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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • to be copied from a friend "typing stuff into computers a...
  • i'm an everlasting student, working on my phd at the moment
  • From Istanbul
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


my current mission is to finish my phd without giving into a dull life....


Ahh, well all the other fields should give an idea... On top of that I can say I'm very much a people's person; I love spending time with my friends and family,I love socialising and I'd probably die if I was left alone... These few days over xmas where everybody has gone home has already been challenging.


I would die happy if I died right now and I try to keep it that way...It doesn't mean I'm a free soul but I try to enjoy life as much as possible without being a pain for other people...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Well, I signed up only recently so I haven't contributed anything yet, except offering tea/coffee (need to ask my housemates for the couch business after holiday).. So let's say under construction at the moment


I was a member of a European student NGO, so we always had requests asking whether people could stay over or vice versa...The most enjoyable part is to be able to see things that you wouldn't find in a guide and understand a place beyond touristic spots. I remember we had a couple of stays in Bulgaria like that which was great because we also met the families...


Drinking, reading, procastinating, occasionally studying, ,surfing (sadly on internet), picture-taking, eating, travelling in presence of money and time, watching movies

  • coloring
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • surfing
  • sports
  • business
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

in no order what-so-ever, here are some examples:

Arcade Fire,RHCP, Antony and the Johnsons, Morcheeba,
Fujiya & Miyagi, Final Fantasy,Feist, Supergrass,
Sufjan Stevens, Architecture in Helsinki, Ilhan Ersahin & Wax Poetic, Beatles, Doors, James Brown, Bright Eyes, The Cure, Interpol, The Kinks,Lamb, Massive Attack, Portishead, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Royksopp

Ouff... will take several years to complete this list but here is the first contribution: all Tarantino
Pink Panther (old ones!), Dr.Strangelove
Fight Club
Fifth Element, Leon, Wasabi, Subway
The Godfather(s)
Category RomCom: Addicted to Love, French Kiss, When Harry Met Sally, Bridget Jones
Category Brit: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Snatch, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Category ouch: Schindler's List, American History X
Category silly but true: Zoolander, Jaws, Police Academy
Oldies Goldies: Modern Times
Animation: Finding Nemo, Ice Age, Chicken Run, Team America

Amores Perros, Utopia-Nobody is Perfect in the Perfect Country, Black Cat White Cat, Time of the Gypsies, Underground, No Man's Land, Little Miss Sunshine

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

d'oh! this is a depressing question as I don't have A landmark event. I'm sure I did a lot of stuff which was amazing for myself but these are rather small stuff. The last one I remember was the color of sky outside my window a couple of days ago which made me go "woooa, I like living here". that kind of stuff...I'm easily amused! :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Ahh, I'm really an unskilled person in terms of "teaching". Can't play an instrument, can't paint, not particularly good at a certain sport.. I can talk about my thesis but I don't think that's interesting. I can't teach anything but I can share experiences which you always learn a lot from...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom

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