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What is the best memory you have of a vacation trip? What made it special?

tristanandiseult3’s Profile PhotoMarie Curiosity
When I went to Turkey last summer. What made it special was that I didn’t go to Turkey in 8 years and really missed being able to travel there and seeing all the people I haven’t seen in such a long time. I went to a vacation place in Turkey where I didn’t have any access to service or wifi so I ended up spending the week either making use of the ocean or swimming in the indoor pool instead (but the pool wasn’t free like the ocean). It was nice for a change and it was a big change for me because I’m almost always on my phone and barely stay physically active in the US. I went without my family members to visit my grandparents so I didn’t have to worry about what the rest of my family wanted to do or disagreements on where to go next. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with everyone that my grandma knew of since it was a month long trip but, I’d do it all over again this summer if it were up to me.

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School is out for the summer. Are you parents excited?

FreshICYGirl’s Profile PhotoBe Yourself Always
My mom is looking forward to going on a vacation whereas my dad doesn’t have any plans to go anywhere at the moment. Us traveling as a family depends on whether or not my dad wants to go anywhere and he’s usually content with staying home. I’m happy that I get to take a break from classes and that my grandparents might come to visit us but that will be towards August if they do. Hopefully, I’ll be able to go to Turkey again like I did last year but it’s fine if I don’t go as long as I keep myself busy in the meantime.

At what age did you finally start feeling like an adult? What caused it?

tristanandiseult3’s Profile PhotoMarie Curiosity
I never felt like an adult and to this day, I still don’t. But a few months ago, I was suggested to agree on changing the dosage of the medication that I’m currently taking and they said that I don’t have to tell my parents about the change in dosage if I don’t want to because I’m an adult. I also somewhat felt like an adult when being on the plane alone to go to Turkey and visit my grandparents there. Those two instances kind of made me feel more independent since I had the option to make my own decisions without my parents being involved but usually, I feel like a kid, especially since I’m not working anywhere and still need a lot of guidance/help when it comes to completing my school assignments. I’m thinking that the age I get engaged, when I start working at a part time job, when my parents don’t have to remind me to be more responsible, and when I start looking after myself (by going to the gym, finding hobbies I can keep myself busy with, when I start driving more often, etc.), I think I’ll feel more like an adult.

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What is something you like to do this summer 🏖🏝🏞🏜

laxmikanth_cool’s Profile PhotoLax
I was planning on going to Turkey and staying there for two months but my grandparents are coming in August so I’m happy about that. Before that happens, it would be nice to go to Florida and stay there for a week, possibly hangout with my old friends if they actually invite me over to visit them this year, maybe visiting the zoo a few times since my mom plans on making us a member there, and going on rollercoasters. If it were up to me, I’d like to visit an island like Turks and Caicos and spend a lot of my time outdoors where there are empty grass fields that I could walk on all day and play volleyball with friends :)

Do you consider the jewelry in Netherlands to be a little different than the jewelry in the US in terms of price, looks or designs? I’m from Turkey so I find myself being fascinated by the jewelry every time I visit my grandparents there!!

I’ve never been to the U.S. so I cannot tell. 😅
Here in The Netherlands older women usually wear more colourful and bold jewelry (depending on their personality of course!)
Younger women also wear colourful jewelry sometimes, but mostly just silver, gold or rose gold.
Men sometimes wear bracelets or necklaces, but are mostly into watches.

Gimme a recipe for something you think you cook the best, baghair chuss maaray pls :)

Okay so this is my go to post workout meal whenever I don't feel like putting extra effects and I think it always comes out to be good.
"Take some bell peppers, cut the top off and remove seeds. Now in a separate pan add a pinch of olive oil/desi ghee(clarified butter) and stir fry some minced chicken(you can also go for fish or turkey or any other meat, I prefer white meat in a post workout meal so yeah) along with some salt, pepper, soya souce, honey, vinegar and a sauce of your choice, I usually go with sriracha or chilli garlic to spice things up. Now put all this mixture in the hollow bell peppers, top them with some parmesan cheese or low fat mozzarella and air fry it for twenty minutes. Don't forget to grease it with some olive oil to make it crispy.
And you can thank me later.

You looking forward to summer? You have any plans? ☀️⛱

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
I am looking forward to summer and was planning on going back to Turkey again but my grandparents might come to visit us as a family this summer so I’m not sure what will happen at this point. If I’ll stay in the US, I’ll probably go to the amusement park my family and I go to every summer, maybe visit Chicago and walk around the city, go to Florida and stay there for a week, and/or visit my friends in Texas.

What’s one place you’ve visited that you never want to return to?

