Elizabeth Futral andLucy Shelton,
Sopranos Margo Garrett,
Piano Paul Michael Valley,
Narrator Andrea Miller and Francesca Romo,
Dancers Jonathan Estabrooks,
Visual Production and Design Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

PHILIP LASSER Nicolette et Aucassin: A Medieval Chantefable (sung fable)
*PHILIP LASSER Les Visages de l’Amour
FAURE La Chanson d’Eve, Op. 95
POULENC Calligrammes
POULENC CDEBUSSY Harmonie du soir
DEBUSSY Le jets d’eau
DEBUSSY Le balcon

*World Premiere

Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Free tickets available beginning at the Juilliard Box Office.



"I'm not looking for a woman I can live with - I'm in search of a woman I can't live without!"

This is one of the cheap eats in New York. If you like all sorts of Asian food (Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese/Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan, Vietnamese to name a few) this is the place to go and have a quick lunch or dinner on a dime.

Bu New York'un ucuz sayilacak restaurantlarindan biri. Eger uzakdogu mutfagini seviyorsaniz (Asya, guneydogu, cin, japon/sushi, tay, vietnam vs..) bu gidilecek yerlerden biri, hem oglen hem de aksam yemekleri icin...

37 Union sq W
New York, NY 10003
(212) 627-7172
Get directions


I rise by Maya Angelou

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise

Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise

I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise

Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


Little Wonders

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"

T.S. Eliot

Little Wonders

The place is called "Love is the Message" located in Jersey City. We hosted a baby shower for a friend and I could not help but take photos of their exhibition. Enjoy!

Love is the Message
140 Newark Av, Jersey City, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07302

Resimlerini gordugunuz yer, Jersey City'de bulunan "Love is the Message" isimli cafe'ye ait. Orada bir arkadasimizin yeni dogacak bebegi icin duzenledigimiz davet icin hazirlanirken, serginin resmini cekmeden duramadim. Keyifli izlemeler!


Apartment Therapy!

Look whose apartment is at Apartment Therapy's website, today!!

Bilin bakalim bugun
Apartman Terapisi'nin websitesinde kimin evi var!


U.S. citizenship question and answers

1. What are the colors of our flag?
1. Red, white, and blue

2. How many stars are there in our flag?
2. 50

3. What color are the stars on our flag?
3. White

4. What do the stars on the flag mean?
4. One for each state in the union

5. How many stripes are there in the flag?
5. 13

6. What color are the stripes?
6. Red and white

7. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
7. They represent the original 13 states

8. How many states are there in the Union?
8. 50

9. What is the 4th of July?
9. Independence Day

10. What is the date of Independence Day?
10. July 4th

11. Independence from whom?
11. England

12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
12. England

13. Who was the first President of the United States?
13. George Washington

14. Who is the President of the United States today?
14. Barack Hussein Obama

15. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
15. Joe Biden

16. Who elects the President of the United States?
16. The people, through the Electoral College

17. Who becomes President of the United States if the President should die?
17. Vice President

18. For how long do we elect the President?
18. 4 years

19. What is the Constitution?
19. The supreme law of the land

20. Can the Constitution be changed?
20. Yes

21. What do we call a change to the constitution?
21. An amendment

22. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
22. 27

23. How many branches are there in our government?
23. 3

24. What are the three branches of our government?
24. Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary

25. What is the legislative branch of our government?
25. Congress

26. Who makes the laws in the United States?
26. Congress

27. What is Congress?
27. The Senate and the House of Representatives

28. What are the duties of Congress?
28. To make laws

29. Who elects Congress?
29. The people

30. How many Senators are there in the Congress?
30. 100

31. Can you name the two senators from your state?

32. For how long do we elect each Senator?
32. 6 years

33. How many Representatives with the power to vote are there in Congress?
33. 435

34. For how long do we elect the Representatives?
34. 2 years

35. What is the executive branch of our government?
35. The President and his Cabinet

36. What is the judiciary branch of our government?
36. The Supreme Court

37. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
37. To interpret laws

38. What is the supreme law of the United States?
38. The Constitution

39. What is the Bill of Rights?
39. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution

40. What is the capital of your state?
40. Sacramento

41. Who is the current governor of your state?

42. Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the Vice President should die?
42. Speaker of the House of Representatives

43. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
43. John G. Roberts, Jr.,

44. Can you name the thirteen original states?
44. Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Maryland

45. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
45. Patrick Henry

46. Which countries were our enemies during World War II?
46. Germany, Italy, and Japan

47. What are the 49th and 50th states of the union?
47. Alaska and Hawaii

48. How many terms can a president serve?
48. 2

49. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
49. A civil rights leader

50. Who is the head of your local government?
50. The mayor of …

51. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president. Name one of the requirements.
51. - Must be a natural born citizen of the United States - Must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve - Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

52. Why are there 100 Senators in the Senate?
52. Two from each state

53. Who selects the Supreme Court justices?
53. Appointed by the president

54. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
54. Nine (9)

55. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
55. For religious freedom

