• “We had too little time,” he says.
    She shakes her head. “We had an eternity. Children and grandchildren.”
    “I only had you for the blink of an eye,” he says.
    She laughs. “You had me an entire lifetime. All of mine.”
    “That wasn’t enough.”
    She kisses his wrist; her chin rests in his fingers. “No.”
  • 280 syf.
    ·3 günde·8/10
    This book portrays matured love between Nisha & Akash, the love that's beyond lust, the love that seeks only the inner soul & respect. Kudos Preeti. \m/

    Nisha, the lady-lead, plumpy young solitary girl with no-boyfrnd(s) and no-dating histories faces a magnificent change in her life with that one invitation given by her boss at the place she works. Naive Nisha meets Samir Sharma, one pointable personality in the field that she's in (Tourism and Hospitality management) and dates him for his handsomeness & so-called gentleman-ism :P
    Circumstances snatches Nisha's job from the place where she worked previously and that's when she's offered to be Samir's Secretary. Oh yea, as expected they fall in love with the course of time and they're getting married. All of a sudden, Nisha's life takes a U-turn. Samir leaves a letter that he's leaving her because he doesn't want to burden himself with two kids amidst his busy carrier. He moves in with Maaya, a young-curvy woman. Devastated-agitated Nisha goes out of Samir's house and starts to earn by starting to cook for parties with the help of Akash, 6 years younger ex-colleague. Once again, there comes a twist. Akash falls for Nisha. He's ready to accept her for what she's and Akash is such a broad-minded, matured, loving man that he considers Nisha's children as his children. Nisha's decision is the rest of the story.
  • 216 syf.
    ·4 günde·Beğendi·6/10
    The story is about the author, Ravi who meets a girl in an internet dating website and falls in love with her. That's it. The rest of the story goes very slow - paced. It's all about Kushi and Ravi. There's nothing else to lean on when those two characters get boring which (believe me) they did. The story would have been better if there were many events happening simultaneously or if the author didn't concentrate only about his love life.

    The author wasn't very descriptive; for example he stated that "the food was tasty". He never mentioned what food he was referring to. He could have substituted the word 'tasty' to some other more descriptive word; for example scrumptious. Or at least he could have mentioned what he was eating. And that particular phrase remained with me long enough for me to write it in this review. It was a long time ago since I read this book and I'm surprised that the first phrase that came to my mind was "the food was tasty".
  • If we explore Turkish culture through the lens of the 6-D Model, we can get a good overview of the deep drivers of Turkish culture relative to other world cultures.

    Power Distance: This dimension deals with the fact that all individuals in societies are not equal – it expresses the attitude of the culture towards these inequalities amongst us. Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally.

    Turkey scores high on this dimension (score of 66) which means that the following characterises the Turkish style: Dependent, hierarchical, superiors often inaccessible and the ideal boss is a father figure. Power is centralized and managers rely on their bosses and on rules. Employees expect to be told what to do. Control is expected and attitude towards managers is formal. Communication is indirect and the information flow is selective. The same structure can be observed in the family unit, where the father is a kind of patriarch to whom others submit.

    Individualism: The fundamental issue addressed by this dimension is the degree of interdependence a society maintains among its members. It has to do with whether people´s self-image is defined in terms of “I” or “We”. In Individualist societies people are supposed to look after themselves and their direct family only. In Collectivist societies people belong to ‘in groups’ that take care of them in exchange for loyalty.

    Turkey, with a score of 37 is a collectivistic society. This means that the “We” is important, people belong to in-groups (families, clans or organisations) who look after each other in exchange for loyalty. Communication is indirect and the harmony of the group has to be maintained, open conflicts are avoided. The relationship has a moral base and this always has priority over task fulfillment. Time must be invested initially to establish a relationship of trust. Nepotism may be found more often. Feedback is always indirect, also in the business environment.

    Masculinity: A high score (Masculine) on this dimension indicates that the society will be driven by competition, achievement and success, with success being defined by the winner/best in field – a value system that starts in school and continues throughout organisational life.

    A low score (Feminine) on the dimension means that the dominant values in society are caring for others and quality of life. A Feminine society is one where quality of life is the sign of success and standing out from the crowd is not admirable. The fundamental issue here is what motivates people, wanting to be the best (Masculine) or liking what you do (Feminine).

    Turkey scores 45 and is on the Feminine side of the scale. This means that the softer aspects of culture such as leveling with others, consensus, sympathy for the underdog are valued and encouraged. Conflicts are avoided in private and work life and consensus at the end is important. Leisure time is important for Turks, it is the time when the whole family, clan and friends come together to enjoy life. Status is shown, but this comes more out of the high PDI.

    Uncertainty Avoidance: The dimension Uncertainty Avoidance has to do with the way that a society deals with the fact that the future can never be known: should we try to control the future or just let it happen? This ambiguity brings with it anxiety and different cultures have learnt to deal with this anxiety in different ways. The extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these is reflected in the score on Uncertainty Avoidance.

