Thursday, July 15

I miss Istanbul

Below is the view from nightclub Reina(which we reached by speedboat from the Restaurant 360@GS Island).
The bridge looks stunning with Asian side in the background.

Little did I know, I now realize not only the magical beauty of
Istanbul, but it's people as well. I was treated to some of the most
funnest nights out, original dinners, brunches-literally by the water.

Istanbul stole my heart. I didn't have chance to think twice. Just the
first sight of Bosphorus river up from the hills of the European side
took my breath away. I knew I was in for something special. It still
exceeded all my expectations with it's history and all aspects of
Istanbul as a trading port between Europe and Asia.

I had only five days to get to know some of the city and it's people,
but I did manage to go to most of the must-go places and learned some
of the convenient frases in Turkish. Can you imagine me going through
the Grand Bazaar? One of the shopkeepers tries to grab me speaking his
English luring sentenses- to which I responded in Turkish: "What are
you talking about big brother?" hahaa.

Thank you, my friends, for making my trip so memorable.



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DCD said...

Mika, I'll do my best not to ramble. I've been playing pool competitively for the last 5 months with the APA. And honestly, before that, I only knew that the object of the game was make balls and not scratch on the 8 ball. I literally knew nothing about the game of pool. Upon entering the APA, I purchased your Mastering Pool DVD series. WOW! Although my gf thinks I'm obsessive for watching your DVDs over and over, the proof is in the pudding. I'm a SL 3, but I'm taking down 4 and 5's consistently. I get it. I mean I really get it. Now here's the super great 11 yr. old daughter watches your DVDs with me. I've put together a drill workout for her using segments from your DVDs and segments from the IPAT DVDs. I'm preparing her for next year's Jr. 9 ball Nationals. At the rate that she's absorbing what she sees you do on the DVDs along with reading about pool, we're feeling very confident about catching Taylor Reynolds [one of her inspirations]. We want to know if you're planning on visiting Chicago any time in the future, and if so, when can we expect you? We'd love to meet you in person. Thanks for opening my eyes to the game of pool.


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Ja sama suomeksi.. biljardiin hurahtanut poikani pääsee ripille ja tarvitsisin sinulta pientä jelppiä järjestääkseni "yllärin" hänelle. Muut starat voi unohtaa, vain Mika Immonen kelpaa. Ota yhteyttä joko tuohon numeroon tai mailiini



Döme said...

Bosporus isn't a river. It's a strait.