Tag Archives: etiquette

Bachelors, dudes and dağı: On respecting your elders…and reality TV


It may come as a surprise that M. and I watch a really trashy American reality television program each week. Namely, I say blushing, we watch programs from “The Bachelor” TV franchise. In this reality series, one man (The Bachelor) … Continue reading

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Şekerleme: On the work of both rest and cultural competence in Turkey


Well, this week has been a full and deep one, as I have contemplated both work – and a bit on rest as well. I have noted that there are differences in approaches to work between east and west, as … Continue reading

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Kenne, the Queen of Manners and Maintenance of Ladylike behavior – hits the rakı!


It’s a rare thing to see Kenne at a loss for words, but it did happen this summer, if you can imagine it. Kenne, as you may recall, is the puppet Queen in charge of Manners and the Maintenance of … Continue reading

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