AlienGlobe’s Profile PhotoAlienglobe
I wouldn’t say I’m completely against returning there but my mom, brother and I went to Izmir (somewhere in Turkey) with my grandparents and we stayed at the property of my grandpa’s brother’s vacation home. It was a bad experience because I wasn’t on antidepressants at the time and kept crying/complaining every so often while also being a hormonal teenager, I wasn’t a fan of the small house we stayed in, and I didn’t feel comfortable being around the sons of my grandpa’s brother since I saw them for the first time and just didn’t know how to act around them. However, I did like the ocean there and had mussels so it wasn’t completely bad 😋

When you meet someone new do you give them just your phone number? Or do you exchange emails, IG, Snap etc?

If I felt like we connected pretty quickly, I’d give them my number but it doesn’t always mean they’ll contact me. When I went to Turkey last summer, I was on the bus and this lady sat next to me and we had a nice conversation so she saved my number on her phone to keep in touch before she got off (or at least that’s what she made me believe). I never heard from her again.

Have you ever sent a shout out or a dedication on a radio station? I remember that when I was a kid, our local radio station had that thing where you could call in or send a text message, and they would read it. You could request to dedicate a song to someone, or send out a message to the listeners.

I had no idea such a thing even existed. I still find myself stuck in the past since I always listen to the songs I’d hear on the radio while I was in Turkey, songs that came out 8+ years ago. I’m pretty sure there are newer songs that I’d like but I just haven’t discovered them yet since my Spotify playlist always brings up the older songs and hardly ever introduces me to the newer ones.

Are you a person with diabetes?

No but when I was on a vacation in Turkey and staying with my grandparents, I checked my blood glucose levels and they were extremely high (indicating that I was most likely diabetic) and my grandma was seriously concerned about my health. But, when I returned back home, I took the blood glucose level test again and it came back slightly high but wasn’t at a point where I’d be considered diabetic so that was relieving to say the least. I should exercise and eat better which isn’t that difficult for me as I’ve done it in the past but since I don’t exercise regularly and usually don’t care about eating healthy anymore, it’s harder to do these days but it’s worth making small changes to be healthier.
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Пробовали четырехлетний коньяк Старый Кенигсберг?

Нет, я не пробовал четырехлетний коньяк Старый Кенигсберг, но мне доводилось наслаждаться американскими сортами, такими как Wild Turkey и Buffalo Trace, которые отличаются богатством вкуса и глубокой выдержкой
Бостон – 28 марта, UTC -4

Why do people call u lazy

My dad thinks I’m being lazy and he’s right about that sometimes but I think it’s most my depression that’s making me “lazy” since when I do feel motivated and have energy, I tend to make my own meals and finish the work I have to do. I was anything but lazy when I was in Turkey while walking from place to place so I think it depends on external factors and my mood overall.

Is it just me or does anyone find it suspicious if you choose to not eat cheese in anyway ? Can’t trust them

I don’t like just any kind/type of cheese there is. My favorite is mozzarella and the stick cheese that comes in packs. I normally don’t have cheddar and don’t really like it but I do remember liking it inside a turkey wrap that I used to buy from school every so often when I was in elementary and middle school.

Shout-out: where’s your go-to place to shop (whether it’s online or inside an actual store)?

J_A1996’s Profile PhotoJordan
I never do online shopping when it comes to clothes since I have to try them on first to see if they’ll fit so I don’t have to worry about returning them again but when it comes to jewelry, I’m fine with online shopping and I usually shop at Pandora or go to a jeweler in person. The last jeweler that I went to was in Turkey and I ended up getting a bracelet from there that I wear everyday now. For clothes, I like the brands LC Waikiki or Collin’s (which are both brands you can find in Turkey). My mom also gets me clothes from Costco sometimes and they’re usually good quality clothes that last me a long time.

Shout-out: who else is tired of winter? I can’t wait until the weather gets warmer.

J_A1996’s Profile PhotoJordan
I definitely need summer to come here soon because these four classes that can be hard to keep up with is exhausting and idk what I would do without receiving help from anyone as I’m not the most independent person there is out there. Hopefully I’ll get to go to Turkey again this summer but if my grandparents decide to come here instead, I wouldn’t be able to go. As exhausting as it was, I miss being active and walking from place to place in Turkey as well as speaking Turkish more often so I don’t completely end up forgetting my native language.

Would you ever like to save your lifetime memories in a microchip when you pass away? 🤓🤖

cometstrixxx’s Profile Photo✧˚Comet˚✦
If anyone is interested in watching my lifetime memories then yeah but as of now, I’m not really making memories and am instead spending my life chilling or working on my assignments in my room so I’d prefer that my life from 2020-2024 wouldn’t be recorded in the microchip since there isn’t anything “interesting” that’s been happening in my life for the past four years (except for the fact that I went to Turkey last summer). But, I’d love for there to be a recording of all the upsetting things people have said to me in the past to expose those people for the way they treated me. The microchip would also include those who showed signs of being a fake friend, signs that I most likely happened to miss but am slowly starting to realize were there all along while I tried my best to remain optimistic and ignored them.

