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An Alien in America

September 25, 2009

I watched the first episode of the American drama called “aliens in america” ..

Hey, don’t get offensive just because it’s American. Who am i telling that?! I said with first glance the very same thing u said, Here we go with another Go Go Go American series .. This is what we call “prejudice”, right? In the end, it was fun.

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Yeap, here is the story: “High schooler Justin Tolchuck (Dan Byrd) is a sensitive, lanky 16-year-old just trying to fit in at his high school in Medora, Wisconsin. He lives with his well-meaning mom Franny (Amy Pietz) who just wants him to be “cool” and fit in, entrepreneur dad Gary (Scott Patterson) who is very laid back, and his newly popular younger sister Claire (Lindsey Shaw), who tries to raise her popularity in school. When the school guidance counselor, Mr. Matthews (Christopher B. Duncan) convinces the family to take in an international student, they accept him with the expectation that he will be a good-looking European student that will make Justin popular. Although initially dismayed when Raja Musharraf (Adhir Kalyan), a 16-year-old Muslim boy from Pakistan turns up instead, they soon warm up to him and although their cultures are different, Justin and Raja form an unlikely friendship that might allow them to get past the social nightmare of high school.

It’s one fun comedy I’ve seen lately. Yeah, it’s sometimes out of edge from a real Muslim life, but also makes you say “better than nothing, right?” .. And I don’t know if the general scenario changes as the episodes keep coming. So, i’m only talking about the beginning.

I’m thinking about Turkish dramas and .. eiikk, totally gross! I never watch any of them. Well, only the “Geniş Aile” maybe, because the leading character is way so fun =) ..

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And there is such a thing that, our neighboor countries do always watch Turkish dramas and think that we’re actually like that. Well, come on! We’re not. We live in some normal, real world. Not one with full of regrets, alcohol, so easygoing relationships between men and women.
Hmmm … hmmm … dammit, ok, this doesn’t sound right to me either. Unfortunately there is a very big population in Turkey that leads a life mentioned above. What can I say? We’re one really secular, democratic, modern (!) country Sarcastic_Clap_emoticon

I wish it made things good. I really do. But it doesn’t. Things are getting worse day by day. The high school kids nowaday I see when going to school .. they’re not in good shapes. They’re losing somethings somewhere. Deep inside. All along the road.

It’s not like we can’t change anything. Just like Gandhi said: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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8 Comments
  1. an interesting perspective u got there… ummm maybe not!

    “It’s not like (WE) can’t change anything. Just like Gandhi said: Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

    Well actually real problem is: Who WE Are ? Of course people can change things…. we r the ones doin good and bad things after all. Bur for a wise person, to meaning of his/her existence or whatsever, needs an outstanding MIND. a true powerful and even holy mind, a human mind. a unique gift from creator(Creator means= Allah for me ATM, no offense please).

    We have mind this is why we r human right ? so why im saying all this useless stuff ? cause We r not using our minds…. but but?? im student im knowin so many things.. or im succesfull company worker.. but but…. im im…. But for What ? Im judgin myself right here: Use ur mind please!

    Quran not a story book… Read, interprete with our present day and present environment AND UNDERSTAND please…

    İf we cant use our minds, we cant know who we r, we cant change ourself and as a result we can change notin…. just simple yet powerful NOTIN…

  2. Yeap.
    And i know it’s pretty easy to say things like “do it, why not, change yourself for God’s sake” .. but it actually needs a strong mind which not so many people have nowadays. But it’s not like we can’t. Even if we don’t feel like it, it’s enough just to know that it’s the right thing, then we have to try our bests on this road. We simply can’t give up. That’s what Gandhi meant to say, I guess. Don’t think like”come on, will i save the world on my own?” .. if every oneother sweeps his/her house’s front, then the world would be an heaven.

