Slice of Life

I've seen this place, in dreams.
but first, tea

but first, tea

Seeking a muse. Are you my muse?

"Solitude is the only peace"

Alone in Istanbul

It’s ok to be alone and to want to be alone.  To be alone wandering the streets of Istanbul.  To be alone in a cafe.  To be alone at home.  To be alone. 

There’s a certain comfort in that.  I quite like it.

It’s the little things.

It’s the little things.

Reading the classics.

Reading the classics.

Day 1

After landing in Istanbul from Toronto, I was absolutely exhausted. Didn’t sleep well on the airplane and it was really uncomfortable.

At one point of claiming my suitcase, I was just done. I asked about getting a taxi to Kadikoy, a central location near my current apartment, from the airport. Well, to be fair, I had a cheaper, more convenient option of taking the ferry near the airport across to the Asian side, Kadikoy. But I was just utterly exhausted that I took a taxi, settled on a deal with the driver…no taxi meter yay.

2 hrs and A LOT of traffic later, we finally arrived in Kadikoy. I jumped in an old favourite care/restaurant of mine, ordered up a Turkish coffee and met my friend not too long after.

In the taxi ride, I don’t know how many times I dosed in and out of sleep. Exhausted. That taxi driver had a lot of patience with the traffic and didn’t try to engage in minor conversations with me, bless him.

Day 2 just started. Woke up ripe and early at the first call to prayer, 5:15am. Couldn’t fall back asleep. Played some candy crush, finally crawled out of bed, showered, made my coffee, about to have breakfast and I’ll be heading to school to start some preparations for the year ahead.

Packing sucks.

#istanbul #turkey #packing #100lifechangingdays

"When all your desires are distilled you will cast just two votes: To love more and to be happy."
Hafiz (via alternative-health)
"When the mind is still, tranquil, not seeking any answer or solution even, neither resisting or avoiding, it is only then there can be regeneration, because only then is the mind capable of perceiving what is true, and it is the truth that liberates, not our effort to be free."
Krishnamurti (via alternative-health)
"All mankind’s troubles are caused by one single thing, which is their inability to sit quietly."
Blaise Pascal (via alternative-health)
"You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."
Hoppy O’Halloran, Angela’s Ashes  (via psych-facts)