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Do you like bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapenos?

I can’t have pork due to religious reasons but, I can have turkey and/or beef bacon. I just never had bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapeños tho. I’ve definitely heard of them so it’s nothing new to me :)
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Is it boomer-ish to complain that kids nowadays spend too much time on their phones instead of playing outside?

It’s not boomer-ish but just facing the reality of how kids are nowadays. I wouldn’t be able to imagine my life without being on my phone these days so I totally understand why kids are also hooked on electronics but I do think that if there are enough activities to keep kids busy, they wouldn’t feel the need to be on their phones as much. I remember when my phone didn’t work for a whole week while I was on a vacation in Turkey and staying at this resort but I did have access to the pool and ocean so I spent the whole day swimming and didn’t feel as bummed out about not being able to go on my phone.

Have you ever been stalked? 😨 What was your experience like?

cometstrixxx’s Profile Photo✧˚Comet˚✦
I’ve never been stalked to the point where I was worried for my life but I have caught the eye of my neighbor back when I lived in my hometown. We took the same bus home and he stopped where I got off and looked at me from a distance, as if he wanted to say something but couldn’t find the courage to say it. I wish I looked back and spoke to him that day, rather than incessantly knocking on the door to my house and trying to go inside ASAP. Also, another time I felt I was being stalked was when I was in Turkey and this guy was following me around and kept his eye on me while we were shopping with my grandma and friend. I thought he was cute and would’ve stopped to talk to him but I knew my grandma would tell my mom about it and my parents would be more reluctant to send me off to Turkey again if I pulled a move like that so I didn’t say anything to him. He eventually left when I was inside the store for a while as I was trying on new clothes since I couldn’t see him anywhere around after I was done shopping.

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What’s the most beautiful roads you have driven ??

grandmasterqtipp2’s Profile Photonicholas
When we crossed the bridge in Turkey while my grandma was driving my brother, my mom and I over it after picking me up from this 2 week camp that I was staying at when I went to Turkey 8+ years ago. It was beautiful at night, especially with the neon lights.

What's the best suggestion you've received from someone? 🤔

ManWithout1plan’s Profile PhotoManWithout1plan
My mom suggested I go to Turkey last summer so I decided to go. It was a good way for me to start being more active again since I had to walk for miles to reach a certain destination and I also took some time away from being on my phone as well because this resort that I was staying in for about a week there had no wifi and the service on my phone wasn’t working either.

Who was your favorite classmate? Or best friend in school or university or work mate?

ManWithout1plan’s Profile PhotoManWithout1plan
I had someone I considered a best friend in middle school (not sure if they considered me one as well tho) and we first started talking in art class. I also had another friend in 8th grade and we would have sleepovers every weekend. She went back to Turkey after finishing 8th grade and we only kept in touch online afterwards until she chose to completely cut ties with me over something I did online that she didn’t like. After middle school, I didn’t have a close friend anymore and kept to myself all throughout high school. Now, I only ever talk to online friends and don’t have any friends that I see in person or regularly anymore.

What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?

My grandma paying for some of the foods, jewelry, and clothes that I purchased from Turkey instead of always making me pay with the money that I received from my dad and brought with me to Turkey. She didn’t have to pay for anything but she still chose to, which meant a lot to me considering the fact that Turkey can be expensive. I feel guilty about her going out of her way to purchase things for me and me not paying her back in return :/

Favourite part of Christmas Dinner?

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Apart from gorging on turkey . . . .
~ laughing at the dessert menu . . . .
(Petro made the mistake of employing a plump Portuguese girl instead of his usual country-kin ~ she insists . . . )
Favourite part of Christmas Dinner

What is your traditional Christmas food? 🍗 🥩 🎄 🎅 🎁 🌰 😇

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Turkey & Ham, honey roast carrots & parsnips, goose fat roasties, croquettes and sprouts for those who like them 😂🤶🏻🎅🏼 I almost forgot the stuffing made with sausage meat 🥰

What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so? 💭

It would have to be when I went to Turkey this past summer break, since I don’t get out of the house much in the US. I was able to go to various places all in one day and spent one week out of a month long vacation in Turkey at a vacation rental place with a hot tub that had a nice ocean view and a pool to go to throughout the day. My phone wasn’t working as I had no service or access to wifi but I was too busy soaking in the sun to worry about that and a friend that I was staying with while on a vacation gave me her phone to use a few minutes everyday so it was all good 😊 the fact that I was active while in Turkey after not working out or swimming for the longest time reminded me of the days when I was more in shape and feeling better about myself overall. If I could do it all over again this summer, I would!!

