This time, I am going to answer some questions about me! I was encouraged into this by beingreal . Thanks, Aieshi! If you want to read her own post, go ahead and read it here.

Now, mine:

  1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

Nicknames are not a thing in Turkey, so I don’t have any and I prefer my name to nicknames.

But there was one a few friends used in my high-school. So, my name is Betül, right (original, with an ü). A friend accidentally called me Tütük in class and it became my name for the rest of my high-school years (s probably about 2 years). There is no meaning in this, just some sound similarities. Both have the ü sound.

  1. What do you do when you can’t sleep at night?

Honestly, I don’t think I ever could not sleep. I might be feeling my downest but somehow my sleeping does not get affected by this. 💤 In fact, I suffer from the opposite problem. I sleep right away and sometimes I want to think a bit in bed before I sleep, but oh well.

  1. Do people consider you as talkative or quiet?

Hmm, I really don’t know. I think I am talkative with people I am closer with and in topics I am interested in. With my family, for example, I am definitely very talkative (in fact my brother is subject to my long hours of speech. He suffers from this the most 😂)

  1. What makes you cry?

Anger, for sure. I need to cry when I am angry, which is kinda annoying because I cannot argue properly. Sometimes, I cry when I am sad as well.

  1. What is your guilty pleasure?

Oh so many of them. I am going to mention one I did not mention anywhere else. I have been obsessed with celebrity news since my childhood. That might be the only ‘news’ that I read daily 😂

  1. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage in it head on?

Probably avoid, though I might get right in it if I feel strong enough about it. First, I don’t like conflicts. Second, I don’t like extremes, so I always try to think from the other person’s perspective. So, I am usually unable to take very strong stance in many things because of that. That could be the academic in me, trying to be objective or logical. Who knows.

  1. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few close friends?

Both. I like hanging out with people, but I also need a few close friends. I think we need different types of friends.

  1. What is your all-time favorite town or city?

Hmm, I am going to go with Istanbul on this one. The only city in the world that has land in two different continents (Europe and Asia). You guys should definitely go there! I lived there for seven years before I moved to the US. Definitely a recommend for a visit (to live there is a different topic. HINT: I don’t suggest living there).

  1. What is your favorite song?

Uptown funk (Mart Ronson, Bruno Mars), internationally. speaking But I am obsessed with many Turkish rock songs. That is my favorite genre. I will probably make a post about this soon.

  1. You can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question. Who would you select and what would your question be?

I don’t know, honestly. For me, past is past. Whatever they did, they did it.

  1. List someone you know and describe them in five words.

Independent, friendly, bossy, outgoing, lazy

Guess who?

Our cat 😺

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Ah, the award definitely goes to unwashed dishes 😤


If you guys want to answer these questions, get right into it. I would like to learn about you all too!