Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New Year Holiday!

After a week full of frustration and depression thanks to my boss's insensitivity and meanness, the New Year holiday is finally starting tomorrow! I cannot wait to get out of the office today! As I had to cancel our trip to Malaysia just 2 days before the departure and we ended throwing away a lot of money as cancellation fee :(( I was really blue for about a week but I am trying to forget everything in the gym. I will go to a yoga class and swim afterwards and meet a friend tonight whom I haven't seen for ages.

I am going to Mie tomorrow and I will try to relax taking a dip in the onsen and eating delicious Japanese New Year dishes and rice-cake-(my favorite):))

I am sorry for writing only depressing things only these days. This blog did not mean to be a blue and depressing one....

Happy New Year!!! Hope 2006 will be a great year for everybody and will bring you the things you want.:))

See you next year!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

uzuntu ve muz kabugu....

well, I eally wonder why I have the worst luck with bosses.

It is really amazing how I manage to find the weirdest bosses ever....

today I had to cancel my airplane ticket to Malaysia as my boss refused to let me take a few days off. I was really looking forward to seeing friends and sitting back on the beach there during the holidays.....

aghhh, life really sucks sometimes.......

Friday, December 16, 2005

feel like screaming

I went out for a walk in a park near the office and it was nice to get some fresh air and enjoy the winter (?) sun but still could not get rid of this stange feeling out of my chest....my heart beats faster than usual ( it is not because of anything romantic unfortunately) and it is bothering me a lot!

I don't know what it is . Hmm, it might be the translation job I am working on : it is about taxes!Fun, right?

ganbarimasu!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

hospitals,doctors, frustration, etc.

I have been suffering from a sore-back for months ( about 8 months actually) and I haven't been able to get rid of the pain anyhow. I have been really worried about it these days because I have done a little research on the Internet and what I have read only made me worry more so I paid another visit to an orthopedic hospital which is a famous one in the prefecture I live in. My doctor is a very funny and relaxed person but he really annoys me sometimes, especially when I am in pain and as a result, in a bad mood. I have had my spine's MRI taken before and at that time he did not take me seriously at all ( at least he seemed so) and prescribed me some painkillers and suggested rehabilitation and I have been continuing the exercises I was told to do since then although I quit taking pills. Instead I have been visiting this osteopathy doctor (he is really good at his job) but I am feeling well one week and next week I am in pain again. I am fed up with this vicious circle and my osteopathy doctor also freaked me out, so I went to see my doctor again. I had my lower back's MRI taken last week and yesterday I went to the hospital to get the results. Had this bad feeling and I was right unfortunately: My problem is hernia. Aghhhhhh..... Guess what? I was really sad when I heard this but my dear(!) doctor was sitting there smiling and joking around so I got really upset.
I could not help asking him if he was making fun of my problem because he giving funny( for him I guess) answers to my questions.
Anyway, I left the hospital frustrated and felt like crying but I didn't , well shed some tears, but very little. I went to the clinic to see my osteopathy doctor and he gave me a nice massage and he even managed to make e me laugh:)) Felt better after my physical therapy but I am still worried about this lower-back pain. Aghhh, why did this have to happen? well, I know the answer- working too much and pushing your limits doesn't help much I guess. Teaching 23 hrs. a week (had the busiest schedule at school), getting up at 5:30 and 4-hour-commute back and forth 6 days a week for 1.5 years was a bit too hard for me.....now I have to be patient and take my time to get rid of this back pain. :((

Friday, December 09, 2005

henna and turkish wedding ceremonies

yesterday, I mentioned a bit about the Turkish delegation of nurses visiting the city I work at. Tonight we are going to throw a welcome party for them and the delegation will be performing some cultural activities. I have overheard them talking and seems that they are planning to hold a brief "KINA GECESI" wow! it is a party held at the bride's place the night before the wedding where men and women have separate parties and they dance and eat and talk and have fun all night. It is like a bachelor's party but a bit different with more relatives and friends. I have heard that these days there is this nostalgia trend in Turkey so people tend to hold parties in the traditional style with traditional costumes. We will see:))never thought that I would see such a performance in Japan! surprise surprise:))I am looking forward to tonight! we are going to have FUN!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

a quick update- a bit long

Wow! it has been a while since I updated the blog. I have meant to write many times but just couldn’t organize my thoughts. After my short trip to Mie, I came back to Funabashi and a few days after the trip were full of joy and I was really rejuvenated but it lasted only a few days….

The weather was great for about two weeks so I enjoyed taking a walk during my lunch break. I took some beautiful pics of the autumn colors but haven’t uploaded them yet. Will post them here soon, hopefully.

We have a delegation from Turkey visiting this week, actually they came here on a JICA training program but I am not involved in the program because the Japanese-Turkish interpreter( who is Japanese) sent by JICA doesn’t want me to hear her speaking Turkish. Can you believe it? I think it is ridiculous but my bosses didn’t stand up for me and argue with her so I felt really offended. They really hurt my feelings but they have no idea why. I have tried talking to them but it seems that all my efforts are in vain so I have given up….I was really looking for this opportunity for a long time but well, shou ga nai ne ( it can’t be helped- one of the most popular expressions in Japan) so I am trying to forget all about this.

Other than a few catch- ups, I haven’t been up to much interesting stuff recently.One of the best things happened that I could meet and catch up with one of my friends ( dear N, whom I admire very much for her intelligence and kindness) which made me so happy. I have also been to the yoga and pilates classes at the fitness club for a few times . I am happy to start exercising again.:))

The holiday season is coming. It is hard to believe that the new year is about to start. Time flies here and it does scare me…..