56. What is the head executive of a state government called?
56. Governor

57. What is the head executive of a city government called?
57. Mayor

58. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?
58. Thanksgiving

59. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
59. Thomas Jefferson

60. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
60. July 4, 1776

61. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
61. That all men are created equal

62. What is the national anthem of the United States?
62. The Star-Spangled Banner

63. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
63. Francis Scott Key

64. Where does freedom of speech come from?
64. The Bill of Rights

65. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
65. Eighteen (18)

66. Who signs bills into law?
66. The President

67. What is the highest court in the United States?
67. The Supreme Court

68. Who was the President during the Civil War?
68. Abraham Lincoln

69. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
69. Abolished (ended) slavery

70. What special group advises the President?
70. The Cabinet

71. Which President is called the "father of our country"?
71. George Washington

72. What Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?
72. Form N-400, "Application to file petition for naturalization"

73. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
73. The American Indians (Native Americans)

74. What is the name of the ship that brought the pilgrims to America?
74. The Mayflower

75. What were the 13 original states of the United States called?
75. Colonies

76. Name 3 freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
76. (a) Freedom of speech, press, and religion, the right to peaceable assembly and to request change of government
(b) The right to bear arms (The right to have weapons or own a gun, though subject to certain regulations)
(c) The right to trial by jury

77. Who has the power to declare war?
77. The Congress

78. What kind of government does the United States have?
78. A republic

79. Which President freed the slaves?
79. Abraham Lincoln

80. In what year was the Constitution written?
80. 1787

81. What are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called?
81. The Bill of Rights

82. Name one purpose of the United Nations.
82. For member countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems, to provide economic aid to many countries.

83. Where does Congress meet?
83. In the capitol in Washington D.C.

84. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
84. Everyone (citizens and non-citizens living in the US)

85. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
85. The preamble

86. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.
86. Obtain federal government job; travel with a US Passport; petition for close relatives to come to the United States to live

87. What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?
87. The right to vote

88. What is the United States capitol?
88. The place where Congress meets

89. What is the White House?
89. The President’s official home

90. Where is the White House located?
90. Washington, D.C. (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.)

91. What is the name of the President's official home?
91. The White House

92. Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.
92. Freedom of : speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of the government

93. Who is the Commander in Chief of the United States military?
93. The President

94. Which president was the first Commander in Chief of the United States military?
94. George Washington

95. In what month do we vote for the President?
95. November

96. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
96. January

97. How many times may a Senator be re-elected?
97. There is no limit

98. How many times may a member of the House of Representatives be re-elected?
98. There is no limit

99. What are the 2 major political parties in the United States today?
99. Democratic and Republican

100. How many states are there in the United States?
100. Fifty (50)


If You Forget Me ----- by Pablo Neruda

Sevgili Asli'nin sayfasinda, Pablo Neruda'nin siirini okuyunca, ne kadar uzun zamandir kendi blogumda ona yer vermedigimi dusundum..
Asagidaki siirin basi biraz huzunlu ama yine de cok ama cok guzel...

NB: Bu aralar sabah 4'te uyanip ise geliyorum, gece 11'e dogru da okuldan eve geliyorum. Bu yuzden mesajlariniza kisa zamanda cevap veremeyebilirim, affola.

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms

without leaving mine.

Unutursan Beni

Bilmeni istediğim bir şey var:
Biliyorsun nasıl olduğunu:
baktığımda kristal aya,
ikircikli güzün penceremdeki kızıl dalına,
ateşin yakınında dokunduğumda ince küle ya da odunun buruşmuş bedenine,
her şey getirir beni sana,
sanki yaşayan her şey, koku, ışık, metaller,
beni bekleyen küçük teknelerdir,
senin adalarına doğru giden.
Pekâlâ, eğer azar azar sevmeyi bırakırsan beni,
bırakırım seni sevmeyi azar azar.
Eğer birden unutursan beni, arama o an beni,
çünkü unutmuş olurum çoktan seni.
Hayatımın içinden geçen bayrakların
bu dalgalanışını yayılmış ve çılgınca bularak,
köklerimin olduğu yüreğinin kenarında bırakmak istiyorsan beni,
iyi düşün,
o gün o saat kaldıracağım kollarımı ve köklerim gidecek uzaklara başka bir toprağı aramaya.
Fakat eğer her gün, her saat hissedersen,
benim yazgım olduğunu bükülmez bir aşkla,
her gün beni aramak için yükselirse bir çiçek dudaklarına,
ah, sevgilim, ah nazlım,
o eski ateşteki alazlarım coşar yeniden,
ve bendeki hiçbir şey ne söner ne de unutulur,
aşkım beslenir senle,
ey sevgilim,
ve yaşadığın müddetçe,
kollarında olacak terk etmeden benimkileri.

Pablo Neruda Çeviren: İsmail Aksoy “Kaptanın Dizeleri” nden


Rumi & Love

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."

Mevlana Muhammed Jelaluddin Rumi

Free Absolute Beginner Class in Argentine Tango

Date: Friday, January 4th
Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Triangulo (35 West 20th, #301 btw 6th and 7th Ave)
Cost: Free