what i've been up to recently
-following the news in my country
-studying for the statistics exam
sometimes all at once.
i express my opinions on the situation in turkey from my twitter account - most of the time in turkish though. sorry! some of my non turkish friends have been complaining, saying the stuff that i post on facebook about the riots and the government is in turkish most of the time. i try to post stuff in english as well but as sad as it is, there are people who don't get what's going on in turkey. so i'm giving them priority. don't know if things that i post help but it just drives me crazy when i see people write stuff like the riots are about "external powers" trying to destroy our country. oh and the lies. the turkish mainstream media is full of it. i think these riots and turkish media's reactions have been really eye opening for us. we all learnt to criticize what they have been feeding us.
speaking of media, they started a witch hunt on social media now. since they cannot control social media like they control the mainstream media (they are working on a law about that though), they started coming to people's homes and arresting them for "posting things that are meant to provoke and frighten the public". who is frightening and provoking the public; the government and the police or the people who write about what they are doing?! they are doing what they know best and shooting the hell out of the messenger. it's sad. it's really sad.
here is a video with english subtitles that summarizes the protests, the reactions of the PM and the police.
man i miss being able to talk about something else. so let me.
statistics... i would rather watch commercials instead of studying statistics. i'm not joking. but it helps that my flatmate and her boyfriend are going to do the same exam. we can just lose it altogether when we've had enough of the studying (or commercial watching).
the internship is going great, i'm learning a lot. they allow me to play psychologist and make counseling sessions with people, which doesn't happen very often if you are a psychology student at the university. then again it's only fair, because i already have a bachelor's degree in psychology (which they don't recognize as a degree) and i'm actually doing further studies here. i'm almost 30 and still studying to get a master's degree and thanks to this internship, i feel like i'm good for something. i feel like i can help people, instead of memorizing theories or calculating stuff that i don't give a shit about. my internship is over next week, but i am going to to another internship next semester. well, that's the plan. hmm. i should seriously start applying.