Half yearly report and targets for the second half

The article that I wrote at the end of last year titled “new targets and hopes for a new year” (http://www.serhansuzer.com/tr/yeni-yilda-yeni-hedef-ve-umutlarla) I shared our plans and goals for 2017. In the period we are now found, I wanted to shared what we successfully achieved and what we have planned for the near future, and that’s why I have to put pen to paper for the half yearly article.   read more...

On living

I spent New Year’s Eve in Phuket, Thailand, where I attended a “White Night” party. As we were having a pre-party dressed in all white, the conversation turned to cultural differences. I was astonished when my friends acquainted with Far Eastern culture pointed out that the color white, which represents purity and beauty in Western culture, symbolizes death in the Far East and is the color worn at funerals. When I was asked about the place the color white holds in Turkish culture, I said that it was the same as in the West, and a color I would never associate with death. In Turkey, too, mourners wear black or dark colors. read more...

In the wake of my grandmother: Anatomy of a painful loss…

I had planned to share with you this week the second part of my United Nations series. However, after we suddenly losing my grandmother last Sunday I decided to devote this week’s post to the deplorable shortcomings of the healthcare system during her brief illness. read more...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has swept the world, with videos taken all across Turkey also going viral in Turkish social media.​ read more...

Somehow, We Can’t Succeed In Communication!

At the end of a rather busy week, I was cleaning my mailbox and arranging my weekly schedule as a routine Sunday work in the hotel room I was staying in America. In the meantime, I was watching the interviews at the 84th Oscar Academy Awards Ceremony, which was about to begin. Right at that moment, an e-mail caught my eye.​ read more...