… And Erkan is 34.

Posted by on April 12th, 2010
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Erkan has spent 27 years as a student (5 primary school+7 secondary and high school+4 college+ 3 MA+ 8 Phd). He has been teaching for 8 years in various levels at university (not including a year of teaching English at a primary school), has been blogging for 5,5 years and his blog has been visited a little more than 850,000 times and it has 252 RSS subscribers, he has 326 twitter followers, he has 3 beloved siblings,  he has 1239 Facebook friends (but of course only a couple of’em are really close ones), and he has (only) three academic publications (so far). Erkan has voted 2516 movie and episode titles in IMDB. He has spent 157 days as a soldier, stayed in Houston, TX for three years. He was born in Trabzon, spent a year there then since 2 he has been living in Istanbul (excluding Houston years, that is 30 years). He has driven more than 30,000 kms in 4 years, he has 7-8 kilos he has to get rid of, he could do 20-25 push ups just after he left the service, he visited 5 European cities, visited 9 American cities, he has more than 100 items in his local newspaper collection, he is an academic advisor for 45 students, he has 134 students registered in his 4 courses. Anyway, fuck it, still single, i have decided: i am gonna drink to death alone in my favorite metal bar tonight. (But tomorrow night, i am going out with a selected group of friends. Not all desperate, no worries:)

17 Comments


  1. hakan

    yazıyı çevirip, bütünlüğü sağlayarak anlamak biraz zor oldu ama genel olarak çözdüm sanırım 🙂
    ne mutluki 3 kardeşinden biriyim..
    88’den bu yana abimsin ama akıl ehliyetini yeni yeni kazanmış biri olarak senin değerini anlamam aslında çok eskilere dayanmamakta.
    hakkaten çok güzel işler yaptın 34 yıla sığmayacak kadar.gurur duymakta ailen seninle..
    eminimki daha güzel yıllar daha da büyük işlerle seni beklemekte.
    iyki doğdun, iyki varsın..

    April 12th, 2010 at 15:35 (Reply)


  2. Sean Jeating

    Doğum günün kutlu olsun, Erkan!

    April 12th, 2010 at 16:01 (Reply)


  3. Claudia

    All the best, dear Erkan. Always.
    From Ontario, Canada.

    April 12th, 2010 at 16:17 (Reply)


  4. Bertus Pieters

    Apart from the statistics and in spite of the dark melancholy (which is a very special sort of happiness) i whish you many happy returns!

    Bertus

    April 12th, 2010 at 16:19 (Reply)


  5. Ed

    Well OK my friend……that little ditty was a great read. I thought you looked in your early thirties. Hell man, all three of my kids are older than your baby-faced years! Have a great day….get all fucked up….lots of shots…….enjoy pounding tunes til your ears bleed……some how sober up to face the next day…..BANG YOUR HEAD forever!!!

    April 12th, 2010 at 17:01 (Reply)


  6. admin

    Thank you my dear friends and brother Hakan. Nice to have real friends.

    April 12th, 2010 at 20:07 (Reply)


  7. özge özyılmaz

    herşeyi sayılar anlatmıyor neyse ki erkancım, yoksa mesela ben bi tek yukardaki rakamlardan bi tek facebook arkadaşların arasında bi tek bloguna giren binlerce insanlar arasında bitane olarak varım ama bizdeki erkanı anlatabilir mi rakamlar ha, sormak isterim sana 🙂

    April 12th, 2010 at 20:57 (Reply)


    • admin

      eheheh tabi ki rakamlar herşey deil. birşey yapıyorum burada ama hangi kavramı kullanmak gerek bilemedim:)

      April 18th, 2010 at 19:35 (Reply)


  8. Nurcan SAKA

    Okumayı yazmayı genelde öğretmenler öğretir ama ben ilk senden öğrendim. Sonra satranç oynamayı öğrettin bana. Kitapları tanıttın. Abilik denen şey tam da senin yaptığın bir şeydi aslında. Hem de fazlasıyla. Zaman geldi harçlık aldım senden, zaman geldi en gizli sırlarımı paylaştım. Teknolojiyle ilk senin sayende tanıştım. Bu geçen 34 yılda hep ilkleri yaşattın bize. Bir abiden çok, babalık yaptın çoğu kez. Seninle maceramız sen 5 yaşındayken başladı. Hep başarılı, hep lider, hep farklı olandın ailede. Kıskanç biri olmama rağmen kıskanmadım hiç, hep gurur duydum. Sevmeyi, saymayı da senle öğrenmiştim çünkü. Bundan sonraki her anın için sağında mutluluk solunda huzur olsun dilerim. Hayatıma anlam kattığın için bir kez daha teşekkürler abicim. İyiki doğdun…

    April 12th, 2010 at 22:31 (Reply)


    • admin

      oy canımcım, ben de gözlerinden öperim.

      April 18th, 2010 at 19:34 (Reply)


  9. Ferhat

    İşte bu yüzden idolüm! 🙂 Nice yıllar Hocam, umarım bu yıl aşk hayatınız hareketlenir, gerisi tam zaten 😀 Gelseydiniz bi çiğköfte partisiyle kutlardık hehe!

    April 13th, 2010 at 05:12 (Reply)


    • admin

      çiğ köfte olayını her zaman yapabiliriz. kafam bi yerine gelsin de! 🙂

      April 18th, 2010 at 19:33 (Reply)


  10. Joe

    Do you always refer to yourself in the 3rd person?

    April 13th, 2010 at 15:56 (Reply)


    • admin

      Yes, I do. Probably because of high level of self-reflexivity I am exposed to…

      April 18th, 2010 at 19:33 (Reply)


  11. Hans

    holy smokes! Forgot your birthday..(((
    I had around 6 birthdays this week, yuk, that was no excuse!!
    Happy Birthday Erkan
    Hans / Özlem!

    April 18th, 2010 at 09:29 (Reply)


    • admin

      that’s all right Hans. As you might have realized, i am not particularly happy with the fact that I was born:)

      April 18th, 2010 at 19:32 (Reply)

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