Monday, November 24, 2008

Of hope, love, and teachers...

Today is Teacher's Day in Turkey. I would like to use this opportunity to thank all my teachers, and professors for helping me shaping my world view, understanding, and personality. The teacher-student relation is one of the most delicious and important aspects of the human experience, in fact perhaps one of its defining charachteristics.

Each year we would celebrate this day in school, and I would spend the festivities listening to Queen on my walkman - I was not conscious of the importance of the day yet- praising the memory of Freddie Mercury, who died on 1991 this day. He was not a teacher, but his voice takes me in a delightful journey in another defining dimension of human experience, music. Here is Queen, with Teo Torriate, the only song in Japanese I can sing:

This weekend was out of this world. 3 days with my love, to be crowned with a 2-0 victory over Eskisehirspor, which brought tears in my eyes, just like this fellow "galera" in the stadium:


thuan said...

so you sing that song in karaoke do you

Ahmet C. Toker said...

i sing:

dylan - like a rolling stone
queen - killer queen
ramones - kkk took my baby away
blur - charmless man


thuan said...

billy joel (longest time)
any creedence clearwater revival
coolio (gangsta paradise)

and i try to sam cooke but im not black enough

thuan said...

(its the soul)

siyahbeyaz said...

anne ve babalarında en onemlı ogretmenlerden oldugunu dusunuyorumşbende tum ogretmenler ve ogretenlere tesekkur ediyorum.