- 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.
- 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.
- 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 😂)
- 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.
- 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 😂
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- List someone you know and describe them in five words.
Independent, friendly, bossy, outgoing, lazy
Our cat 😺
- 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!