    Turkey scores 85 on this dimension and thus there is a huge need for laws and rules. In order to minimize anxiety, people make use of a lot of rituals. For foreigners they might seem religious, with the many references to “Allah”, but often they are just traditional social patterns, used in specific situations to ease tension.

    Long Term Orientation: This dimension describes how every society has to maintain some links with its own past while dealing with the challenges of the present and future, and societies prioritise these two existential goals differently. Normative societies. which score low on this dimension, for example, prefer to maintain time-honoured traditions and norms while viewing societal change with suspicion. Those with a culture which scores high, on the other hand, take a more pragmatic approach: they encourage thrift and efforts in modern education as a way to prepare for the future.

    Turkey’s intermediate score of 46 is in the middle of the scale so no dominant cultural prefernce can be inferred.

    Indulgence: One challenge that confronts humanity, now and in the past, is the degree to which small children are socialized. Without socialization we do not become “human”. This dimension is defined as the extent to which people try to control their desires and impulses, based on the way they were raised. Relatively weak control is called “Indulgence” and relatively strong control is called “Restraint”. Cultures can, therefore, be described as Indulgent or Restrained.

    With an intermediate score of 49, a characteristic corresponding to this dimension cannot be determined for Turkey.
  • 608 syf.
    ·1 günde·9/10
    4.5/5 Stars.

    Like every beautiful thing in life, this series also has an end. Even though I really enjoyed this book compared to other Sci-Fi novels, this is my least favourite in the Trilogy. There are many, I mean MANY creative and impressive ideas and theories in the book. However, I feel like they are somehow rushed and not completed in a sense. Also, compared to Ye Wenjie and especially Luo Ji, Cheng Zi (our protagonist in this book) is not very appealing character. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book I am only comparing them to the previous ones.

    Previously on Remembrance of Earth's Past...Luo Ji managed to fool Trisolarians and he now holds the switch to fate of both civilisations. In Deterrence Era, humanity advances its technology while monitoring Trisolarians constantly. Even though they have the switch, losing it would mean Earth's doom. Like my other reviews of the Trilogy, I will give you an extensive summary of the novel. You can read this before to understand the novel better if you don't care about what happens and want to learn every bit of detail yourself while having some general knowledge. You can also come back and read this review to understand the plot better. Without further ado, let's get started shall we?

    Even though humanity has the upper hand now, they continue to monitor Trisolarians. In the committee, Cheng Zhi suggests the Stair Project. She believes that they can send a human to Trisolarian fleet to destroy it from within. Because of the capacity of the rocket, it can only carry a human brain. Cheng recommends Yun, her former classmate. Yun, at the time, had cancer and about to die accepts it as he also had a crush on Cheng. Before the operation, Yun gives Cheng a literal star as a gift. Luo Ji becomes the Swordholder as he holds the fate of both Earth and Trisolaris. People started to view Luo Ji as a dictator instead of a God. The UN decides to change the Swordholder and after some drama Cheng becomes the new Swordholder. Minutes after Cheng got the switch, Trisolaris Droplet launches an attack. Cheng cannot decide if she should hit the button or not. She panics and throws the button away. (Good job Cheng you just doomed humanity) Trisolaris ships destroy the button and eliminating every kind of hope humanity have. Trisolaris in now coming to take over this world and they relocate all humans to Australia. (We really don't know why Australia) When humanity was about to become slaves, one human spaceship, Gravity, reveals itself. The ship is equipped with a strong radio that can act as the button. It broadcasts the exact location of Trisolarians to the Universe as a revenge. Humanity monitor Trisolarian Planet getting destroyed by a higher civilisation. Just like smashing a bug Trisolarian planet was destroyed in a matter of seconds. (That's what you get for calling humanity bugs) Only few starships manage to escape the attack but since they communicated with Earth, humanity is still in danger. Trisolarian Sophon robot tells Cheng that Yun did not die and wants to see her. Yun was captured by their fleet and managed to delve deep into their society. Cheng and Yun's conversation is monitored by Trisolarians so one wrong word means Cheng's death and Earth's end. After chatting for a while, Yun tells Cheng 3 fairy tales. Those 3 fairy tales are indeed humanity's salvation. Humans decrypts the meaning of each story and try to devise a plan.

    1- The Bunker Project
    By building settlements at the back of Saturn and Jupiter humanity could survive the attack.

    2- The Lightspeed Ship Project
    By studying atomic propeller technology, humanity could try to build lightspeed ships in order to escape our solar system.

    3- The Dark Void Project
    By lowering the solar system's light speed, light would not exposed from our solar system. Solar System becomes something like a black hole so it shows no threat to other civilisations.

