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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

As a result of actually being involved into a european consolidation project I had to travel to Turkey last week.

Last time I was there was back in 1992 and for a duration of 3 weeks. Doing a roundtrip there I had the chance to get quit a good impression about the country itself and the people living there.  What I’ve found there back in 1992 was a very interesting country and a lot of rather friendly people living there. Nontheless many things were different and a lot of them remained strange to me though.

Now this time I’ve headed to Istanbul only and therefore I’m for sure not able to give you an overall feedback of todays situation there. But once again I met very very friendly people there and enjoy my short and sweet diving in there very much.

The general appearance is still the same, but people appeared much more "western" alike today to me. Since years the Turkey is keen and willing to join the EU and the majority of people there really seems to be willing and happy to do.

I had quit a few really enjoyable conversations besides work, even scratching this and a few others similar topics and really enjoyed the ideas and argument I got to hear. Sure, I’ve mostly dealed with people my age and also mainly with folks working in my area of expertise or generally within the IT business. But for my feeling really the general background has changed there.

And therefore thinking about their wish to join the EU I have to say .. why not?

Sure there might be still things not fitting in very well or other things (in our eyes) which still needs to get improved! But I rather like to deal and talk with friendly people again and again, trying to improve or adjust things, than to bounce and maybe turn them grumpy instead.


Learning new things

Friday, February 13th, 2009

All this week was filled up with learning about new things.  I have to confess that I enjoy learning, but also that the frist two days of this specific week were rather tiring.

Not the learning itself, instead of this is was the getting over learning a real new terminology. It were two days filled with theory and theoretically things and my poor head started to hurt about the try storing all away.

But now this has changed and since we have started the practically part of the training ‘m feeling fine again. It is really not I would mind learning, but doing it myself does help me. My brain is a practically orientated mind. Make me doing it and I will understand and even store it away without real effort. I can do it … I can and will remember it … or be able to read and understand it again next time I need it. Nothing in life exceeds a stable basis of knowledge making you able to to understand some given fact in a holistically way, instead of just trying to remember how to do it instead.

And at the end it isn’t really something totally new. One thing for sure! Within IT Business everyone does cook with water only. There is nothing real new. It’s just wrapped in different paper – that is all! 😉

But yeah, now I’m looking forward to the weekend and will for sure enjoy this break … but also feel already excited about the knowledge next week will be about continuing with it again.