their daughters. Even though the king is happily married, well happily as in the queen is a very nice lady who gave him a princess but can't give him a prince. Back in the 16th century, that's all that mattered.
Anyways the family exceeds all expectations and does the unthinkable. They get two of their daughters into the king's bed, one of them who was originally married and gives him a son and a daughter, but the king can't acknowledge them. The other makes herself very enchanting and makes the king annul his marriage to the queen in order to marry her. The one who becomes the queen is Anne, she is driven by her ambition.

I am talking about this book because the story has actually happened in England in the 16th century. Queen Anne, actually existed and I don't want to spoil the book for anyone because maybe someone wants to read it. But what I want to talk about is ambition. And how far it can make a person go to achieve their goals. Queen Anne's ambition was like no other, she did everything to conceive a heir for the king, and by everything I mean everything!
There are two extremes in ambition. Some ambitious people would do anything and everything to get what they want. And some of them would take nothing but what they want, so that when they don't get what they want they wouldn't take anything less, and so their life is void and they're leading an idle life waiting and hoping for their ambition to come alive.

I know very well, that in a lot of cases ambition can be such a beautiful thing that drives people to be better people, and achieve greatness. For me, I'm not a very ambitious person, and while I used to think it's a very bad thing since I don't know what I want, these days at times I am thankful because I want to be ambitious and understand that I need to get what I want in the right ways, and not make my ambition become an obsession.

A Cinerella Story

I've probably watched 'A Cinderella Story' a dozen times. So I thought I would post some of the funny quotes in the movie. There are a lot, and since I practically know the dialouge by heart it won't be so hard.

So let's get going with this first one which I think is really funny. We have Sam, and her evil twin stepsisters. One of them is the smart one, and the other is such a goof.

The evil stepsisters arrive at the car wash where the handsome Austin works because his father own the place, and their cars are very dirty. They did it so that they could have an excuse to go see Austin.

Sam: What did you like pay someone to get your cars so dirty?

The smart twin: Like what are you? The dirt police?

The goofy twin: Yeah, like excuse me Miss. Do you know how dirty your car is?

The smart twin: You should have stopped at the dirt police.

I just love that scene!! Now here are two scenes with Sam and her evil stepmother who has her working at the diner even though she needs to study and wants to go out with her friends.

First scene:

Sam: I was wondering if I could go to the Hallween Party at school.

The evil stepmother (Fiona): Listen honey, you're not very smart, and you're not very bright. Ohh, I'm so glad we had this talk!

Sam: Uh!

Second scene:

When Fiona finds out that Sam wants to go to Prinston she says: Look Sam, people go to school to get smarter, so that they can get a job. You already have a job, so it's like skipping a step or something.

I just love that movie, it's the best movie ever!!! If you haven't seen it, then you should definitely try to watch it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Of Gossip Girl and other TV shows

Gossip Girl is a really great show. When I started watching it, I thought it's going to be one of these tv shows about high class teenagers, and their dramatic life. Actually, come to think of it, it was exactly about that. But it just goes beyond you're wildest dreams. It's nothing I'd have imagined it to be. I have to thank my friend Victoria for introducing the show!! So thank you ViC!*
I can't wait for them to release the second season of the show. It's that awesome! I mean they have the most gorgeous cast ever, the most beautiful wardrobe ever. And the plot is just simply amazing! I have no idea how do they think of brilliant ideas to keep us watching. We got to the point of watching three episodes in one day. I would highly recommend anyone to watch it.

Now that we're done watching it, and The OC is done, there's not much tv shows. So I'm just doing my best to finish The Other Boleyn Girl, which I wouldn't recommend highly to be honest. Hopefully I'll get it done soon. :D

Other than that, life is standing still. Nothing important or interesting happening here. But since I'm talking about tv shows, I might as well ponder upon one last show, The Moment of Truth. It's a show where people are asked a series of questions and the show had them under a machine that detects lying. So the show seriously spills the dirt of some people, ruin their lives and the people are happy to go on and do whatever is takes to win half a million dollar. I mean it's a huge amount of money, but I just can't believe how people are, they are willing to ruin their marriage, or anything it takes to get the money. It's unbelievable. One person answered in positive when they asked her if she thought she should be married to her ex instead of her current husband. How is her husband to make things work after knowing that?
Anyways, it's their lives to live.
Just thought I'd let that out. Hope you're having a nice time watching tv. ;)