    After a long discussion, humanity decide to execute all 3 of them. Cheng helps with building Lightspeed ships. Cheng becomes the company's head on one condition: if research threatens human lives she has to stop and confiscate company's power. Cheng goes into hibernation for 30+ years and finds that humans built many space settlements already. Even if the Sun is destroyed many people would survive. Also, there is huge improvement in Lightspeed ships. However, when lightspeed ships fly, it would create a space distortion leaving a trail behind. People believe that it will accelerate the exposition of Earth's coordinates. Also, it cannot carry large amount of people so the government bans the research on lightspeed ships. Victor, company leader, is arrested and executed leaving everything to Cheng. Soon, another God level civilisation Singer was passing through solar system and intended to use the Dimension Foil. This strike can turn a 3D system into a 2D, it's basically smashing a bug and turning it into flat. I want to add that the chapter named Bunker Era, Year 67 Orion Arm of the Milky Way is where we learn about Singer and it is probably the most impressive chapter of all. However, before Singer could act someone else used a Dark Forest Strike. "In the cosmos, no matter how fast you are, someone will be faster; no matter how slow you are, someone will be slower." Before the strike Cheng gets on a lightspeed ship that was hidden and escapes the solar system. Cheng and Ai AA escape to the star Yun gave her. There, they find Guan Yifan, a crew member of Gravity. Guan Yifan and Cheng leave to explore a nearby alien signal and AA tells that Yuan came to the planet. Before they could return, their ship is break down and they had to wait 16 days in hibernation. Because of the time dilation, 18 million years have already passed and both AA and Yun are already dead. They find a message from them carved into a bedrock, instructing them to enter a pocket universe. They want to wait for the destruction of the universe inside. However, a message by an unknown civilisation reveals that large amount of pocket universed have reduced the mass of the universe too much. If the mass is not returned to normal, there will be a big rip, no destruction and there will be no life in the kosmos. To save the main Universe from this fate, Cheng Xin and Guan Yifan return all the mass in the pocket universe to the main universe, and leave the pocket universe in a spaceship to explore. They leave behind only a small self-contained habitat for some small fish, and a computer drive with the contained knowledge of Trisolaris and humanity, to serve as a "message in a bottle" to future explorers after the Universe has finally been reborn. (hide spoiler)]

    “If we lose our human nature, we lose much, but if we lose our bestial nature, we lose everything.”

    The End...
    Thanks for joining me in this ride.
  • There are five main sub branches of civil law. These are:

    1.Law of persons: Law of persons is the field of law that deals with the concept of person, types of persons, real persons, legal persons, beginning of personality and end of personality, concept of personality, protection of personality, capacity, types of capacity, different categories according to their capacity to act, domicile, kinship, associations (societies) and foundations.

    2.Family law: Family law’s main concern is the family, therefore, engagement, marriage, divorce, parental authority are the most important topics. Also guardianship and adaption are other important areas.

    3.Law of succession: Law of succession is a field of law in which every real person shall be a part of in some time in their life, the latest when they die. Since all real persons shall die, this field is related to all of us. Legal heirs, reserved portion (statutory entitlement), testamentary disposition, deprivation of statutory entitlement, legacy, contract of succession, abatement and commencement of succession are some of the subjects.

    4.Law of property: Law of property’s main subject is the real rights. Real rights are the rights built on a property that give their owner the right to assert against all persons this right. Ownership, hypothec, usufruct are some examples of the real rights. Real rights enjoy the principle of publicity. The tools of publicity are possession for moveable property and land registry for immoveable property. Therefore, the concept of law of property covers possession, land registry and real rights.

    5.Law of obligations: Law of obligations is the field of law that mainly deals with obligations. Obligation is a legal bond that ties two persons in such a way that one of them, the creditor, is entitled to demand from the other, the debtor, a certain performance. There are three main sources of obligations in Turkish legal system; contracts, torts and unjust enrichment. In the general part, law of obligations deals with these sources, formation of an obligation, performance, non-performance and some modalities related with an obligation such as penalty clause, condition, joint liability and discharge of obligations. In the special part, specific types of contracts are the main focus point, like sales contract, surety ship contract, rental contract and construction contract.

    Civil Code governs the first four sub branches and the Code of Obligations governs the last sub branch.
  • I wanna breathe. But i can't. My pains don't allow it. All of them are cuting my heart like glass.
    Sometimes i think and i decide that i dont wanna live nomore. But after i leave from this thought.
    Cuz, I can't leave my best friend. I can't leave him alone.
    But always i wanna die.
    Example when i was in the out, i see the car's coming, and i dont wanna move on. I wanna it crash me. And close my eyes to forever.
    Sometimes im trying it. I walk slowly when the cars move. But they dont hit me.
    Maybe i have the times will be happy.
    I cant see the future. I know to wait is too hard but still i wait the time will be happy with hopeless...
    And i hope smile one day.