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Te gusta mucho ask.fm ?

Since 2017 I had my first ask🍃 that was deleted because someone was jealous this year👌a year ago I used it to talk to the person from my old church 🍃the one with the tie also looks similar ✨ the one from that church I saw in person apart from everyone The days she spoke to me on ask as if it were the social network WhatsApp 💚 I also remember because at the beginning of meeting her anywhere she begged me to look for me on any social network, where I was also she followed me, later she wanted to have children, I'm referring to the year 2017, then I continued in that church until 2019 ✨everything I say is true I swear 😌 after I left he also begged me I like that ask looks like the Instagram of so many beautiful European women there are and they are in the newspaper 😚 they upload videos or poses 👌 I have already shown days or weeks ago ✨ on average there are 👼🍑 hundreds, in my first ask I had thousands of followers or coins each publication had coins there were publications in highlights that had 80,000 and it was also always top but someone is bothered or hurt jealousy that I show to my European Instagram followers and other things ✨but they are from Latin America who are jealous or 🇺🇸 since I hardly show them or I pay attention when they talk to me but I do love some of them it doesn't let me show some posts if only There were 4 posts from followers🍃 of the Dozens that I showed in highlights ask me like it✨ I always see that there are many from Turkey, Germany or 🇺🇸

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Did you eat leftovers today?

lnr87’s Profile Photospuʎ˥
I did! 😋
This thanksgiving my family went "semi" un-traditional and made ribs for Thanksgiving instead of turkey! They are mighty tasty 🤤
Also had green beans with bacon, mash potatoes, and Hawaiian rolls... 🤩
Did you eat leftovers today
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Do you ever think about people from your past whom you haven't seen in years? This song got me thinking about this girl who was my grandma's neighbor. Whenever I visited grandma, I'd hang out with her. She was around my age, and we'd listen to music on her iPod, lol. I wonder where she is now.

Yes, I still think about my peers from high school even though I haven’t seen them in years. I have some of them added on Snapchat and follow a few of them on Instagram so I know what some of them are up to these days but still feel the disconnect since we don’t talk to or see each other anymore. I’m just upset that none of them bothered to reach out to me despite saying hi to me when they’d see me at school and I myself have reached out to a few of them only to get blocked without an explanation. But sometimes, I also think about my childhood friends and what they’re up to these days since I haven’t seen some of them in 10+ years without any phone calls in between, especially my friend back when I was in second grade who went back to Turkey (where she’s originally from) after a year of staying in the US. She’s probably more fluent in Turkish than me at this point and maybe she lives a more “interesting” life than I do these days but I’m hoping that I’ll get to talk to her in the future (that is, if my mom still has her mom’s phone number/contact info).

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What do people usually have cranberry sauce with on thanksgiving? We as a family don’t use cranberry sauce that often so I was just wondering lol.

I am known to make a big mashed together mix of cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. I miss my mush. I haven’t been to a Christmas dinner in years. I’ll have it on thanksgiving/ my birthday too because my mother makes the same meal for both. There’s rarely ever been a thanksgiving at home though. They always go out and I haven’t gone in like a decade. But anyway, for people that eat meat, I am pretty sure they eat cranberry sauce with turkey.

To my American ask-friends. What does Thanksgiving mean to you? What are you celebrating? I am interested in personal perspective rather than generic definitions from Google.

Even though I have lived and grew up in the US, I’m still Turkish and Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Turkey but, we as a family still celebrate Thanksgiving sometimes by inviting Turkish friends and families over our house and we serve Turkey of course. To me, it’s just a time to contemplate on what the meaning of life is to me and to take a short break from school and focus more on bonding with people (which is amazing because I typically don’t spend much time with anyone irl and am almost always isolating myself from the world so it helps keep me grounded and more connected to other individuals). Even though the holiday is very brief, it still means a lot to me because without it, I probably wouldn’t have much of an opportunity to see others in person and the only time I would “socialize” is when I go to my in person classes and listen to lectures while being around peers but hardly ever talking to them.

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What is the worst thing you have eaten out of politeness? 🤢 😇

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Turkey with a side of rice. The food itself wasn’t gross and normally I’d enjoy eating that but how it was made ended up making the food taste really bad.

Have you ever traveled by plane ✈️ before

Maysboi74boss95659’s Profile Photo1_Enlighten_Soul
Yes, a couple of times and I happened to travel to Turkey once again this past summer break to visit my grandma and have a nice vacation. The one thing I don’t like about planes is that you can’t use your phone (at least in my case) and the movies that they have on the plane aren’t always ones I’m interested in watching but still watch regardless because I have to kill the time somehow. I can hardly go to sleep while I’m in a sitting position and feel pressure in my ears every so often, so it’s definitely not a comfortable experience for me 😅

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