    I understand you -although you spoke very philosophic over there =s- and i agree with you. Just like Nasreddin Hodja said, only the one who actually fell off a donkey understands how it feels to fall off a donkey. That’s my life-long philosophy. Because it’s true. Just like I don’t understand what it means to be hungry now, but i did understand it as i was fasting not more than a week ago.

    We really don’t “think”. When i have spare money, i waste it in a very spoiled way and if i have to buy dental stuff then i keep it, penny pinch.

  3. i know i know…. im talkin too much… but its not my fault ok ? im still afected last album of MUSE, damn its so good, u should listen too.

    Uprising my favorite single atm, well check this video, : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAP5Sr3R638

    i hope u can acces to utube, ur smart girl rigt? so its not a big deal to acces utube for u. :) (btw sorry for my rude behaviour)

  4. Konuya uyumlu olmuş şarkı =) .. hissederek mi yazıyorlar sözleri yoksa punk rock dediğin böyle olur diye mi acaba.

    Youtube’a girişte sorun yok artık sanırım bildiğim kadarıyla. Eskiden wordpress’e giriş için çekiyordum o dns çilesini =s ..

    Kaba bi davranışını görmedim ayrıca. Nacizane siteme renk kattığın için teşekkür ederim =) .. ben kendi kendime yazıp çiziyordum. Arkadaşlarımın da ingilizce’yle araları iyi olmadığı ve ben ingilizce yazmakta kararlı olduğum için .. faydası olmadı değil cidden. Yazılardan birine yorum yazan Amerikalı Enrique Bava amca ilen Barbara teyzeye İstanbul – Anadolu yakası turu yaptırdım türkiye’ye geldiklerinde =) .. evrensel dil, şapka çıkarıyorum.

  5. Muse un solisti gitaristi piyanisti ve aynı zamanda söz yazarı olan Matthew Bellamy, sözleri nasıl yazdığını bilmediğini içinden taştıklarını, açıkcası nasıl yazdığınıda hiç öğrenmek istemediğini söylüyor, sebebide öğrenirse bunu kaybedecek olmaktan korkuyor olması imiş. Adamın müziğe başlama sebebide ilginç, uyuşturucu batağına düşmemek için müzik yapmaya balamışlar…

    Albümü tedarik et bir şekilde, indir diyemiyorum illegal bir görüntü çizmeyeyim blogu’unda :)

    Uprising
    The Resistance (aynı zamanda albümünde adı)
    Undisclosed Desire
    Bu 3 lü favorilerim.

    ah unutmadan, hiçde nacizane olmayan ve bence gayet kaliteli içerik ürettiğin sitene benim gibi birisi hangi rengi katmış cidden merak ediyorum, ama madem sen nezaket tanrıçası olmakta ısrarlısın öylesyse o zevk bana ait, sen yaz ben renklendiririm :) (Rezilliğin bu kadarı)

    Sıkıcı ve nadiren boş olan zaman dilimlerinde yorgun zihnimi besleyecek şeyler ürettiğin için asıl ben teşekkür ederim. Şimdi izninle sahile gidip kız kulesinin karşısına geçip dünyanın geri kalanını hiç umursamadan kahve içmek istiyorum. (Kahve olmasaydı ne yapardık değil mi ? Allah’ın en büyük nimetlerinden biri benim için) ja ne.

  6. Sağlığa zararlı olduğu için içmiyorum kahve ( :shock ..: ) ama bi üsküdar hacıoğlu bi de kızkulesi’nin karşısında oturmak güzeldir.

    Lübnan’lı bi abiye 1 saattir ayazağa’dan sultanahmet’e nasıl gidebileceğini anlatamamak İstanbul’un tek eksiği olsa gerek. Tabi ya da benim eksiğim =s

  7. Şekersiz ve kremasız bir fincan monarch dan daha güzel ne olabilir ki ? Hele yanında birazda bitter chocolate :) Sağlığa zararlıymış hıh :P çekin ellerinizi kahvemden bakiiimm.

  8. Afiyet olsun (:

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