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WineGirl

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  1. Speaking as a single female from the west of the west - California, USA - I can tell you that the only stigma comes from the family because society treats us the same as any other person. Our money spends just as well as a married person's money does. Conan, I'm sorry you're going through this. Maybe your neighbor will come around, and maybe he won't. But live your life being the best person you can be, and if he misses out on getting got know you, it's his loss.
  2. Saed, do you have an instagram account? I'd love to follow your pictures - especially if they're as pretty as these are.
  3. I hadn't heard of numbeo.com before Ken, thanks. It's interesting to see the cost of living difference between Los Angeles and Antalya - eye opening
  4. Loving the man with the bow tie... he's adorable
  5. Sometimes I like my tea with milk, sometimes not. I do love honey in my tea always. I am an American, born, raised and still living here. I have friends from all walks of life. My parents aren't originally from America, they came here, by choice, from other countries - NONE of which border my country. They met a couple of years later, and here I am. As an American, I have the right to agree with my government, and the right to disagree with them. I also have the right to voice my displeasure and to sing their praises publicly should I desire to do either of those actions. I have the right to make things better for myself and those around me. I am "free" to associate myself with people from varying religions, varying colors, with varying cultural backgrounds and I do so without judgement. It is disheartening to me when I read some of this political posts on this forum where there are people so obviously upset with the USA that they consistently bash it, but I respect your right to do so. Where reading some comments hurts my personal feelings, I choose not to comment (until now) because I LOVE Turkey as well, and I would love to believe that there are people in Turkey, regardless of where their country of origin is, that would embrace an American such as myself - flaws and all - without prejudging me because I am an American, from the land of the free. I appreciate AcademyLin's post because it addresses the definition of freedom, rather than that of a country. We aren't perfect, I will be the FIRST one to tell you that. But please, before judging another's country's imperfections, please stop and consider that we are all members of the same human race who are trying to make today a little better than yesterday. This is this American's Turkey-loving $0.02 worth.
  6. I'm sorry that he hasn't contacted you, UngureanuElena, that is extremely stressful. At least you are able to speak with his family, that's a good sign. I'm sure that he'll be in contact when he is able. Keep your spirits high, stay positive, and things will work out the way they are meant to.
  7. Hi HisCanadian, I'm not Turkish, nor a man, (I'm an American Woman from Sunny Southern California) BUT I guess I'm not sure how nationality would really make a difference. Call me naive, but I would imagine that it would depend on your man and his family and their personal views. I also imagine that it depends on the plans you both set out together and where your respective families fit into that plan. Have you asked your Man? He's probably the best person to offer insight as to how his family would react to your marriage, and the level of importance they place on others' opinions. Wishing you the best of luck, and I am also learning how to make Turkish meals -- delicious, aren't they?
  8. Ash - Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you and Tugrul and may your life be full of laughter, love and understanding. Thank you for sharing your story with us as you do give women hope. I'm so happy for you both! Xoxoxo...
  9. Hi MohamedAly - are you asking because you have a specific Turkish girl in mind? Or are you asking in general? If there's a specific girl in mind, why not just ask her?
  10. How exciting! I do not know the customs, but I'm sure if you are respectful, courteous and mindful of her parents, you will do just fine. Remember to breathe. Good luck!
  11. Yes, it does, thanks Ken! I've been doing the research on this end, but I want to make sure I know what the process is on the other end as well. Based on all that I've read, it looks like my friend shouldn't have too much trouble getting a nonimmigrant visa to visit the US for a vacation.
  12. thomasarm, I'm curious as to if you've learned anything new, if you wouldn't mind sharing with me as I find myself in a very similar situation. Feel free to message me privately if you're more comfortable with that. Ken - if the person (Turkish) has been at their job for almost 10 years and is in management, do you think that would help their chances in getting a tourist visa for the US?
  13. Thank you for the video post YabanciGirl - I'll be traveling later this year and this certainly made me raise an eyebrow.
  14. It is unfortunate that your relationship has to sustain these obstacles. I wish you the very best of luck Moni85.
  15. Ash, Thank you for keep us updated. I really wish you and Turgul the best. I know long distance relationships are tough and that the transition is even tougher. I'm sure that there will be many more tests on your relationship and I sincerely hope that you both continue to talk things through and work things out. In the end, your relationship will be stronger for it. Hugs...
  16. Seems like you would be the only person qualified to answer that question for yourself Marian12. Best of luck to you.
  17. Congratulations Colette, I wish you and your beloved much happiness
  18. PnWesterner - If I may suggest, stop trying to justify your anger towards her to her. Be the bigger person. It's difficult, believe me, but the truth is that women talk. You work with her, and unfortunately you will get a reputation at work and then you'll find yourself needing to defend your actions. You can get through this. Just tolerate her during the day. Address her professionally when necessary and keep your personal life away from her. The best revenge is going to be when she wonders what is going on with your life and she won't have access to the information or the knowledge. Eventually it will eat at her and she'll lose sleep over it. But until then, you're actually empowering her by your actions - don't give her that power. Semper - seriously? you went the "find a lovely blondie" route? She won't care -- US brunettes usually don't give blondes a second thought when they're used as an attempt to make us jealous. Just my .02
  19. I'm sorry things didn't work out PnWesterner, but in this case, it seems like the relationship was doomed to fail at some point. It bites that there is tension, and that she isn't strong enough to stand on her own - but maybe her moving back home will ease any tension you're feeling at work as well and allow for you to move on to a healthier relationship with someone where there is mutual respect. Best of luck to you
  20. Have you tried using translate.google.com? Maybe it can help? just a thought, good luck to you...
  21. I understand that Naomi Campbell has a pretty lavish home in Gibraltar.... and I also understand that Gibraltar is very pretty. Other than that, I don't know much about it, good luck to you
  22. Lorena, I'm sure it will be difficult. My advise is to use this time to reconnect with yourself. Keep yourself busy with friends, read a good book (maybe a few of them), keep a journal, start a new project, anything to keep your mind busy. 1 month without communication can seem like forever, but the time will pass if you are productive with it. Best of luck to you..
  23. another method, I found online and am about to try on my kettle is: "Start by quarter-filling the kettle with vinegar or lemon juice and leave for an hour. Then, leaving in the acid, top up the kettle with water and boil it. Pour away the boiled water before it cools, then rinse out the kettle with several changes of cold water to remove any traces of vinegar or lemon juice (not a good taste with coffee)" from: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/aug/23/how-to-remove-limescale
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