Archive for November 30th, 2008

Recep İvedik

November 30, 2008

Beyond the exaggerated figure of an outsider and a bunch of comic situations – some vulgar, others – not, the ‘Recep İvedik’ movie was recommended to me as comedy. I was curious to see what a contemporary Turkish comedy implies, but most likely I was not in a mood for a burlesque today, as somehow the fun (not the comedian) failed me. On a separate, however the same note, civil vs. uncivil – is it funny or gloomy, I still wonder.


November 30, 2008

raiska-yabalkaFriends brought over this and it took me some time to figure out what it was. In Bulgarian it is called ‘райска ябълка’, which literally translates in English as ‘paradise apple’. Officially known as persimmon – an edible fruit. Digging a bit into the etymology I found out the botanic name comes from Greek, meaning ‘divine fire’. Looks great but tastes strange (for me). The saying – on taste and colour there are no friends – came out true again.