Yedinci Kogustaki Mucize

OK, I’ve finally seen this unique Turkish film!

When it came out, there was a hype and everybody was talking about it, saying how good it was, how they’ve cried and how they got heartfelt by it… And so I said to myself, “maybe your expectations are too high, so it’s better to wait”… And that’s what I did…

And so, like so many things in our life, it was a bit forgotten…

But yesterday I’ve had time, and I was searching for a movie to watch, on a Friday night, in confinement… And surprise, surprise, the film found me, because it resonated in my head and I went to search for it!

Truth be told, it’s all people were saying and much more… The actors were splendid, pitch perfect performance for Aras Bulut Iynemli, Celile Toyon Uysal and most of the cast…

And the story is overwhelming, heartfelt, intense, raw, sad, happy… So many adjectives and not as many as I can remember… You really, really, really have to watch it!

The landscapes are amazing, the soundtrack is so cute… Sigh!

Words are not enough, viewing it and feeling it, it’s the best way to truly understand this moving story!


Did you knew?

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People who ride roller coasters are more likely to have a blood clot in the brain.
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People with blue eyes see better in the darkness.
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Money is not made of paper, but of cotton.
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A small amount of alcohol in a scorpion will make it go crazy instantly and sting itself to death.
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Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
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A huge underground river flows under the Nile, with six times more water than the upstream.

The USA uses 29% of the world’s gasoline and 33% of the world’s electricity

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Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear 700 times.
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The animal responsible for most human deaths worldwide is the mosquito.
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Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
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We exercise at least 30 muscles when we smile.
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Our nose is our personal air conditioning system: it heats cold air, cools hot air and filters out impurities.
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Our brain is more complex than the most powerful computer and has more than 100 billion nerve cells.
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When a person dies, hearing is usually the first sense to be lost.
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German shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dogs.
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The eye pupil expands 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasant.
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The sound you hear when you snap your fingers is actually the sound of bubbles of nitrogen gas exploding.
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The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It absorbs oxygen directly from the air.
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It cost $ 7 million to build the Titanic and $ 200 million to make a film about it.

Doors of the World

Prague Siroka 96
Prague, Czech Republic
Dragon Door at Krumlov House, Czechia
Brewery street in Prague
Art Nouveau – Maison ‘aux Grenouilles – Bielsko Biała – Pologne
Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Portal of the Monastery of Batalha, Batalha, Leiria, Portugal
Jeronimos monastery Lisbon – Portugal
Gdansk , Poland
Art Nouveau Door – Krakow, Poland
Gdansk, Poland
Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Art Deco Door – Ystad, Sweden
Helsinki , Finland
Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s more than a piece of wood-jaw drops.
Viking Door, Stockholm, Sweden
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Art Nouveau door-Berlin
Hamburg , Germany
Art Nouveau in Brussels
Den Haag, Holland
Canterbury. England  built in 1647
Wirksworth, England
Dublin, Ireland
Louvre door, Paris
Paris at 29 Avenue a few steps from the Eiffel Tower
ANGELS GUARD THEE. Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Venice, Italy
Naples, Italy
Pistoia, Italy
La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Barcelona ,  Roger de Llúria 010
Barcelona – Tapioles 012
Art nouveau door, casa Reus, Spain
Milan, Italy
Blue Door, Venice, Italy
Crete, Greece
Beyazıt, Istanbul
Art Nouveau door in Istanbul, Turkey
Balat, Istanbul
Green Door Istanbul
Kabardinka, Russia
Kremlin of Ryaza, Russian
Dacha carved doors, Russia
Door in Russia
Staraya Ladoga, Russia
Doors in Rostov, Russia
Khiva, Uzbekistan
Tatarstan, Russia
Shanghai, China
China Wrought Iron, Iron Door …
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Blue door in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath Stupa), Kathmandu, Nepal
Bali, the Asian Art Museum
Royal door, Bangkok,
Sing Buri, Thailand
Putrajaya Malaysia
Persian entrance
Intricate Door, Jerusalem, Israel
In Israel there is a city of blue-doors and a history touching upon some of the greatest Jewish mystical schools.
Jaffa, İsrail
Cairo, Egypt
There are big doors and small doors. Wisdom is knowing which one to take, when. In Tunis, Tunisia
Dogon people of Mali
Dogon door, Mali
Africa , Dogon door, Mali
Taroudant, Morocco
Fez, Morocco
Yoruba people of northern Ekiti Region of Nigeria
Harbel, Liberia
Bell Tower Door Westminster School Atlanta GA
Main Door, Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Puebla, Mexico
Medellin Colombia.
Havana, Cuba

Based from the PowerPoint: by Superman Tedja

Oh mom, is school far?

The children of Gulu, in China, need to walk for 5 hours along the side of cliffs, on a trail that in some places does not exceed 50 centimetres in width, in order to reach their school.
Children from the village of Zhangguying in China, to go to school, climb wooden stairs without any protection.
Children and their relatives use an ice path to reach the Zanskar boarding school in the Indian Himalayas.
Male and female students cross a ruined suspension bridge in Lebrak, Indonesia
Children forced to go to school through a steel cable suspended more than 800 meters above the Rio Negro in Colombia
Riau’s children in Indonesia go to school by canoe.
A crossing over the molded roots of giant trees next to Mawsynram, the rainiest village in the world.
A girl going to school on the back of a buffalo in Myanmar (Burma).
A tuk-tuk, a 3-wheel vehicle, picks up and drives students in Beldanga, India.
A father and his daughter cross a broken bridge under the snow in Dujiangyan in China’s Sichuan province.
Young students traveling on the roof of a boat in Pangururan, Indonesia.
Young girls pass on a board perched on a 16th century wall in Sri Lanka.
A cart loaded with students in Delhi, India.
Young girls cross a river on a bamboo raft in the village of Cilangkap in Indonesia.
Children and adults using a path of more than 200 km through the mountains to reach the boarding school in Pili, China.
Students crossing a river holding a rope in Padang, on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
Children crossing a river over inner tubes in Rizal, Philippines.
We congratulate the work of the photographers for these magnificent photos and we are fascinated by the courage shown by these children who risk their lives to reach the banks of the School.
Were you not impressed with these young students prepared for everything so they can quench their thirst for learning?
Fantastic isn’t it?
But in Portugal parents often do not support that their children have to walk 100m on foot !!! …

Translation: LOPSI

Taken from the PowerPoint made by Fernando Pires, which can be found at: