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All Picks posted by Guel Riz
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Guel Riz
January 13, 2014
Boats against the current

My 60 Pages term comes to an end today and I look back with joy and sadness. Joy that I had the chance to be part of it for a short while and sadnees because I coulnd’t write as much as I wanted to write. When I started [more]

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Guel Riz
December 19, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 18, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 17, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 16, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 15, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 14, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 13, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 12, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 11, 2013
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Guel Riz

It’s this time of the year, for almost 30 years. Three decades and it always feels like the first time. The song and especially the video is ingrained in 40 western-european somethings. No matter what you listened to after the age of 14, even if it was hardcore, [more]

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Guel Riz
December 9, 2013
Long Gone

No matter what you think of there is already a song out there, it seems. I was thinking of last Saturday and the Thanksgiving dinner feast a good friend of mine threw and made like 12 friends very happy and thankful for the great food. It was the [more]

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Guel Riz
December 8, 2013
Conservatism kills Apendix

After I posted the last pick I found an article on The Independent Newspaper online: ‘From terrorist to tea with the queen’. The quote by Margaret Thatcher that I cited was a translation from german to english in my words. The term ‘Wolkenkuckucksheim’ I described as Lala Land, [more]

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Guel Riz
December 8, 2013
Conservatism kills

Three different topics which seemed to have no connections in the first place got linked to each other somehow in my head. It made me think loosely about Mandela, utter assholes, injustice, refugees from Syria in Istanbul, the responsibility of all of us to help somehow, dumb ass [more]

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Guel Riz
December 6, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 5, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 4, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 3, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 2, 2013
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Guel Riz
December 1, 2013
MORE IS MORE
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Guel Riz
November 30, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 29, 2013
Neither status nor a pager

While working on a new project today I somehow ended on a trip down memory lane/ extended stream of consciousness whilst thinking of communication back in the days and nowadays. Here we go: I started texting with one friend on Whatsapp in the morning, skyped with another then, [more]

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Guel Riz
November 28, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 27, 2013
Germany

Today a friend of mine here wrote me an SMS, telling me that I can now have the dual citizenship in Germany ( referring to the ongoing negotiations of CDU and SPD not to forget the CSU regarding the upcoming coalition and the negotiations about the dual citizenship). [more]

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Guel Riz
November 26, 2013
Fade to Grey

After having a maaahvellous weekend with lots of sunshine and happy tunes, a sunday dinner with lovely friends and way too many drinks and cigarettes, monday replied with an awful headache, the worst hangover and the absence of the sun. Awful day! Tuesday (today) and the upcoming Winter [more]

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Guel Riz
November 25, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 24, 2013
Funday

was a Sunday! The Sun made it my Day. Yes Yes Yes! The Sun- always the sun!  

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Guel Riz
November 23, 2013
Big City Lights

Looking for an apartment in Istanbul is a tricky thing. After having decided where to move to I am now contacting landlords and real estate agents and making appointments to visit the flats. It’s going to take a while for some reasons but every now and then I [more]

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Guel Riz
November 22, 2013
1993/1994

I saw this pic of River Phoenix today and it got me wandering from there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTp-gBfGVvU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpoqzt2EHaA Lollapalooza Festival 1994

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Guel Riz
November 21, 2013
The Medium is the Massage

or is it the message?! While researching, brainstorming, looking mainly in the internet ( and my brain) for new ideas to work into new concepts for my projects, this rather old but still relevant quote by Marshall McLuhan came across my mind. ( After being quoted for a [more]

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Guel Riz
November 20, 2013
Live

Istanbul as a city is vast, chaotic, energetic, ass-kicking at times and simply beautiful at others. What strikes me most is the energy which keeps people going. It can be immensely frustrating to live here when you have to travel every day 2 hours to get to work [more]

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Guel Riz
November 18, 2013
Lucky

Had a minor hangover and the most lovely day around town yesterday. Happy Happy to be enjoying a warm and sunny autumn!!

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Guel Riz
November 18, 2013
Seymour

From Seymour, an Introduction: “In this entre-nous spirit, then, old confidant, before we join the others, the grounded everywhere, including, I’m sure, the middle-aged hot-rodders who insist on zooming us to the moon, the Dharma Bums, the makers of cigarette filters for thinking men, the Beat and the [more]

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Guel Riz
November 17, 2013
CRAZY

After writing so romantically about my favorite Top 5 movies last night and thinking about which one to watch… I suddenly (ok, not that suddenly) found myself in the middle of the dancefloor of the hidden club called QUIT in the heart of Pera in Istanbul, chanting the [more]

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Guel Riz
November 16, 2013
Autumn

As the days are getting colder and lights are turned out round 5pm my desire to stay home and cuddle on my sofa become bigger and bigger. Listen to great music, knit my shawl for winter, watch a movie I’ve seen a hundred times again and again. Favorite [more]

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Guel Riz
November 15, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE

Today was a good day! The energy of this city kicks big time right now and with music all the way from morning till now it really made a fantastic day!! With no words left in my brain I let the music talk. Started the day with SOUL [more]

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Guel Riz
November 14, 2013
Pants in Parliament

Odd Title, true. (reminded me immediately of the Mel Brooks classic ‘Men in Tights’) But this is what I thought after I read an article on the DTN Website today about the next taboo which has been lifted in turkish parliament: A few days after the headscarf ban [more]

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Guel Riz
November 13, 2013
Friends

All good things start with good friends, good food, good drinks and lots to talk about. I presume that writing for this blog is going to be a good thing and so this started with a good friend, some tasty food and Raki. Imran and I met for [more]

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Guel Riz
November 11, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 10, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 9, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 8, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 7, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 6, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 5, 2013
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Guel Riz
November 4, 2013
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